Financial Support (Grants)

The ISMIR Society, Women in MIR, and local organizers are offering a number of financial support opportunities for members of the community who wish to attend the 17th Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), August 7-11 in New York City, USA.

Award Types

Eligible parties may apply for any or all of the following forms of support:

  • ThinkTank Registration
  • Registration waivers for tutorials and scientific program (main conference)
  • NYU dormitory housing (shared room)


Awards are granted based on the quality of the accepted submission, the degree of financial need, the applicant’s newness to ISMIR, and the applicant’s geographical diversity.

ThinkTank registration is available for all grad students who are attending ISMIR.

Student Author Grants are available for first or supporting authors of an accepted full paper who were students at the time of paper submission.

Women in MIR (WiMIR) Grants are being offered for the first time thanks to the generous support of industry partners (Smule, Shazam) to female first or supporting authors of accepted full papers, as well as female first authors of accepted late-breaking demo (LBD) submissions. Applicants do NOT need to be students to apply for the WiMIR Award.

Application Procedure

The application form for both awards can be found here:

Applicants will have the opportunity to indicate which award(s) they are eligible for. Those meeting eligibility criteria for both awards will be considered for both.

Applications close on May 20, 2016; notification of acceptance will be made on May 27, 2016VERY IMPORTANT: if you have applied for a waiver to the tutorials and/or scientific program please do not register for the conference before being notified of your application’s status. Doing so will nullify your application.

Any questions may be sent to