USNC-URSI Student Travel Awards (U.S. Students)

(Please note that the deadline for the student travel grant applications is after the deadline for the submission of the URSI abstracts. Students must submit their abstracts by the conference abstract deadline, regardless of whether or not they are applying for a student travel grant.)

This summer, the usual USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting that is held annually together with the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium will be a North American Radio Science Meeting organized jointly by the Canadian National Committee (CNC) and the United States National Committee (USNC) of URSI. The annual Radio Science Meeting becomes a North American Radio Science Meeting approximately every six years. During the years when there is a North American Radio Science Meeting, no National Radio Science Meeting is held in Boulder, Colorado that January. In 2015 the URSI North American Radio Science meeting will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

USNC-URSI is pleased to announce that there will be student travel grants to qualifying students attending U.S. universities to help defray the costs of attending the 2015 URSI North American Radio Science Meeting. Travel awards will consist of an $800 stipend to partially offset the costs of travel and attending the conference. The awards will be dispersed contingent on availability of funding in the awards program. To be eligible for the travel grants, students are required to apply via the conference website. The following guidelines apply.


  1. Awardees must be the first author on the URSI abstract and be enrolled full time at a U.S. university at the time of the abstract submission.
  2. Abstracts must meet the URSI abstract submission requirements as specified in the Call for Papers, and the paper must be accepted for presentation.
  3. Awardees must present their paper at the conference.
  4. More than one abstract may be submitted by a given student, but only one award per student will be made.
  5. Awardees will be required to pay the student registration fee to attend the meeting, and they are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.
  6. All awardees must contact Ms. Pam Gamble at immediately upon learning that they cannot attend the meeting, so that appropriate repayment arrangements can be made.

Application Process

Student applicants are required to submit the following material on the conference website at by the deadline for the travel grant award applications, February 6, 2015:

  1. A completed travel grant application form.
  2. A letter from their primary advisor, stating that they are a full-time student and that they will be making the presentation at the conference.

Questions regarding student travel support should be addressed to Prof. Erdem Topsakal of Mississippi State University (