PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative

PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative: The PhD SSI program is back for Microwave Week 2018!

This initiative, established and sponsored by the IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee, is available for all 1st/2nd year PhD students worldwide. The initiative provides sponsorship to attend IMS2018 and (optional) RFIC 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

The Sponsorship includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation (Check in Sunday 11 June 2018, Check out Friday 15 June 2018)
  • Complimentary IMS2018 Registration
  • Optional Complimentary RFIC 2018 Registration (additional night, 10 June, accommodation will be given to attend RFIC 2018)

To qualify for an award:

  • This sponsorship is aimed at students who have not attended the IMS/RFIC before.
  • 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 Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Successful applicants are expected to volunteer (1 day) helping the IMS2018 team.
  • Successful applicants are expected to be present at the IMS2018 from Sunday until Friday afternoon. If also attending RFIC, attendance is required from Saturday until Friday afternoon.
  • Deliverables: (1) Three reports assignment: work in a team of 3 to present the evaluation of (a) one presented paper, (b) one poster paper and (c) one product from the exhibition. An additional report will be required for RFIC attendees on one presented paper or poster. This assignment will be presented during the final meeting on Friday 15 June 2018.
  • Each research group may submit up to 4 applications.
  • Past PhD student awardees are not eligible.
  • All MTT-S Fellowship/Scholarship recipients cannot apply to this initiative.

Important Dates:

16 March 2018 Deadline for application submissions

Additional Notes:

  • The IEEE MTT-S reserves the right 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 Rashaunda Henderson (

Click here to submit your application through the online form.

Once you submit the form, your supervisor will receive an email to provide a recommendation letter. The recommendation letter must be received by 16 March 2018.