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2012 Computer Human Interaction Mentoring (CHIMe) Workshop

GRAND has the opportunity to provide travel support for up to 5 graduate students who work in the field of HCI to attend the 2012 Computer Human Interaction Mentoring (CHIMe) Workshop in Austin, Texas from May 5-6, 2012. The Workshop is co-located with CHI 2012, held May 5-10, 2012. 

The 2012 Computer Human Interaction Mentoring (CHIMe) Workshop, co-sponsored by the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research, the Coalition to Diversify Computing, and the National Science Foundation is a discipline-specific workshop for mentoring underrepresented students in HCI.

The Workshop provides a unique opportunity for underrepresented researchers (women, minorities, students with disabilities) in HCI to interact with leaders in their field, network, learn about the latest trends in HCI, and present their work to the HCI community for constructive feedback. Priority will be given to PhD students over "terminal-degree" master's (those not intending to continue to a PhD) and to students planning a research career either in industry or academia.

The normal deadline for applications is now past, but applications are being accepted from students currently enrolled in a Canadian university who meet the eligibility requirements. The GRAND funds will enable Canadian students to attend.

The deadline for Canadian applicants is Friday, February 3, 2012.

Click here to apply (Canadian applicants only)

In addition, applicants must email the following information:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Academic program in which you are enrolled
  • Name and full contact information for your academic supervisor
  • A copy of the email sent to CHIMe by your academic supervisor in support of your application (to be emailed by supervisor) 

Selected applicants will be expected to document their experience through blogs and/or other social media channels as part of participating in this Workshop.

Funding for airfare and up to three nights of hotel will be provided by GRAND.

Please note: GRAND funding will only apply to the Workshop. Registration, hotel and other incurred expenses for the CHI 2012 conference are the responsibility of the attendee.  It is expected that most of the attendees will stay over for the CHI 2012 conference with funding provided by their supervisor, institution, or other source.