ICSM is happy to announce that two kind of grants are available for students interested in attending ICSM or one of the collocated events: travel grants for US-based students the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and travel grants for female students from Google and ICSM organizers. Students will receive around 750 euro (~$1000). For US-based female applicants the Doctoral Symposium Program Committee will decide which grant they will receive depending on the number of non-US-based female applicants and US-based non-female applicants.

Travel Grants for Female Students

Attending conferences and workshops is extremely important for graduate student researchers. Beyond presenting one's work and learning about the latest research, such participation provides important networking opportunities that are key to increase one's visibility and stature as a professional member of one's research field.

With generous support by Google and ICSM organizers, the ICSM organizing committee will provide financial support for travel expenses to encourage women to excel in their research through participation in ICSM 2013. Support will depend on travel expenses, and be limited to 750 euro (~$1000) per recipient.

To be eligible for an ICSM travel grant, the candidate must:
  • be a female student enrolled in a PhD or MS program in computer science, software engineering or computer engineering pursuing research relevant to software maintenance
  • have a strong academic background
  • register for and attend the core days of main ICSM conference, September 24-26, 2013
The Doctoral Symposium committee will select the recipients with priority to:
  • authors presenting papers at ICSM, or one of its co-located events or tracks
  • senior graduate students

NSF grants for US-based students

Eligibility Criteria
All students enrolled at US based universities are eligible to apply; however, priority will be given to students presenting papers at ICSM 2013 in any of the conference tracks. Eligibility is limited to students attending US universities and research institutions (including both US and non‐US citizens). Students whose advisor has currently NSF funding that can (even partially) support their travel will be lower on the priority list. We particularly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply.

At the end of the conference, the students who have been selected to receive travel supplements from this NSF grant are requested to provide a one‐page report on their research experiences and impressions of ICSM 2013. The reimbursement will be sent to the student upon the receipt of a one‐page experience report.

For any questions please contact Denys Poshyvanyk (denys at cs.wm dot edu).

Application Procedure

To apply, by the indicated deadlines, please email to icsm2013@tue.nl no later than July 30 with the subject heading "ICSM Travel Grant application" containing:
  • your full name and email address
  • current institution, department, contact phone number, research advisor's name and email
  • your curriculum vitae, indicating whether you have attended ICSM or collocated events in the past
  • 1-page statement (no more than 600 words) about why you wish to attend ICSM 2013 and why attending is important to your research, a paragraph describing your research and progress to date.
An application is complete when the advisor has sent an email to icsm2013@tue.nl with a short note endorsing your application. The endorsement mail should be headed “ICSM Travel Grant application: endorsement”.

The applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they decide to attend ICSM 2013.

The recipients will be notified by email by August 6. Depending on the number of eligible applications, some grants may be awarded before this date.