To encourage students to participate in the SIGGRAPH conference, all volunteers are eligible to apply for Travel and Housing Assistance to help offset the cost of attendance.
All 23-hour volunteer applicants may apply.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT TRAVEL AND HOUSING AWARDS
Please be advised that funds are limited and neither travel nor housing awards are guaranteed. Furthermore, because funds are so limited, it is not possible to receive BOTH travel and housing assistance.
The Travel Assistance Awards are only designed to help offset travel costs. The full amount of your travel may not be covered. Students MUST meet their 23-hour commitment to the program in order to receive their Travel Assistance Awards..
The Housing Awards will cover six nights of accommodations during the conference, with check-in on Saturday, 9 August 2014, and check-out the morning of Friday, 15 August 2014. Students with Housing Awards will share rooms and are responsible for incidentals. Students MUST meet their 23-hour commitment to the program in order to receive their Housing Awards.
All decisions are final.
9 February 2014: Application Deadline
Applicants must complete the standard Student Volunteer application plus several additional questions regarding travel costs and financial need, as outlined in the application. The application must be completed by 22:00 UTC/GMT. (Convert to your time zone.)
14 May 2014: Travel Assistance and Housing Notifications Sent
Accepted applicants who applied for travel or housing assistance will receive notifications at the email address provided in the application. Please be advised that funds are limited, and neither of these awards is guaranteed. Please adjust your spam filter so that any messages from siggraph.org email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder.
TRAVEL ASSISTANCE AWARDS
If you are selected to receive travel assistance, you MUST present proof of travel expenses (valid receipts, including boarding passes and/or gasoline receipts) at SIGGRAPH 2014.
Please be reminded that Travel Assistance Awards are only designed to help offset travel costs, so the full amount of your travel may not be covered. If the award is greater than your travel costs, you will only be awarded the amount spent on travel.
All Travel Assistance Awards will be distributed during SIGGRAPH 2014 and will be paid in United States dollars.
If you are selected to receive housing, we will work with you directly to set up hotel reservations and roommates.