Young Investigator Travel Support

Funding is available from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research Office, for a block travel grant to help defray the travel costs of junior researchers and members of underrepresented groups from the US institutions.

Junior researchers are those who received a Ph.D. in 1999 or later, or who are advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations. All applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. institution and residing in the United States (though not necessarily US citizens). Following standard NSF restrictions concerning travel, recipients of travel grant funds for airfare must travel on U.S. carriers. All grant recipients must provide receipts for expenses to be reimbursed, whether for airfare or subsistence.

Applications received by April 10, 2005, will receive full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed by a Local Organizing Committee for the Conferences on Stochastic Processes. Applicants will be notified of awards on or before April 20, 2005.

Update!!!!!!!!!!!!! : Limited support is available for non-US-based junior researchers and members of underrepresented groups. For full consideration apply by April 25th.


Each application must include the following:

(i) A two page vita including education (all applicants except current Ph.D. students should include Ph.D. year, institution and dissertation title), current position, current research interests, complete list of publications. Advanced Ph.D. student applicants should include a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor (can be just a paragraph);

(ii) Expected level of participation at the conference, e.g., will give a talk (include title and abstract);

(iii) Complete mailing address and e-mail address;

(iv) Amount of support requested (with break-down of the expected costs into categories) and any partial support available from other sources;

(v) Any federal research or other grants held;

(vi) A statement that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria given above.

Those who are eligible and who wish to be considered for travel support should send their applications, preferably by e-mail to or to

Professor Raya Feldman
SPA'05 Local Organizing Committee
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106