Travel Grants for Students

With the generous support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, HOST 2017 is offering travel grants for full-time students from U.S. universities to attend the symposium and offset the costs of registration (both symposium and up to two tutorials), transportation, and lodging. The size and number of these grants will depend on the available funds, the number of student applicants, and their respective estimated travel expenses. Grant awards will be announcemed before the early registration deadline; expenses will be reimbursed after the symposium; grant recipients must submit original receipts to verify their expenditures, and they are also required to submit one paragraph describing their experience or their favorite paper in HOST 2017. Priority will be given to those who will play a more active role in HOST 2017. Students in under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Childcare support may also be provided for parents traveling with child under age one.

To apply, send the following two document to the Student Travel Grant Program Chair: Mr. Mingze Gao (

  1. A single PDF file, 2 pages or less, with the following information:
    • Applicant's full name
    • Name and address of the university attending
    • Full name and email of academic advisor or graduate program director
    • Role in HOST 2017 (select one): speaker, poster presenter, demo presenter, co-author (non-speaker, non-presenter), or none of the above.
    • Tutorial(s) you plan to attend:
      • Supply chain protection
      • TPM
      • Analog/Mix-singal/RF security
      • IoT
    • Estimated travel expense:
      • Transportation
      • Days you will stay in the hotel
      • Registration fee
    • Current resume
    • Optional information: gender, disability, parents traveling with child under age one.
  2. An email from the applicant's academic advisor or graduate program director, using his/her school email address, with:
    • The following sentence: "By this message, I verify that Mr. Applicant Name is a full-time student at the University Name."
    • Optional information to support the application.

An email confirmation will be sent to the applicant within 24 hours when the Student Travel Grant Program Chair receives both document or by noon, April 1, whichever comes first.

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. (PST), March 31, 2017.
Awards announcement: April 7, 2017.