ACM SenSys 2007  
The 5th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
sydney, Australia, 6 Nov. - 9 Nov., 2007

Sensys 2007 expects to receive a limited number of travel grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).  The grants aim to support graduate students in U.S. academic institutions to attend the 5th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys 2007) in Sydney, Australia.  An important goal is to broaden participation in the conference by supporting students with interests in sensor network research who would otherwise be unable to attend.

*** IMPORTANT: Applicants should note that although we have every reason to expect that the funding is forthcoming, final approval by NSF for the travel grants is pending.  Hence, it is possible, although very unlikely, that no award will be given due to unavailable funding.


The support is intended to defray, but not necessarily to cover entirely, the costs of attending the conference.  The costs include transportation, hotel, and meals.  Student conference registration will be waived for student awarded travel grants.  We expect to award approximately fourteen student travel grants, at an amount not to exceed $1,800 per grant.

The award will be will be handled via reimbursements.  Each legitimate expense must be documented with an original official receipt (e.g., air ticket and hotel receipt).  The reimbursement will be sent as a check via postal mail six to eight weeks after submitting the reimbursement forms and supporting receipts.  Further details of the reimbursement procedure will be communicated to the award recipients.

Awardees who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will also need to provide a copy of their passport, the I-94 form, and a valid student visa.

*** IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the successful applicants to make sure that he/she will have a suitable travel visa to attend the conference in Australia. Further information on the visa application can be found at:


1) The applicant should send an application containing:
- A vita, containing basic information such as the degrees earned, the current academic institution and degree objective, relevant  coursework and grades, and relevant publications or other research output.
- A letter that (i) briefly summarizes the applicant's current research interests and relevant research accomplishments; (ii) states the conferences/workshops, if any, previously attended; (iii) discusses how attendance in Sensys 2007 will benefit the  professional development of the applicant, including the technical sessions that are particularly interesting; and (iv) any other relevant information that the applicant feels is particularly noteworthy (but please keep it brief).

2) The advisor should send a supporting letter for the application stating (i) the name of the student applicant; (ii) that the student is a Ph.D. student in good standing in his/her institution; (iii) a brief evaluation of the student's strengths in areas of interest to Sensys; and (iv) why the student is in need of a travel grant (in particular, if the student is the coauthor of an accepted paper, the letter must specify if the other co-authors will be attending and presenting the work).

Applications and the support letters should be emailed by the applicant and the applicant's advisor, respectively, to
with subject line "Sensys Student Travel Grant Application" or "Sensys Student Travel Grant Support letter". ASCII format is strongly preferred, although PDF format is acceptable.

The goal of the travel student program is to broaden the participation of students from various universities. Women and minorities students, as well as students pursing their graduate studies in Minority Serving Institutions, such as, Historically Black Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and institutions that serve Pacific Islanders and persons with disabilities will be given preference when other qualifications are similar and any other criteria as appropriate will be used to encourage wider participation in the conference.


Submission deadline: September 10, 2007
Notification of award: approximately
September 17, 2007 (subject to formal approval of funding by the NSF)