The Gary Marsden Student Development Fund

(via SIGCHI) In recognition of Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration in HCI4D and support of HCI in the developing world, ACM SIGCHI established the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund in 2015. This fund is especially intended for sponsoring postgraduate students (Master or PhD degree) from and currently based in developing countries to attend SIGCHI (co)sponsored conferences as well as other HCI relevant conferences. In the last one year, 21 students were awarded by the fund.

Learn more at


Student Travel Grants

The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program supports students who will present work at a SIGCHI sponsored conference.

Note that the deadline is *very early*: May 1, 2017!

This is because the program pre-approves students for grants so that if a student gets a submission accepted, that student can count on having a grant awarded for travel to the conference.

If you are a student and you are planning to submit to Group 2018, it is worth submitting an application now. The application process is designed so that applications are due at least 6 weeks before the conference's earliest submission date, and so that grants will normally be awarded at least one month before the conference's earliest submission date. Follow the link below for more details.


Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium provides a forum for sharing ongoing Ph.D. projects of participants with other advanced Ph.D. students and distinguished faculty for mentoring and feedback. Space is limited, so an application of up to four pages is required, in the ACM SIGCHI format. Please contact the DC co-chairs at for more info.

Doctoral Colloquium submissions are due by July 30, 2017 11:59 PM Hawaiian time. Decisions will be announced on September 15, 2017 (with Camera ready due Oct 27).



Student Volunteers

Coming soon