Student Travel Support Program

Program Details

The Student Travel Support of 2013 MSC is meant to enable promising students to attend the conference, present their papers and become more integrated into their scientific community. IEEE Control Systems Society funds will be used to cover student (or regular, in rare cases) registration. Depending on the number of applications, modest levels of additional support might be available.

Eligibility and Requirements

 In order to be eligible, applicants

  • Must be an author or co-author of (at least) one paper accepted for presentation at 2013 MSC;
  • Must present at least one of the accepted papers;
  • Must be a student member of both IEEE and CSS at the time of the application.

In case the number of applicants exceeds the budget, additional criteria will be used to make a selection among the applicants. These additional criteria, in decreasing order of importance, prefer

  • Applicants who have not benefited from this scheme in the last two years.
  • Applicants who will present more than one paper at the conference.
  • Applicants who can demonstrate active participation in CSS.

In addition, the selection committee may decide to limit awards where more than one presenter from the same institution would otherwise be offered an award to attend the same conference.

Application Procedures

To apply, students must download the Student Travel Support Application Form, fill it in, convert it into the PDF format, and upload it through PaperPlaza as follows:

Step 1: Select "Submit a paper or session proposal for the MSC 2013"
Step 2: Select "First Submissions: Student Travel Form"
Step 3: To complete the application procedure, the Student's Advisor must contact via e-mail Professor Sandra Hirche, Chair of Student Activities Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), and provide her with the following information:

  1. Certification that the applicant is currently enrolled as a student and is planning to attend and present a paper at the MSC 2013
  2. Short message of support of the Student's application.

A student application not accompanied by the Adviser's support letter will not be considered for support.

Deadlines and Award Notification

May 15 2013 : Decision letters about papers submitted to 2013 MSC are sent out

June 5, 2013:  Deadline for applying for the Student Travel Support

June 15, 2013: Decision messages about travel support recipients are expected to be sent out. The recipients of the travel support will be classified in the PaperPlaza database as "Student TS registrant" or as "Regular TS registrant". (Do not register before you have received the decision message!)

June 30, 2013: Deadline for completing the on-line registration and uploading the final version of the manuscript

The Chair of Student Activities Committee can provide an official letter confirming the receipt of the award, if required.

Conditions of the Award

  1. The award is not transferable
  2. The award recipient will participate in, and present, at least one paper at the conference