Student Support Grants and Student Volunteers


The submission deadline (January 24th, 2024 (AOE)) has now passed and we are no longer accepting new applications.

Thanks to our friends at the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) and the SIGIR Friends program, we have a number of student grants available to cover the registration costs for ECIR 2024.   

There are two types of grants available, student author grants and student volunteer grants. Student authors are very welcome, and encouraged, to also act as volunteers for ECIR 2024.   

Student Author Support Grants

The student author support grant provides a limited number of stipends to cover the registration fees for students who have their papers accepted in ECIR 2024 and wish to attend the conference in Glasgow, but for whom the costs would be prohibitive. There will also be a limited amount of further subsistence available to help out with the travel costs for students from developing nations who have a paper accepted in ECIR 2024.

Student Volunteers

A limited number of student volunteers are needed for the success of ECIR 2024. The volunteers’ tasks may include, for example, assisting at the registration desk, filling delegate packs, managing poster board sessions and displays and serving as volunteer coordinators for the day’s events. Each volunteer will likely be expected to help out for two half-days. The volunteering schedule will be arranged to try to maximise volunteer access to the conference events.

We’d like to kindly inform you that these awards do not include provisions for travel and accommodation.

Application Procedure

Applicants for the student grants must be full-time students and should submit their completed application, including a one-page CV (resume). The application form is available here.

Selection Criteria

The selection process for both grant programs will involve a careful evaluation of the materials submitted by applicants. Priority consideration will be given to students that have a paper accepted at the conference with a financial need (Applicants can optionally include a letter from a faculty advisor to explain financial need) and/or apply to volunteer at ECIR 2024.

Application Deadline

January 24th, 2024 (AOE)