Financial Support

Financial Support

As a part of the commitments to foster diversity and inclusion and to support early-career members of the ISMIR community, the ISMIR Society, Women in MIR (WiMIR), and the local organizers offer several financial support opportunities for those who wish to attend ISMIR 2023, and those who may need extra support in order to be able to do this.

We would like to thank the generous support of our industry partners, whom we thank in advance for supporting our community.

Important Dates

  • June 23, 2023: ISMIR 2023 grant applications open

  • June 30, 2023: Application deadline for Grants

  • July 7, 2023: Grant notifications

  • July 10, 2023: Early bird registrations for ISMIR 2023 opens

All the deadlines above are the end of the calendar day (23:59), in AoE time zone (UTC-12:00)

Forms of Support

Eligible parties may apply for registration waivers for scientific programs (main conference) and travel or accommodation reimbursements.

To maximize the number of grants we can support, we will provide:

  • 100% or about 50% (pending on availability of funds) waivers to registration fee

  • 100% or about 50% (pending on availability of funds) waivers to accommodation costs

  • Travel and Childcare grants are under consideration

Grant Categories

This year, waivers and reimbursements will be offered under the following grant categories:

Student Author Grants

Student Author Grants are available for first or supporting authors of an accepted paper who were students at the time of paper submission. The grants include 100% or about 50% registration fee waivers, pending on availability of funds, and are awarded based on the quality of the accepted submission, the degree of financial need, the applicant’s newness to ISMIR, and the applicant’s geographical region.

Women in MIR (WiMIR) Diversity & Inclusion Grants

WiMIR Grants (100% or about 50% registration fee waivers, depending on the availability of funds) will be available to women, trans, or non-binary people, as well as people identifying as black, ethnic/racial minorities of the region, queer, unaffiliated researchers, and those from low- and middle-income countries.

Applicants do NOT need to be students to apply for the WiMIR Grants, though priority will be given to first or supporting authors of accepted papers.

Travel and Childcare Grants

Travel and childcare grants are under consideration and details will be given soon.

Accommodation Grants

Accommodation grants include 100% or about 50% (pending on the availability of funds) waivers to the accommodation costs to attend ISMIR 2023. Names of Hotels and B&B affiliated with ISMIR 2023 will be indicated when the accommodation grants are awarded.

In case of an accommodation grant, a room will be reserved and paid for the grantee, which should not book any accommodation (if you do so, you will not be reimbursed).


Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, student and Diversity & Inclusion eligibility, and availability of funds. For registration waiver grants, the following funding categories will be prioritized, though anyone may apply:

  • Student: Applicants enrolled in a degree-granting academic program in the 2022-2023 and/or 2023-2024 academic year(s)

  • Minorities in MIR: Applicants identifying as Black, African, African-American, or an ethnic/racial minority (of the applicant’s region)

  • Low- or middle-income country: Applicants whose professional affiliation is based in a country listed here: list

  • Queer in MIR: Applicants identifying as LGBTQIA+

  • Unaffiliated researcher: Applicants who currently have no professional affiliation that will cover the conference registration fee

  • Women in MIR: Applicants identifying as a woman or other gender minority


Grant applications for ISMIR 2023 will open on June 23, 2023.

The deadline for Grant application is June 30, 2023.

Grant notifications will be announced no later than July 7, 2023 (in time for the ISMIR 2023 early bird registration deadline).

In order to apply to the grants, please fill out this form

We request grant applicants to wait until the notification deadline before registering for the conference.

You will be considered for all the grants that you qualify for, based on the information you provide in the application. All grant applications shall be processed with utmost confidentiality and any information provided on the application shall only be used for assessment of grant eligibility and not for any other purpose. The information will not be shared beyond the members of the ISMIR 2023 grants committee.