To assist in fulfilling one of the goals of t he Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE)—fostering and sustaining a vibrant community of young researchers within the region, a financial aid and scholarship program has been set up since 2007 by t he Society. The program intends to award potential young leaders among the student community, who have no adequate funding to attend ICCE2010. Important information on qualifications, documentation, selection criteria, notification and submission deadline are listed below.

 

Qualifications
1.
First-authors or presenters of accepted papers of ICCE2010 (i.e., theme-based conference papers, workshop papers or DSC papers);
  2.
Applicants whose papers received overall favorable ratings from the reviewers (eg, fall in the “inclined to accept” or “definitely accept” category)”;
  3.
Graduate students who are in need of financial support to attend ICCE2010.
Documentation
  The following documents must be included in the application:
 
A cover page with your full name, contact information, a copy of the acceptance letter from the ICCE2010 theme-based conference PC chairs/co-chairs (including information on the overall ratings of the accepted paper), the name and contact information of your advisor/supervisor, and the SIG(s) you are involved in or will be involved in;
 
A brief description highlighting your past contribution to the research community in general and/or the APSCE in particular. For those who have not had the opportunity to do so yet, please highlight how you can contribute to the community in the near future. Information on your prior experience participating in previous ICCEs in any forms (eg, authors, presenters, volunteers, reviewers) is welcomed.
 

A letter of recommendation from your advisor/supervisor endorsing your contribution to the community in the past and substantiating the current status of your financial situation. If you are not the first-author of the accepted paper, but will be the presenter of the paper, your supervisor/advisor must clearly state this.

 

Selection Criteria
 
Only applicants who have met the aforementioned qualifications are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to those who have contributed as an individual to the research community in any form or have participated in prior ICCE(s). Applicants whose papers have been recommended by the paper review panel for Best Student Paper Award/Best Paper Award will have an added advantage. Special attention will be given to self-financed students of their postgraduate programs. In addition, priority will be given to students whose papers have been accepted for the theme-based conference, followed by workshop and lastly DSC papers. Those who have not received subsidized support through APSCE for attending past ICCEs will also be given priority.
     
Submission deadline
  September 23 , 2010 ( Thursday)
     
Number and Amount Awarded
 
A maximum of six recipients will be awarded the amount of USD 500 each to help students attend ICCE2010 . The award will be given out via an open ceremony (eg, welcome party, open ceremony or closing ceremony). Awardees who are unable to attend the ceremony for which they were selected to receive this award must forfeit their award . Awardees are required to attend all possible sessions throughout the conference.
     
Notification
 
Applicants will be notified via e-mail of the outcome of their applications. Successful applicants will be required to submit a report (suggested length: 500 words) indicating how they benefit from the participation at ICCE2010 1 month after the conference. The report will be published in a reserved section of the APSCE Newsletter.
     
Submission and queries
 
Complete applications should be e-mailed to APSCE Merit Scholarship Program Chairs: Hiroaki Ogata and Chen-Chung Liu
  Hiroaki Ogata , Associate Professor, University of Tokushima, Japan ( ogata@is.tokushima-u.ac.jp ) and;
  Chen-Chung Liu , Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan (ccliu@lst.ncu.edu.tw)
  Any queries can be directed to Hiroaki Ogata.