ICDM 2011 Travel Grants

Thanks to the NSF (United States National Science Foundation), Google, IBM, and NASA, ICDM 2011 is able to offer travel grants.

Below there is information on eligibility and application requirements for each of these grants. The required documentation should be submitted as a single document, no later than 5pm US EDT, October 17, 2011, at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICDMSTA2011/ in PDF, Word Doc, or ASCII text format. Late submissions, or documents in other formats will not be accepted.

What is covered

The maximum amount of support provided to each grantee is set by the committee, and it is intended to partially cover the grantee's lodging and registration. Travel may or may not be partially covered depending on the total availability of funds and the number of awards given.

See below for a description of the different travel grants that are available.

1. NSF Sponsored Student Travel Grants

The purpose of the NSF sponsored student travel grants is to encourage graduate student participation at the conference by partially funding the costs of students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Applications for NSF sponsored grants are accepted only from students at degree granting institutions throughout the USA.

All students are encouraged to apply. Other criteria will include evidence of a serious interest in data mining research, as demonstrated by coursework and project experience. ICDM encourages participation of women and under-represented minorities, as well as participation of students from under-represented institutions.

2. Google, IBM, NASA Sponsored Student Travel Grants

Thanks to the sponsorship from Google, IBM, and NASA, ICDM is able to offer additional student travel awards. All students are eligible to submit applications.

IBM grantees should pay the registration fee and travel expenses in advance, and then the Grant will reimburse some of these expenses (by check or by bank transfer, depending on the grant).

How to apply for a sponsored travel grant

A student will have to submit an application that includes:

  1. a cv, that shows the institution the applicant is studying/working at,
  2. a letter by the applicant that includes the following:
    1. a brief statement of the applicant’s research interest and current accomplishments, and their future research plans,
    2. a description of how the grant will help them with their research plans,
    3. any information that the student feels relevant for supporting their application, including title of the paper and names and affiliations of the co-authors if the student is an author
  3. a recommendation letter from the student’s advisor supporting the application, that:
    1. confirms that the applicant was a student in good standing at the time the paper was submitted to ICDM,
    2. describes how the applicant will benefit from attending ICDM, and
    3. explains why the student is in need of the travel grant.


The documents should be in ascii, doc, docx, or PDF format. All applications using other formats will be rejected.

Send the application with all three required documents in ONE submitted at:

https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICDMSTA2011/

by 5pm US EDT, Oct. 17, 2011.

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