Computational Complexity Conference

Travel Allowances

A number of travel allowances will be provided for attending the 2017 Computational Complexity Conference (CCC’17). There are two types.

  • Type A: Allowances supported by U.S. National Science Foundation award CCF-1724073. Only students from U.S. universities are eligible for this type.
  • Type B: Allowances provided by the local organizers. These allowances are generally available for possible needy participants.

Application Process

Applications should be made through the online application form on this webpage (see below). Though the selection criteria and processes for type A and type B differ, a single application suffices. For student applications, a supporting statement from the student’s advisor indicating availability of other travel funds must be sent through a form emailed automatically to the advisor upon the application. The complete application should be submitted no later than May 4 for full consideration, including the statement of support from the advisor. Applicants will be notified of the result of their application by May 8. Note that the early registration deadline for CCC’17 is June 4. For questions, please contact the chair of the respective selection committee (see below).

Selection Process

The information provided in the application will be used to prioritize the awards. For both types preference will be given to applicants who do not have other sources of funding, and who make an effort to keep costs down, e.g., by sharing a hotel room.

  • Type A: Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. The selection will be made by the CCF Award Committee, chaired by Rocco Servedio <>.
  • Type B: Preference will be given to applicants who have a paper at CCC’17, and are students or young researchers. The selection will be made by the local organizing committee, chaired by Andris Ambainis <>.

Reimbursement Process

The allowances are intended to help cover certain expenses associated with attending the conference. Details on how to be reimbursed will be sent to accepted applicants after the decisions have been made. Please save all original receipts, including email records, and be aware of the following:

  • Only travel to and from the conference, conference registration, local expenses, and the cost of a visa (if needed) can be reimbursed.
  • For type A, only flights that are compliant with the "Fly America Act" and "Open Skies Agreement" can be reimbursed. This means that the itinerary needs to be a round trip to Riga that is ticketed on one or more carriers whose flag is either the U.S. or one of the E.U. countries participating in the Open Skies Agreement.
  • An explanation will be required if you are not traveling directly from your home institution.
  • Reimbursement for the registration fee is limited to the early registration fee.
  • Reimbursement for local expenses is limited to the cost of moderately priced hotel accommodation from July 5 to July 9. Food expenses are not reimbursable.

Application Form

Application for Travel Allowance
Application type

Choose one

Type A by NSF for students at U.S. universities only. Type B by the local organizer.

Name first
If "other" selected, please specify
Only for students
advisor's name
advisor's email address
expected graduation date
(yyyy-mm, e.g. 2017-05)
degree expected
(e.g. PhD Computer Science, MS Mathematics)
Years attended CCC conference
in the past (leave blank if none)
(Co-)authored CCC'17 papers (if any; add lines if more than one paper)
Brief statement describing your interests
Make your case for why the travel allowance should be given to you. Also, indicate whether you would you be able and willing to scribe one of the tutorial lectures by Avi Wigderson on 'Operator Scaling: a meeting point of Optimization and Complexity, Algebra and Analysis', which will be offered during CCC'17 in between the contributed talks.
Detailed expense list, in U.S. dollars.
Only for Type A

(Optional) If you are part of an underrepresented group, please indicate this.

Complete all form data, including reCAPTCHA. Then click "Submit" to submit your application.

Organized by:

Computational Complexity Foundation Inc.

In Cooperation with:


Sponsored by:

Microsoft Research

University of Latvia