Travel Awards

Application Deadline for March Meeting 2018: November 10, 2017
Application Deadline for April Meeting 2018: January 19, 2018

DCOMP runs a student and postdoc travel award reimbursement program. Recipients can receive up to $500 for attending either the APS March or April Meeting and presenting a talk at a DCOMP sponsored or co-sponsored session.

Any student or postdoc giving an invited talk at a DCOMP sponsored or co-sponsored session will receive the travel award upon applying for it. For students or postdocs giving contributed talks, the application needs to be supplemented by a letter of support from their advisor. Only one award per group is allowed. Selection of recipients will be made by a subcommittee of the DCOMP executive committee based on the merit of the application.

Recipients will be required to submit receipts up to the requested amount of $500. It is expected that reimbursement from other sources for these funds will not be requested by the recipients.

Up to eight awards are available for the March Meeting and up to four awards for the April Meeting. Deadlines are shortly after the abstract submission deadlines for each meeting (with exceptions allowed for invited speakers in DCOMP sessions that were informed of their status after the deadline)

Applications from invited speakers only require an email indicating the talk and session that the recipient is speaking in. Applications from contributing speakers require an email indicating the talk and session along with a letter of support from their advisor. The letter must indicate that this is the only person from their group applying for the travel award. These materials should be sent to the Vice Chair of DCOMP, Renata Wentzcovitch by email, rwentzcov@gmail.com with the subject heading, DCOMP Travel Award (March or April) Meeting (applicants last name).

Decisions will be made within six weeks of the submission deadline.