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 W4A2016;
  • 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 [download pdf application, download doc application];
  • 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 W4A2016 conference;
  • Submit receipts for reasonable travel and accommodations, after the conference.


  • January 15th, 2016: Deadline for paper submissions
  • February 19th: Applicants will be notified of the decision
  • February 26th: Deadline for W4A Student Grant applications

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

Student Grants are made possible by Intuit and Canvas.
Inquiries about the Student Grant should be sent to

The 13th Web for All Conference

11–13 April 2016. Co-located with WWW2016. Montreal, Canada.

Important dates

» Camera Ready papers: 10 March

Register for W4A

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WWW/W4A Hackathon

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» Hackathon Signup Form


Intuit will award $2000 and $1000 to the best technical and communication papers

Google will sponsor 6 PhD students to participate in the W4A Doctoral Consortium

IBM will provide travel grants to the winners of the People with Disabilities Student Award

The Paciello Group will give the Judges' and Delegates' awards to the winners of the Accessibility Challenge

Canvas and Intuit will award student grants to attend W4A

The ABILITY Magazine will feature the W4A 2016 award winners in their printed and online publications. See the 2015 winners report