Sand9 Funding



Funding Information
Financial Support:

We aim to offer support to as many attendees as possible. When you register we will ask you to provide two funding amounts. The "Total Funding Request" should be an estimate of the total amount of support you would like to receive for your travel expenses. The "Minimum Funding Request" is the minimum amount of support you would need to be able to attend the meeting. When you make a lower Minimum Funding Request, you help us to be able to offer funding to more attendees. We want to meet everyone's minimum, and hope to have enough left over to get as close to everyone's total as possible. Note: The $150 registration fee will be reimbursed. This will be charged to your credit card and then reimbursed to you after the conference. You should not include this in your calculation of funds needed.

Funding Process:

When registering indicate that you would like to request funding and provide your funding amounts as described above. The deadline to request financial support is March 25th. We will evaluate all the requests and notify you of the amount of funding you will receive on April 5th. When you submit your receipts for reimbursement, you can submit up to the amount of your "Total Funding Request." We will do our best to reimburse up to that amount if we have funds left over.

NOTE: The deadline for receiving support was March 25th, but some additional travel funds may be available. If you would like to request support please email your Total Funding Request and Minimum Funding Request to heidi @ Preference will be given to those who registered prior to March 25th, but we will try to fund as many attendees as possible.

If you are faculty, staff or student at either Carnegie Mellon University or the University of Pittsburgh: Please register for the conference and enter credit card information. If you are a no-show your card will be charged $50.00. You may cancel your registration, without penalty, on or before May 10th. You must also provide the personal information requested. The information will be used to provide aggregate statistics to the Federal sponsors funding the workshop.

Travel Tips for Reimbursement:
  • You must submit itemized receipts for all expenses. Please make sure to retain your receipts.
  • When booking airfare, choose the lowest-priced coach ticket. We can't reimburse for higher classes or premium seating.
  • Standard baggage fees are reimbursable, but we can't reimburse for excess baggage fees.
  • If you drive your own vehicle, we can reimburse you for mileage at the IRS rate of 58 cents/mile. Submit a printout of an onā€line map service (e.g. Google Maps) showing the distance of the most direct route.
  • If you need to rent a car, select a compact or standard size vehicle. We can't reimburse for other sizes/classes of vehicles, or for any insurance or other extras from the rental car company such as GPS.