A conference I'm submitting to will be able to offer limited financial support to a small number of participants needing assistance to attend the conference.. The date of the conference is several months after my PhD finishes and I don't know where I will be at that time, if anywhere, so I am asking for financial support. What should I focus on to maximise my chances?
So far I am mentioning:
- The previous edition of the conference (for which I had other funding) was very useful for me. I presented paper A there (title, reference, I'm 1st author), and got major input that significantly improved paper B (title, reference, highle reuptable journal, I'm second author). Without my participation in the previous conference, paper B would not have been as good as it became.
- The work I want to present now, which is paper C (almost ready for submission; probably published by the time of the conference; title, abstract; I'm 1st author) should be very relevant for the conference (should I send a copy of the full submitted manuscript?)
- After the previous conference, I talked to a co-chair (name) and he encouraged me to ask for financial support should I be "between jobs" during the next edition (NB: he also encouraged me to explicitly mention his name, and I will)
- My PhD is planned at <date>, and I currently don't know where I will be by then.
Does this roughly correspond to what they likely want to hear/know? Am I missing something? Am I saying too much? Should I focus on one aspect more than another?
(NB: the conference is held every 2 years and is in the field of remote sensing, and it is customary, but not mandatory, to write a non-peer reviewed paper for the conference proceedings)