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. If the advisor has insufficient funding to cover the travel expense, students may then apply for funding from both the program and the following sources:

To apply for funding: 

Fill out the form here:

To complete the form, you will need:

  • 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
  • Your anticipated travel budget (registration fee, transportation, lodgings, meals)
  • The amount being covered by your advisor or other funding sources

If you have any questions, you can direct them to the Director of Graduate Studies, Juan Pablo Hourcade and the Department Administrator Alli Rockwell.

A trip setup is required ahead of departure - with time allowed for workflow. Information on setup and post-trip expense reimbursement can be found here.