Student Travel Grant

Application Deadline: 23:59 AoE, May 13th, 2019

Eligible for students anywhere in the world

MobiSys 2019 is pleased to provide student travel grant to broaden the participation in the main conference and co-located events (Workshops, Rising Star Forum, Poster/Demo sessions, etc.). This support is made possible by the generous support from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) , ACM SIGMOBILE, and other MobiSys 2019 sponsors. While the NSF grant is available only for full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending US colleges and universities (not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents), grants from the ACM SIGMOBILE and from other MobiSys 2019 sponsors are available for International/US full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Priority will be given to students who will benefit from attending the MobiSys main conference and its co-located events, but are unlikely to attend due to the unavailability of travel funding. Please note that the travel grant is on a reimbursement basis. Furthermore, underrepresented minorities and women students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications for the Student Travel Grant should be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment to the Mobisys 2019 Student Travel Co-chairs, Brad Campbell and Song Min Kim, at, by May 13, 2019. The subject line of the email should be: MobiSys 2019 Student Travel Grant [US] if applicants are from U.S. institutions. The subject line of the email should be: MobiSys 2019 Student Travel Grant [International] if applicants are from institutions outside the U.S. A complete application should consist of the student's CV, a short personal statement (maximum one page), and a supporting letter from the student's advisor.

The student's short personal statement (maximum one page) should include:
  1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date
  2. A description of areas reflected in the MobiSys 2019 program that would impact the student's research
  3. Importance of attending the conference to the student's research activities
  4. Whether he/she is a first-time attendee to MobiSys
  5. If he/she is not a first-time attendee to MobiSys whether he/she has received a MobiSys travel grant in the past
In addition, the student's advisor should send a supporting letter separately to the Student Scholarship Chair. It should include:
  1. Confirmation that the student is in good standing. Note: We will accept applications from Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students working on relevant research problems.
  2. The suitability of MobiSys 2019 program to the student's research area
  3. Ways in which attending the conference would benefit the particular student.
  4. The strengths and potential contributions of the student
  5. The financial needs of the student in traveling to MobiSys 2019
  6. Indicate how the remainder of your travel cost, not covered by the award (if any), will be covered

The MobiSys 2019 Student Scholarship committee will review applications, and the awards will be announced by May 20, 2019. Items the travel grant can cover include conference registration fee,hotel expense, and air tickets (must be US air carriers for NSF Grants). Please note that each student may get support only on parts of the items depending on their needs and funding availability. Please note that the travel grant is on a reimbursement basis.

For any questions, please contact the MobiSys 2019 Student Travel Grant Co-chairs, Brad Campbell and Song Min Kim, at

Important Dates

  • May 13th, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Travel Grant Application Submission Deadline
  • May 20th, 2019 Travel Grant Award Notification
  • May 22st, 2019 (23:59 AoE): Deadline to Accept/Decline Travel Grant Award