Google Conference and Travel Scholarships

  • Overview

    At Google, we believe 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
    • 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 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 cost for the international conference.

    Scholarship eligibility varies by region, so please review the information on the region-specific tabs on the top. Scholarships 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

    Scholarships are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology and business (including, but not limited to: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, persons with disabilities, women and veterans).

    In order to apply for the North America Google Conference & Travel Scholarship, you must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

    • 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
    • Persons who are (1) residents of North America and US Territories, (2) studying or working in North America, or (3) will be in North America at the time of the conference
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

    Conferences

    ADCOLOR Conference & Awards (Deadline: July 21, 2019)

    Afrotech (Deadline: September 2, 2019)

    Blacks in Tech (Deadline: August 16, 2019)

    Conference on Neural Information Processing System (Deadline: October 7, 2019)

    Lesbians Who Tech (Deadline: July 12, 2019)

    National Black MBA (NBMBAA) (Deadline: July, 26, 2019)

    Prospanica Conference & Career Expo (Deadline: August 30, 2019)

    Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing (Deadline: August 2, 2019)

    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Convention (Deadline: August 30, 2019)

    Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference (Deadline: September 2, 2019)

    Wonder Women Tech (Deadline: September 6, 2019)

    To apply

    Please click the hyperlinked conference name above to apply. Applications will close 5:00pm Eastern time on the day of deadline.

    Claim process

    Recipients will be notified by email 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 post-conference reimbursement.

    For any questions about North America scholarships, please reach out to gcts@google.com

  • Europe

    Eligibility

    Scholarships are available in Europe for women in technology. In order to apply for the Europe Google Conference & Travel Scholarship, you must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

    • 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
    • Persons who are residents of Europe, Middle East or Africa
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

    Conferences

    • Other conferences to be announced approximately three months prior to the conference date

    To apply

    To apply for Europe Google Conference & Travel Scholarship submit the online application form. Applicants are required to complete the online application form and provide any supplementary information and/or documentation as may be requested by Google when necessary. Before submitting your application, please read carefully the Google’s general Privacy Policy.

    Claim process

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email, approximately 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 scholarship.

    Questions

    For any questions, please reach out to gcts-emea@google.com. We’re happy to address any questions directly related to the Google Conference and Travel Scholarships EMEA, but are unable to respond to other inquiries or Scholarship requests.

  • India

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for a scholarship 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 ai.google 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 scholarships for CVPR, NeurIPS, ICML, CHI, AAAI, STOC, PLDI, COLT, KDD, ICCV, EMNLP, WWW, 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 scholarships.

    To apply

    Please complete this application form.

    Claim process

    We review applications on a rolling basis, all year round, therefore you will get our reply within three weeks of applying. Please note that given the high volume of applications, we will not be sending decision emails to applicants who do not meet our review criteria. For example: If you have a workshop paper at a CS conference or a full paper at a non-CS conference, we will not be in a position to reply.

    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: research-programs-in@google.com

  • Africa

    Eligibility

    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.

    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. 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 research-africa@google.com.

  • Japan & South Korea

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for a scholarship 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. We 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 scholarships.

    To apply

    Please complete this application form.

    Claim process

    We review applications in the first week of every month, except public holidays. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email. If you are selected, you will receive additional information on how to receive your scholarship.

    For any questions, please reach out to eastasia-ur@google.com.