Travel Grant Program

Summary

SIGCSE will award up to five grants per year to defray travel expenses of faculty attending the annual SIGCSE Symposium. Award winners will receive complimentary Symposium registration plus up to $500 towards travel expenses. We are particularly interested in encouraging attendance by new faculty and/or faculty who have never been able to attend previously.

The list of travel grant winners shows the individuals who have benefited from this fund.

Background

The SIGCSE Board gratefully acknowledges former Board chair Henry Walker for his efforts in establishing this grant program and for his generous donation which served as the impetus to get the program started. With this beginning, the SIGCSE Board gave its enthusiastic support, and agreed to waive the Symposium registration fee for grant recipients. Further contributions by SIGCSE members have expanded the funding available for additional grants.

Application Process

To be eligible for this travel grant program, an individual

  • should not have attended the symposium previously as a faculty member,
  • should not have access to travel funds from her/his local institution, and
  • must be a SIGCSE member.

A formal application consists of the following items and is completed through this form:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Institution
  • Position at the institution
  • ACM Member Number
  • A 2-part essay that includes:
  • Part 1, (100 words max) how you think attendance will benefit you and
  • Part 2, (100 words max) how you plan to share what you learn with your community.

Submit this form by October 16, 2017 to be considered for the 2018 SIGCSE Symposium.

Notification of awards is expected by November 15.

Grant Details

The SIGCSE organization anticipates up to five travel grants to the symposium will be awarded each year. Each grant is subject to these rules:

  • Registration for the Symposium is waived by the SIGCSE Board. (This waiver applies to the symposium itself, but not to workshops.)
  • The grant will cover documented travel, hotel, and meal expenses up to $500.
  • Allowable expenses are subject to ACM Volunteer Reimbursement Policies.
  • To be reimbursed, receipts should be sent to Irene Frawley, ACM SIG Services, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY 10121-0701, USA.

Donations Encouraged

The SIGCSE Board gratefully acknowledges former Board chair Henry Walker for his efforts in establishing this grant program and for his generous donation which served as the impetus to get the program started. This program depends upon donations for continued operation and possible expansion. Already, several SIGCSE members and friends have contributed, and we strongly encourage further donations to help support this ongoing program. Donations may be sent to:

ACM, Office of Financial Services
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701
New York, NY 10121-0701 USA

Please make checks payable to ACM/SIGCSE and please mark on memo "The SIGCSE Travel Grant Program". ACM is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your contribution to SIGCSE is deductible to the extent provided by law.

Henry Walker

   Henry Walker