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Student Travel Policy
The HIT Lab NZ encourages students to publish their research in the best possible venues, including high standing journals and conferences. When students have their papers accepted, the Lab will do what it can to financially support the student’s attendance to present their work. But our budget is heavily constrained, so not all applications will be successful, and not all applications will receive the level of funding requested. Please be aware of the following guiding principles.
- The Lab’s financial support is intended to be a grant-in-aid of participation. Students should expect to make some contribution to their expenses, particularly if they chose to eat at restaurants or stay in a nice hotel.
- The Lab’s financial support is a privilege, not a right.
- Some conference travel may be supported through specific research grants under the direction and decision of the project’s Principal Investigator.
- You are expected to take all reasonable steps to reduce expenses. For example, try to find people with whom you can share a room, look for budget hotels or hostels, or become a student volunteer as this sometimes reduces registration fees to zero. Sometimes cheap options are simply unavailable, but your application is likely to be declined outright if we readily find cheaper options than those for which you are applying.
- We are most enthusiastic about supporting presentations of high-quality papers at well-regarded conferences, regardless of where they are held. High-quality papers are strongly reviewed full papers (not abstracts), well supported by the reviewers, and published in the archived proceedings.
- Finally, students who receive funding must write a short report on their experiences (a few paragraphs) and email it to the HIT Lab Director within two weeks of returning from the conference.