SIGIR is pleased to offer a limited amount of funding to support events related to SIGIR’s mission. Such events include small workshops and regional events directly related to information retrieval or of strong interest to the SIGIR community.
Requesters for funding of such events should complete the relevant Google form.
The requester or at least one organizer of the event must be a member of ACM and of SIGIR.
Events should be in the planning stages leading up to the event, rather than at the initial proposal stage. Ideally requests should be received no more than 9 months, and no less than 3 months, in advance of the event (though it may be possible to accommodate requests on a shorter timeframe).
We review proposals and make funding decisions four times a year. Submission deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 of each year. Proposals submitted before these deadlines should receive a decision by two weeks following the deadline.
Intended uses of this funding include (but are not limited to) supporting student travel or inviting a keynote speaker. Requests from for-profit events will almost certainly be rejected.
Funded events will be required (1) to acknowledge SIGIR’s support on their Web site and proceedings and (2) be “in cooperation” with SIGIR or provide similar guarantees of low registration rates.