Students (YP’s)

Programs for Students and Young Professionals

Inter-noise 2021 provides many opportunities for young professionals (including students) to receive grants with congress participation, attend the YP Mentoring Workshop, noise control practice school, network with noise control professionals, and showcase research. Please carefully read the following to determine eligibility and ground rules. Note that a student may apply to several travel awards but will receive only one award (INCE-USA travel award, I-INCE Young Professionals Award or the Latin America Young Professionals Award) to attend inter-noise 2021. If the student is a potential recipient of two or more travel grants, only one (the most financially beneficial) award will be given to that student. Please continue to visit the website for updates and share the information posted to ensure everyone can take advantage of these great opportunities.

I-INCE Programs for Young Professionals

See below for several exciting programs that are held at each INTER-NOISE congress. Though the Young Professionals (YP) page on I-INCE site includes detailed descriptions, here is a brief outline. All I-INCE programs are open to all young professionals, including those from USA. However, young professionals from USA may not be eligible for multiple travel/attendance awards.

I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants (YP Grants)
The goal of this program is to assist young professionals/engineers in attending the 50th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2021) to be held in Washington DC, USA 1-4 August 2021.

I-INCE has allocated the funds to support 20 grants, each having a value of 600 EUR. The YP Grant will include applicable registration fee for the Congress. The remainder of the 600 EUR grant (600 EUR –registration fee) will be available at the time of the Congress in local currency as a contribution to partially cover travel and accommodation expenses. The notification of the award of the prestigious Young Professionals 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. The application and abstract submission deadline (for the grant) is 15 Febuary 2021. Candidates must first submit the abstract of their paper via the conference website (, and then submit their award application via the I-INCE Young Professionals page. Awards will be announced around 15 March 2021 and the final papers are due 7 May 2021. Updates to be posted on the congress website.

Grants for 10 Young Professionals from Latin America

The goal of this program (LAYP) is to assist students and young professionals/engineers from Latin America in attending INTER-NOISE 2021. The Congress has allocated the funds to support 10 grants, each having a value of $750 USD including the applicable registration fee for the Congress. Eligibly criteria and the application procedures for the LAYP grants are posted here.

Go to the LAYP application form – in the word format and in the pdf format.

I-INCE Noise Control Practice School for Young Professionals

Sunday, 1 August 2021

There should be four case studies presented on successful applications of noise control. Presenters are practitioners of noise control with long histories of working on noise problems. This is a chance to learn about practical application of theory. Lunch is included in the workshop and that will be an opportunity for attendees to have more interactions with noise control engineers. Space is limited. Indicate your interest in attending the workshop on a form (coming soon) and we will get back to you to tell you whether you we are able to accommodate your request. Preference will be given to students. Schedule & agenda to be announced.

I-INCE Young Professional Workshop

Monday, 2 August 2021
15:45 – 17:30

The goals of the Young Professional Practice School are to provide mentorship via case studies and professional issues presented by world-renowned experts and to hold informal discussions between young professionals and I-INCE leaders and senior noise control engineers. Once the winners of the Young Professionals Grant have been determined, all of the participants are invited to this Workshop to gain valuable contacts and view presentations by noise control professionals. The invitation is also extended to most students who register for the Congress. Date, time & program to be announced.

15:45-16:00 Check in
16:00-17:00 Professional Skills
17:00-17:30 Presentation of the I-INCE Young Professionals Grant Awardee Certifications

I-INCE Social Networking Event

Monday, 2 August 2021
17:30-18:30 (By Invitation Only)

There are networking opportunities for Young Professionals after the workshop. I-INCE leaders and guests will attend this event. This networking event is strictly by invitation. Date & time to be announced.

Student Visa Information (Only for “Live, In-Person” Component)

Citizens or nationals of many countries are currently eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP, unless citizens of one of these countries are also a national of Iraq, Iran, Syria, or Sudan.

For more information on visa waiver and other rules, visit the following website:

Student Needing Visa: Please directly contact the Congress Secretariat

Additional Opportunities for Students at inter-noise 2021 (open to all students)

inter-noise 2021 “Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering” Competition 
There will be a special session of student presentations of seminal noise control papers:  “Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering”. This is open to all students. Students will present on one of the classic papers listed in the entry form. An award will be given based on the student’s presentation alone.  Papers are not required for presentations in this session, but abstracts are. The student and their advisor must be members of an I-INCE Member Society.

The abstract and presentation should focus on the main thrust of the original paper but could also include additional work that has been done by the student presenter. The additional work could include reproduction of the results in the original paper, additional analysis, or a study of the influence of the original paper on subsequent research or noise control practice, etc.

The title of the presentation should be something like:
An overview of <authors’ names> paper on <paper title> and its influence on subsequent research.  The last part need not be there or might be different depending on the content of your presentation.

A winner, as determined by the INCE-USA judging panel, will receive $1000 USD if the student attends the inter-noise 2021 Awards Ceremony. Multiple student winners may share the prize money.

Download word file or download pdf file

FREE Registration — Student Volunteer Opportunities at inter-noise 2021

Student volunteers are needed to provide back-up support to inter-noise 2021 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. This will be an excellent networking opportunity. Sessions will be assigned to match student interests and availability. Schedule will allow for activities such as paper presentations.

Contact Micaela Lindstrom or the Congress Secretariat for more information.

Please check with the organizers re the policy if you may have already received a free registration via other means.

Awards for Students Studying in the USA Only

Inter-noise 2021 Student Paper Competition
(The student and their advisor must be members of INCE-USA)

“A Student Paper Competition for inter-noise 2021 will be held, with up to 5 awards given to the most outstanding papers. The Winners (first authors only) of the Student Paper Competition Awards will receive $500 USD. If a winning paper is expanded and accepted after peer review for publication in the Noise Control Engineering Journal, the student will receive an additional $500 award. To enroll in the student paper competition, the student must check the “student paper competition” checkbox during abstract/paper submission (more information coming soon). Unlike past years, no additional paperwork will be required for entry. On the title slide of your presentation, please include the following items: “This presentation is part of the inter-noise 2020 Student Paper Competition”, indicate the I-INCE membership organization for the student author and their advisor, and include a statement that the work and paper were completed by the student, for example “This project is the sole work of Student Name Here, under supervision of Advisor Name Here”.

INCE-USA Travel Awards
Award Eligibility for INCE-USA Awards: The applicant for the awards described below must be a student studying at a University in the USA. Anyone who has won any of the INCE-USA student/young professional travel awards previously is not eligible this year for that same award. A person may be nominated for both travel awards (as well as apply for I-INCE travel grant) but will only be able to receive one of them. Participating in the Student Paper Competition does not affect eligibility for either of the travel awards. Awardees are determined solely by the INCE-USA Honors and Awards Committee and any independent volunteers who may be solicited by the committee. The INCE-USA Honors and Awards Committee will make awards based on nominee/applicant qualifications and available funding. Many thanks to the generous donors who make these two awards possible!

Michiko So Finegold Award for Graduate Student/Young Professional Travel
INCE-USA is pleased to offer the Michiko So Finegold Award, supporting U.S. graduate students and young professionals traveling to inter-noise 2021 to present their work on noise effects, development of noise policy, and related aspects of noise control engineering. Qualified graduate students/young professionals need to be nominated using the form available here (coming soon). 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
INCE-USA is pleased to be able to offer the Hallberg Foundation award, supporting North American undergraduate or graduate students traveling to inter-noise 2021 to present their work in any areas 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 (coming soon), 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.