IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2023)

DC Travel Grants

We are excited to announce the availability of a limited number of travel scholarships for eligible graduate and undergraduate students to attend the IJCB 2023 Doctoral Consortium (DC). Selected Ph.D. students will receive scholarships of at least $2,500, while undergraduate and master’s students will be awarded scholarships of at least $400. Scholarships awarded to Ph.D. students are intended to help cover expenses such as round-trip flights (limited to U.S. flag carriers or flights ticketed through an US-carrier (e.g., codeshare flights on international airlines)), accommodation at the conference venue (Grand Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia) for the conference’s duration, and the IJCB registration fee. Undergraduate and master’s students are also strongly encouraged to apply for these scholarships to cover their conference registration fees, as early exposure to such opportunities can be highly beneficial. Scholarships will be granted to undergraduate and master’s students who demonstrate significant potential to benefit from attending the consortium.

These travel scholarships will be distributed promptly after the conference as reimbursements. Awardees will be required to submit their flight, hotel, and registration receipts to verify the use of US flag carriers and their attendance at the conference prior to distributing scholarships. 

Priority will be given to women, students from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities, in line with the IEEE Biometrics Council commitment to diversity and inclusion. Students wishing to apply must complete the application form here ( by August 15, 2023. Additionally, applicants’ faculty advisors must email a letter of support to [email protected] by August 15, 2023. The advisor’s letter must explicitly state their willingness to support any costs not covered by the travel scholarship, such as meals, additional flight or lodging expenses exceeding the scholarship amount, incidentals, transportation to and from the airport, and so on. Advisor letters must also provide a statement regarding the availability (or lack thereof) of travel funds for the applicant from other sources.


The travel scholarships are available to support undergraduate or graduate students from any US university, regardless of their citizenship or visa status, as well as US citizens studying outside of the US. However, certain individuals are not eligible, including speakers (unless they are students), postdocs, and those supported through a federal grant or scholarship (e.g., NSF’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service or Graduate Research Fellowship Program). Although students with alternative sources of funding, such as through their advisor’s research funds, are eligible, priority will be given to students with limited or no other means to support conference travel. Ph.D. students that have already received an invitation to attend the IJCB 2023 Doctoral Consortium will be prioritized, although this is not a requirement. We strongly encourage students that wish to participate in the consortium to take advantage of these scholarships.

We especially encourage faculty advisors to support and promote this opportunity among their students from underrepresented groups that are eligible to apply. To further support underrepresented students, we also encourage advisors to explore the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Alliances. These alliances serve as invaluable resources, offering comprehensive programs designed to address underrepresentation in the computing disciplines. By collaborating with academic institutions, K-12 schools, government agencies, industry leaders, professional societies, and other organizations, these alliances work towards achieving a transformation in computing education. You can find a list of these alliances at Notable resources to aid your BPC efforts are listed below:

  • National Society of Black Engineers (
  • Computing Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI) (
  • Institute for Mentorship for African Americans in Computer Science (IAAMCS) (
  • Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) (
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) (

We look forward to welcoming the field’s most talented students to the IJCB 2023 Doctoral Consortium.

See the Call for Doctoral Consortium participants for more information on how to take part in the DC.


  • Deadline for applications: August 15, 2023

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