PTC YOUNG SCHOLAR PROGRAM

We regret to inform you that the 2021 PTC Young Scholar Program has been cancelled. We hope to offer this high-quality program for Young Scholars from around the world again next year. In the meantime, we encourage you to apply for one of the PTC Research Awards, the Yale M. Braunstein Student Award or the Meheroo Jussawalla Research Award. Take care and stay safe and healthy.

Questions? Email youngscholars@ptc.org.

The PTC Young Scholar Program (YSP), now heading into its seventh year, seeks to recognize exceptional, up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communications technologies.

The PTC Young Scholar Program is open to actively enrolled doctoral (Ph.D.) students and to individuals holding postdoctoral positions. Individuals from emerging economies are encouraged to apply. Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply/submit in subsequent award cycles.

Submission Deadline:
3 September 2019

Notification Date:
8 October 2019

Pacific Telecommunications Council is accepting applications for its 2021 PTC Young Scholar Program (YSP). Open to actively enrolled doctoral (Ph.D.) students and individuals holding postdoctoral positions, the program recognizes, encourages, and supports up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communications technologies. 

Selected applicants will be invited to present their research at PTC’s Annual Conference, PTC’21: New Realities, in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 17 to 20 January 2021.

Applicants for the 2021 PTC Young Scholar Program must submit an official application form along with required supporting materials for a single-authored research paper. 

Questions? Email youngscholars@ptc.org.

Submission Deadline:
8 September 2020 (23:59 HST)

Notification Date:
Mid-October

The PTC Young Scholar Program is open to actively enrolled doctoral (Ph.D.) students and to individuals holding postdoctoral positions. Applicants should be 35 years old and younger at the time of the application deadline.

Young Scholar Program recipients will receive the following:

  • One-year PTC Membership
  • Full registration to the PTC Annual Conference
  • Roundtrip economy airfare*
  • Five-night stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort during the conference
  • USD 250 stipend (a one-time stipend for the duration of the conference)
  • Reimbursement of travel visa fees**

* Travel itinerary must be pre-approved by the PTC Secretariat before making any reservations.

**Fees only refer to the amount charged by the respective country’s U.S. Embassy to obtain a travel visa. A receipt must be provided for reimbursement. Transportation fees to the embassy are not included.

The following must be obliged by all Young Scholar Program recipients. Please note that only single-authored research papers are accepted for the PTC Annual Conference.

  • Make your own flight arrangements within reasonable parameters and obtain your travel visa (if needed) in a timely manner.*
  • Stay for the entire duration of the PTC Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Attend conference-related activities and events deemed necessary by the PTC Research Committee.
  • Allow PTC to post your paper and presentation slides to the online conference program.**
  • Permit PTC to use your image and likeness, be it photo or video, on the PTC website, social media, and other materials used to promote the Young Scholar Program and Annual Conference.
  • Promote the conference as a whole, and your participation pre-, during, and post-conference on social media and other marketing platforms, e.g., university/institution website, newsletter, or professional societies’ platform.
  • Serve as an “ambassador” for PTC and the Young Scholar Program in the future.

*Prior approval must be obtained from PTC before booking your flight.

**YSP paper submissions will be included in the PTC conference proceedings, which are available online. These proceedings are not indexed, and you may publish your paper elsewhere following the PTC Annual Conference.

The application period for this year’s program is now closed.

Applications will start to be accepted again in the Spring of 2020.

Questions? Email youngscholars@ptc.org.

A few good reasons to apply:

  • Opportunity to present and showcase your research to leading ICT-industry executives from around the world at PTC’s Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Engage in discussions with esteemed academic faculty in identifying practical research applications.
  • Gain insights into current industry issues and new trends.
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations, NGOs, government officials, and academics from over 75 countries.

Young Scholars in telecom and ICT fields across the globe represent prestigious universities and institutions such as KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Northumbria University, Southwest Jiaotong University, The Pennsylvania State University, and University of Passau.

