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Student Grants

IEEE ICC 2021 Student Grant Call-for-Application

IEEE ICC 2021 offers Student Grants (SGs) on competitive basis to students who co-authored an accepted paper in the conference and are student members of the IEEE. Each Student Grant is to cover the registration cost, and has a value of US$350.

A student who is awarded a Student Grant must register and attend the conference and must present their accepted paper. Payment will only be made to the student as long as the award recipient submits an expense report (with conference registration receipt) within 45 days after the conference.

Important Dates

  • SG Application Deadline: 17 May 2021
  • SG Award Notification: 22 May 2021

For inquiries and additional information, please contact the Student Grant co-Chairs, Dr. Jingxian Wu and Dr. Yindi Jing. The email subject must be: IEEE ICC 2021 Student Grant Question - Your Last Name.

The funding of the grants are from three sources: IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Women in Communications Engineering (WICE).

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Selection criteria:

  • Quality of the paper(s) to be presented.
  • The applicant’s statement of the purpose of conference attendance.
  • Potential impact of the conference on the student’s research.
  • The strength and potential contribution of the student.


Application Instructions

  • Eligibility
    • The applicant must be full-time student registered toward a Bachelor, Masters, or PhD degree in computer science, engineering or related field in a college or university at the time of application.
    • The applicant must be a co-author of an accepted paper and the presenter of the paper at IEEE ICC 2021.
    • Applicants must be IEEE student members.
    • To be qualified for the funding from IEEE ComSoc, the applicant must be a student member of the IEEE Communications Society at the time of application.
    • To be qualified for the funding from NSF, the applicant must be a student in a US institution.
    • To be qualified for the funding from WICE, the awardee is required to attend the WIE-WICE Forum at IEEE ICC 2021.
    • The applicant may indicate if they are from under-represented groups (e.g., women or minority).
    • To receive the grant, the awardee must show the proof of conference registration at the presenting authors’ rate (cf. Registration) and the proof of attendance of IEEE ICC 2021, when submitting the expense report within 45 days after the conference.
    • Students may be registered at as a Non-Presenting Author/Non-Author at the time of application -- if the award is granted, students will be given the opportunity to change their registration to the presenter rate.
  • How to Apply

The application should be submitted electronically via EDAS.

If you are not currently a ComSoc student member, you may. View the IEEE ComSoc Membership page.

  • Application Materials

    The application must include the following (items 1-3 should be combined into a single pdf file and uploaded with the application; for item 4, the student just needs to enter the advisor’s email and EDAS will send a message to the advisor asking for the letter):
  1. A letter from the student to state the purpose of the conference attendance. The following information must also be included in the letter.
    • The date of enrollment at the PhD/Master/Bachelor program and the expected date for graduation;
    • A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date. The applicant should demonstrate a serious interest in communications related areas, through their course work and projects.
    • A description of areas reflected in the IEEE ICC 2021 program that would impact the student’s research.
    • A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.
  2. The first page(s) of the accepted paper(s) to be presented by the student at the conference.
  3. An up-to-date resume of the student (2 pages at the maximum).
  4. A support letter from the student’s advisor (the advisor will directly submit the reference letter on EDAS). The support letter should include the following information.
    • Confirmation that the student is in good academic standing with a major in communications related areas.
    • The suitability of the IEEE ICC 2021 program materials to the student’s research area.
    • The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

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