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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
and Accessibility Grants

IEEE VR 2024: The 31st IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
March 16-21, 2024 | Orlando, Florida USA

IEEE VR 2024 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 a 2024 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Grant.

Apply for a Grant

Who Should Apply?

DEIA grants are intended to provide financial support for early-career researchers (graduate students and postdocs) and established 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
  • Individuals with extreme financial hardship

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.


DEIA grants will cover some of the costs towards the registration for attending the 2024 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 and Process

The deadline for application is the 10th of February 2024. The deadline is 23:59:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) == GMT/UTC-12:00, no matter where the submitter is located. Recipients of DEIA Grants will be informed by the 20th of February 2024.

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.

Interested individuals may apply via this Google Form.

Data Protection and Retention

The information provided by the candidates will be accessible only to the members of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility committee. The applicants can request for their information to be corrected or deleted at any time until 31st of May 2024. 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 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility committee of future iterations of IEEE VR for statistical purposes.

Student Volunteering Opportunities

Eligible student researchers are also encouraged to apply for a Student Volunteer position (19th of January 2024 deadline), as those positions include financial benefits and offer a great opportunity to meet / engage with other students and the VR community in general.


This program is an initiative of the 2024 IEEE VR Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee. The committee can be reached via email at .

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