As a part of the commitments to foster diversity and inclusion, and to support early-career members of the ISMIR community,the ISMIR Society Women in MIR, and the local organizers offer several financial support opportunities for those who wish to attend ISMIR 2022, and those who may need extra support in order to be able to do this.
A major part of our capacity to hand out grants will be enabled through the generous support of industry partners, whom we thank in advance for supporting our community.
All the deadlines above are the end of the calendar day (23:59), in AoE time zone (UTC-12:00)
Forms of Support
Eligible parties may apply for registration waivers for scientific programs (main conference). To maximize the number of grants we can support, we will provide 100% or 50% waivers to registration fee. Child care grants and local accommodation grants are under consideration and will be announced later.
This year, we will have 100% or 50% registration waivers offered under the following grant categories:
Student Author Grants
Student Author Grants are available for first or supporting authors of an accepted paper who were students at the time of paper submission. The grants include 100% or 50% registration fee waivers and are awarded based on quality of the accepted submission, the degree of financial need, the applicant’s newness to ISMIR, and the applicant’s geographical diversity.
Music Author Grants
Music Author Grants are available for the authors of accepted submissions to the ISMIR 2022 music program. The grants include 100% or 50% registration fee waivers and are awarded based on quality of the accepted music submission, the degree of financial need, the applicant’s newness to ISMIR, and the applicant’s geographical diversity.
Women in MIR (WiMIR) Grants
WiMIR Grants (100% or 50% registration fee waivers) are enabled by dedicated generous support of our industry partners, and will be available to women, trans, or non-binary people, people identifying as black, ethnic/racial minorities of the region, queer, unaffiliated researchers, and those from low- and middle-income countries.
Applicants do NOT need to be students to apply for the WiMIR Grants, though priority will be given to first or supporting authors of accepted papers. Registration waivers under this category are available for both in-person and virtual participation in the conference. WiMIR grants for authors of Late breaking/Demo submissions are under consideration and will be announced in due course.
Childcare grants and accommodation grants are under consideration and details regarding applications for that will be announced later.
Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, student and Diversity & Inclusion eligibility, and availability of funds. For registration waiver grants, the following funding categories will be prioritised, though anyone may apply:
Grant applications for ISMIR 2022 will open on July 14, 2022.
If you are an author (student or not) of an accepted paper applying for a grant, please apply by July 25, 2022 (AoE). Grant notifications for authors will be sent out no later than August 3, 2022 in time for the author registration deadline.
Candidates for Music Author Grants should apply by August 19, 2022. Notifications for Music Author Grants category will be sent out no later than August 24, 2022, owing to the staggered timelines of music submissions.
Applications for WiMIR Grants are accepted until August 19, 2022 (or until grants are available) though we strongly recommend candidates to apply early for immediate consideration. WiMIR Grant notifications for author applicants are sent out no later than August 3, 2022 (if applied by July 25, 2022). WiMIR Grant notifications for non-authors will be announced no later than August 24, 2022, in time for ISMIR 2022 early bird registration deadline.
Please apply for grants using this google form: https://forms.gle/McTMivAHNVK1WD5E9. We request grant applicants to wait until the notification deadlines before registering for the conference.
You will be considered for all the grants that you qualify for, based on the information you provide in the application. All grant applications shall be processed with utmost confidentiality and any information provided on the application shall only be used for assessment of grant eligibility and not for any other purpose. The information will not be shared beyond the members of the ISMIR 2022 grants committee.