This year, WSDM 2024 will be an in-person conference which also accommodates a rich virtual experience. We recognize that participants may have different resources available to them, and seek to foster an accessible and inclusive conference. Thanks to the generous support of ACM SIGWEB, we will provide a number of Fair Access Student Participation Awards, which would provide selected applicants with a free-of-charge registration for Virtual Participation.

To be eligible, the student applicant must be connected to a university or research laboratory, which is based in a country designated by ACM as “economically developing”. Further preference may be given to those coming from underrepresented regions. Applicants do not need to have an accepted paper to be eligible.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following materials (in a single PDF file) with your application:

  • student’s full name and email address
  • a 1 or 2-page CV or resume of the student
  • a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) explaining your interest in participating in WSDM 2024
  • evidence of eligibility (e.g., valid student ID, letter from supervisor, profile page on university website)

To apply for a grant, the student must submit the necessary materials through the website.

Important dates

  • Award Application Submission Due: November 30, 2023

  • Award Acceptance Notification: December 7, 2023

  • All deadlines are 11:59 pm anywhere on earth


Please check our FAQ document first.  
You may send your questions regarding the travel award application process to this email.

Travel Award Selection Committee

Jisun An, Indiana University Bloomington
Tyler Derr, Vanderbilt University
Huiping Cao, New Mexico State University