Key Facts
Doctoral Colloquium submission deadline:
April 8, 2024 AoE
Doctoral Colloquium notification date:
April 20, 2024 AoE
June 3-6 2024 (Rio de Janeiro)


The 2024 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT) invites applicants for the FAccT Doctoral Colloquium (DC). The colloquium is open to PhD students (or others pursuing a relevant advanced degree, as well as recent grads of professional schools) doing research on fairness, accountability and transparency (or related topics) in relation to socio-technical systems. We are looking for students in computer science, philosophy, sociology, law, psychology, or any of the broad range of subjects contributing to this area. The Doctoral Colloquium is a unique opportunity to engage in substantive interaction with experienced researchers and peers regarding dissertation research and career objectives. The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on June 3rd and will include presentations by PhD students, breakout meetings, and mentoring tables and exercises to promote cross-disciplinary communication. Although we will include support for remote attendees, we encourage participants to attend in person if possible. Note that the conference will have a pool of travel scholarship funds. Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria: clarity, completeness of submission package, and evidence of research progress.


Submissions should be submitted through the submission form, and should include:

  • A thesis summary describing your progress to-date and future plans.
  • A short summary of your background and relevant experience (research, education, employment, links to any relevant reports or publications).
  • An optional “cover letter” that provides additional context you think we should have.
  • Please note that travel support (i.e. financial aid) will be a separate form, administered separately, posted here on March 29 and due April 12; please apply for travel support separately.

You are free to use whatever formatting you prefer, as long as the summary and statement are no smaller than 11pt font with reasonable margins.

Submission deadline: April 8, 2024 AoE.

Notification: April 20, 2024.

For questions, please email the DC chairs at

Doctoral Colloquium co-chairs

Please contact for any questions.