Military Communications Conference
29 November–2 December 2021 // San Diego, CA, USA // In–Person Conference
Enabling All-Domain C2 and Communications

ComSoc Student Travel Grants

On a competitive basis, MILCOM offers a number of Student Travel Grants (STG) to students who have registered and co-authored an accepted peer-reviewed paper for the conference.  Each Student Travel Grant is to cover the registration as well as travel-related costs if desired and has an expected value of US$250 for nearby, US$500 for across country, and US$750 for overseas travels. The final acceptance and award value will be determined solely by the Student Travel Grant Committee.


  1. Each applicant must be a Student Member or Graduate Student Member of IEEE Communications Society at the time he/she applies for the grant.
  2. The applicant must be a co-author of an accepted paper in MILCOM 2021 and present it at the conference.
  3. Each applicant must be full-time student registered toward a Bachelor, Masters, or PhD degree in computer science, engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting the application
  4. During the expense reimbursement stage, the student applicant must show the proof of having registered to attend MILCOM 2021.

A student who is awarded a Student Travel Grant must register, attend, and present the paper at the conference. Payment will only be made to the grant recipients who submit the expense report (with receipts for expenses over US$25) within 45 days after the conference. More details will be provided to the students who are selected to receive a ComSoc Student Grant.

How to Apply

Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described above. Go to EDAS and login.  Select the “MILCOM 2021 ComSoc Student Travel Grant” and then submit the application.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact the Student Grant Co-Chairs: Jerry BrandMike Kurdziel, and Harold Zheng.

The email subject must be: MILCOM 2021 Student Travel Grant Question - Your Last Name.

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If you are not currently a ComSoc student member, you may apply for membership. View the IEEE ComSoc Membership page for details.

Note: If you have just joined ComSoc, it will take 24-48 hours for the database to sync. Please try submitting your Student Travel grant application after this time. If the application issue persists after the 24-48 hours time frame, please contact Jerry Brand and we can look into the issue.


STG Application Deadline: 15 November 2021
STG Award Notification: 25 November 2021

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