Those who lack the means to pay for registration or who cannot afford to travel to attend the conference may apply for financial support, which consists of (1) a registration fee waiver and/or (2) a travel grant.
We anticipate high demand for travel grants, and our priority is to ensure that financial need does not prevent people from attending and participating in the conference. Please apply for funding only if you do not have other resources that you can use to support your participation, and please try to source funding from within your own institution if possible. Please also apply for the minimum amount needed to attend the conference (considering travel, hotel, and subsistence costs).
Travel grants are offered in two modalities. In modality A. Expense reimbursement paid after the conference, you will be provided a link to an ACM page for uploading your receipts for flight, hotel, ground transportation, meals, and you will be reimbursed for eligible expenses. In modality B. Lump sum paid after the conference, you will be provided a link to an ACM page for indicating your mailing address, permanent address, and national tax ID number; you will be transferred the requested amount and this will be considered as taxable income that you will need to report to your national tax authority. Modality A is strongly preferred by the Organising Committee.
Applicants for financial support must justify their need in their application. Grants will be allocated based on consideration of the applicant's contribution to the conference (member of organising committee, presenter in CRAFT or Tutorial session, accepted paper presenter, volunteer), as well as on the importance of growing the FAccT community, and increasing access for populations historically underrepresented in the conference.
We can give out a strictly limited number of registration fee waivers. These will be allocated based on the same criteria, but we particularly wish to use fee waivers to encourage participation by members of civil society organisations that would not otherwise be able to attend.
After receiving a travel grant, grantees will have to provide proof by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that they will attend the conference by May 15, 2022. This can be a flight/hotel reservation, a visa appointment or a visa, or similar materials. Not providing this proof will void the grant.
Owing to ACM policies, the travel grant cannot be advanced but is instead paid as a reimbursement or a lump sum after the conference takes place, as per ACM rules. Forms, instructions, and a contact e-mail address at ACM will be provided to all grantees.
In the event that you make a booking but are unable to travel due to circumstances beyond your control, and the airline does not provide an adequate reimbursement for your ticket, you will still be able to claim reimbursement from FAccT on presentation of evidence demonstrating that the foregoing conditions were met.