We are delighted to announce funding for student travel support. The purpose is to enable graduate students to travel and participate in the conference. To be eligible, you must:

  • be registered as a full-time student at a higher education institution (e.g. University); AND
  • be explicitly listed as an author of a paper accepted for AAMAS-15 (full | extended abstract | workshop).

The order of priority for awards is as follows:

  1. students presenting a full paper accepted at the conference main, Innovative Applications, Robotics, and Virtual Agents and Humans tracks;
  2. students presenting a paper in the Blue Sky Ideas track;
  3. students presenting at the doctoral consortium;
  4. students presenting posters at the main conference; and
  5. students presenting at workshops.

To the extent that funds allow, we also hope to support students whose research will benefit from attendance at the conference.

We anticipate different levels of funding based on geographic location (distance to conference venue, underrepresented regions), level of participation, and so on, covering most of the travel costs. We particularly encourage student scholarship applications from underrepresented regions.


To apply, students should complete the following Student Scholarship Application Form:

You will need to provide your participation details for AAMAS-15 as well as a pdf with a scanned student ID card certifying you are registered as a full-time student.

Please note that participation in the student scholarship program carries with it an obligation to be a student volunteer during the conference and, in the case of US applicants, to participate in the doctoral mentoring consortium.

Student volunteers are often used to provide support in the various conference rooms in case of problems (e.g., projector failure, etc).

The deadline for the application will be February 15, 2015 (11:59pm, Hawaii time) via the web form shown above. We will notify you of your application decision by March 1 (in case of workshop authors March 15).

FoCAS, the FET coordination action supporting the collective adaptive systems community ( is pleased to sponsor two travel bursaries for the AAMAS doctoral symposium held on 5 May 2015 in Istanbul. Applications will be automatically entered from successful entrants to the AAMAS doctoral mentoring/student scholarship program, with winners decided by the co-chairs and announced by March. Travel reimbursement up to a maximum value of 400 EUR or equivalent will be paid retrospectively after the event by FoCAS.

Scholarship Co-Chairs

Gita Sukthankar (University of Central Florida, USA)
Sebastian Sardina (RMIT Unviersity, Australia)