Travel and Inclusivity Grants

Supported by Ableton and Native Instruments

In order to promote diversity and inclusivity at this year’s DAFx conference, we are offering 4 bursaries to applicants who are in need of support. Each of the bursaries will cover the cost of one standard registration (including all social events, tutorials, workshops and additional activities), along with a travel grant of up to £250 per applicant which will be provided through a standard UK expenses procedure.

The grants are kindly supported by Ableton and Native Instruments, and are intended to help those who may struggle to finance attendance at DAFx, and to encourage diversity. This is in addition to our newly introduced Code of Conduct, which aims to provide a welcoming environment for all attendees.

To apply for a travel grant, you will need to send a CV, along with a cover letter (no longer than one side fo A4) that explains your requirements for a bursary to The deadline for submissions will be Friday, 31st of May Friday, 7th of June, in order to give unsuccessful applicants time to purchase earlybird tickets if required. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of DAFx committee members, and a decision will be made mid-June. For more details, please visit the DAFx website. Applications from delegates who have submitted papers will be prioritised, and in addition we will aim to provide support specifically for underrepresented groups.


  • The grants will cover full registration for the conference, and up to £250 travel funding
  • The grants are to support under-represented groups in audio processing, and to provide support for those who need financial assistance
  • Recipients of the grant are eligible to attend all social events, including the evening banquet, and WIMP 2019
  • The ticket is non-transferrable and non-refundable
  • Applicants are required to submit a short explanation (no more than 1-side of A4) of their situation, and a CV to The cover letter should include:
    • Affiliation and status (eg: student, unaffiliated/self-funded)
    • Paper submission number (if applicable)
    • Reason for application
  • We will give priority to delegates who have had papers accepted to the conference
  • The submissions will be reviewed by Monday 17th June 2019.