Student Grants

The Fall Technical Conference, with thanks to our generous sponsors, offers a limited number of grants to cover the cost of registration, meals (up to $49), and lodging for students who wish to attend the Fall Technical Conference (FTC).

Travel expenses are not covered by the grant. The FTC is sponsored jointly by the ASQ’s Chemical and Process Industries Division (CPID) and Statistics Division (STAT) along with two sections of the American Statistical Association: Section on Quality and Productivity (Q&P) and Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences (SPES). This year’s FTC will be held October 4-6, 2023, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in programs related to Statistics or Quality Management are eligible to apply for the grant. Recipients are requested to serve as room monitors or other positions for a session at the conference, and are required to write a brief article about their conference experience for the Statistics Division Newsletter/Statistics Digest and CPID counterparts.

Applicants should send a letter of interest detailing their motivation for attending the conference and the anticipated benefits of participation, together with a letter of recommendation from a major professor to:

FTC Student Grant Awards Chair
Mindy Hotchkiss

Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2023. Awardees will be notified shortly after, and must register within a week of notification. A brief personal biography and a photograph will be requested from successful applicants for inclusion in conference materials, including various awards dinners and lunches throughout the conference.