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SIGMOD 2023 Travel Award

Thanks to the generous support from the National Science Foundation, SIGMOD EC, industry partners, and other sponsors, we will provide travel awards to selected students attending the SIGMOD/PODS conference. The stipend will include financial support for traveling and a conference registration waver.

Each awardee will receive a bursary to partially cover the expense to attend the conference in-person. Awardees are expected to register to the main conference using a free-registration code provided with the award notification email and will have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Applicants need to be a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate). Applicants also need to be a SIGMOD member at the time of receiving this award (to become a member of SIGMOD, you don't need to be a member of the ACM -- students can join SIGMOD for $10.

Applicants are eligible to apply for the SIGMOD travel award even if they have submissions under consideration at other award granting events, such as the Undergraduate Research Program, the Programming Contest, or the New Researcher Symposium. However, an applicant cannot receive more than one travel award in total.

Applicants do not need to have an accepted paper to be eligible. However, students who are primary authors of an accepted paper in the main conference or the workshops are especially encouraged to apply. Junior students without papers accepted for publication at SIGMOD/PODS, but involved in research closely related to the topics of the conference will also be considered. Applications from female and minority students are especially encouraged.

Students whose advisor cannot provide financial support to attend the conference will be given priority.

Application Procedure
To apply for a grant, the student must submit the necessary materials through the website
no later than April 11, 2pm PT, 2023.

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered. The notification date is April 21, 2023.

Please submit the following information in a single PDF file with your application:

The travel award is possible due to generous sponsorships by NSF, SIGMOD EC, and industry partners. We may pass on student winners' contact information to corporate sponsors. Applicants will be asked whether they opt-in to this option.

Important Dates

We are looking forward to receiving your applications! A list of winners will be announced on the main SIGMOD website.


You may send your questions regarding the travel award application process to Jana Giceva ( and Raul Castro Fernandez (

Travel Award Selection Committee

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