VLDB 2021: Attendance Support - 2nd Round - Virtual Attendance

We are very happy to announce a second round of fellowship opportunities to attend VLDB 2021 which takes place in Copenhagen, in hybrid mode. The fellowships are offered by the VLDB Endowment.

The VLDB Endowment attendance grants provide financial support to students and young researchers affiliated with universities with limited funding opportunities. Grants have a strong focus on universities in developing countries (as listed by ACM) to attend the VLDB 2021 conference virtually.
The long-term goal of the program is to encourage talented young scientists to pursue a career in database research. The VLDB Attendance Support Program provides grants for roughly 50 virtual attendees funded by the VLDB Endowment. These will allow free registration for virtual attendees. The free registration amount will be provided by a voucher code at registration time.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants must be full-time students in good standing (graduate or undergraduate), or postdoctoral fellows/researchers who are either

Applicants must explicitly state that they do not have any other funding to attend. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate keen interest in database research and are from regions that are under-represented in the database community; presenting a paper accepted at the main conference or the workshops in VLDB 2021 is welcome but not mandatory.

Application Process

Applicants should fill in the form at https://forms.gle/9t43twgZ6FugjoQE7 by July 28, 2021. Applicants must also have a nominator (faculty advisor for student applicants, or senior faculty member or department head for postdoc and research assistant applicants), who must fill in the nominator form following the link: https://forms.gle/rhXXRA5ckzSXXwXu8.

Additionally, nominators are kindly asked to send an extra email from their official email-account to vldb2021fellowships(AT)gmail.com, by July 28 2021, with the subject line of the email being "VLDB 2021 Virtual Attendance Support Nomination for <name>" in which they confirm their nomination of the applicant.

Should you have any problems with opening the links or filling in the forms, please contact us via vldb2021fellowships(AT)gmail.com.

Selected candidates will be informed shortly after the application deadline.

SPEND Committee VLDB Endowment

Bin Cui, Peking University, China
Philippe Bonnet, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sharad Mehrotra, UCI
Felix Naumann, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam