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Research and Travel Grants

Research Grants

The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society invites applications for the IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Grants and IEEE AP-S Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Grants for the 2021-2022 academic year. Up to ten $2,500 PhD grants and up to six $1,500 pre-doctoral (undergraduate and master’s-level) grants are awarded each year to encourage students to pursue a career in the area of electromagnetics.

The grants are intended to support students involved in project work directed by a faculty member at their institution. The faculty member must be a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. The pre-doctoral grant honors the memory of Eugene F. Knott, who was a distinguished researcher and contributor to the Society.

The deadline for the current application cycle is October 1, 2021. Links to the formal program announcement with full application details and the cover sheet are:

Program Announcement

Cover Sheet

To apply, combine the required documentation into a single PDF file and submit by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 1, 2021. See the program announcement for full details.

Any questions or other correspondence may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please consider taking advantage of this exciting opportunity!

IEEE AP-S Education Committee

C. J. Reddy Travel Grant

The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) awards several (~4 or 5) travel grants ($1,500 each) annually to help graduate students attend the annual IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.

To be eligible, each applicant must…

  • be a graduate student (MS or PhD) enrolled in electrical engineering or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • be an IEEE AP-S (student) member.
  • have the endorsement of a faculty advisor who is a member of IEEE AP-S.
  • have submitted at least one first-authored paper to be presented in person at AP-S Symposium.
  • work on a research project that falls within the scope of IEEE AP-S.

A student may receive only one travel grant. Previous award winners are not eligible. An advisor may endorse only one applicant at a time.

Selection criteria:

  • A first-authored conference paper accepted for presentation at the AP-S Symposium.
  • Quality of research and writing in the brief project description.
  • Recommendation letter, with particular emphasis on the items listed in the last bullet below.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline and must include:

  • Completed online application form via the link or QR code below (right after submission, print a copy of your response to be combined with other items below): https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=SJPOFSq-K0aPwOF2WpsgSj3Gz5pISBJHt5ztOW4pIWVUQ1JNWVgzUTZGVlZXQjhFOURIUkYwM1FJUy4u
  • First-authored conference paper to be presented at the AP-S Symposium.
  • Brief research project description no more than one page long (including figures, if any) with a font size of at least 11 points. The project may be a new one or extended from the submitted conference paper. The list of references may extend beyond the first page.
  • Brief curriculum vitae or resume no more than two pages long that includes periods of attendance at all schools, expected and completed graduation dates, and a list of published and submitted journal and conference papers.
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty advisor, who must be a member of the IEEE AP-S. The letter should discuss the student’s aptitude to perform the research, and provide justification of the student’s need for the travel grant.

Applications must include all items listed above to be considered for review. All application materials must be written in English and be integrated into a single PDF document. Submit the PDF document by the deadline below via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with the email subject as “Application materials for Reddy Travel Grant”)

DEADLINE: August 23, 2021

Each travel grant recipient will be required to submit a photo that may be used in an announcement during the symposium and/or in the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, and to complete a United States Internal Revenue Service Form W‑8 or W‑9. Disbursement of award funds will be contingent on receipt of the photo and the appropriate form. All applicable taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. This award is administered in accordance with the IEEE policy on conflict of interest.

Enquiries on C. J. Reddy Travel Grant for Graduate Students should be directed to:
Eng Leong Tan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798
E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel.: +65 67906190.

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