Woody Bledsoe Student Travel Awards

Call for Nominations for Woody Bledsoe Student Travel Awards

Important dates:

  • application deadline — May 14th
  • notification — May 21st

The Woody Bledsoe Student Travel Award was created to honour the memory of Woody Bledsoe, for his contributions to mathematics, artificial intelligence, and automated theorem proving, and for his dedication to students. The award is intended to enable selected students to attend the International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) or the International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE), whichever is scheduled for the year, by partially covering of their expenses. The winners of the travel award will be (partially) reimbursed for their conference registration, transportation, and accommodation expenses (past awards have varied, but have typically been £120 to £500). Preference will be given to students who will play an active role in the conference, including satellite workshops, and do not have alternative funding. However, also students in other situations are very much encouraged to apply.

A nomination consists of a recommendation letter of up to 300 words from the student’s supervisor and should contain:

  • name of the student,
  • whether the student is an author of a paper accepted to IJCAR
    or submitted to an IJCAR workshop,
  • an explanation of the potential benefit of the IJCAR attendance to the student,
  • a statement regarding the dependence of the student on the award for attendance, including any special circumstances.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to the local chairs
by 14th of May. The winners will be notified by 21st of May.

In case a winner does not attend, the chairs and trustees may transfer the award to another nominee or give no award.

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