Travel Grants

Thanks to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and possibly other sources, applications for partial travel support will be accepted for attendees in the following categories:


IEEE Robotics and Automation Society student members


IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members from developing countries (IEEE uses the IAWP Developing Country Listing)


US PhD students (citizens and permanent residents, airfare must be from a US flag carrier)


Travel awards will be paid as partial reimbursements after attendance at IROS 2016. The application deadline is August 10, 2016. We expect award decisions to be made before the end of early registration (September 1).


Click to apply: Travel Grant Application System


The application requests:


information about the applicant,


information about any IROS 2016 papers for which the applicant is a co-author,

  3. a statement about how attendance at IROS 2016 will impact the applicant, and
  4. a resume/CV of the applicant to be uploaded to the system.

Additionally, for students, the application requires an endorsement from the student’s advisor; this is handled electronically by the system.


If an applicant receives travel support, he/she must report at the conference site with a flight receipt and passport (international applicants) or ID (US citizens). Instructions regarding the reimbursement process will be posted at a later date.


Application deadline: August 10, 2016
Notification of acceptance for travel grants: September 1, 2016


For questions regarding travel support, please contact


Youngjin Choi (Hanyang U)
Yu Sun (U of South Florida)
Nak Young Chong (JAIST)
Marcia O’Malley (Rice U)
Nancy Amato (Texas A&M U)