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.

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:

SAC 2015 Travel Applications

The SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) provides support for SIGAPP student members to attend the SAC 2015 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, 2014. 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 form is available online through a Google Web Form at Inside the Google Web Form, you will need to provide a URL with one ZIP file including the following documents:

  • Two-page resume
  • Detailed travel budget of estimated expenses (including airfare invoice or pricing sheet or screenshot)
  • Reference letter from the student's research advisor with confirmation of the budget

Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

For any questions, please contact:

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


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