National Science Foundation offers $15K Support for ISSST2014 Travelers

NSF logoWith National Science Foundation grant #1432890, the University of Pittsburgh is making available travel awards for a limited number of students and junior faculty members (Assistant Professor or equivalent) to partially defray the cost of attending ISSST2014.   Applicants for travel awards should have research interests and/or expertise in the broad area of sustainable systems and technologies.  Funding will be considered up to a maximum of $750 per applicant and will be directed primarily to hotel charges, but may also cover registration fees.

A limited number of additional awards may be made to non US-based applicants in the form of registration fee discounts or waivers, although these will not be funded from the NSF award.  International participants in need of support are welcome to apply.

Deadline to apply: April 10, 2014

To apply:

  1. Send e-mail request to Gabrielle Gaustad ( and Vikas Khanna (
  2. Subject header: ISSST2014 application
  3. The request must include the following information:

a)     Full name
b)     Position (employment)
c)      Institution (employer)
d)     Email, phone, twitter contact (if any) and mailing address
e)     If you have been accepted to present at ISSST2014, list the Poster, Oral, or workshop title.
f)      List your expected arrival/departure days at ISSST.  (Note the availability of presymposium workshops Mon morning and post-symposium workshops Wed afternoon).
g)      Provide a brief explanation of any service work you’ve provided for ISSST, including service on one of the symposium committees, abstract/paper reviewer, session Chair, workshop provider, or other work.
h)     Provide a one sentence description of your funding source(s) for the balance of your symposium expenses.
i)      List up to three members of the Organizing, Technical, or Program Committees familiar with you and your work who will serve as references for your application.
j)      List any persons with whom you prefer to share a hotel room, whether you prefer NOT to share, or whether you’re open to sharing with practically anyone. (You will not be assigned a roommate without your approval).

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