Google Travel and Conference Grants 2018

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Deadline: Varies according to the region 

The Google Travel and Conference Grants is now open for applications. 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.

Google believes 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.

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.​

Eligibility

Grant eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific pages on the left. 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 North America

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:
    • Def Con Conference (Deadline: May 25, 2018)
    • International Design Conference (Deadline: July 1, 2018)
    • ICMCP (International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals) (Deadline: July 6, 2018)
    • ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (Deadline: July 13, 2018)
    • Society of Women Engineers: Women in Engineering (WE) Conference (Deadline: August 10, 2018)
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention (Deadline: August 31, 2018)
    • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)

Europe

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in Europe, applicants must:

  • Be a woman working 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:
    • Women of Silicon Roundabout 2018 (Deadline: April 27th 2018)
    • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) (Deadline: May 1, 2018)
    • International Conference of Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD) (Deadline: June 8, 2018)
    • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) (Deadline: June 29, 2018)
    • SREcon 2018 (Deadline: July 1st 2018)
    • European Women in Tech 2018

India

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in India, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled with a recognized university in India who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Have a paper accepted at a top-tier top-tier Computer Science conference. They prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably full oral presentation. As an indicator, they have recently approved travel grants for CVPR, NIPS, CHI, STOC, PLDI, COLT, ICML, CIKM, KDD, ICCV, EMNLP, ACL, Interspeech and FSE.
  • Be the primary author of the accepted paper.
  • Have a paper accepted for oral presentation in the main conference program. Some conferences may have different presentation guidelines in which case the equivalent of a conventional full oral presentation must be considered. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.

Africa

To be eligible for a grant to attend an international conference, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled with a recognized university in Africa who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a technical field related to the conference subject.
  • Have a paper accepted for presentation (oral or poster) in the main conference program at a top-tier Computer Science conference. They prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably full oral presentation. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.
  • Be the sole or joint first author of the accepted paper.

Japan and South Korea

To be eligible for a grant to attend an international research conference, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled with a recognized university in Japan or South Korea who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Have a paper accepted at a top-tier Computer Science conference. They prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. Please refer to popular conference rankings to determine the conference tier.
  • Be the primary author of the accepted paper.
  • Have a paper accepted for oral presentation in the main conference program. Some conferences may have different presentation guidelines in which case the equivalent of a conventional full oral presentation must be considered. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.

Application

To apply, visit the page below:

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