October 16-20 2023 | Hybrid | Sydney, Australia

I.D.E.A. Scholarship

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity &  Accessibility

ISMAR 2023 is striving towards an inclusive and accessible environment to encourage conference participation by individuals of all identities and with diverse backgrounds.

We value inclusive diversity in all forms, including but not limited to: age, race, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, physical appearance, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. We also acknowledge the historical barriers for limiting the access and participation of some groups. It is our belief that a diverse community is important to ensure representation in the development of technology that matters to a global society. 

In this context, we invite early career researchers (early professors, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs) to apply for the 2023 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Scholarship. 

Who Should Apply?

Eligible applicants are early-career researchers (early professors, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs) from underrepresented or historically marginalized groups. These groups may include (but are not exclusive to):

    • People of color
    • Indigenous persons
    • People with disabilities
    • Women
    • People who identify as LGBTQIA+
    • Individuals from developing countries*

We also invite researchers from regions and countries historically under-represented at the ISMAR conference to apply.

The countries that are eligible to receive a developing countries registration grant are: any country in Latin America, Africa, Asia (excluding developed countries like China, Singapore, Korea and Japan) and the Middle East (excluding Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait). Countries in Eastern Europe will also be considered. 

Scholarship Details

This year, there are four different types of grants, and applicants should apply for them depending on their needs. 

    1. Full registration reimbursement for in-person attendance;
    2. Full registration reimbursement for online attendance;
    3. Partial registration reimbursement for in-person attendance;
    4. Partial registration reimbursement for online attendance; 

This will be a case-by-case analysis, so please make sure to explain in detail how this scholarship would help you to attend ISMAR.

Application Guidelines

The 2023 IDEA Scholarship Committee will review applications based on eligibility, need, and impact.  Given that we have a limited number of grants, you will also need to submit an updated copy of your CV (max 2 pages), briefly describe your background and why you would like to attend the 2023 ISMAR, and briefly explain how this scholarship will help you attend the conference.

    • Interested individuals may apply via this form
    • The deadline for applications is September 10, 2023. The deadline is 23:59:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) == GMT/UTC-12:00, no matter where the submitter is located.
    • Recipients of the scholarship will be informed by October 01, 2023.

Data Privacy Information

All identifiable information provided by applicants and sign-ups will be accessible only to members of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility  Committee. This information will be used for selection purposes.

After October 20th all data will be de-identified and anonymized by the Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility Committee, with identifying markers being destroyed (deleted). This anonymized data will then be used for planning future iterations of ISMAR for statistical purposes. This anonymized data helps us understand how many applicants to plan for, what countries are underrepresented, the kinds of accessibility resources we need to provide, etc.

Applicants can request for data corrections or for removal of their data from the pool until October 20th by contacting ISMAR 2023 IDEA Chairs at idea_chairs@ismar23.org.


This program is an initiative of the 2023 ISMAR Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee, and supported by the IEEE VGTC.