Policy approved by the Satellite Division Executive Committee October 22, 2009
Student Paper Awards are intended to give promising students an opportunity to attend the world’s leading international ION GNSS+ conference and present their research. The students also get an opportunity to meet industry leaders and learn about the latest developments in GNSS technology.
Full-time undergraduate or graduate students in engineering, science, mathematics or other related fields are eligible. Multiple student authors are acceptable (no faculty, government or industry co-authors), but only the lead author will be sponsored to attend the conference and present the paper. Students who have been sponsored in the past to attend an ION GNSS meeting are not eligible.
The number of awards each year will be determined by the Satellite Division Chair. The Satellite Division Chair will appoint a Student Awards Chair who will organize a committee representing leaders in various aspects of GNSS technology. The Student Awards Chair shall submit the names of all committee members to the Satellite Division Chair for approval. Members of the Student Awards Committee shall remain anonymous.
The Student Awards Chair will sort the submitted papers by topic and provide papers to selected member(s) of the Student Awards Committee for evaluation. Papers will be selected based on the review of the designated member(s) of the Student Awards Committee. The Student Awards Chair will work with the Program Chair of the Meeting to assign the winning papers into the appropriate technical sessions as primary papers.
The papers will be judged on the basis of technical content and clarity of presentation. The lead author of each selected paper will be sponsored by the ION to attend the meeting and present the paper.
An electronic version of papers submitted for the Student Paper Award must be received by the ION National Office no later than Feb. 1. Papers submitted must be in proper form and must be submitted with a completed Student Paper Award Application. Submissions will be acknowledged within two weeks of receipt.
An application and information packet including a sample paper, format sheets for final paper preparation, and final paper submission information can be found on the ION website or will be e-mailed upon request to:
The Institute of Navigation
All students will be notified of acceptance or rejection before March 1. Students not selected as Student Paper Award winners are free to submit their abstracts in response to the open Call for Papers process.
One complimentary full rate conference registration that includes all conference meals and a copy of the proceedings.
Winning technical papers will be published in the ION GNSS+ conference proceedings.
Winning students will also receive a flat rate of travel subsidy based on the country in which the sponsoring school is located (not the country in which the student may reside) as follows:
The student is responsible for making all travel arrangements. Travel funds shall be payable to the student’s university and remitted directly to the sponsored student’s academic institution after the ION National Office receives proof of visa/passport (if applicable). There will be no exceptions made to this policy.
Travel costs that exceed the published amount shall be borne by the student. The academic institution shall retain funds in excess of actual sponsored student’s travel. Funds are not transferable and shall be returned to the ION if for any reason the sponsored student is unable to attend. Failure to do so would affect the acceptance of future paper(s) submitted for consideration under the Student Award Program.
In extreme cases, special arrangements will be made for students who would be unable to participate should their school be unable or unwilling to administer travel arrangements directly.
For more information about ION GNSS+ please contact:The Institute of Navigation