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Doctoral Consortium

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Call for Participation: CVPR 2023 Doctoral Consortium


The Doctoral Consortium provides a unique opportunity for students, who are close to finishing or who have 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. All students and mentors will attend a Doctoral Consortium event during the conference (in-person, virtual or hybrid), giving the students an opportunity to discuss their ongoing research and career plans with their mentor. In addition, each student will present a poster, either describing their thesis research or a single recent paper, to the other participants and their mentors.


Students must be conducting research in computer vision and be within 6 months (before or after) of graduating with their doctoral degree.

Submission Guidelines

Students that meet the eligibility requirements should submit an application via CMT here. The applicant must submit the following as a single pdf file:

  1. The applicant's CV.
  2. A 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. A signed letter from their advisor confirming the actual / estimated date of graduation.
  5. The first and last names and email addresses for 7 potential mentors, ranked from most to least preferred. Identify researchers from industry or academia whose work is relevant to yours or whose feedback you think would be particularly useful to you for a different reason. Do not list your own advisor as a mentor.

Please ensure that all pieces of information are included in the application. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Review Process

If all applications cannot be supported, selection will be based on the provided material and the student's graduation date, and supporting a diverse collection of students across institutions and research areas.

Travel Awards

The amount is yet to be determined but will likely include a waiver for conference registration fees and some travel funding.

Poster Format

Please refer to the general CVPR 2023 guidelines; the Doctoral Consortium will use the same format. During the actual event, if you are presenting in person, please use any available poster board in the designated Doctoral Consortium room. No poster numbers will be assigned.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 13, 2023 (11:59pm, Pacific Time)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 27, 2023
  • Doctoral Consortium event: June 21, 2023


  • Catherine Qi Zhao, University of Minnesota,
  • Yezhou Yang, Arizona State University,