Google Travel and Conference Grants

Google Travel and Conference Grants

At Google, they believe a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Hence they are 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. Anyone 18 years of age or older and work or study in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or a technical field related to the conference subject. The program is committed to promoting diversity within their company and the technology industry.To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients- a $500 reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation cost (will be awarded after the conference).

Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock.Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Eligibility:

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

  • Be a resident if 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:
  • ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference
  • Tech Inclusion Conference – SF 2017
  • Society of Women Engineers – WE 17
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference (SHPE) 2017
  • Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS) 2017

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicant can submit online application through the given link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSCJDiFvGdPYRaiIJ7MhG9KE7KLS-Y803P1Z7MiW_OjIdgMw/viewform

Financial Aid and Award Money:

If you are selected, they will contact you with conference registration details and information about how you will receive your $500 post-conference reimbursement.

Application Deadline:

The conferences deadlines are listed below:

  • ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (Deadline: June 28, 2017)
  • Tech Inclusion Conference – SF 2017 (Deadline: August 4, 2017)
  • Society of Women Engineers – WE 17 (Deadline: August 18, 2017)
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference (SHPE) 2017 (Deadline: September 1, 2017)
  • Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS) 2017

Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 8 – 10 weeks prior to the date of the conference

Link for More Information:

https://edu.google.com/scholarships/google-travel-and-conference-grants/#!north-america

Contact Information:

For any questions on North America grants, reach out to travel-grants-at-google.com.

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