BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant supports the travel expenses of students participating in academic events of International repute.

Under the BITSAA-IRU Travel Scholarship scheme, BITSAA International currently offers 37.5% (up to INR 25K) of the travel expenses of the trip and the rest has to be raised by the student.

Eligibility:

1) The research work should have been conducted in collaboration with one of the faculty members of any of the BITS campuses. It is mandatory that the corresponding faculty should be listed as an
author or one of the co-authors of the conference paper presented by the student.

2) In the case of the recipient finding other sources to fund his/her travel, he/she must provide details about them, and the failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. BITSAA holds the right to revert a scholarship in case the recipient finds sufficient funds (as determined by the committee) to support his/her travel expenses from other sources.

3) A student shall receive BITSAA Travel Scholarship only once during his/her tenure at BITS. This is to ensure that every student gets equal opportunity to be benefited by the scholarship/loan program.

Specific Guidelines:

• The maximum financial assistance provided by the BITSAA Travel Sponsorship Program would usually be up to 37.5% of the total travel expenses incurred by the recipient.
• As per the current policies, all the BITSAA-IRU travel grant applications must be sent to the faculty in charge of respective campuses. They will in turn send us the applications after a screening process at the respective BITS campus.

Please submit the Travel Grant scholarships application form (BITSAA-IRU Partial Travel Grant Application form) through faculty-in-charge: Dr. Veeky Baths (veeky@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in) and also via the provided online form.

Applications are accepted year round, but must be received by the faculty in charge of the respective campus at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the travel.

Please note: The policies and eligibility criteria have changed recently and as per the new policy we are not accepting requests for funding travel related to international summer internships and thesis.

Timelines:

Below are the timelines where BITSAA accepts applications for Travel grant:

Jan 1 to Mar 31 — Applications received in this quarter will be sent on Apr 1 for evaluation
Apr 1 to June 30 — Applications received in this quarter will be sent on July 1 for evaluation
July 1 to Sept 30 — Applications received in this quarter will be sent on Oct 1 for evaluation
Oct 1 to Dec 31 — Applications received in this quarter will be sent on Jan 1 for evaluation

If you would like more information about this scholarship, or have any questions / comments / suggestions, please send a mail to alumniaffairs@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

Recipients of Travel Scholarship:

Year Recipient Name ID No. Amount Conference
 2014-15  V Neeharika  –  INR 25,000 2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, Glasgow, Scotland
 2014-15 Talati Nishil Rakeshbhai 2012A3PS155G  INR 25,000 ISOCC 2014, Jeju, South Korea
 2014-15 PVGSai Subrahmanyam  2012A3PS007P  INR 25,000 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, USA
 2014-15  Sruthi V 2012A3B5308H  INR 25,000 International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Jerusalem, Israel
 2015-16  Ajinkya Bhole  2012A4TS063P  INR 25,000 Sports Engineering Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
 2015-16 Sancheti Chirag
Ishwarlal
 2012ABPS499H  INR 25,000 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Service Science, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
 2015-16  Ankur Omar  2012A8PS296G  INR 25,000 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, Cambridge, UK
 2016  Yash Sinha  2012C6TS365P  INR 25,000 The 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2016) Le Régent Congress Centre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
 2016  Gayathri Ganesh  2012A9TS213U  INR 25,000  ICAAC, the all-new ASM Microbe 2016