(*) Open for tutorials and CRAFT session organizers only.
(**) Open to all attendees.
Those who lack the means to pay for registration or who cannot afford to travel to attend the conference may apply for financial support, which consists of (1) a registration fee waiver and/or (2) a travel grant of a maximum of €1500.
Travel grants will be extremely limited and only offered to those in the most financially precarious positions. Please only apply for a travel grant if there is no other way for you to attend the conference. Applicants must declare explicitly they will not be able to attend without financial support from some source external to their own institute. Please try to get funding from other sources whenever possible, and apply for the minimum amount that you would require to come to the conference (considering travel, hotel, and subsistence costs).
Travel grants are offered in two modalities, of which you can choose one. In modality A. Expense reimbursement paid after the conference, you will be provided a link to an ACM page for uploading your receipts for flight, hotel, ground transportation, meals, and you will be reimbursed for eligible expenses. In modality B. Lump sum paid after the conference, you will be provided a link to an ACM page for indicating your mailing address, permanent address, and national tax ID number; you will be transferred the requested amount and this will be considered as taxable income that you will need to report to your national tax authority. If you are unsure, we recommend modality A.
Applicants for financial support must justify their need in their application. Among applicants who justify their need for support, priority will be given to those actively contributing to the conference, such as those offering a tutorial, organizing a CRAFT session, presenting a paper, or participating in the Doctoral Colloquium.
Applications for financial support will proceed in rounds.
For the first round, only co-organizers of accepted tutorials or CRAFT proposals who need a travel grant to attend the conference will be eligible. At most one full (maximum €1500) travel grant per tutorial or CRAFT session will be granted, so co-organizers must coordinate among them before applying; two co-organizers may apply, but then each must apply, at most, for half of a travel grant (maximum €750).
Required application materials:
The first round will close on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, and notifications will be sent on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.
To apply for financial support (first round), use this form. Notice that after you complete the financial support form, there is a supplementary form for additional, optional information, that you may add to your application.
For the second round, any attendee who needs a travel grant to attend the conference will be eligible.
Required application materials:
The second round will close on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, and notifications will be sent on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019.
After receiving a travel grant, grantees will have to provide proof by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that they will attend the conference by Friday, December 20th, 2019. This can be a flight/hotel reservation, a visa appointment or a visa, or similar materials. Not providing this proof will void the grant.
The travel grant cannot be advanced but is instead paid as a reimbursement or a lump sum after the conference takes place, as per ACM rules. Forms, instructions, and a contact e-mail address at ACM will be provided to all grantees.
Please contact email@example.com for any questions.
The financial support chair will work closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Chair, Aniko Hannak, from the Complexity Science Hub Vienna and Vienna University of Economics and Business