At Google, we 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, we’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), in Europe for women in technology, in India and in Africa for students who have their research papers accepted at top-tier conferences in Computer Science and related areas.
To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:
- Free conference registration
- North America: A $500 reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
- Europe: Up to 1000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)
- India: An award in the range of $1000 – $3,000 that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and other related expenses.
- Africa: An award in the range of $1000 to $3000 that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Grant amount depends on cost for the international conference.
- Japan & South Korea: Up to $3000 towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Grant amount depends on cost for the international conference.
- Grant eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific pages. Grants will be awarded to the most qualified persons based on application review. Every applicant will be notified of their status according to the time frames specified for the region.
For example, to be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in North America, applicants must:
- Be a resident of North America
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Work or study in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, 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:
- National Society of Black Engineers Convention 2018 (Deadline: January 15, 2018)
- SREcon18 (Deadline: January 30, 2018)
- PyCon 2018
Please click here to apply.
Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 8 – 10 weeks prior to the date of the conference. If you are selected, we will contact you with conference registration details and information about how you will receive your $500 post-conference reimbursement.
For any questions on North America grants, please visit Google’s program page or reach out to email@example.com.