Who Should Apply:
The goal of the travel grant program is to encourage participation
in the ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance conference by students that
would normally find it difficult to attend. Applications are
accepted from students at degree granting institutions throughout
the world. The commitee thanks
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center,
and TeleGIF, A Nonprofit Corporation for
funding this program for all students.
The committee strongly prefers to award grants to students who are
not paper authors, though such students are welcome to apply.
Other criteria will include evidence of a serious interest in
measurement and modeling of computer systems,
as demonstrated by coursework and project experience.
ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance encourages participation of women and
What is Covered:
The amount of support provided to each student is intended to
cover the student's conference, workshops, and tutorials registration fees
(early registration only), travel (economy airfare, public transportation
such as bus and train fares only), and lodging
for three (if the student does not register for workshops
or tutorials) or four (if the student registers
for workshops and tutorials) nights. The breakdown of cost will differ based
on the student's location.
For a student traveing within US, the maximum grant amount is $1,000.
For a student traveling from outside of US, the maximum grant amount
How to Apply:
An application for a travel grant will consist of:
The letter from the student should
- a completed application form,
- a letter from the student, and
- a recommendation letter from the student's advisor.
- indicate why the student believes he or she would benefit
from attending the ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance 2001 conference,
- contain a brief summary of research interests and
accomplishments to date,
- describe areas reflected in the ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance 2001 program
that would impact the student's research,
- have the student's vita attached.
In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation
to the committee,
Please send application and recommendation letters by e-mail to Bill Cheng
in ASCII, PostScript or PDF format. Please use the same e-mail address also
for questions regarding the student travel grant program.
- confirming that the student is a full-time student and
a Ph.D. candidate in good standing,
- indicating why the advisor believes the student would
benefit from attending the conference,
- giving the advisor's opinion about the strengths and
potential contributions of the student.
Please contact Bill Cheng
regarding the reimbursement procedure.
A deadline of April 23, 2001 has been set for the receipt of
aplications and recommendation letters.
The targeted notification date is May 7, 2001.
Recipients will be required to indicate acceptance of the grant by
May 14, 2001, so that alternates can be notified in the
event that a recipient declines. The early notification will
assist in finding cheaper airline tickets.
Courtesy of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, we are able to offer
lower cost student housing on the MIT campus.
Information and an application form are available through
Only students registering on or before the early registration deadline are
eligible to apply for housing on the MIT campus.
As of May 14th, all these rooms are filled (except for rooms that are
reserved for student travel grant recipients.)
The application for
student housing must be submitted together with the
Details on eligibility and assignment policies, accommodation types, fees,
rules, and cancellation policies are available on the
student housing application form.