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Information for Students


Your student representatives Leah and Sophie will organize some social gatherings for all student attendees (members and non-members) to get to know each other. Details will be shared here when confirmed.


IJSLL Student Travel grant

For 2024, there is 1 travel grant of £500 available for students who are self-funding attendance at our conference. Equinox, the publisher of The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, is kindly sponsoring the grant in the name of the journal.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be students, i.e. registered as a Bachelors/Masters/PhD student.
  • Applicants should not already have full funding to attend the conference from other sources (employers or project grants; the grant may help to 'top-up' other partial sources of funding).
  • Applicants should have an accepted paper for this year's IAFPA conference where they are the first author/presenter (i.e., the majority of the work presented was completed by the applicant).
  • Preferences in grant selections will be given to Student Members of IAFPA.


Applications should be submitted via email to: Applicants should provide a PDF copy of their accepted paper, and a short statement about the presentation, themselves, and their research interests, outlining their funding arrangement and how the grant will help.

The decision will be made by the IAFPA committee members, using conference scientific committee reviewers' comments as a guide.

NOTE: Application deadline is 20th June 2024.


Best Student Paper awards

As is tradition, IAFPA2024 Montreal will award two Best Student Presentation prizes: one for the most outstanding oral presentation by a student, and one for the best student poster. Both award winners will receive 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 their 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

We are delighted to announce that Oxford Wave Research will again be 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.

Information for Students