To help support the next generation of mobile computing researchers and tighten community connections during the continued pandemic, SIGMOBILE is making available student community grants. These grants are funded by reallocating funds from student travel grants that SIGMOBILE was unable to disburse during the pandemic and funded through SIGMOBILE’s Mobile Computing Research Community Fund mechanism.
Student community grant proposals will typically support but are not limited to the following activities: Creating, maintaining, or enhancing
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Using the format described here, send your proposal by email to the SIGMOBILE executive committee using the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will endeavor to review proposals, and either accept, or reject proposals within 1 month.
SIGMOBILE welcomes smaller proposals up to USD 5,000 per year, medium proposals up to USD 10,000 per year and larger proposals up to USD 25,000 in a calendar year.
SIGMOBILE will not pay for hosting organization overhead fees, staff, and benefits, only for items that directly contribute to the project.
A proposal must be for a specified period of time, but should not exceed 2 years. For proposals longer than one year, a 2-page report must be generated each year summarizing its achievements. Continued funding will be conditional on a positive review of the annual report by the Executive Committee.
The anticipated total funding amount this year is USD 100,000 with two projects funded up to $25,000, 3 projects up to $10,000, and 4 projects up to $5,000. This amount and allocation is approximate and subject to availability of funds.
The proposal must be submitted by a SIGMOBILE member in PhD student or postdoc status or by a faculty member on behalf of such a student or postdoc. An eligible SIGMOBILE member may submit (or be listed on) at most two proposals.
Proposals should be a maximum of 2 US-letter size pages for small and mid-sized budgets and a maximum of 3 US-letter size pages for larger budgets. All should be typed in 10-pt Arial font, include a CV or resume of no more than 2 additional pages, and a note from a supervisor confirming PhD student or postdoc status. Additional supporting material such as figures or papers may be included in an appendix but the review committee is not obligated to consider these.