Doctoral Consortium

Call for Participation: CVPR 2020 Doctoral Consortium


The Doctoral Consortium provides a unique opportunity for students, who are close to finishing (or recently finished) their doctorate degree, to interact with experienced researchers in computer vision. A senior member of the community will be assigned as a mentor for each student based on the student's preference or similarity of research interests. The Doctoral Consortium meeting, which will be held virtually this year, gives students an opportunity to present their research and discuss their ongoing research and career plans with their mentor. 


Students must be conducting research in computer vision and be within 6 months (before or after) of graduating with their doctoral degree. Applicants must not have attended a doctoral consortium previously (at ICCV, ECCV or CVPR).

Submission Guidelines

Students that meet the eligibility requirements should submit an application containing the following:


  1. Applicant's up-to-date CV
  2. Two-page research statement summarizing the applicant's research and progress to date.
  3. The title and author list of the poster that will be presented at the consortium, which may or may not be presented at CVPR as well.
  4. The names, affiliations, and email addresses for 7 potential mentors, ranked from most to least preferred. Do not list your own advisor as a mentor. Identify researchers from industry or academia whose work is relevant to yours or whose feedback you think would be particularly useful to you. (CVPR Area Chairs could be a good source of potential mentors.) 


Submit applications here. Please ensure that all the requested information is provided; incomplete applications will be rejected.

Review Process

If all applications cannot be supported, selection will be based on the provided material, graduation date (i.e., opportunity to attend future doctoral consortiums), and supporting a diverse collection of students across research areas and institutions. 


Selected participants will receive reimbursement for CVPR 2020 virtual registration. The awards will be in the form of a reimbursement check provided after the conference. Detailed instructions will be sent via email directly to participants.

To be eligible for reimbursement, students must be US citizens or permanent residents or currently attending an institution in the United States. Others can still apply to participate, but will not receive conference registration reimbursement.

Poster Format

Please refer to the general CVPR 2020 guidelines. The Doctoral Consortium will use the same format for virtual poster presentations.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 27 May 2020
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2020
Doctoral Consortium event: TBA


Richard Souvenir, Temple University