Travel Grants for students
Registration fee must be paid independently from
grant application. A travel grant is not a fee waiver.
The Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA) offers a limited number of grants for full-time students from developing countries (Mexico included) to attend MICAI-2012 conference.
The candidates should satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
Be an author or co-author of an accepted paper,
Attend the conference to present the paper,
Be a full-time student now or at the time of paper submission deadline (an original official document from the university is required to be presented on site),
Have paid the registration fee for the conference.
Grants will be awarded taking into account the paper's evaluation scores and the supporting documents. SMIA reserves the right to request additional information, to partially fund grant application, or to reject it without explanation. A student can receive only one grant per conference.
Please fill in the Student Travel Grant Application Form and send it with scanned accompanying documents by e-mail to grant2012micai.org. The deadline to receive grant applications is August 15, 2012 (extended). Authors must apply for reduced registration (clearly indicating the discount amount) before submission of their paper, and also must tick the group "[X] Discount or waiver is requested" in the web submission system. No applications will be considered for already reviewed papers. Notes:
Though all papers are judged by strictly academic criteria, in borderline cases and between papers of comparable quality we may give preference to papers with fully paid fee.
Strong preference will be given to the authors of the papers that received excellent evaluation scores and of which the applicant is the main author.
Though we will do our best for this not to happen, we cannot guarantee providing some material (including the proceedings) to participants with reduced fee. Also, in case of lack of seats in the excursion bus we will have to give preference to fully registered participants.
The grant consists in the reimbursement on site of the travel expenses (transportation and lodging), up to the amount of the registration fee paid by the awardee (i.e., if you have paid the registration fee of USD 590 but your airplane ticket was USD 1000, then SMIA can only reimburse you USD 590; however, if your ticket and lodging were USD 300, then SMIA will reimburse you USD 300). The reimbursement procedure will be announced to awardees in due time.