Doctoral Student Travel Stipend

  • Michael E. Watts Memorial Engineering Fellowship for

    Doctoral Student Conference Travel

    The Michael E. Watts Memorial Engineering Fellowship provides travel support, in the amount of $500, for presentation of doctoral student research at professional conferences.

    Application and Award Schedule:

    Conference Date Application Deadline Awards Made
    Jan. 1 - Mar. 30, 2018 Oct. 15, 2017 Nov. 1, 2017
    Apr. 1 - Jun. 30, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018
    Jul. 1 - Sep. 30, 2018 Apr. 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
    Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 Jul. 15, 2018 Aug. 1, 2018

    Award eligibility:

    1. Applicant must be a PhD student currently enrolled in the College of Engineering and must not have graduated before the conference presentation.
    2. Applicant must be presenting a paper or poster related to their doctoral research at an academic- or industry-related conference. The research should appear as a paper or abstract appearing in the conference proceedings and the applicant should be listed as the first author.

    Graduate students are eligible to receive only one award during their doctoral studies at New Mexico State University. Awards will be based on applicant’s progress toward the PhD and academic and professional merit. These awards are limited in number.

  • Please list other sources of conference travel support you will be receiving including that from the conference sponsor or professional organization, NMSU Graduate School, department, and/or advisor. Additional, outside support may improve your application.
  • To obtain the h5-index of your conference, Google with the following string: "google scholar metrics h5 index CONFERENCE" where CONFERENCE is the name of your conference, e.g. "google scholar metrics h5 index ICASSP"
  • Example: J. Doe and J. Smith, "Paper Title," to appear in Proc. Int. Conf. on Something. (ICS), 2017.
  • Please attach a copy of the publication and a copy of the peer review (if available) as a single PDF file.
    Accepted file types: pdf.