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Student Travel Awards

WWW2007 is offering a travel award program to help students offset the costs of attending the conference. Funds for student travel have been provided by IBM Research, iCORE, Microsoft, and the University of Calgary.

This page provides information about the student travel award program, including funding amount, eligibility, application form, and selection process.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a student travel award, you must:

  • be a full-time student at a recognized university, and
  • attend at least 3 days of WWW2007

Students cannot receive support from both the technical volunteer program and the student travel award program for WWW2007.

Funding Amount

  • $500 CAN for students from North American universities, or travelling to WWW2007 from within North America
  • $750 CAN for students from universities outside North America, and travelling to WWW2007 from outside North America.

There will be up to 40 student travel awards available.

Application Process

The application deadline has now passed.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2007 (11:59pm EST)

Awards will be decided on a merit basis, and announced by March 2, 2007.

A second round of awards with a later deadline may be possible if funds remain, or if additional sponsorship funding for student travel awards is forthcoming.

Claim Process

Travel awards are provided on a reimbursement basis for documented expenses incurred to attend WWW2007, up to the limits stated above. No pre-payment of expenses is provided.

If you are a successful applicant, you will receive payment in person at WWW2007 by presenting to the student travel award program coordinator:

  • your original receipts directly related to attending WWW2007 (e.g., registration, travel, accommodation).
  • a letter on your university's letterhead paper stating your program of study and verifying your full-time student status
  • evidence of your registration for WWW2007.

Selection Criteria

The first selection criterion for awards is a well-written justification of why attending WWW20007 is important to your research and/or future career (maximum 150 words).

From the qualified applicants, priority will be determined as follows:

  1. author (or co-author) who is presenting a refereed paper
  2. author (or co-author) who is presenting a poster paper
  3. author (or co-author) of an accepted refereed paper
  4. author (or co-author) of a submitted (but rejected) refereed paper
  5. attending a WWW2007 workshop and the WWW2007 conference
  6. attending the WWW2007 conference

There will be no priority distinction between Ph.D., M.Sc., and undergraduate students. Excessive time in your current graduate or undergraduate program may decrease your chances if competition for these awards is high.

Further questions can be directed to Lisa Higham, the coordinator of the student travel award program.

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