Applying For The Graduate Scholar Award

How and when to submit your application.

Step-by-Step Guide

Chair sessions and meet scholars from around the world by submitting an application for the Graduate Scholar Award.

To apply for the Graduate Scholar Award download the application form from the conference section of your knowledge community website (see links below). Please submit the form by emailing it to the address indicated at the bottom of the form.

Please Note:

  • All Graduate Scholar Award Applications are due four months before the start date of the conference - please check the grid below for your application due date.
  • Awardees will be notified three months before the date of the conference.

Application Deadlines for 2017 Conferences:


What is the Graduate Scholar Award?

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. Graduate Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities, provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. Meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and friendships are all additional benefits of this Award. Graduate Scholars are entitled to free registration and are given special recognition during the conference proceedings. Awardees must be available on-site the day prior to the conference (for orientation and training) and throughout the conference.

Who can apply for the award?

Anyone who is currently enrolled in a graduate studies program is welcome to apply for the award.

Should I register for the conference if I have applied for the award?

Yes. You should register for the conference as soon as you are able, to take advantage of early registration and student pricing. If you are selected for the Graduate Scholar Award then your registration will be refunded in full without any processing fees or penalties.

Have I been selected as a graduate scholar?

All recipients of the Graduate Scholar Award will be notified three months before the date of the conference.