As in previous years, WACV will include a PhD forum to provide an additional opportunity for junior researchers to promote their work, network, and interact with experienced researchers.

Application Process

Applicants must be close to graduating (e.g., within two years of defending their dissertation) or recently graduated (e.g., defended within the last six months). Priority will be given to applicants with well-formed thesis plans that are earlier in their studies. Please follow the instructions on the application form if you are interested in participating.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: January 23rd, 2018 (11:59 PM, Pacific Time)
  • Decisions announced: January 25th, 2018
  • PhD Forum event: TBD (likely during lunch during one day between March 12-14, 2018)

Event Details

The forum will consist of a lunch (provided) and a poster session in which each PhD student presents a poster that summarizes the main contributions of their thesis.  Each student will be paired with a mentor, who will be a senior researcher so that they can have a deep discussion of their research and career plans/goals.

Travel Awards

We anticipate being able to offer support for to cover a significant portion of travel and registration fees for accepted students. Details will be posted here when they are finalized.

Additional Information

Please email Nathan Jacobs ( if you have any questions about the process.