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VLDB 2016 Travel Fellowship Application

Deadline expired, June 30, 2016

Travel grants provide financial support to students and faculties affiliated with universities with limited funding opportunities (e.g., universities in developing countries) to attend the VLDB 2016 conference to be held at New Delhi, India, September 5 - 9, 2016 ( The long-term goal of the program is to encourage talented young scientists to pursue a career in database research. The VLDB Travel Fellowship Program provides 10 fellowships that allow free registration and grant an additional amount of US$1,500 toward other costs such as travel and lodging. Fellowship recipients are responsible for their own travel arrangements, including health insurance, if necessary.


Applicants must be:
  • full-time students in good standing (graduate or undergraduate), or postdoctoral fellows/researchers, or faculty members who either are
  • affiliated with universities that do not already have considerable presence at VLDB conferences
  • or
  • have a paper at the conference (or associated events).
Applicants must explicitly state that they do not have any other funding to attend.
Preference will be given to applicants who are primary authors of a paper accepted at the main conference or the workshops in VLDB 2016, or otherwise demonstrate keen interest in database research, and are from regions that are under-represented in the database community.

Applicants should fill out the form following the link: by June 30, 2016. Applicants must also have a nominator (faculty advisor for student applicants, or senior faculty member or department head for faculty applicants), who will fill the form following the link:
Additionally, nominators are kindly asked to send an extra email from their personal email-account to: before June 30, 2016 with the subject line of the email being "VLDB 2016 Travel Fellowship Nomination for <name-of-applicant-here>" in which they confirm their nomination of the applicant.

(Note: For the benefit of applicants from countries like China, which unfortunately block google and other sites, application forms formatted as an Excel sheets are provided <here ->Application_Form> for applications and <here ->Nominator_Form> for nominators; the filled spreadsheet can be e-mailed to

Selected candidates will be informed by July 7, 2016. People applying for the VLDB fellowships are advised to not register before hearing from us (or on July 15, if for some reason you donít hear from us by then), since the fellowship includes free registration; note that the early registration deadline is 15 July 2016.

Wolfgang Lehner, Divy Agrawal, Bin Cui, and Juliana Freire
SPEND Committee, VLDB Endowment