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.

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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 [email protected] 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

Click here to apply to be a Student Volunteer

Being an SV is an excellent way to become familiar with the Group conference, create new friendships with other students, network with conference attendees, hear some interesting research talks, and provide academic service (a great addition to your CV!).

As a student volunteer, you will be provided with:
  • A waived registration fee, which means free access to Group 2018’s program including all talks and receptions
  • An appreciation lunch/dinner for the SVs
  • An option to room with another SV throughout the conference to save money on hotel costs – The SV Co-Chairs will help assist with roommate arrangements
  • Assist conference guests with registration and check-in
  • Provide A/V setup and general technology and room support
  • Help setup posters and provide assistance to attendees during the poster session
  • Direct the conference guests to events, such as the conference reception
  • Work approximately 20 hours over the 4 days of the conference
  • We are also looking for a few SVs who are skilled in event photography and are able to take high-quality, candid photos during the conference

  • Must be a graduate student during the fall 2017 semester
  • Must be a friendly, hardworking, and reliable person
  • Must be able to travel to Sanibel Island, Florida USA and attend the conference from January 07-10, 2018
  • You do not need to have any previous SV experience, and we encourage students from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

    The selection of SVs will be based on:
  • The date and time each application is submitted - We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible
  • Your response to the application questions, including why you want to be a Group SV
  • Other attributes to ensure a diverse group of SVs (e.g., university, research interests, academic status, etc
  • Click here to apply to be a Student Volunteer