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IEEE VIS 2018 Inclusivity & Diversity Scholarship

IEEE VIS welcomes and encourages participation by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to fostering and sustaining an environment of respect and inclusivity. To increase participation by underrepresented or historically marginalized groups, IEEE VIS is offering need-based scholarships for conference attendance. We invite you to submit your application online.

Eligible applicants are from underrepresented and/or marginalized groups including but not limited to: gender, identity, race, ethnicity, disabilities, discipline. Applicants must be aged 18 years or older. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated financial need (e.g., undergraduate students that are not currently funded for visualization research) and applicants who are new to the visualization research community.

The VIS 2018 Inclusivity & Diversity Scholarship Committee will review applications based on eligibility, need, and impact. Scholarships awarded will include:

  • Complementary conference registration.
  • A maximum $1000 per recipient for travel and subsistence. These funds may not cover all costs, but are intended to fill in costs for recipients that might not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Funds can be used to help support travel, lodging, and childcare. Recipients will need to keep original travel tickets, expense receipts, and evidence of payment up to the subscribed limits for reimbursement once the conference is over.
  • An assigned mentor to guide award recipients through the conference experience.
  • A social event including the recipients and mentors to be held at VIS 2018.

Application and Timeline:

  • Application form
  • Deadline: August 27, 2018
  • Notifications Sent: September 6, 2018

Inclusivity & Diversity Scholarship Committee:

Michelle Borkin (Northeastern University, Co-Chair)

Kelly Gaither (University of Texas at Austin, Co-Chair)

Alexander Lex (University of Utah)

Miriah Meyer (University of Utah)

Meg Pirrung (PNNL)

Arvind Satyanarayan (MIT)


Please contact with any questions about the Inclusivity & Diversity Scholarship Program and Inclusivity & Diversity at IEEE VIS.

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