UMAP will have over US $33,000 to distribute for student travel from NSF, SIGCHI, SIGWEB, Microsoft Research and User Modeling, Inc.
The UMAP Student Travel Award Program is intended to help student authors attend UMAP.
Student Travel Awards are given to authors who are currently students or who were students at the time of submission of their papers. Preference in awards is given to Doctoral Consortium presenters and to students who are first authors and will present the paper at the conference and whose advisors do not have a current research grant. Preference is given to PhD students and to underrepresented groups in computer science such as women.
The size of the award given is based on the funds available, the student’s expected travel expenses minus other sources of support, and the number of applicants. Up to 90% of expenses except meals may be covered. Awards are typically larger for authors of full papers and Doctoral Consortium presenters.
All students receiving support will be requestesd to help with a small organization task during the conference.
Financial support will be provided via reimbursement of expenses. Please therefore register and pay your fees as indicated in the conference registration site.
Student Travel Awards applications will be evaluated in two rounds. We strongly recommend to submit your application in the first round (early applications). The first round is also primarily meant for students with accepted papers to Doctoral consortium or to the main track of UMAP 2017. Funds left from the first round will be distributed in the second round.
Early applications (1st round):
- Deadline: April 28, 2017
- Notification: May 12, 2017
Applications (2nd round):
- Deadline: May 21, 2017
- Notification: May 24, 2017
To apply for a UMAP Student Travel Award, the student should: