Apply for Fully Funded Google Conference and Travel Scholarships

Deadline: 10th February 2019

Overview

Google believes that a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue connections in the industry, networking with peers, and a career path in technology. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, we’re excited to offer Google Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields.

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:

Free conference registration

Scholarship eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific tabs:

North America: Up to 1,000 USD (unless otherwise noted) reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)

Europe: Up to 1,000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)

India: An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and other related expenses.

Africa: An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Scholarship amount depends on the cost for the international conference.

Japan & South Korea: Up to 3,000 USD towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Scholarship amount depends on the cost for the international conference.

Scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified persons based on application review. Every applicant will be notified of their status according to the timeframes specified for the region.

Eligibility for Africans

To be eligible for a scholarship 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. We 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 scholarships.

Be the sole or joint first author of the accepted paper.

To apply

Please submit this form by the deadline for the conference that you wish to attend. We are currently accepting applications for conferences in 2019 only.

Claim process

We review applications monthly, all year round, therefore you will get our reply four to six weeks from the date of the application on. Once approved for a travel scholarship, the funds will be paid to the applicant’s university and the student may claim expenses using regular university procedures.

For any questions, please reach out to [email protected]


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