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Current Research and Travel Grants

AP-S Doctoral and Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral 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 2023-2024 academic year. Up to ten $5,000 PhD grants and up to six $3,500 pre-doctoral (undergraduate and master’s-level) grants are awarded each year to encourage students to pursue a career in 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 submission window for the current application cycle is August 15, 2023 to October 1, 2023. 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 with filename surname_givenname_2023.pdf. Applications should be submitted using the Google Forms

Application Form: (Preferred if you have a Google account)

or (If you do not have a Google account)

by October 1, 2023. Results are usually announced in the first few weeks of January 2024. 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

Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship (USRS)

Applications are solicited from undergraduate students in conjunction with a faculty supervisor or industry supervisor to conduct a 16-week research program. USRSs may be held in conjunction with IEEE AP-S travel grants and other AP-S awards. The award value is US$3,000. Project topics must be within the scope of AP-S areas. For more information, please contact Prof. Maokun Li at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Сall for proposals

Application form (MS Word)

Application form (PDF)

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 (after submitting the form, print a PDF copy of your response to be combined with other items below):
  • 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. Please include the project title at the beginning of project description.
  • 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 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. Application materials must be written in English and combined 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. and cc 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: February 15, 2023

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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 are 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.

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Enquiries on the C. J. Reddy Travel Grant for Graduate Students should be directed to:

  • Eng Leong Tan
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Frankie Chiu
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
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