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Ken Wang Scholars Program 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Ken Wang Scholars Program.

The Award

AGIFORS Ken Wang Scholars will receive a fully paid registration for the 2024 AGIFORS Symposium in Grand Cayman including all technical presentations as well as the social program.

The winners will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the AGIFORS Community, represented by the conference participants: 4 days of interactions with experts, both scientists and practitioners, in the domains of operations research and advanced analytics, applied to the airline industry, as well as 20+ presentations at the forefront of innovation and practice in these fields (revenue management, operations, crew planning, scheduling, maintenance...). The award does not include transportation and accommodation.


  • Applicants must, as of June 1st, 2024, be registered students in their first or second year of a graduate degree program in operations research, statistics, data analysis, advanced analytics, engineering systems, air transportation, management science, mathematics and/or applied mathematics. 
  • Applicants must be able to commit to attending the upcoming AGIFORS Symposium in person: in Grand Cayman, targeting the week of October 28, 2024 to be confirmed soon
  • Applicants cannot apply for both the AGIFORS Scholarship and the Anna Valicek award in the same calendar year

Application Documents

1. This online form filled by the candidate's main academic supervisor

2. A copy of the candidate's resume

    3. A 1-page summary of the candidate's interest for the aviation domain and how the current field of studies apply to aviation

    The application files (#2 & #3) should be submitted to KenWangScholars@agifors.org


        The awards will be granted on the basis of excellence, innovation, considering

        • Motivation and interest for the industry
        • Originality and relevance
        • Clarity of the exposition


        • As part of the evaluation process, the applicant may be asked to virtually meet with the selection committee to present their application and answer a few questions
        • Applications from the country hosting the AGIFORS Symposium as well as universities traditionally under-represented at AGIFORS are strongly encouraged

        Application deadline for the 2024 Ken Wang Scholars Program is July 1st, 2024 at 6PM EDT.

        Richard Cléaz-Savoyen

        Vice President, AGIFORS

        Chair, AGIFORS Ken Wang Scholars Program award committee


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