Travel Grants

SIGIR Student Travel Grants

The ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) invites applications for small grants to help cover the cost of travel, lodging and registration to the  SIGIR 2015 conference.  Students must be members of ACM SIGIR to be eligible for the grants.

Preference will be given, in this order, to:

  • Applicants who are an author of a full paper and will be presenting the paper at SIGIR.
  • Applicants who are attending the doctoral consortium.
  • Applicants who are an author of a short paper or demo and will be presenting the short paper or demo at SIGIR.

Only students who are (1) authors of full, short or demo papers and will present the work at the conference or (2) doctoral consortium participants are eligible for these grants.

In most cases, the travel grants will only cover a portion of the travel expenses.  Our goal is to maximize the number of students we can help.  If the demand exceeds the available budget, we will prioritize applicants who are full-time students at the time of the conference and those who have not received a travel grant from SIGIR in the past.

Student authors of full, short and demo papers who do not present the work at SIGIR are not eligible for these travel grants.  Student authors of workshop papers are also not eligible for these travel grants.

Students who are not eligible for the SIGIR Student Travel Grants are encouraged to monitor the SIGIR 2015 website for information about being a student volunteer.

Students granted SIGIR travel support will be expected to register using the “early-bird” registration rate and to travel and lodge as economically as possible. Note that early-bird registration for the conference closes on June 7.

Donald B. Crouch Travel Grants

As a result of a donation made by the Singhal Family Charitable Fund, additional funding is available for support of students living and studying in developing countries. Selections for these grants will be made based on the university location information provided in the application.

Google Travel Grants for Women

Google is sponsoring travel grants specifically for women. If you wish to be considered for this award, please answer the application question concerning your gender.

Application Process & Deadline

The application deadline is May 8th (midnight US east coast time). Decisions will be communicated around May 15th. To apply, complete the online application form.  Before starting your application, you should prepare a budget with estimated travel and lodging costs as you will be required to provide this information.


If you or your advisor have questions, contact Diane Kelly, SIGIR Treasurer (dianek [at]