Travel Grants

Thanks to generous support from the SIGIR Student Travel Grant Program, CIKM 2018 will grant travel awards to selected full-time student attendees. The purpose of the CIKM travel awards is to encourage student participation by partially funding the costs of travel, lodging, and conference registration fees of students who would otherwise have difficulty attending. Particular consideration will be given to underrepresented groups and minority-serving institutions to ensure a diverse group of funded participants.

Applications will be accepted from full-time students at degree granting institutions.

For a student to be eligible, he or she must meet one of two criteria: (1) be an author of a short, full, demo, or industry/case-study paper and (2) be the one presenting the work at the conference.

Award criteria will include the applicant's scheduled participation at CIKM 2018, financial need, and potential impact of the applicant’s attendance in increasing the diversity of the conference participation.

Students will be awarded fixed amounts ($1,000 or $2,000 USD) and the awards will be competitive in the sense that not every student will receive a Travel Grant.

The application process requires the student to submit an application and the student's academic advisor to submit a statement of support. The forms and the application instructions are available here.

Application deadlines:

Submission deadline: September 26, 2018 (anywhere on Earth)
Award notification: September 28, 2018