Student Travel Awards
WWW2009 is offering a travel award program to help students offset the costs of attending the conference. Funds for student travel will be provided by UPM, Microsoft Research, IBM Research and other organizations. Applications are accepted from students at recognized degree-granting institutions around the world.
This page provides information about the student travel award program, including funding amount, eligibility, application form, and selection process.
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 WWW2009
Students cannot receive support from both the technical volunteer program and the student travel award program at WWW2009.
- 300 Euro for students from European universities, or travelling to WWW2009 from within European countries.
- 500 Euro for students from universities outside Europa or traveling to WWW2009 from outside Europa.
Application ProcessApplication deadline: March 8, 2009 (23:59 Hawaii time)
Awards will be decided on a merit basis, and announced by March 20 , 2009.
To apply send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “application files” containing:
- A .pdf file with your full name and email address, current address, contact phone number, a copy of photo ID, your attendant status at WWW2009 (refereed/poster/rejected paper; presenting/attending author; workshop/tutorial you intend to attend) and 1-page statement (no more than 150 words) about why you wish to attend WWW 2009 and why attending WWW 2009 is important to your research and/or future career
- A .pdf file with your CV
Travel awards are provided on a reimbursement basis for documented expenses incurred to attend WWW2009, 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 WWW2009 by presenting to the student travel award program coordinator:
- your original receipts directly related to attending WWW2009 (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 WWW2009.
The first selection criterion for awards is a well-written justification of why attending WWW20009 is important to your research and/or future career (maximum 150 words).
From the qualified applicants, priority will be determined as follows:
- author (or co-author) who is presenting a refereed paper
- author (or co-author) who is presenting a poster paper
- author (or co-author) of an accepted refereed paper
- author (or co-author) of a submitted (but rejected) refereed paper
- attending a WWW2009 workshop and the WWW2009 conference
- attending the WWW2009 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 email@example.com , the coordinator of the student travel award program.
Travel Awards Recipients
The following students were selected as recipients of WWW2009 travel awards
- Aneesh Sharma
- Anon Plangprasopchok
- Arjun Guha
- Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil
- Domenico Gendarmi
- Dominik Benz
- Elena Zheleva
- Eraldo L. Rezende
- Hao Yan
- Harry Reeves Halpin
- Hu Guan
- Huanhuan Cao
- Jef Pasternack
- Juan Sequeda
- Julius Volz
- Jun Zhu
- Lei Tang
- Lei Wu
- Leyla Bilge
- Liangda Li
- Lijun Mei
- Maxim Gurevich
- Oktie Hassanzadeh
- Shuai Ding
- Wen-Yen Chen
- Wu Huayu
- Yida Wang