ICFP strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment where people from different backgrounds and experiences can all thrive around a shared passion for functional programming.
In particular, we aim to make it possible for anyone from any background to attend ICFP and connect with other researchers and potential mentors. We would like to specfically call attention to the following funding opportunities:
PLMW scholarships (Scholarship applications available early June). The purpose of the Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) is both to support the careers of those who are in the beginning stages of a Ph.D, and to inform people who are considering doing a Ph.D in programming languages about PL research and potential careers that follow. The workshop takes place the day before the main conference and specifically encourages people who have traditionally not had the opportunity to participate in research in programming languages to attend.
SIGPLAN PAC. The SIGPLAN professional activities fund aims to support students and scholars that would otherwise not be able to attend ICFP. Even if you are not a SIGPLAN member, you can apply – as long as the event you are participating in is sponsored by SIGPLAN, you are a member of ACM, and your advisor is a member of SIGPLAN.
Each of these pay particular attention students from disadvantaged backgrounds or geographical regions that would otherwise have no means to attend.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us,
The diversity committee,
- Gabriele Keller (
- Daan Leijen, chair (
- Alejandro Russo (