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Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

IEEE VR 2022: the 29th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
March 12-March 16, 2022, Virtual

IEEE VR 2022 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 2022 Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility Scholarship.

Who Should Apply?

This scholarship provides funds for early-career researchers from under-represented or historically marginalised 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.

All interested undergraduate students, including those who have limited or no experience conducting virtual reality research, are encouraged to apply to the Bridge to VR Program.

Scholarship Details

This scholarship will cover registration costs for attending the 2022 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

*While funding for researchers with full papers is available, please note that it is more competitive than funding for the other types of applicants.

Application Guidelines

Interested individuals may apply via the following Google Form:

Click Here to Apply

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 the 31st of May 2022. 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 anonymised and provided to the Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility committee of future iterations of IEEE VR for statistical purposes.

The deadline for application is the 5th of March 2022. 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 9th of March 2022.


This program is an initiative of the 2022 IEEE VR Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee can be reached via email at diversity2022 [at]

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