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ICOPS 2017

Student Programs

Student Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available to encourage students who are IEEE members to attend ICOPS 2017.

Only "First Author" abstracts submitted by students are eligible for travel grants. Moreover, the abstract should be original (not published elsewhere).

Applicants should submit the following information by March 31, 2017.

  • Copy of submitted abstract
  • IEEE membership number
  • Proposed travel budget to the conference (cost sharing with other students is encouraged)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which is from the student's advisor, stating the importance of the research to be presented.

Create a single merged pdf file containing all the application material and e-mail it to [email protected] by March 31, 2017.

Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant

To be considered for the Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant please complete this
application, scan and email to [email protected] by March 31, 2017.

Description: To promote continuing education by providing a grant to support participation in ICOPS 2017's
Mini-course on "Charged Particle Beams and High Powered Pulsed Sources" and to further encourage membership in
NPSS. The grant award will be for $500 which includes the mini-course registration fee and support for hotel accommodations.

Eligibility: Outstanding members of NPSS who are either Student Members, Post-Doctoral Fellows or Research Associates, or unemployed members needing assistance in changing career direction.

Basis for Judging: Exceptional promise as a student, postdoc or research associate in any of the fields of NPSS, or exceptional work in those fields by currently unemployed NPSS members with an expectation that attendance to one or more of the Mini-courses / Short Courses will result in an improved possibility of obtaining a job in an NPSS field.

NPSS Student Paper Awards

Description: For outstanding student poster or oral papers submitted to the 44th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2017). The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by the NPSS.

Prize: The two best papers (two awards) will receive cash awards of $500 each and a Certificate. The two runners-up will receive a certificate only.

Eligibility: Any student who is the principal or sole author/researcher and the presenter of either a poster or oral paper at any IEEE NPSS conference that has chosen to provide outstanding student awards, and who has been identified as an eligible student author, will be eligible. If there is a tie, preference will be given 1) to IEEE NPSS members; 2) to IEEE members; or 3) to non-IEEE members.

Basis for Judging: All NPSS Student Paper Awards candidates must be nominated by their research advisors. The research advisor should send an email to [email protected] with the candidate's name, abstract title, and advisor's reason for nomination by March 31, 2017. The Student Paper Awards Review Committee will identify a group of NPSS Student Paper Awards finalists. The student finalists will then be asked to present an oral presentation on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the meeting room - Wildwood 6 at the Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Convention Center. The Awards Review Committee will rank the papers for technical content and originality first. Other criteria such as graphic display and clarity of data presentation may be considered.

Presentation: The NPSS Student Paper Awards recipients will be announced during the ICOPS 2017's Conference Dinner on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Wildwood 3 at the Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Convention Center.


NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant

Description: The Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society is offering child care reimbursement of up to $400 per family as a Pilot Program to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending ICOPS 2017. Limited funds are available and preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members. Up to five candidates will be selected per conference per year.
Reimbursement:  Allowable expenses include:
  • Babysitting or child-care expenses at the conference location while parent(s) attend sessions
  • Additional babysitting or child-care expenses incurred in leaving a child at home while parent(s) attend the conference
  • Transportation expenses for a childcare provider to care for child(ren) during the conference (e.g., an adult or relative not sharing your residence)
Expenses must be documented on the standard IEEE Expense Report. Documented expenses, together with receipts, must be received by the conference finance chair/treasurer within two weeks of the completion of the conference. If documentation is not received within 2 weeks following the end of the conference no reimbursement will be made. All reimbursements will be made after the conference.
  • Families where both parents are registered attendees at ICOPS 2017
  • Parent (registered attendee) who brings child(ren) to ICOPS 2017
  • Parent (registered attendee) who incurs additional expenses at home (above their normal child-care expenses) while attending ICOPS 2017
Notification: Notification of reimbursement selection will be made prior ICOPS 2017 by Monday, May 1, 2017.
Application: The NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant application must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.  


Chair of Student Programs

Farhat Beg
University of California - San Diego