ISWC 2009 Student Fellowships

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We are pleased to announce that both the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) plan to contribute funds to support participation by full-time students in ISWC 2009. (Official announcements are expected shortly.) SWSA and NSF anticpate providing 10,000 € and $20,000 respectively, with NSF funds being earmarked to support students attending U.S. Universities. We anticipate that the SWSA funds will support 15 awards between 600-800 €, and that the NSF funds will support 13 awards of approximately $1500.

Our goal is to encourage students who want to become part of the Semantic Web research community, and we hope that participation in ISWC 2009 will be a significant event in the graduate careers of the selected students. In selecting applications for travel support, preference will be given to students selected to participate in the doctoral consortium, followed by students who are first author on a paper accepted at the conference, followed by students who have other authorship on a conference or related workshop paper.

To be considered for an award, please send an application package to by August 21, 2009. The package should contain:

  • a brief description of your research work and interests, along with a description of the academic institution you are attending, the program of study you are following, and your expected graduation date.
  • a letter of support from your adviser that also affirms your status as a full-time student;
  • an estimate of your expenses for registration, travel, lodging, meals and incidentals.
  • Information on papers that were or will be submitted to the ISWC doctoral consortium, research or in use tracks, poster and demo track, an ISWC workshop, or the Semantic Web Challenge. For each paper, give the title, all authors, submission target and status.

Successful applicants will be notified by Sept. 7. Please email questions to .

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