Travel Support

ICRA 2010 is providing a number of travel supports to selected students/authors of papers to be presented at ICRA2010. The decisions on assignment of these grants will be coordinated by the Travel Awards Committee chaired by Jaydev Desai, David Cappelleri, and Jing Xiao


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Travel Support for IEEE RAS Student Members
(Priority given to Presenting Student Authors)

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Application Deadline: January 30, 2010

The travel support for student attendees of ICRA 2010. The funds may be used to cover student registration fee. Since funds are limited, students must submit an application following the submission guidelines.  If awarded, the student will have to report at theconference site, and show his/her passport and airline tickets to receive the travel supports. The student must certify that the conference registration and that part of travel expenses covered by the received award are not otherwise covered by university, foundation, or industry funds.  The request must be submitted through PaperPlaza (click the "Submit a Contribution to ICRA '10" link from PaperPlaza) using the 1 page form (Microsoft Word)* converted to pdf (1 page max.) no later than January 30, 2010. The form will require you to provide the following information:

  • IEEE RAS Student Member
  • Information about paper(s) submitted to ICRA2010 (preference will be given to authors of accepted papers)
  • Other justification for the request

In PaperPlaza, the applicant should be the "author" of the travel request, and the abstract for the request is a summary of the request. Use a suitable title, e.g., "Travel grant application for Jane Doe." Do not use the same title as the title of an existing submission.


ICRA Travel Grants for US Students
(Priority given to Presenting Student Authors who are US Citizens/Permanent Residents)

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Application Deadline: February 19, 2010

Students who are US citizens or permanent residents in the US, and who are planning to present their work at ICRA2010, are are invited to apply for a travel grant funded by ARO. Since funds are limited, students must submit an application following the submission guidelines.  This grant will cover partial airfare reimbursement for coach/economy class on US flag carriers only. The deadline for submitting an application is 02/19/2010, and awards will be announced by 03/12/2010. Travel funds will be distributed as reimbursements upon submission of receipts, a brief trip report and uploading a copy of the abstract and powerpoint presentation after the conference.

Application Procedure

The application for travel funds consists of an email from the advisor of the applicant, sent to with "ICRA 2010 Travel Grant Application" as the subject line. The email should contain the following information, prepared by the student, but sent by the student’s advisor:

  1. The name of the applicant, the applicant's email address and university, and verification that the applicant is a student at the time of the submission of the request for travel funds.
  2. The number and title of the paper the applicant will present at ICRA 2010, and a one-sentence description of the technical area of interest of the paper.
  3. A brief description (e.g., one paragraph) of the expected impact of participation in ICRA 2010 on the applicant's professional development.
  4. If applicable, the funding agency and grant title and number under which the research was performed.
  5. The sources of travel funding available for the applicant that make up the difference between the real costs and the partially subsidized air ticket. Note that this travel grant will not cover all expenses, so other funding sources must be available.