Student Grants

The W4A Student Grant aims to help students, who may not have the financial means to attend W4A, participate in the conference and have their work recognized. Four students will receive up to $500 USD to supplement conference fees, travel, and lodging expenses while attending the conference.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants must be active graduate or undergraduate students at a postsecondary institution, and have early work accepted for publication to W4A2017;
  • Students who are participating in the Persons with Disabilities Award or the Doctoral Consortium are not eligible for the Student Grant.

Application Requirements

Candidates interested in applying for a W4A Student Grant are required to:

  • Submit an Application for a Student Grant to [Student Grant Application PDF, Student Grant Application DOC];
  • Submit a letter of support from the student’s research advisor;
  • Have had accepted one of the top four technical, communication, or challenge papers, following the submission requirements of the main track;
  • Commit to attend and present the paper at the W4A2017 conference;
  • Submit receipts for reasonable travel and accommodations, after the conference.


  • January 6, 2017: Deadline for paper submissions
  • February 14, 2017: Applicants will be notified of the decision
  • February 28, 2017: Deadline for W4A Student Grant applications

NB: All finish at Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Student Grants are made possible by Intuit,  Google, and IBM
Inquiries about the Student Grant should be sent to

Important Dates

  • W4A 2017 April 2 to 4
  • Submission deadline Jan 6, 2017
  • Author Notifications Feb 6, 2017
  • Camera ready Feb 27, 2017