SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program

The SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) was established to provide financial support for SIGAPP student members to attend SIGAPP primary conference (SAC) to present their accepted work. Student primary authors and co-authors are eligible to apply for these awards. The eligibility rules may vary year to year depending on funds availability. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis.

Expenses eligible for coverage include conference registration fees, travel expenses to and from the conference, and accommodation expenses while attending SAC. Note that meal expenses will not be covered by these grants, neither will cost related to getting a visa to travel to the conference location. The award amounts vary year to year depending on type of travel (intercontinental or intra-continental) and the applicants pool and their needs. SIGAPP expects institutions to share costs in funding students travel to SAC.

Reimbursement is handled by ACM after the end of the conference. Recipients will received instructions from ACM on how to claim these awards.  Recipients need to keep original receipts for all eligible expenses as they are required for reimbursement.

Students may join SIGAPP for a very nominal fee ($8) and become eligible for this funding. Only SIGAPP student members are eligible for this award. Please see Join SIGAPP for more details.

SAC 2019 Travel Applications

The SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) provides support for SIGAPP student members to attend the SAC 2019 conference and present their work. The eligibility criteria are:

  • The applicant (student author) must be an active SIGAPP member.
  • The applicant must be an active student in his/her institution.
  • The student author must attend the conference and present the work.

The application deadline is December 20, 2018. Eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. Covered expenses are outlined above. The amount of each award depends on the type of travel (domestic or international - intercontinental or intra-continental) and the applicant pool and their needs. Notifications will be sent out by January 20, 2019.

The application form URL: TBD

Please note that you need to print (or save electronic) a copy of the from for submission.

After completing and submitting the online form, please email the following documents to Dr. Jiman Hong at

  • Copy of the completed form
  • Two-page resume
  • Invoice of airfare from travel agency
  • Letter of support from your research advisor

Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Jiman Hong at

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