Cairo
17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Cairo, Egypt     Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2018

Travel Grants


We are very happy to announce the possibility to apply for financial support to participate in the International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, held in Cairo, Egypt, November 25 - November 28, 2018 and organized by the German University in Cairo, Egypt. This financial support has been made available through means of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the DAAD-BMBF-funding project "Sustainable Research Cooperation with the German University in Cairo (GUC)". This funding project is administered at Ulm University.

Who can apply

The fund is aiming to enable young academics from and currently based in developing countries of the Middle East and Africa to participate in the MUM conference 2018. Preference will be given to doctoral candidates and Postdocs, yet applications of young professors are welcome as well. Applicants for the fund should have an active role in the conference (i.e. presenting short or full papers).

How to apply

All interested candidates should hand in a funding application containing the following documents:

  • Filled application form
  • CV (or link to personal website containing a CV)
  • Letter of recommendation from your home institution (i.e. by your supervisor, dean of your faculty)
  • Short letter of statement explaining the role of the application in the conference and as well as the academic benefits from the participation (max. one page)

Please fill out the application form and send all additional documents to daad.bmbf.guc@gmail.com.

What will be covered

The fund will cover the following costs:

  1. Travel costs up to an amount of 400,00 €
  2. Accommodation costs in Cairo for a maximum of 5 nights (up to 125,00 €/night)
  3. Reduced conference fees of up to 200,00 €

Please note that it will be aimed at covering the cost of accommodation and the conference fees directly while the travel costs will have to be advanced. Reimbursement of the travel costs will be handled by receipt.

Decision process

A special committee including the general chairs and the program chairs of the MUM 2018 conference as well as a representative from Ulm University will be deciding on all received funding applications. All applications will be reviewed based on qualification of the applicant, relevance and quality of the contribution to the conference as well as the benefits of the conference participation for the applicant. Applicants will be notified no later than 10th October on whether or not their application was successful.

For any questions with regards to your participation and the conference itself, please refer to the general chairs Prof. Dr. Florian Alt and Prof. Dr. Slim Abdennadher (chairs2018@mum-conf.org). For any practical questions regarding the fund and reimbursement procedures, please contact Dr. Laura Ryseck (laura.ryseck@uni-ulm.de).

Application deadline October 04, 2018
Notification of acceptance October 10, 2018
Conference dates November 25 - November 28, 2018