ACM SIGGRAPH offers support to existing and new members of the SIGGRAPH community whose early career potential impact is recognized as extraordinary and who can demonstrate financial need to attend SIGGRAPH 2023. It is also intended to simultaneously highlight SIGGRAPH’s abiding recognition of the value that diversity in our community brings to the CG/IT domains and its importance to their vibrancy and future positive impact to society.


  • Any ACM SIGGRAPH member (professional or student) in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques but not limited to, technology innovations, artistic production, education, societal services, leadership and/or broader impacts within those industries.
  • Local is considered to be within 200 mile radius from the Los Angeles Convention Center (local grant year)
  • Grantees may receive only one grant per conference year
  • Budget requests and reimbursement are subject to the ACM SIGGRAPH travel policies
  • These grants will be awarded to individuals from underrepresented groups in the CG/IT fields listed in ACM/SIGGRAPH annual demographic surveys and questionnaires.  Nominees from universities, NGO’s, industry, and governmental organizations including students, early career industry and academic professionals in the CG/IT domains will be considered and are encouraged to apply for travel grant support.


  • Submit a nomination single PDF package which includes a potential contribution statement of the candidate in expression of financial need to by July 15, 2023.
  • 1 page C.V.
  • 2 letters of recommendation with a 500 word limit each
  • Verification as an ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • A selection committee of 5 current SIGGRAPH members will review all the nominations.
  • For 2023, grantees will be selected by 20 July, 2023, and will be invited to attend SIGGRAPH 2023.

Grantees will receive a full Conference Pass in addition to receiving financial support reimbursing documented cost of SIGGRAPH 2023 attendance*

Publicity: Any information supplied for the application must not be confidential and can be used for publicity purposes by ACM SIGGRAPH. Awardees give ACM SIGGRAPH permission to use representative images of their work, member profiles, stories, subsequent activities in connection with the SIGGRAPH community and organization, etc. for use in ACM SIGGRAPH publications, at conferences sponsored by ACM/ACM SIGGRAPH, or other publicity purposes.

Conflict of Interest: ACM’s conflict-of-interest guidelines apply to all award nominations. The SIGGRAPH Award Chair of the SIGGRAPH EC is responsible for ensuring the COI guidelines are followed and resolving any issues that cannot be resolved by the respective Award Committee Chair.


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