Google invites applications for the Travel and Conference Grants in Computer Science. They believe a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue a career in computer science and technology, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability or military service.
To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, they’re excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields. Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans) and in Europe for women in technology.
Worth of Award

  • To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:
  • Free conference registration
  • North America: A $500 prepaid gift card that can be retroactively used toward airfare and accommodation costs, where applicable (will be awarded onsite at the conference)
  • Europe: Up to 1000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)

Eligibility (North America)

  • Be a resident of North America
  • Work in or study Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a technical field related to the conference subject
  • Have a strong academic and/or professional background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Be able to attend the core day(s) of one of the conferences listed below:
  • USENIX (FAST) Conference on File and Storage Technologies (deadline: December 5, 2014)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Conference (deadline: January 9, 2015)
  • PyCon (deadline: January 15, 2015)
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2015 (deadline: February 20, 2015)
  • Velocity (deadline: March 4, 2015)
  • CVPR: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2015 (deadline: March 13, 2015)
  • VLDB: Very Large Database Conference 2015 (deadline: June 15, 2015)
  • Conference on Computer and Communications Security, October 2015 (deadline: July 17, 2015)

Eligibility (Europe)

  • Be a woman working in or studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a technical field related to the conference subject (no residency restrictions apply)
  • Have a strong academic and/or professional background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Be able to attend the core day(s) of one of the conferences listed below:
  • There are no eligible conferences at present. To receive notifications on when new conferences are added, please sign up for our mailing list.

How to Apply (North America)

  • Please submit the form online by the deadline listed above for the conference you wish to attend.
  • Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 10 weeks prior to the date of the conference. If you are selected, they will contact you with conference registration details and information about how you will receive your prepaid card.
  • For any questions on North America grants, please reach out to [email protected]

How to Apply (Europe)

  • Please submit the form by the deadline for the conference you wish to attend.
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email, approximately 4 weeks prior to the conference. If you are selected, you will receive additional information on how to register for the conference and how to receive your travel grant.
  • For any questions, please reach out to [email protected]
  • If you would like to be informed about new conferences in Europe that are eligible for grants, please sign up for our mailing list.

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