The N2Women is pleased to announce multiple travel grants for students to attend MobiCom 2021 and its co-located workshops, to be held in New Orleans, USA, January 31 – February 04 2022.

Grants are available only for full-time students attending colleges and universities in and outside of the US. Presenting a paper/poster at MobiCom 2021, or at one of the co-located Workshops, is not a requirement for the application. While each application will be considered for all available travel grants (no need to submit multiple applications), a student cannot receive multiple travel grants. Also, note that these grants are different from the N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship Award.

Travel Grant Application

To apply for a travel grant, the student applicant should send following materials to n2women2021mobicom@gmail.com.

1. The student’s CV including country of origin and country of residence
2. An application letter which includes:

  • The title of accepted MobiCom work (conference/workshop paper, poster or demo, etc), if the student is an author
  • A brief summary of the student research interests and accomplishments to date
  • A brief description of the areas reflected in the MobiCom program that would impact the student’s research
  • A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student
3. A recommendation letter from the advisor of the student applicant. The letter should provide the following:

  • A confirmation that the student is enrolled in a full-time PhD/M.S./B.S. program and is in good academic standing
  • An indication about how the student applicant would benefit from attending MobiCom 2021.
  • A statement of financial commitment to pay the remainder of the student applicants' travel/registration costs not covered by the grant.

The advisor’s letter should be sent to n2women2021mobicom@gmail.com directly by the advisor.

Selection Criteria

Grant recipients will be selected based on several criteria including potential to contribute to broadening participation at N2Women and MobiCom, potential to benefit from attending the conference, financial need and paper/poster/demo authorship. Priority will be given to women and other underrepresented communities as well as first-time attendees.

Application Submission Deadline   

December 25, 2021 23:59 CT

Grant Award Notification

December 28, 2021

Deadline to Accept the Grant

December 30, 2021


For any questions regarding the N2Women event and the travel grant application, please contact the N2Women event co-chairs at n2women2021mobicom@gmail.com.

Available Travel Grants

Funding for the N2Women travel grants, as well as for the N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship, has been graciously provided by Meta, Google, and ACM SIGMOBILE. As detailed below, two different types of grants are available; each application will be considered for all available travel grants provided that the eligibility criteria are met.

N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program

This new program offers multiple travel grants (up to $2000) to students from under-represented country/regions to attend MobiCom 2021 (or one of the upcoming N2Women supported conferences in the case of travel difficulties due to COVID-19).

N2Women is pleased to announce the N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program that aims to foster networking and leadership opportunities to geo-diverse young researchers. The program is supported by the Meta Networking team (https://research.fb.com/teams/networking/). The goal is to promote participation in conferences of young researchers/students in countries historically under-represented in our research community, and help them create networking events in their home country.

Eligibility for N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program travel grants: non-US female students from under-represented countries.

N2Women Regular Travel Grants

N2Women is pleased to offer additional travel grants for MobiCom 2021 to broaden participation of female students from universities traditionally underrepresented at MobiCom. Note that these grants are different from the N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship Award.

The travel grant (up to $1000) is available to all full-time students (inside and outside of US); priority will be given to women and other underrepresented communities as well as first-time attendees).

N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship

(The deadline for this fellowship is passed)

N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if you are currently a student, working as a postdoc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher’s travel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting at the conference. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to travel funds, is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this task.

Support for these N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards has been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE CS TCCC, Meta, Microsoft Research, HP Labs and Google Research.

To apply for a fellowship or for more information, please see: http://n2women.comsoc.org/ and click the Fellowships link.

The deadline for applications for ACM MobiCom is ***December 25, 2021***