Many IRTF Research Groups meet co-located with IETF standards meetings. Registration for these meetings is handled by the IETF, and a single registration permits attendance at the IETF working groups and at any co-located IRTF research group meetings. The IETF offers a substantial discount on the registration fee for full-time students, and a discounted pass for one day attendance.
The IRTF has a limited number of in-person fee waivers available to cover registration costs for those who would not otherwise be able to attend in-person IRTF research group meetings co-located with the IETF. Contact the IRTF chair for details, explaining why you need such a pass, and stating what research group(s) you wish to attend, at what meeting, and what contribution you will make to the group.
Live streaming and remote attendance at such meetings is also available, subject to registration in advance. A registration fee is charged for remote participation, but the IETF operates a fee waiver programme for cases where the remote participation fee is a barrier to participation.
A limited number of travel grants are also available.