We value inclusive diversity in all forms, including but not limited to: age, race, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, physical appearance, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. We also acknowledge the historical barriers for limiting the access and participation of some groups. It is our belief that a diverse community is important to ensure representation in the development of technology that matters to a global society.
In this context, we invite early career researchers (early professors, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs) to apply for the 2022 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Scholarship.
Eligible applicants are early-career researchers (early professors, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs) from underrepresented or historically marginalized groups. These groups may include (but are not exclusive to):
We also invite researchers from regions and countries historically under-represented at the ISMAR conference to apply.
The countries that are eligible to receive a developing countries registration grant are: any country in Latin America, Africa, Asia (excluding developed countries like China, Singapore, Korea and Japan) and the Middle East (excluding Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait). Countries in eastern Europe will also be considered.
This year, there are four different types of grants, and applicants should apply for them depending on their needs.
1) Full registration reimbursement for online attendance;
2) Full registration reimbursement for in-person attendance;
3) Partial registration reimbursement for in-person attendance;
4) Partial registration reimbursement for online attendance;
In addition, we might provide up to $500 reimbursement for travel expenses (hotel, airfare, etc.) for in-person participation. This will be a case-by-case analysis, so please make sure to explain in detail how this scholarship would help you to attend ISMAR.
The 2022 IDEA Scholarship Committee will review applications based on eligibility, need, and impact. Given that we have a limited number of grants, you will also need to submit an updated copy of your CV (max 2 pages), briefly describe your background and why you would like to attend the 2022 ISMAR, and briefly explain how this scholarship will help you attend the conference.
All identifiable information provided by applicants and sign-ups will be accessible only to members of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee. This information will be used for selection purposes.
After September 25th, all data will be de-identified and anonymized by the Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility Committee, with identifying markers being destroyed (deleted). This anonymized data will then be used for planning future iterations of ISMAR for statistical purposes. This anonymized data helps us understand how many applicants to plan for, what countries are underrepresented, the kinds of accessibility resources we need to provide, etc.
Applicants can request for data corrections or for removal of their data from the pool until September 25th by contacting Nayara Faria at email@example.com.
This program is an initiative of the 2022 ISMAR Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee, and supported by the IEEE VGTC. The committee can be reached via email at diversity_chairs[a]ismar2022.org
If you are interested in supporting the Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility Scholarship Program at 2022 ISMAR, please contact diversity_chairs[at]ismar2022.org