Conference/Workshop and Publication grants are aimed at funding full time MSc, MPhil and PhD students and academic staff at the probationary and confirmed lecturer grades who wish to present and publish full papers in reputed International Conferences and Journals.
Conferences include those which are listed in a recognised index such as Scopus or are part of ACM, IEEE, USENIX, or IFIP. The grant amount will not exceed the Rupee equivalent of US$2000. If the conference is neither listed nor are part of the aforementioned, the conference’s H5 ranking on Google Scholar will be used for assessment (https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=en&vg=eng). For conferences with a Google H5 index below 20 the grant amount will not exceed the Rupee equivalent of US$1000. Grants will not be given for Conferences without a Google H5 Index or not in any of the listings above.
The Grant will only cover registration at the “Early Bird” rate. Therefore, it is recommended you apply for the grant at least 10 days before the close of “Early Bird” registration.”
A student can re-apply for a VKS Conference Grant only after 12 months of completing a previous visit.
Completed applications (.doc, .pdf) with scanned versions of supporting documents (.pdf, .jpg, .gif, .png) should be emailed as a compressed archive (.zip, .rar) to firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for a Conference/Workshop and Publication Grant download an application here.