Young Researcher Travel Grant

The organizers of FOCAPD 2014 have secured funds from the National Science Foundation and a number of industrial sponsors to support the participation of young researchers (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty).

The travel grant funds will cover five (5) nights of lodging for postdocs and junior faculty, and graduate students at the conference hotel (Suncadia Resort) for the full FOCAPD 2014 conference.

Applications are due no later than May 15, 2014. The award winners will be notified by June 1, 2014. Recipients of these travel awards are expected to stay for the entire conference (Sunday through Thursday night’s banquet). All award recipients will have their housing arrangements made by Ms. Craven and she will contact you to explain the award procedure. Award recipients may have to share a room with other recipients.

Applications are encouraged from all junior researchers planning to attend the FOCAPD conference.

Application Procedure

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows need to submit the following as a single PDF file to the conference manager (Robin Craven,

  1. A brief nomination/recommendation letter written by your supervisor
  2. Current curriculum vitae

Junior faculty members need to submit a single PDF file to the conference manager (Robin Craven, containing:

  1. Cover letter with the complete title of your contributed paper (if applicable)
  2. Current curriculum vitae

In either category, if you are presenting a poster in the contributed paper sessions, the complete title of your contributed paper and paper ID number should be included in your application.