IMS2016 | IEEE International Microwave Symposium | PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative

PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative: The PhD student sponsorship initiative established and sponsored by the MTT-S Administrative Committee will be back for Microwave Week 2016! 

This initiative, established and sponsored by the IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee, is available for all 1st/2nd year PhD students and Masters Students on PhD track worldwide. The initiative provides sponsorship to attend IMS2016 and (optional) RFIC 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA.

The Sponsorship includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation (Check in 22 May 2016, Check out 27 May 2016)
  • Complimentary IMS2016 Registration
  • Optional Complimentary RFIC 2015 Registration (additional night, 21 May, accommodation will be given to attend RFIC 2016)
  • Meals over the conference dates (continental breakfast)

To qualify for an award:

  • All applicants must be IEEE MTT-S Student Members.
  • All applicants must submit a personal statement.
  • Supervisors are expected to pay for transportation to/from San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Successful applicants are expected to volunteer (1 day) helping IMS2016 team.
  • Successful applicants are expected to be present at the IMS2016 from Sunday until Friday afternoon. If also attending RFIC, attendance is required from Saturday until Friday afternoon.
  • Three reports assignment: work in a team of 3 to present evaluation of one presented paper, one poster paper and a short report about one product from the exhibition. Additional report will be required for RFIC attendees on one presented paper or poster.
  • Applications may only be submitted through supervisors.
  • Each research group may submit up to 4 applications.
  • Past PhD students awardees are not eligible.
  • This sponsorship is aimed at students who have not attended the IMS/RFIC before.
  • All MTT-S Fellowship/Scholarship recipients cannot apply to this initiative.

Important Dates:

06 March 2016              Deadline for applications submissions

Additional Notes:

  • The IEEE MTT-S reserves the rights to check the details in this application against IEEE records and other resources if necessary
  • Students are responsible for their own travel insurance.

Contact Information:

For questions about the PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative please contact Rashaunda Henderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Submit your application through the on-line IMS-PHD-SSI form.  

Once you submit the form, your supervisor will receive an email to provide a recommendation letter. The recommendation letter must be received by 6 March 2016.