Student Funding

The IFNA is providing limited funding to help students attend SDSS. Awards will be offered up to $670, subject to availability. This may be used for conference registration, short courses, and the banquet.

Applications must be submitted online.

Apply by February 12 for first priority; late applications may be considered if funds remain.

Note: Students must submit an abstract for presentation to qualify.

Student Travel Awards

A limited number of travel awards are available to help students attend SDSS. These awards provide up to $500 for registration and travel costs. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a degree program (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) at the time of application.

Applications must be submitted online by March 30.

Key Dates

  • December 5, 2017
    Contributed and E-Poster Online Abstract Submission Opens
  • January 29, 2018 11:59 PM
    Contributed Paper Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • February 1, 2018
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • March 8, 2018 11:59 PM
    E-Poster Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • March 26, 2018
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • April 5, 2018
    Early Registration Deadline
  • April 6, 2018
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • April 23, 2018
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • May 16, 2018 – May 19, 2018
    SDSS 2018 in Reston, VA