Students & Young Professionals

InterNoise 2015 Helping Students & Young Professionals

Young Professionals I-INCE Grants & Workshop


The 2015 Young Professional I-INCE Grant winners are announced for INTER-NOISE 2015.


Join us in a new Inter-noise tradition and participate in the Young Professionals Workshop. Share some snacks and drinks with your peers and senior I-INCE members, and attend short presentations on topics of interest to young engineers and scientists.  See the YP Workshop Agenda

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Student volunteers are needed to provide back-up support to InterNoise 2015 technical sessions. Volunteers will attend assigned sessions and make themselves available in the event that the session chair and/or technical staff need additional assistance. Volunteers will receive free registration to the conference and an InterNoise T-shirt. This would be an excellent networking opportunity and sessions will be assigned to match student interests and availability. Schedule will allow for activities such as paper presentations. Contact Dana Lodico for more information (

Student Paper Competition


INCE/USA Student Paper Competition

The INCE Foundation once again is sponsoring the student paper competition, with up to 5 awards given to the most outstanding papers. Winners of the INCE Foundation Awards will receive $500 US, plus an additional $500 if they attend the INCE Award Ceremony. If a winning paper is expanded, peer reviewed, and accepted for publication in the Noise Control Engineering Journal, the student will receive an additional $500 Award.

Click Here for details on how to apply. When you submit your abstract, also indicate you plan to register for the Student Paper Competition.

Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering Presentation Competition

INCE/USA is sponsoring a special session of seminal noise control papers open to students, “Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering”. Students should pick one of the papers listed. Awards will be given based on the presentation itself. An abstract and a brief paper should be submitted. The application deadline is the same as the abstract submission deadline: 28 March, 2015. The paper deadline is 22 May, 2015. Contest rules and the list of classic papers may be downloaded here and the application may be downloaded here. Note that as papers are chosen, they will be removed from the list. The abstract, paper and presentation should focus on the main thrust of the original paper, which could also include additional work that has been done by the student presenter. Additional work could include reproduction of the results in the paper, additional analysis, or showing how the original paper has influenced subsequent research or noise control practice, etc. To submit your abstract and paper, see the “Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering”, Session 21.01, on the Abstract and Paper Submission pages of this website.

INCE/USA Travel Awards

Michiko So Finegold Award for graduate student/young professional travel

For the third year INCE/USA is pleased to be able to offer the Michiko So Finegold Award, supporting U.S. graduate students and young professionals traveling to InterNoise 2015 to present their work on noise effects research, development of noise policy and related aspects of noise control engineering. This year multiple awards are available – qualified graduate students/young professionals need to be nominated using the form available here. Applications will be processed as received. If you are a graduate student or young professional please ask for a nomination to be submitted on your behalf from a current/former professor or supervisor. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Michiko So Finegold Memorial Trust.

Hallberg Foundation Award for student travel

For the second year INCE/USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to InterNoise 2015 to present their work in any area of noise control engineering. Multiple awards will be offered. As with the Michiko So Finegold Award, qualified students need to be nominated using the form available here, and applications will be processed as received. If you are a current student please contact a professor to complete the nomination form on your behalf. This award is funded by the INCE Foundation through an endowment from the Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation.

Award eligibility

A person who has won any of the student/young professional awards previously is not eligible this year for that same award. A person may be nominated for both travel awards but will only be able to receive one of them. Participating in Student Paper Competition does not affect eligibility for either of the travel awards. Awardees are determined solely by the INCE Honors and Awards Committee and any independent volunteers who may be solicited by the committee. The INCE Honors and Awards Committee will make awards based on nominee/applicant qualifications and available funding. Many thanks to the generous donors who make these awards possible.


The Noise Control and Acoustics Division will sponsor “Best Student Paper Award”. The winner will receive an acknowledgement certificate and a monetary award. To be eligible for participation in this competition, the primary author must be a student and must present at the conference. The author must also select ASME for their paper affiliation. Advisors must send an e-mail to Kristin Cody ( for their students to be eligible.

Hyundai Motor Company

The Hyundai Motor Company is sponsoring a student paper competition for papers on Automotive Sound Quality. Authors of winning papers will receive 800 USD. Up to three prizes will be awarded. Please indicate your desire to be considered in this competition when submitting your abstract

I-INCE Young Professional Grants

The Board of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) has approved I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants (YP Grants) to assist young professionals/engineers in attending the 44th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2015) to be held in San Francisco, California, USA, 2015 August 9 – 12. I-INCE has allocated the funds to support at least 15 grants, each having a value of 600 EUR. The YP Grant will include complimentary registration for the Congress. The remainder of the 600 EUR grant will be available at the time of the Congress in U.S. Dollars as a contribution to partially cover travel and accommodation expenses. The notification of the award of the prestigious YP Grant may be used to assist with obtaining additional funding from other sources.

Candidates must be relatively early in their professional careers (typically less than 10 years of active career). They can be either undergraduate or postgraduate students, postdoctoral, or young acousticians or noise control engineers working in industry. Preference will be given to students.

Prior grant winners are not eligible for the Young Professionals Grant.

The application and abstract submission deadline (for the grant) is 2015 March 28. Candidates must submit the completed application form via the website ( Additionally, each applicant should seek a recommendation letter and/or partial travel support from the candidate’s supervisor or where practical, by an officer of the candidate’s local member society of the I-INCE (details of the member societies can be found at The award selection committee may contact the candidate’s supervisor if there are any questions.

The official website of INTER-NOISE 2015 <> will provide instructions for the submission and presentation of papers (abstract and full paper). Note that all candidates must submit their abstracts and full paper manuscripts in the same manner as other authors, and must follow instructions. The application for the YP grant requires the following items be uploaded to the INTER-NOISE 2015 website:

1. Submit your abstract to INTER-NOISE 2015 <> and get the paper or abstract number.

2. Complete the YP grant application form, including the title and an abstract of the paper (see enclosed). Submit only one paper for the YP grant process even if you have multiple papers in the Congress.

3. One additional page that provides more details on theory, experiments, results or conclusions, as relevant to this paper.

4. One page professional biography of the applicant.

5. A copy of the applicant’s passport or comparable (government issued) identity card.

6. An optional recommendation or funding support letter from your supervisor or an officer of your local I-INCE member society may also be uploaded. 7. Upload all materials (from step 2 to 6) to the <>.

Applications will be assessed by the I-INCE YP Grants Subcommittee. Notification will be provided to successful applicants by approximately 2015 April 30. Their complimentary registration identification number will soon follow; if there is a waiting list, those on the waiting list will be informed. The awardees/applicants must complete registration, comply with the deadlines for submission of the manuscript as described at the INTER-NOISE 2015 website, and participate in the Congress. To receive the remaining grant money, the successful candidates must attend the Congress, present themselves personally to the Congress organizers with verification documents such as passport or identity card, and present their paper during the Congress. Note that no (cash) payments will be made to successful candidates prior to the Congress.


  • The grant application itself is not a formal registration for the Congress!
  • Notification of I-INCE YP Grants will be e-mailed to successful applicants by approximately 2015 April 30; if there is a wait list, those on the waiting list will be informed. The remainder of the YP Grant will be given in local currency at the on-site INTER-NOISE 2015 registration desk.

Deadlines for the Grant Application:

          Deadline of Abstract and Application Submission          2015 March 28

          Notification of the Grant                                                    Approx. 2015 April 30

          Deadline of Full Paper Submission                                   2015 May 22

          Deadline of Early Registration                                           2015 June 11


Professor Rajendra Singh, I-INCE VP, Technical Activities

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