PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative: The PhD student sponsorship initiative established and sponsored by the MTT-S Administrative Committee will be back for Microwave Week 2015! 

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 IMS2015 and (optional) RFIC 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The Sponsorship includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation (Check in 17 May 2015, Check out 22 May 2015)
  • Complimentary IMS2015 Registration
  • Optional Complimentary RFIC 2015 Registration (additional night, 16 May, accommodation will be given to attend RFIC 2015)
  • 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 Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • Successful applicants are expected to volunteer (1 day) helping IMS2015 team.
  • Successful applicants are expected to be present at the IMS2015 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:

01 March 2015              Deadline for applications submissions

16 March 2015              Announcements

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 Alaa Abunjaileh (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 1 March 2015.