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Information for Students

Student Travel grants

IAFPA offers 2 travel grants of £250 for students who are self-funding attendance at our conference. Equinox, the publisher of The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, who will kindly sponsor these two grants named after this journal.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be students, i.e. registered as a Bachelors/Masters/PhD student.
  • Applicants should be self-funding their attendance to the conference, i.e. accommodation, travel and registration fees funding must be sought separately from employers or project grants.
  • Applicants should have an accepted paper for this year's IAFPA conference.
  • The first author of the accepted paper must be the applicant.
  • The applicant must present their work at the conference in person.
  • The majority of the work must be completed by the applicant.
  • Reviewers' comments will be considered in the selection process.
  • Preferences in grant selections will be given to Student Members of IAFPA.


Applicants must provide a PDF copy of their accepted paper, a short statement about themselves and their research interests and a letter from their supervisor confirming their trip will be self-funded.

Applications must be submitted via email to:

NOTE: Applications will remain open until after the acceptance notifications have been announced for Work In Progress submissions. Decisions will be made shortly after applications close.

Best Student Paper awards

IAFPA traditionally hosts the Best Student Paper Award, and Zurich will be no exception. Just like last year, two prizes will be awarded: one for the best paper and one for the best poster. Both winners of this Prize win free registration for next year’s IAFPA conference.

The criteria for participating are:

  • the first author is a student; i.e. registered as a Bachelors/Masters/PhD student.
  • the first author presents his/her presentation/poster in person at the conference.
  • the majority of the work presented has been done by the student.

Note that being a student member of IAFPA is not a requirement.

Please indicate in your abstract whether your paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper award.

Oxford Wave award for Best Student Acoustic/Automatic Paper

Following the success of last year, we are delighted to announce that Oxford Wave Research are offering the Best Student Acoustic/Automatic Paper Award again at this year's conference. The prize is offered to papers focused on topics relating to automatic speaker recognition, audio processing and acoustics. Eligible papers will be specially selected and the winner will be decided by a small panel selected by Oxford Wave Research.