REMINDER: SPM-05 early registration & student travel grants

Vadim Shapiro vshapiro at
Sat Apr 30 01:59:37 PDT 2005

This is a reminder that the early registration deadline for SPM-05
(the ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling) is rapidly

Reduced registration fees are available to those registering by MAY 3, 2005

For updated program and registration information, please visit
the conference website at


The National Science Foundation has provided us with some funding to
give financial assistance to a limited number of students and
postdoctoral associates wishing to attend SPM 2005. Funding will be
awarded based upon the following criteria:

1.Priority will be given to authors of papers accepted at the
2.Recommendations from the applicants faculty advisor will be
   taken into account.
3.If the number of qualified applicants exceeds our grant quota,
   priority will be given to graduate students over postdoctoral

An academic selection committee will review the applications and
a decision will be made by May 31, 2005 and communicated to the
applicants by email.

Applicants for funding are strongly encouraged to register for the
conference and reserve dormitory rooms now, rather than waiting for a
response from the selection committee. Successful applicants who have
already incurred expenses such as registration, dormitory fees, etc,
will have their expenses refunded up to the limits described below.


A. Local Students:  Defined as MIT students or other students within
daily commuting distance of the conference.
-Student conference registration fee ($200).

B. Non-Local Students:
-Student conference registration fee ($200).
-A proportion of out of pocket travel expenses.
-Accommodation in one of the MIT dormitories for up to three nights.
Note: The combined travel expenses and dormitory accommodation may
not exceed $390.


-Graduate students enrolled in universities in the USA.
-May/June 2005 graduates of universities in the USA.
-Postdoctoral Associates in universities in the USA.
-Funding is restricted to U.S. citizens, permanent residents of
  the U.S. and applicants with J1, F1 or H1 visas.


Students wishing to apply for funding must submit a statement of their
objectives at the conference also explaining their need for
support. Student applicants must also request that their faculty
advisor email a letter of reference and a copy of the students
transcript (scanned electronic copy).  Applications by students and
letters of reference should be sent to the Convention Manager,
Ms. Marge Chryssostomidis by email at cmarge at by Thursday, May
19, 2005. 

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