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Google Travel and Conference Grants

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 and in India 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.

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.

North America

Eligibility

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

To apply

Please click here to apply.

Claim process

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 reach out to travel-grants@google.com.

Europe

Eligibility

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:

To apply

Please submit this form by the deadline for the conference listed above that you wish to attend.

Claim process

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email, approximately three to four 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 grant.

For any questions, please reach out to europe-events@google.com.

India

Eligibility

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. 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. As an indicator, we 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.

To apply

Please complete this application form.

Claim process

We review applications every week, all year round, therefore you will get our reply within ten days. Once approved for a travel grant, 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: research-in@google.com.