Travel and Housing Assistance

To encourage students to participate in the SIGGRAPH conference, volunteers who work at least 25 hours are eligible to apply for Travel and Housing Assistance to help offset the cost of attendance. 

ELIGIBLITY

Only 25-hour volunteer applicants may apply. Any 18-hour volunteers who apply for aid will not be considered.

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 30-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, 20 July 2013, and check-out the morning of Friday, 26 July 2013. Students with Housing Awards will share rooms and are responsible for incidentals. Students MUST meet their 25-hour commitment to the program in order to receive their Housing Awards.

All decisions are final.

IMPORTANT DATES

5 February 2013: 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.)

15 May 2013: Travel Assistance and Housing Notifications Sent

Accepted 25-hour applicants who applied for travel or housing assistance will receive notifications at the email address provided in the application. Please note that students who receive travel or housing assistance will be required to increase their hour commitment from 25 hours to 30 hours. Those who do not receive housing assistance will remain 25-hour volunteers. 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 2013.

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 2013 and will be paid in United States dollars.

HOUSING AWARDS

If you are selected to receive housing, we will work with you directly to set up hotel reservations and roommates.