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Travel Awards

All travel awards have been awarded and we are no longer accepting applications.

Travel awards are offered to help offset the costs of attending the meeting. Awardees are granted up to US $800 for round-trip travel to the conference and lodging.

Eligibility: Graduate students (awarded a primary degree and enrolled full-time for a post-graduate degree – Masters or Doctorate) or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply.
Application: Email
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the following materials by September 1st with the subject “[symposium travel award]”:

  • A brief statement describing why you are applying for a travel award.
  • Nomination Letter – may be written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer, or director of the department.

Process: The awardees are determined after review of application materials. Priority is given to support gender diversity, under-represented minority groups, or those with disabilities. Awardees will be notified of further rules, such as airline restrictions, upon offer of award.

Childcare Support

While UCI does not provide on-site child care, attendees may apply in advance of the conference for a childcare supplements up to $200 to defray the costs of providing alternate childcare (e.g. babysitters, summer camps). Applicants should email
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with the subject “[symposium childcare supplement]” by September 1st, 2018 with a description of the childcare center/service contact information, dates of childcare, and the amount of the request.



John Wayne Airport (SNA)
John Wayne Airport is located just 4 miles from UC Irvine. Most major carriers service this airport.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Los Angeles International Airport is So. California’s major hub which serves as the international airport of choice. LAX is located approx. 40 miles from UC Irvine. All major carriers service this airport.

Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Long Beach Regional Airport is located approximately 25 miles from UC Irvine. Jet Blue Airlines and Southwest Airlines are the primary carriers who service LGB.


Avis Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the AWD number Y110047 or call AVIS at (800) 331-1600 and provide the AWD number.

Budget Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the BCD number X597998 or call Budget at (800) 842-5628  and provide the BCD number.


CMCF has made every effort to provide attendees with a variety of hotels. See each hotel in relation to the UC Irvine campus on this map.

Participating hotels and rates are listed below. Please note that all discounted rates listed below are based on single occupancy and does not include taxes, meals or other fees. Additional fees may apply.

  1. Hotel Irvine
    17900 Jamboree Road
    Irvine, CA, 92614
    Tel: 877.614.2137
    Book your stay directly on or by calling reservations at 949-225-6750 or emailing a dedicated reservationist at

    • Complimentary “Everyday Breakfast”
    • Complimentary WiFi access for everyone’s device (we don’t limit you) in rooms and at restaurant, lounge and pool
    • Complimentary airport shuttle to and from John Wayne Airport
    • Complimentary  transportation to and from UCI campus on HI Commuter (based on availability).
    • Discounted self-parking and Valet Parking at $18 per day
  2. Atrium Hotel
    18700 Macarthur Boulevard
    Irvine, CA 92612
    Tel: 800.854.3012
    For online bookings, visit and enter promo code “UCI”.

    • Complimentary shuttle to/from campus (subject to availability)
    • Complimentary parking ($14 value)
    • Complimentary hot breakfast
  3. Crowne Plaza Hotel
    3131 Bristol St
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Tel: 714.557.3000
    Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Reservation Booking Link: Booking link
    You may also call Giovanna direct at 714-913-9058. Please mention NSF – Simons CMCF at UCI

    • Complimentary American Breakfast Buffet Voucher per morning ($15.95 value)
    • Complimentary parking ($14.00 value)
    • Complimentary Orange County Airport (SNA) Shuttle Service
    • Complimentary Hotel Shuttle Service to UCI (Subject to availability)
  4. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    1107 Jamboree Road
    Newport Beach, CA 90660
    Tel: 949.729.1234
    Parking daily rate: $10

Questions? Contact us at
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