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. This travel grant is intended to support students whose intention is to present at a SIGCHI sponsored conference, not just attend. The goal — not fully achieved in the program’s first year — 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.
In recognition of Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration in HCI for Development (HCI4D) and in order to support HCI in the developing world, ACM SIGCHI has established the Gary Marsden Student Development Fund. This fund is especially intended for sponsoring postgraduate students (Masters or PhD degree intention) from and currently based in developing countries to attend SIGCHI sponsored or co-sponsored conferences. For more information about applying for funding, see the PDF document at Gary Marsden Student Development Fund.