This page describes seven different types of support SIGCHI can offer to members, conferences and student members grouped under: Student Support, Conference Support and Community Support.

Student Support

1. SIGCHI Student Travel Grant

The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program is intended to enable students who lack other funding opportunities to attend SIGCHI sponsored or co-sponsored conferences (HRI, IUI, TEI, C&C, DIS, EICS, IDC, TVX, CI, UMAP, CSCW, MobileHCI, RecSYS, UbiComp, CHI Play, ETRA, SUI, UIST, AutoUI, GROUP, ICMI, ISS, VRST and CHI). This travel grant is intended to support students whose intention is to present at a SIGCHI sponsored conference, not just attend. The goal  is to pre-approve students for grants before a conference’s earliest submission deadline, so that if a student gets a submission accepted, that student can count on having a grant awarded for travel to the conference. Please visit this page to learn about the eligibility, application deadlines, process to apply, application and evaluation criteria of the SSTG. [See linked page for specific deadlines per conference]

2. Gary Marsden Student Development Fund

In recognition of Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration in HCI4D and support of HCI in the developing world, ACM SIGCHI established the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund in 2015. This fund is especially intended for sponsoring postgraduate students (Master or PhD degree) from and currently based in developing countries to attend SIGCHI (co)sponsored conferences as well as other HCI relevant conferences. [See linked page for specific deadlines for submissions]

Conference Support

3. Specialized Conferences Development Fund

With its mission to develop the field of HCI, SIGCHI has been making efforts to create new and support existing conferences addressing specific topics of HCI. Based on the overall financial history of the conference series SIGCHI is providing financial resources through this ACM SIGCHI Specialized Conferences Development Fund to support activities that are helpful for (co-)sponsored specialized conferences. Please visit this page for an overview, link to the policy and how to apply, along with examples of prior applications and final reports submitted to the ACM SIGCHI Specialized Conferences Development Fund. [Accepts rolling submissions]

4. Internationalisation, Diversity and Inclusion events

One of the Special Funding Initiatives the SIGCHI Executive Committee has established, under its SIGCHI Development Fund Program, is a call for applications to support Internationalisation, Diversity and Inclusion events at our SIGCHI Sponsored Conferences. Only events which are organized at our 24 SIGCHI sponsored conferences will be considered (HRI, IUI, TEI, C&C, DIS, EICS, IDC, TVX, CI, UMAP, CSCW, MobileHCI, RecSYS, UbiComp, CHI Play, ETRA, SUI, UIST, AutoUI, GROUP, ICMI, ISS, VRST and CHI). Please visit this page for more details on this initiative for support of Internationalisation, Diversity and Inclusion events. [See linked page for specific deadlines for submissions]

Community Support

5. SIGCHI Development Fund

ACM SIGCHI aims to support international and interdisciplinary initiatives for the exchange of ideas about the field of human-computer interaction. The SIGCHI Executive Committee “Development Fund” provides resources to alleviate some of the constraints that can stifle the exchange of ideas across our diverse community and around the world. Please visit this page for more details on the ACM SIGCHI Development Fund. [Accepts rolling submissions]

6. Supporting HCI in Developing Worlds

With its mission to be a geographically inclusive global community, SIGCHI has been making efforts in developing worlds in Asia, Latin America, Africa and so forth to promote HCI development world-wide. SIGCHI is providing financial resources through this Special Funding Initiative as part of the ACM SIGCHI Development Fund to support activities that are helpful for HCI in less-developed regions and growing a worldwide SIGCHI community. Please visit this page for more details on this initiative for Supporting HCI in Developing Worlds. [Accepts rolling submissions]

7. HCI Summer/Winter Schools

A summer or winter school is a program of lectures, classes, tutorials, hands on technology sessions, exercises or group work organised by a group of SIGCHI members for the benefit of SIGCHI student members. SIGCHI is providing financial resources through this Special Funding Initiative as part of the ACM SIGCHI Development Fund to support our mission in HCI education beyond our regular workshops, conferences and meetings. Please visit this page for more details on this initiative for HCI Summer/Winter Schools. [See linked page for specific deadlines for submissions]