IEEE Cluster 2021

Student Mentoring Program

The Student Mentoring Program at IEEE Cluster 2021 is a program for PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate students to help students build their scientific careers. While the scientific presentations and interactions with conference attendees during the conference help students develop their technical skills, the Student Mentoring Program complements and extends this development by fostering the integration of the students into the Cluster scientific community, advising them to plan their professional career in academia or industry, improving their scientific communication skills, and providing them with the right entry points for efficient professional networking.

Applying to the Mentoring Program

All interested students can apply through a simple process, by providing a short description of why they want to participate in the conference, information on any works submitted to the conference or associated workshops, the name of their advisor, and their CV. The student’s adviser should endorse the student’s application and will be contacted once the application is submitted.

Student attendance awards - for students at U.S. institutions

Thanks to the National Science Foundation, several attendance awards will be available for students enrolled in US institutions and participating in the Student Mentoring Program at the IEEE Cluster 2021 conference. Students with accepted papers in the main conference track or in workshops, or students with posters must apply to and participate in the Student Mentoring Program to be eligible for the attendance award. Notice of awards will be made prior to the conference. The awards will be distributed post-conference in the form of reimbursements against registration expense submitted by the student. Both graduate and undergraduate students can apply.

Submission guidelines

Please submit your application via the online submission system. A sample application form is available here.

Important Dates

Applications will be reviewed starting on: August 10, 2021.

Attendance awards for students in USA institutions in the amount of up to $100 will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until completion of the available funding.

We will accept applications for the student mentoring program with NSF travel support (when applicable) until August 10, 2021. Applications submitted after August 10, 2021, but prior to August 31, 2021, will be still considered for the student mentoring program but will not be considered for attendance support.


Student Program Chair

  • Song Fu, University of North Texas, USA

Student Funding Liason

  • Sunita Chandrasekaran, the University of Delaware, USA