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Financial Support for Participating in ICSE 2016

Financial support for attending ICSE is available for graduate students and early-career faculty via two programs, the SIGSOFT CAPS program and the NSF ICSE 2016 travel fund awards. Please see information below for descriptions of the program and how to apply.

NSF ICSE 2016 Travel Award

The U.S. National Science Foundation has generously provided $40K of support for student and early-career faculty participation in ICSE 2016. The NSF ICSE 2016 Travel Award Committee will evaluate applications for travel support based on merit, potential to contribute to research in software engineering in the U.S., and potential to increase the diversity of the pool of software engineering researchers in the U.S. Students not chosen for the NSF Travel Award will be automatically entered for consideration for the SIGSOFT CAPS awards.

Priority for the awards will be given to:

To apply, please use the SIGSOFT CAPS application form ( In the field “Types of CAPS Fund to Apply,” please choose “other” and specify “NSF Travel Award” in the text box. Applications are due by March 31, 2016.


The SIGSOFT CAPS program offers three distinct services to support conference attendance for SIGSOFT student members, SIGSOFT professional members, as well as non-member undergraduate students.

To apply and get further information on the SIGSOFT CAPS programs visit the CAPS website. [] Applications for CAPS funding are due by March 31, 2016.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of ACM SIGSOFT and the U.S. National Science Foundation for making these travel awards possible.

NSF ICSE 2016 Travel Award Committee

William G.J. Halfond (chair), University of Southern California
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University
Christoph Csallner, University of Texas at Arlington
Laura Dillon, Michigan State University
James A. Jones, University of California - Irvine
Moonzoo Kim, KAIST
Jianwei Niu, University of Texas - San Antonio
Ita Richardson, Lero
Oksana Tkachuk, SGT, Inc./NASA Ames Research Center