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The 2005 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '05) announces approximately 25 student travel grants (funded by the National Science Foundation). The grants will provide reimbursement of up to $600 for airfare, 2 nights of hotel accommodations, and meals.


Deadline for Applying: April 30, 2005
Award Decisions: May 10, 2005
Award Acceptance by: May 17, 2005


The applicant should be a Ph.D. student at an institution of higher education. The following criteria will be considered in awarding the grants:

Travel grants will be given preferably to individuals who otherwise would not attend. Preference will be given to under-represented minorities in the broad field of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Students from under-represented states and institutions are also encouraged to apply.


Please provide the following items in text or pdf format and email them to loren@wayne.edu with the subject line "DCOSS STUDENT TRAVEL APPLICATION".

An application for a travel award requires a copy of the students vita, a letter from the student, and a letter from the students advisor.

The letter from the student should include:

  • A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date.
  • A description of areas reflected in the DCOSS 2005 program that would impact the student's research.
  • Importance of attend the conference to the students research activities.

The letter from the students advisor recommending the student attests to the following:

  • Confirmation that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing.
  • The suitability of DCOSS 2005 program to the student's research area.
  • Ways in which attending the conference would benefit the particular student.
  • The strengths and potential contributions of the student.