The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI) does its best to supplement funding for PhD student conference travel. Each academic year, CS and IGPI PhD students are eligible to receive reimbursement for up to $400 (domestic travel) or $600 (international travel), funding permitting, to present their peer-reviewed work at a well-regarded conference (typically, ACM or IEEE sponsored conferences).

Students should first obtain a funding commitment from their advisor and then apply for funding from both the program and the following sources:

To apply for funding:

Email your request to the Director of Graduate Studies, Juan Pablo Hourcade (juanpablo-hourcade@uiowa.edu) and the Computer Science Departmental Administrator, Allison Rockwell (allison-rockwell@uiowa.edu).

Your request should include:

  • An attachment with proof of acceptance of the peer-reviewed research to be presented
  • The website, location, meeting dates, and acceptance rate of the venue where you will be presenting

In addition, please ask your advisor to send us an email including information on whether the research to be presented is part of an externally funded project and what funding they will be providing from their research budget.