Doctoral Student Travel Stipend

  • Doctoral Student Conference Travel Application

    The Office of Engineering Research (OER) and the Michael E. Watts Memorial Engineering Fellowship provide 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, 2019 Oct. 15, 2018 Nov. 1, 2018
    Apr. 1 - Jun. 30, 2019 Jan. 15, 2019 Feb. 1, 2019
    Jul. 1 - Sep. 30, 2019 Apr. 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
    Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 Jul. 15, 2019 Aug. 1, 2019

    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 in the conference proceedings and the applicant should be listed as the first author. Please review this guide prior to submitting this application.
    3. Awardee is required to submit a report to the Office of Engineering Research (OER) about their conference experience within one month of returning. This report will be assessed to measure the impact of your award. Please review this example prior to submitting your conference report.

    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.
  • The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete. years. To obtain the h5-index of your conference, enter into a Google search box the following string: "google scholar CONFERENCE" where CONFERENCE is the name of your conference, e.g. "google scholar ICRA" or "google scholar ICASSP". Enter "0" if not available.
  • 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.
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