VEE'15 Student and Junior Faculty Travel Awards

With support from SIGOS and industry sponsorships, VEE’15 will offer several travel awards for graduate students or junior faculty to attend the conference. The award can be applied toward covering air travel, hotel accommodations and early registration fees.

SIGPLAN Student Members, please consider applying for travel assistance through SIGPLAN at:

Important Dates

Travel award applications due: Feb 5, 2015
Travel award announcements: Feb 10, 2015


  • If the applicant's decision to attend the conference solely depends on the travel award, the applicant is advised to wait for the award notification prior to making any final travel arrangements.
  • Awardees will receive the award funds as reimbursement for costs incurred while attending the conference, up to the award-specified amount. Awardees should plan to be able to cover those expenses themselves, and submit receipts for reimbursement after the conference.


To be eligible for a travel award, the applicants must be enrolled as a full time student in a graduate or post-graduate program at the time of the conference or must have a full time position (academic or research) at an academic institution. It is not required that applicants be authors of an accepted paper, however their research area must be aligned with the technical topics covered by VEE. The award recipients must attend VEE’15 in order to receive the award.

Application Process

To apply for a travel award from VEE’15 applicants must send an email to by the application deadline with a subject line “VEE15 Travel Award: [Your-Last-Name, Your-First-Name]”, and include the following information:

1. Personal Information:

  • Name, email, website (if any)
  • Current institution (dept, univ, country)
  • Current status (MS|PhD|PostDoc|Faculty)
  • Advisor name and email (if applicable)
  • Role at VEE’15 (presenter, attendee)
  • US citizenship (yes|no)

2. Attach a current resume.

3. Attach a brief statement (approximately 500 words) that includes:

  • summary of the ways in which attending VEE’15 will benefit your research;
  • a budget regarding the VEE’15 travel costs for which you're seeking support, and
  • a description of any other sources of support you may have for attending VEE’15.

4. Specify whether you have applied for travel assistance from SIGPLAN.

Student applicants also need to ask their direct thesis/research advisor to send an e-mail to, with the subject line "VEE15 Travel Award Confirmation for [Your Last Name, Your First Name]", stating that you are a post-doc or a full-time student pursuing Ph.D. or M.S. research in the areas covered by VEE. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the advisor sends the email before the deadline.

We will do our best to notify you about the status of your application before the conference early registration deadline. Note that award decisions will be made based on funding availability.

  • Industry Sponsors