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Student Scholarships

Deadline: 30 April, 2021

The ALIFE 2021 Organizing Committee cordially invites all students to attend the Virtual 2021 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2021), 19-23 July 2021. We offer a limited number of Student Scholarships in the form of free conference tickets for students. Interested students should fill this application form no later than April 30, 2021.

This scholarship is designed to give students an opportunity to attend the ALIFE 2021 conference in the case that they have no funding to attend it. Attendance at the ALIFE 2021 conference will introduce you to the artificial life community, establish valuable contacts with current artificial life researchers, provide the opportunity to practice your presentation and communication skills, and introduce you to projects currently underway in our community.

The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and PhD students. Applicants must be current students (full or part-time) working towards a degree or certificate in an accredited college or university. The degree or program the applicant is working towards can have an emphasis on artificial field, but it is not limited to. Students from any discipline are welcome. 


Awards will be granted to applicants meeting the eligibility requirements and selected by the ALIFE 2021 organising committee based on their evaluation of the applicant’s submission. Awards will include the free conference ticket. Only students receiving an award (confirmed by organizers) are allowed to select "Free Ticket" option in the conference registration form.

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Submission Process

Students should fill the application form no later than April 30, 2021.

They should answer "yes" to at least one of the questions in this form: 
► I am a presenting author of a submitted paper / abstract to the main track
► I am a co-author of a submitted paper / abstract to the main track
► I am a presenting author at a satellite workshop
► I am going to send / I have sent an essay to the student essay competition
► I am going to submit / I have submitted my work to the art exhibition

(Note: Each student is encouraged to attend the Student Essay Competition and write an essay related to artificial life, artificial intelligence, robots and/or R.U.R. to increase his/her chance to get the free ticket).

The motivation letter is also requested (it is the part of the application form). Please let us know what is you motivation to attend ALIFE 2021 conference, your experience in artificial life field, what do you expect to learn if attending this conference first time. (Feel free to answer in an informal or unconventional way. You can also upload supplementary material such as movie, figure, photo, presentation...)

Please fill this form before April 30, 2021 and wait for the decision letter (around May 10). If you have any questions, please send us an email to 2021alife@gmail.com and start the subject of your email by [STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP].