PhD Student Sponsorship

PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative:

This initiative, established and sponsored by the IEEE MTT-S Administrative Committee, is available for all 1st/2nd year PhD students worldwide. The initiative provides sponsorship to attend IMS2023 and RFIC 2023 in San Diego, CA, USA.

The Sponsorship includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation (Check-in Sunday 11 June 2023, Check-out Friday 16 June 2023)
  • Complimentary IMS and RFIC Registration Note: this does not include workshops or ARFTG registration.

To qualify for an award:

  • This sponsorship is aimed at students who have not attended the IMS/RFIC before.
  • All applicants must be IEEE MTT-S Student Members.
  • All applicants must submit a personal statement.
  • Supervisors are expected to pay for transportation to/from San Diego, CA, USA
  • Successful applicants are expected to volunteer (1 day) helping the IMS2023 team.
  • Successful applicants are expected to be present at the IMS2022 from Sunday until Friday afternoon. If also attending RFIC, attendance is required from Saturday until Friday afternoon.
  • Deliverables: (1) Three reports assignment: work in a team of 3 to present the evaluation of (a) one presented paper, (b) one poster paper and (c) one product from the exhibition. An additional report will be required for RFIC attendees on one presented paper or poster. This assignment will be presented during the final meeting on Friday, 16 June 2023.
  • Each research group may submit up to 4 applications.
  • Past PhD student awardees are not eligible.
  • All MTT-S Fellowship/Scholarship recipients cannot apply to this initiative.

Important Dates:

31 March 2023 Deadline for application submissions

Additional Notes:

  • The IEEE MTT-S reserves the right to check the details in this application against IEEE records and other resources, if necessary.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel insurance.

Contact Information:

For questions about the PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative please contact the MTT-S Student Sponsorship Initiative Committee (Michael Wu, Guoan Wang and Rashaunda Henderson (

Click here to submit your application through the online form.

Once you submit the form, your supervisor will receive an email to provide a recommendation letter. The recommendation letter must be received by 5 April 2023.