Student Travel Grants

If you are a student interested in attending ISWC 2018, you may be eligible to apply for travel grants to support the costs of travel and lodging. This year, travel grants are funded by the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

Applying for a Student Travel Award

The deadline for applying for an ISWC 2018 travel award is August 27th, 2018. Please make sure that you have submitted your application and that your supervisor has sent us a confirmation email by this date.

To apply for a grant please follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you are eligible to apply for an ISWC 2018 travel award: You must currently be a student at a higher education institution; and have an ISWC 2018 submission that has been accepted to either the main conference, the doctoral consortium, an ISWC 2018 workshop, the poster/demo session, or the Semantic Web challenge (you may have submissions to more than one of these categories). If there are additional funds available, we will also consider supporting students who do not have papers at the conference.
  2. Fill out and submit the ISWC 2018 Student Travel Award Application Form.
  3. Ask your supervisor to email iswc.travel.awards@gmail.com, confirming that you are a current student under their supervision and that you will be attending ISWC 2018. The subject of the email should be “ISWC 2018 Student Travel Award Application Verification for {YOUR NAME}”. The text should read “I confirm that {YOUR NAME} is a student that is currently under my supervision at {INSTITUTION NAME} and that they will be attending ISWC 2018 to present work that they completed under my supervision. {SUPERVISOR NAME}”
  4. Register for ISWC 2018.

You will receive a notification by September 10th, 2018 and be allowed to register at an early registration rate.

Award Details

The exact amount awarded to each student will depend on the needs stated in the application and the kind of submission that they have in ISWC 2018. Preference will be given to students that are first authors on papers accepted to the main conference or the doctoral consortium, followed by those who are first authors on papers accepted to ISWC workshops and the Poster & Demo session. If there are additional funds available, we will also consider supporting students who do not have papers at the conference.

Please note that students attending higher education institutions in the U.S. will be eligible for funding provided by the NSF. If your application is approved, to ensure reimbursement per NSF guidelines, you are required to travel with US-flag carriers or on flights ticketed through an US-carrier.

This year, we will consider supporting travel companions for attendees with special needs and aim to support a diverse group of students (e.g., gender, nationality, ethnicity, type of institution, geographic location). If you have any questions or would like to discuss your specific requirements please do not hesitate to contact iswc.travel.awards@gmail.com.

Student Travel Award Sponsors