Don and Betty Walker International Student Fund

The Don and Betty Walker International Student Fund was established by the executive committee of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) to honor the extensive and far-reaching contributions of Don and Betty Walker both inside and outside the field of computational linguistics. The fund helps defer travel costs for students to attend meetings in recognition of the priority that the Walkers have always placed on making the ACL accessible and welcoming to students and others who for geographical or financial reasons would otherwise not be able to participate as fully in ACL activities.

All full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students from anywhere in the world who are submitting a paper for presentation to either the regular or student session of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the Biennial Meeting of the European Chapter are eligible to apply.


Selected students will receive funds to cover all or part of their travel costs to attend the ACL meeting. The meeting registration fee will be waived as well.


Strong preference will be given to those students whose papers are accepted for presentation. Preference will also be given on the basis of demonstrable need.


Please complete all parts of this application and return the form with your normal paper submission. (For instructions on how to submit a paper, see the appropriate regular or student session call for papers.)