Student Supports

There are usually two types of student supports associated with the ACM SAC conference.


The SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) was established to provide financial support for SIGAPP student members to attend SIGAPP primary conference (SAC) to present their accepted work. Student primary authors and co-authors are eligible to apply for these awards. The eligibility rules may vary year to year depending on funds availability. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis.

Expenses eligible for coverage include conference registration fees, travel expenses to and from the conference, and accommodation expenses while attending SAC. Note that meal expenses will not be covered by these grants, neither will cost related to getting a visa to travel to the conference location. The award amounts vary year to year depending on type of travel (intercontinental or intra-continental) and the applicants pool and their needs. SIGAPP expects institutions to share costs in funding students travel to SAC.

Reimbursement is handled by ACM after the end of the conference. Recipients will received instructions from ACM on how to claim these awards. Recipients need to keep original receipts for all eligible expenses as they are required for reimbursement.

Students may join SIGAPP for a very nominal fee ($8) and become eligible for this funding. Only SIGAPP student members are eligible for this award. Please see this URL for more details:

For more details about the applications, please visit:
The SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program,

SRC Travel Grant

Student Research Competition(SRC) Program, sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (2-page) following the instructions published at ACM SAC website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First-, Second-, and Third- place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Authors of selected abstracts will receive SRC travel support ($500 USD), and they are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support.