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Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

IEEE VR 2023 is striving towards an inclusive and accessible environment to encourage conference participation by individuals of all identities and with diverse backgrounds. As part of this goal, we invite early career researchers to apply for the 2023 Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility Scholarship.

Who Should Apply?

This scholarship provides funds for early-career researchers (graduate students and postdocs) as well as senior researchers from under-represented or historically marginalized groups to attend this year’s conference. These groups may include (but is not exclusive to):

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

We also invite researchers from regions and countries historically under-represented at the IEEE VR conference to apply. The countries that are eligible to receive a registration grant are: India, any country in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Countries in southern Europe will also be considered. Given that we have a limited number of grants, you will need to submit an updated copy of your CV (1 page) and justify why you are applying for this grant in the registration form.

Scholarship Details

This scholarship will cover registration costs for attending the 2023 IEEE VR conference. Funding is available for:

  • Researchers with full papers accepted
  • Researchers presenting posters
  • Student researchers who are not presenting work but who may benefit academically or professionally from attending the conference

Application Guidelines

Interested individuals may apply via the following Google Form:
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The information provided by the candidates will be accessible only to the members of the Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility committee. The applicants can request for their information to be corrected or deleted at any time until 31st of May 2023. For this, please write an email to After the 31st of May, candidates’ answers to the three essay questions as well as their institutional/company affiliation will be deleted. Their remaining data will be anonymized and provided to the Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility committee of future iterations of IEEE VR for statistical purposes.

The deadline for application is the 10th of March 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 the 20th of March 2023.


This program is an initiative of the 2023 IEEE VR Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee can be reached via email at

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