Student Travel Grants

LAST MINUTE: The deadline for travel grant applications for US-based students is extended to October 30th. We particularly encourage members of an underrepresented group in computing to apply.


Middleware 2018 has received generous support from sponsors to provide a limited number of student travel grants to the conference. Travel grants are intended to broaden participation at Middleware.

Students participating in the doctoral symposium will be given priority for the grants. Students attending the conference and not presenting a paper at the main conference or workshops are eligible; we encourage such students, including co-authors not presenting the paper, to participate in the conference via poster, demo, and/or doctoral symposium submissions. Student presenters with funding available from their advisors will be given less preference. Middleware also particularly encourages students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computer science to apply.

Due to distinct funding origins, the grants are different for: (1) students located in U.S. institutions, and (2) students located elsewhere. Yet, the application process is the same.

  1. U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) will support grants for students located in U.S. institutions. These grants will be in the range of $1000-$1500, based on applicant need and availability of funds. Note that the travel grants will be in the form of a reimbursement after the expenses have been incurred.
  2. Sponsors will support grants for students located in non-U.S. institutions (elsewhere on Earth). These grants will be provided before the conference in the form of a free full conference registration and a pre-paid single-room hotel booking in Rennes for the conference duration. Recipients of these grants are expected to arrange and fund travel themselves.

Travel grant applications are due October 19th. To complete the application you must:

  • Fill out the application form.
  • Ask your advisor to email a recommendation letter to The recommendation letter should include: (1) The applicant’s status in the institution; (2) An explanation of why the applicant would benefit from attending Middleware as well as how he/she could contribute to the conference; and (3) The applicant’s current funding status and why the applicant is in need of the travel grant.

If you have any questions about the student travel grants, please email the Student Activities Chair, Timothy Wood for U.S. based students, and Anne-C├ęcile Orgerie for other locations.