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26th International Meshing Roundtable Financial Support for Students / PostDocs


26th IMR Financial Support for U.S. Students / Postdocs from NSF

NOTE: The financial support application due date has been extended to August 20, 2017 (11:59 PM Mountain Time). No further extension will be granted.

Pending final approval from the National Science Foundation (NSF), financial support from the NSF will be available to student and postdoc attendees from U.S. institutions to help defray their conference and travel expenses. Our budget will allow us to support approximately 4 students and 2 postdocs. NSF travel support will be made on a reimbursement basis and will be made to students and postdocs based on active research in mesh generation or interest in meshing related research topics.

For each student awardee, the travel support will include:

For each postdoc awardee, the support will include:

First priority will be given to students and postdocs who will be presenting a paper at the conference. Second priority will be given to students and postdocs presenting a research note, presenting a poster, or participating in the meshing contest. In order to encourage diverse participation in IMR 2017, the diversity of the applicant and whether or not the applicant has receiving an NSF travel grant to attend a previous IMR may also be considered. In all cases, financial need will be considered when determining the award size (which will also affect the number of travel grants being awarded). Underrepresented groups of students and postdocs, such as women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply even if they do not have a paper, a research note, or a poster to present.

A student or postdoc seeking financial support needs to submit the following documents:

  1. A one-page statement of interest describing your interest in meshing related research, how the International Meshing Roundtable Conference will be helpful to your research, and how you will benefit by attending the conference. If you are presenting a paper, please include the title of your paper in the statement. If you are presenting a research note or poster, please include a brief description of the research you will present in the research note or poster.
  2. A statement of your financial need (based on the estimated cost of attending the IMR short course and entire conference minus funds available to you from your advisor or department).
  3. Faculty advisors of student and postdoc applicants must also submit a letter in support of the individualís application and must provide a statement regarding the availability (or lack thereof) of travel funds to support the individualís travel to Barcelona from NSF and other funding sources. A letter from the advisor in support of the student or postdocís application which includes a commitment to cover the cost of travel in excess of the travel grant will be sufficient.
  4. A photocopy of your student ID (students only)

Please send an electronic copy of these documents (as a single PDF attachment) to Dr. Suzanne Shontz at shontz@ku.edu and sjowen@sandia.gov, with the subject line of "IMR-2017 NSF Travel Support Application".

Applications for funding are due no later than 11:59 pm MDT (UTC -6 hours) on August 20, 2017. NSF funding remains pending. Decisions will be announced when the receipt of final NSF approval of funding has been confirmed. The early bird registration rate will be honored for those receiving financial support under NSF. Further instructions for acquiring the early bird rate and the process for reimbursement will be sent via e-mail to the selected recipients at that time. If you have questions on the application process, please send an e-mail to shontz@ku.edu and sjowen@sandia.gov.




26th IMR Financial Support for non-U.S. Students / Postdocs

Financial support from the companies sponsoring the IMR will be available to student and postdoc attendees from non U.S. institutions to help defray their conference and travel expenses. Our budget will allow us to support approximately 3 students and 1 postdoc. Travel support will be made reimbursement basis and will be made to students and postdocs based on active research in mesh generation or interest in meshing related research topics.

For each student awardee, the travel support will include:

The total award per student is limited to $1000 (based on demonstrated financial need).

For each postdoc awardee, the support will include:

The total award per postdoc is limited to $1500 (based on demonstrated financial need).

First priority will be given to students and postdocs who will be presenting a paper at the conference. Second priority will be given to students and postdocs presenting a research note, presenting a poster, or participating in the meshing contest. In order to encourage diverse participation in IMR 2017, the diversity of the applicant and whether or not the applicant has receiving a grant to attend a previous IMR may also be considered. In all cases, financial need will be considered when determining the award size (which will also affect the number of travel grants being awarded). Underrepresented groups of students and postdocs, such as women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply even if they do not have a paper, a research note, or a poster to present.

A student or postdoc seeking financial support needs to submit the following documents:

  1. A one-page statement of interest describing your interest in meshing related research, how the International Meshing Roundtable Conference will be helpful to your research, and how you will benefit by attending the conference. If you are presenting a paper, please include the title of your paper in the statement. If you are presenting a research note or poster, please include a brief description of the research you will present in the research note or poster.
  2. A statement of your financial need (based on the estimated cost of attending the IMR short course and entire conference minus funds available to you from your advisor or department).
  3. Faculty advisors of student and postdoc applicants must also submit a letter in support of the individualís application and must provide a statement regarding the availability (or lack thereof) of travel funds to support the individualís travel to Barcelona from other funding sources. A letter from the advisor in support of the student or postdocís application which includes a commitment to cover the cost of travel in excess of the travel grant will be sufficient.
  4. A photocopy of your student ID (students only)

Please send an electronic copy of these documents (as a single PDF attachment) to Dr. Nancy Hitschfeld at nancy@dcc.uchile.cl and sjowen@sandia.gov, with the subject line of "IMR-2017 Travel Support Application".

Applications for funding are due no later than 11:59 pm MDT (UTC -6 hours) on August 20, 2017. Decisions will be announced by August 23, 2017. Further instructions for reimbursement will be sent via e-mail to the selected recipients at that time. If you have questions on the application process, please send an e-mail to nancy@dcc.uchile.cl and sjowen@sandia.gov.



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