Click here to meet the 2020 PTC Young Scholar Program award recipients.

The PTC Young Scholar Program (YSP), which is now heading into its seventh year, seeks to recognize exceptional, up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communications technologies.

PTC will soon be accepting applications for the 2020 Young Scholar Program, open to actively enrolled doctoral (Ph.D.) students and to individuals holding post-doctoral positions. Individuals from emerging economies are encouraged to apply.

A few good reasons to apply as a Young Scholar Program award recipient:

  • Opportunity to present and showcase your research to leading ICT-industry leaders from around the world at the prestigious PTC Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Engage in discussions with esteemed academic faculty in identifying practical research applications
  • Gain new insights into current industry issues and trends
  • Network with industry professionals, members of international organizations and NGOs, government officials, and academics from over 80 countries

The Young Scholar Program attracts promising scholars in the field of telecom and ICTs from across the globe from such prestigious universities and institutions as Chalmers University of Technology, Kyushu University, Nanyang Technological University, Northumbria University, University of Oxford, and University of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about applying to the Young Scholar Program by exploring the tabs below.

Click here to meet the 2019 PTC Young Scholar Program award recipients.

2019 PTC Young Scholars

PTC received many high-quality submissions for this year’s Young Scholar Program (YSP). After several stringent rounds of reviews, the Research Committee has selected the following young scholars to participate in the PTC’19 conference:

  1. John Bautista Ph.D. Student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  2. Paolo Gerli Ph.D. Student, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  3. Maude Hasbi Postdoctoral Researcher, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  4. Jecinta Kamau Ph.D. Student, Kyushu University, Japan
  5. Edward Oughton Senior Research Associate, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  6. J. Stephanie Rose Ph.D. Student, University of Pittsburgh, USA
These scholars will be presenting the current state of academic research from their specializations in the area of telecommunications and ICT in the Young Scholar Sessions–PTC Young Scholar 1 and PTC Young Scholar 2 on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 in South Pacific 4–at the PTC’19 Conference.
Please join them to learn and discuss cutting-edge industry research.

If you are interested in applying for the 2020 Young Scholar Program, you may refer to the guidelines and benefits listed below (for reference only and subject to change).

Past YSP participants were from schools such as:
  • University of The Philippines, Diliman
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Switzerland
  • Indian Institute of Management, India

PTC YOUNG SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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2016 Young Scholar Ai Phuong Hoang at PTC’17

The PTC Young Scholar Program (YSP) aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communication technologies. Outstanding applicants present their research at the PTC annual conference.

Some of the institutions represented by past YSP recipients include: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Carnegie Mellon University, Chalmers University of Science and Technology, Korea University, The Pennsylvania State University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of the Philippines, University of the Witwatersrand, and Waseda University.

Application Process

An application consists of the following:

  • 2019 PTC Young Scholar Program application form (.pdf)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page statement of interest
    • Please provide a one-page statement explaining your interest in this program and how your research aligns with the vision, mission, and interests of PTC and its community
  • Single-authored paper
    • (20-page maximum) Include an abstract, one-page executive summary, and references.
    • Paper topics should be relevant to telecommunications and to information and communications technologies (ICTs) (i.e., policy- or industry-related topics, development-oriented studies, etc.). Research topics may be interdisciplinary or grounded in a specific discipline (economics, political science, business, communications, public policy), may reflect regional and/or cross-regional perspectives, and can employ any established research methodologies

Please note:

  • Applicants may submit only one paper for consideration.
  • Please format your supporting materials according to standard style guidelines (e.g. 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins).

To submit your application materials, please compile the relevant files noted above and compress them into a single .zip file. Please send an email with the complete .zip file to youngscholars@ptc.org no later than 3 September 2018 by 6 PM (HST).

Selection Criteria

Submitted papers and supporting application materials will be evaluated based on overall quality, originality, clarity, and relevance to the PTC community. Both the selection committee and the broader PTC community represent a wide range of interests, disciplines, and regions.