IST Austria Travel Award for SIGGRAPH Student Volunteers

In an initiative to help support the participation of European students at the 2018 SIGGRAPH conference, the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria is launching a competition to support strong European SIGGRAPH volunteers with travel funds to and from the 2018 SIGGRAPH Conference.

All students currently enrolled at institutions in Europe who are also applying to the SIGGRAPH volunteers program are eligible to apply. Note that students have to apply for both programs, the SIGGRAPH volunteers program and the IST Austria travel award, separately. Our application uses similar materials as the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer application. All applicants will be asked to provide a current transcript (official or unofficial) or an enrollment verification letter from your institution’s registrar, the name of the school and program you are currently enrolled in, expected graduation year, and a short statement answering the following two questions:

  1. The SIGGRAPH Conference is the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Program brings in students from all over the world each year who are passionate about computer graphics, service-oriented, and inspired to be the industry leaders of tomorrow.Tell us why you would like to be considered for participation in the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Program. What interests you about SIGGRAPH in particular, and why would you be a good fit for our team this year?

  2. SIGGRAPH brings in thousands of attendees from all over the world every year. Student Volunteers play a very crucial role in helping attendees to have a worthwhile conference experience. Because of this, Student Volunteers must exhibit a very strong ability to work with a wide range of cultural differences. Tell us about a time when you interacted with individuals from a different background than your own, and outline what you learned from your experience.

All application materials should be sent as a single pdf to no later than April 15 2018. More information about the SIGGRAPH volunteers program can be found here.

Application materials will be reviewed by IST Austria Computer Graphics faculty Bernd Bickel and Chris Wojtan. Applicants will be evaluated on the potential for a career in Computer Graphics. Consideration will be conditional on acceptance to the SIGGRAPH volunteers program, and priority will be given to students studying towards their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in a computer graphics-related field. The winners of the competition will be awarded with travel funds of up to 1000 euros to cover the costs of transportation and accommodation at the conference. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the competition latest in May.

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Previous year’s winners: Annemieke Verbraeck from TU Delft (2017), Domna Banakou from University of Barcelona (2016).