IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
29 June-3 July 2020 // Ghent, Belgium

Student Travel Grants

IEEE Communications Society is kindly offering Student Travel Grants (STG) up to USD 600 each to support full-time students for attending IEEE NetSoft 2020.

The STGs can be used for covering student travel expenses related to attending NetSoft 2020 conference, such as student registration fee, airline ticket, and hotel accommodation expenses.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant should be preferably the author or a co‐author of a paper accepted for publication at NetSoft 2020 or one of its co-located workshops.
  • The applicant must be a student registered toward a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in computer science, engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting his/her application.
  • The applicant is encouraged to have registered for the conference at the time of application.
  • To be eligible for IEEE ComSoc-awarded grants, the applicant must be a Student Member of IEEE ComSoc (bear in mind that being IEEE Student Member alone does not make an applicant eligible). Besides, the applicant may not receive more than one STG in any 12-month period.
Application Procedure

The applicant should send an application containing:

  • full name, contact information, country, and citizenship;
  • institution, academic program (B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) he/she is currently attending, full-time or part-time student;
  • IEEE Membership number;
  • name and email of the advisor;
  • information on whether a paper has been accepted by the conference or not;
  • paper ID, title and type (paper/demo/workshop);
  • information on whether a first-time conference participant or not;
  • a letter that briefly summarizes the applicant’s current research interests and accomplishments, and how would he/she benefit from participation to NetSoft 2020. This description should be kept to a page maximum and uploaded through EDAS.

Upon application from the student, the advisor will receive an invitation from EDAS to submit the recommendation.

The advisor of the student must also submit an advisor’s recommendation indicating:

  • how NetSoft 2020 covers the applicant’s research areas,
  • how the student outstands among other students.

The recommendation should be also stating whether the advisor is willing to commit to cover the cost of travel in excess of the travel grant.

It is important that both the student and advisor motivate the application with respect to the technical objectives of NetSoft and the research work of the applicant.

If selected, the student commits to send within two weeks after NetSoft 2020 a two-page report highlighting the benefits of having attended NetSoft 2020, in terms of impact on his/her own research, of overall technical knowledge increase, and on technical exchanges and potential collaboration with other attendees.

Payment of the STG will be made directly by IEEE ComSoc after the conference when the STG chair notifies IEEE about the student participation and the reception of the two-page report.

Applications should be made using EDAS at

Important Dates
  • Registration for STG is open from April 6, 2020
  • Application submission: April 20, 2020
  • Recommendation submission: April 27, 2020
  • Decision/notification: from May 8, 2020
  • Acceptance by the recipient: May 15, 2020 (conference registration must be completed)
STG committee

To be designated