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Student Travel Grants

QEST '10 gratefully acknowledges the support of
Microsoft Research, NetApp, and HP Labs
to cover registration for students.

Classroom in Miller Hall
Classroom in Miller Hall
Credit: Stephen Salpukas
Woman in tree
Woman in Tree
Credit: Stephen Salpukas

Program Goal

The goal of the student activities program is to encourage participation in the QEST 2010 conference by students that would normally find it difficult to attend. Applications are accepted from students at degree granting institutions throughout the world. The travel grant will be given to students in the form of free registration. Students who would like to attend QEST and NSMC are encouraged to submit their application. Higher priority will generally be given to students who have serious interests in QEST/NSMC but do not have guaranteed financial support from their home organization.

Who Should Apply?

All graduate students (Ph.D. students preferred) are encouraged to apply. Selection criteria will include evidence of a serious interest in the QEST and NSMC research topics, as demonstrated by publications, coursework, and project experience.

Important Dates

The deadline for the receipt of applications and recommendation letters is June 30, 2010. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The targeted notification date is July 5, 2010.

How to Apply

An application for a travel grant will consist of:

  1. a letter from the student,
  2. the student's curriculum vitae, and
  3. a recommendation letter from the student's advisor.

The letter from the student should:

  • indicate why the student believes he or she would benefit from attending the conference,
  • briefly summarize research interests and accomplishments to date, and
  • describe areas reflected in the QEST/NSMC program that would impact the student's research.

The letter from the student's advisor should:

  • indicate why the advisor believes the student would benefit from attending the conference, and
  • give the advisor's opinion about the strengths and potential research contributions of the student.

Please send application and recommendation letters in ASCII, PostScript, or PDF format (only) by e-mail to:


The advisor's recommendation letter may either be sent by the student along with the first two items, or separately by the advisor.

Reimbursement Procedure

Granted financial support will be in the form of a free conference registration. Further details will be announced in the notification email.

June 2010
Registration is now available.

June 2010
The program has been posted.

May 2010
Student Travel Grants available.

Mar 2010
Abstract and paper submission deadlines have been extended.

Feb 2010
Paper submission is now available through the EasyChair System.

Nov 2009
Selected papers will appear in a special issue of the Performance Evaluation Journal.

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