International Conference on Machine Learning June 26–July 1, 2012 — Edinburgh, Scotland

Student Travel Scholarships

Program Overview

The goals of this program are to integrate students in their research sub-community and to give them a forum to talk to leading researchers in the field about their Ph.D. research. Students participating in the program will be provided scholarships to subsidize travel, conference registration, and housing expenses for ICML 2012. Note that all students are eligible for this program.

A student does NOT need to have an accepted paper at the conference in order to participate in this program. In fact, one of scholarship program's explicit goals is to broaden student participation in the ICML research community. To help students be integrated into the conference, each sponsored student will have a poster on their research. Each paper presented during the daytime technical program will also be presented at a poster session. Students presenting papers at the conference will naturally present posters as part of the normal conference schedule. Students who do not have a paper at the main conference will have their posters integrated into the poster sessions. The poster format encourages the student participants to begin building a rapport with established researchers.

Please note that the student volunteer program is separate from the scholarship program. The volunteer program provides a separate route for obtaining a waiver of registration fees, in exchange for a few hours of service to the conference. Students will have a better chance of obtaining a fee waiver if they apply for both programs. You may indicate on the application form for the travel scholarships that you wish to be considered for a volunteer place as well. (You do not need to fill out two applications.) Unlike the scholarship program, the volunteer program does not include a poster.


  • Applications due: May 6th, midnight PST. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted!
  • Decisions emailed to applicants: May 11th
  • Receipts due for reimbursement: August 20th

Application process

Students wishing to receive a conference travel scholarship are asked to send in an application with the following:

  • Fill out the following form. Note you DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT the optional information.
  • A half-page summary of their research
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation form their thesis advisor stating their student status. The letter should explicitly mention the amount and type (i.e., source) of funding available from the home institution

Applications Items 2-4 (in plain text or pdf) should be sent by email to: Please have your advisor email her/his letter separately.

Students who have questions about this program should contact Jesse Davis, the student scholarship chair, at: [I am on European Central Time].