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 shared 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.

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 this URL for more details:

http://www.acm.org/membership/membership/student/StuMemApp.pdf

SAC 2014 Travel Applications

The SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) provides support for SIGAPP student members to attend the SAC 2014 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 18, 2013. 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.

The application must include the following documents in one compressed zip file via email to Professor Michael Schumacher at michael.schumacher@hevs.ch

  • Completed application form (posted at http://www.sigapp.org/documents/STAP_Form.doc)
  • Two-page resume
  • Detailed travel budget (including airfare invoice)
  • Reference letter from the student's research advisor with confirmation of the budget

The subject of the email should be "STAP APPLICATION - <lastname, firstname>" For example, if the first name is John and the last name is Smith, then the subject of the email should be "STAP APPLICATION - Smith, John",

Incomplete applications and those that do not comply with the above instructions (e.g., sending the required documents via different emails) will be automatically disqualified.

Please send inquiries to:

Professor Michael Schumacher
SIGAPP Secretary
Institute of Business Information Systems
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Sierre, Switzerland

Email: michael.schumacher@hevs.ch


Back To Top