Student Travel Grant

With generous support from IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Outreach Initiative and some industry sponsors, SOCC 2014 will offer travel grants for students all over the world to attend the conference and present their work. The grants will only be available to student members of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. If you are not a CAS member yet, you are highly encouraged to join IEEE CAS Society now (student membership fee is only $10). Support is provided only for graduate students (Masters and Ph.D. level) who author/co-author an accepted paper at SOCC 2014.
The student travel grant is meant to partially cover the travel expenses of participating in SOCC 2014. Each award recipient will receive up to $1000 ($500 for US and Canada students) to cover the cost for conference/tutorial registration, economy airfare, and lodging. The awardees are required to attend the full conference technical program including the one-day tutorial school. The number and amount of the awards will be determined based on the number of eligible applicants and the availability of funds.
Interested students are required to submit an application for student travel award, which will consist of:

  1. A cover letter which provides such information as
    • Name
    • University/Country
    • Academic status (M.S./Ph.D. student)
    • Name of applicant’s advisor
    • Student email
    • IEEE student member number
    • Paper title accepted by SOCC 2014, and
    • Role at SOCC 2014 (conference presenter/co-author)
  2. A short personal statement including
    • A summary of research interests and accomplishments to date
    • A brief description of areas of SOCC 2014 program that would impact the student’s research, and
    • A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student
  3. The student’s curriculum vitae
  4. A budget regarding the cost of attendance at SOCC 2014, and
  5. A supporting letter on institutional letterhead from the student’s graduate advisor that confirms
    • The student’s academic standing
    • Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference, and
    • The matching financial support provided to the student.

Additional requirements:

Applicants are required to submit their application package in a single PDF file through the final paper submission page in our START system. Alternatively, applications can be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants who do not meet the above guidelines will not be considered. The deadline of the application is June 30, 2014. You will be notified of the status of your application by July 25, 2014.


• Submission deadline: June 30, 2014
• Award notification: July 25, 2014.

SoC Tech Tutorial School Grant

SOCC2014 will also offer the SoC Tech Tutorial School Grant to graduate students for participating in a full day intensive lectures on SoC research and development. A tentative tutorial program can be accessed here. To apply, please follow the instructions for tutorial grant applications. Note that the applicants must NOT “doubledip”, i.e., must not receive SOCC Student Travel Grant.