[Air-L] Last Call: IR 12.0 (Seattle) Fee Waiver Application--DUE TODAY

Alex Halavais alex at halavais.net
Wed Jun 1 08:10:06 PDT 2011

Will consider any applications received by midnight today (Baker Island time :).

- Alex

Fee Waiver Program

In order to increase the diversity of participation in the AoIR annual
Internet Research (IR) conferences, the Association of Internet
Researchers will make available up to three conference fee waivers per
year. The number of fee waivers will depend first of all upon the
ability of the conference budget to sustain such waivers (a judgment
to be made by the AoIR Executive Committee upon the advice of the AoIR
Treasurer and the local organizing committee) as well as upon the
quality of the applications for fee waivers.

Applications for fee waivers are invited from student or faculty
authors whose paper or panel proposals have already been accepted via
the AoIR IR conference reviewing process. All applications should be
directed to the Vice-President of AoIR (Alex Halavais, vp at aoir.org),
and must be received by June 1, 2010. Late applications cannot be

Applications should be no longer than 2 pages, and must include the
following information:

1) A brief description of how the author’s presentation or
contribution to the AoIR IR conference will uniquely articulate and/or
represent a distinctive perspective (e.g., of persons and/or cultures)
otherwise unlikely to be represented at the annual AoIR Internet
Research conference.

2) An explanation of the author’s distinctive circumstances that would
warrant a fee waiver. These may include, but are by no means limited

* exceptionally limited financial resources (e.g., as a graduate
student or scholar in a non-OECD country, as a disabled person on a
limited income, etc.);

* exceptional limits on institutional support otherwise normally
available (e.g., travel funds, grant funds, etc.);

* other exceptional circumstances that render the usual AoIR IR
conference fees an insurmountable obstacle to attending the IR
conference in order to present one’s own work.

Applicants may also include a letter of support from someone familiar
with her / his circumstances, special needs, etc.  Such a letter is
optional, however, not a requirement.

Applications will be reviewed by the AoIR Executive Committee. Fee
waivers will be awarded on the basis of the Executive Committee’s
collective judgment as to which presentations will make the most
distinctive contribution to the AoIR IR conference. In order to
respect and protect the privacy of the applicants, all Executive
Committee discussions and deliberations of fee waiver applications
will be held in strict confidence.

The AoIR Executive Committee regretfully acknowledges that there will
be more fully meritorious applications than we will be able to award
and support. Nonetheless we hope that awarded fee waivers will not
only assist deserving scholars and researchers, but also thereby
enrich the AoIR IR conferences in important new ways.


Alex Halavais

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