Middleware 2008 Grants

Middleware 2008, with generous donations from conference sponsors, offers several grants to enable researchers to attend the conference.

Each grant covers the Middleware 2008 conference registration, including meals and proceedings, and a hotel room during the conference. There may be funding for travel expenses.

Grants will be awarded by the grant committee based on a combination of need and merit.

Researchers receiving a grant need to agree to serve as a session scribe (if required) during the conference.

Who should apply?

Funding is available to all researchers at educational institutions, world-wide.

How to apply

To apply you should submit the following:
  1. A fully filled-out Grant Application. The application form appears below.
  2. A letter of recommendation from your advisor or head of unit, supporting the application, which must cover the technical merit of your participation.
  3. A short position paper written by you explaining what benefit is expected from attending the conference and why the grant should be granted. The statement should describe any research you have been doing and list any papers you have published. It should be no longer than three pages.
Applications have to be in plain text (no attachments, simple ASCII text in the body of your message), in English, and submitted by email to grantsmiddleware08 [at] cs.kuleuven.be. The advisor's statement should be sent separately from the researcher's application, and should indicate the researcher's name in the 'Subject' line.

Middleware 2008 Grant Application


Degree pursued (if applicable):
When you expect to finish:

Faculty advisor / head of unit

Anticipated travel expenses:

The deadline for receipt of applications for Middleware 2008 grants is October 24 - 12:00 PM CEST (or 10:00 AM UTC, Central European Summer Time is UTC+2). Notifications will be sent out via e-mail by November 3. Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee:
  • Yolande Berbers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sam Michiels, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium