The SIG provides a number of grants to support the community, as listed below. For questions about any of these grants, please feel free to write to any member of the SIG Executive Committee.
o We provide student travel grants amounting a total of US $200K each yeaer to support student attendance at all of our sponsored conferences. These grants are made directly to conference organizers and disbursed by the respective travel grant chairs.
o We support student attendance at national networking summits with grants totalling $30K. The first summits making use of this opportunity are the UK-based event Cosener 2016, with the Chilenean Spring School on Networks in November 2016 and the German NetSys conference in March 2017 lined up next. These grants are made directly to summit organizers and disbursed by the respective travel grant chairs.
o We provide $25K of funding for summer schools in the area of networking. This is to support student travel, and is disbursed by the school organizers directly.
o We provide grants to parents of young children who need childcare support in order to attend SIG-sponsored conferences. Unlike past years, where conference organizers provided childcare services, from now on, we will give grants to those needing assistance for them to use as necessary. If you would like to apply for this grant, please write to the SIG Chair.
o To support the participation of women in SIG conferences and in our community, we support N^2women lunches at all our conferences. We are also supporting the N2Women professional development workshop initiative.
o In addition to the student travel grants, we offer $40K for geodiversity grants to support faculty and students from under-represented regions in attending our sponsored conferences. This enables graduate students and young faculty from under-represented regions to attend our flagship conference. We have also increased the volumes of individual grants to that awardees can benefit from attending the full event, including workshops.
o To further support geodiversity, we provide travel grants for program committee members from developing countries to travel to program committee meetings. If you are a TPC chair looking to use this grant opportunity, please write to the SIG Chair with your request.