For Students
28th International
System Safety Conference
30 Aug - 03 Sept 2010

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN USA
Benefits of Being a Member of a Professional Society
        • Networking opportunities with potential employers for jobs or 
        • Exposure to real life applications of engineered technologies
        • As of 01 July 2010, students can become a [student] member
           at no cost!!
        • Contact Cathy Carter at Society Headquarters for more information

International System Safety Conference
$1500 Travel Bursaries for Full-time Students

Full-time students involved in university research are invited to apply for a $1500 bursary towards reimbursement of travel expenses for participation in the 28th International System Safety Conference to be held 30 Aug - 03 Sept 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Thales Rail Signalling Solutions
General Motors Canada
   Student Representative    Amber Schauf    240.320.7200
Student Bursary Dr. Rami Debouk  
This conference is expected to attract about 400 participants with representation from a variety of fields including aerospace, medical devices, defense, rail, energy and health care. In keeping with this year's theme, "Building Bridges to a Safer Future", we are making a special effort to ensure that this event is as rewarding as possible for students.

We expect to award as many bursaries as funding allows to eligible students. These bursaries will be awarded to full-time students currently (at the time of application) involved in university research at either the senior undergraduate or graduate level. This research must address a topic with a clear relevance to the discipline of system safety.

To be considered for one of these bursaries, a student must:
       • Be a full-time student in a degree program involved in university research at either the senior
          undergraduate or graduate level

       • No later than 31 March 2010, submit a proposal for a poster using the submission website at

      • No later than 15 May 2010, complete a registration in the conference using the on-line registration site at

      • No later than 15 May 2010, send an email message to bursary "at" asking to be
          considered for a bursary.  Include as attachments to this email the following:   

                   > CV or resumι
                   > Brief letter or memorandum from the student's supervisor or department head
                      confirming the full-time status of the student in a degree program
                   > Brief statement of purpose (300 words or less) that explains the student's interest in this
                      conference  and, more generally, the discipline of system safety
                   > Draft version of their poster in either PDF or MS/Powerpoint format

Bursaries will be awarded to eligible students partially on the basis of the relevance and quality of the (draft version of the) poster that they have submitted. The statement of purpose will also be considered in making this decision.

Applicants should visit for advice on preparing a poster for a scientific conference. As well, applicants are strongly encouraged to interact with the Poster Chair well in advance of 15 May 2010 to obtain early feedback on their poster.

Any student who is the author or co-author of a paper accepted for presentation at the conference is also invited to apply for a bursary. If the student is not the sole author of the paper, then the student's application for a bursary should highlight their personal contribution to the paper. If a student is applying for a bursary on the basis of an accepted paper, a poster proposal is not necessary. However, we strongly encourage all student participants to prepare a poster for the conference as an opportunity to create interest in their work, generate feedback and possibly even stimulate some future career opportunities.

All eligible applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than 01 June 2010.

The bursary will be provided in the form of a reimbursement for airfare, ground transportation, conference registration fee and accommodation following the conference - up to a maximum of $1500.

The names of students selected for these bursaries - along with contact information and a summary of their education will be shared with industry sponsors of this bursary.