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ICML 2009 Student Scholarship Program

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, and housing expenses for ICML 2009. Note that both US and international students are eligible for this program.

A research summary of each scholarship recipient can be found here

Student Scholarship Poster Program

This year's conference will include poster sessions. Each paper presented during the daytime technical program will also be presented at a poster session. The student program will integrate student posters into the poster sessions. Each sponsored student will have a poster on their research. The poster format encourages the student participants to begin building a rapport with established researchers.

Students presenting papers at the conference will naturally present posters as part of the normal conference schedule. One of our goals, however, is to get as many students as possible involved in their research community as early as possible. To participate in this program, a student does NOT need to have an accepted paper at the conference.

More information on the student poster presentations can be found here.

Application Process

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

  1. a one-page cover sheet giving the following information:
    • name
    • institution
    • address
    • email
    • phone number
    • type of degree and expected completion date
    • name of advisor
    • paper accepted at ICML or one of the workshops
    • amount of support expected from the student's home institution, if any
    • expected travel costs
  2. a one-page summary of their research
  3. a vita
  4. a letter of support from their thesis advisor.

Applications (plain text, postscript or pdf) should be sent, preferably by email, to:, or by mail to:

Nicholas Roy
ATTN: ICML 2009 Student Scholarships
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
77 Massachusetts Ave., 33-315
Cambridge, MA 02139
Important dates
May 8, 2009
Scholarship applications due
May 15, 2009
Decisions e-mailed to applicants (Originally May 11)
May 24, 2009
Early registration deadline
August 15, 2009
Receipts due for reimbursement

Additional information

If you have questions about this program, please contact Nicholas Roy and Drew Bagnell, the student funding co-chairs, at