As a Young Professional (YP) member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)—the world’s largest association for the aerospace industry—I have been working during non-office hours on a Technical Paper entitled “Applications for Thermal Treatment Technologies.” I would like to request funding to attend the following upcoming AIAA Conference so that I may present my paper to an industry audience:
[Alternate introductory paragraph if you do not have a paper to present]
As a Young Professional (YP) member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)—the world’s largest association for the aerospace industry—I am eligible for a reduced fee when attending AIAA Technical Conferences. I would like to request funding to attend the following upcoming AIAA Conference, which will give me an opportunity to gain knowledge on the projects to which I am currently assigned here at [insert name of your company]:
Conference Title: 22nd International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies
Conference Date: May 12-16, 2011
Conference Location: Renaissance Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL
Registration Fee: $560.00 (non-AIAA member fee is $650.00)
Attending this conference will not only provide me with an opportunity to learn more about the latest technologies and developments in incineration and thermal treatment, it will increase visibility for (your company’s name). Many industry leaders from across the U.S. and abroad regularly attend AIAA conferences, and this particular conference appears to be very popular. In fact, according to the AIAA Web site, the following individuals and organizations are already signed up to attend the 22nd International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies:
My attendance at this conference will also give [your company] direct access to exhibits and presentations from many other organizations within the aerospace industry, allowing us to gain valuable information about what other firms are doing and where they are focusing their efforts. This is especially important given [your company’s] current focus on incineration and thermal treatment and our desire to partner with other organizations to develop new applications in this area.
Thank you for considering this request. Please let me know if you need any additional information that may influence your decision to approve funding.