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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) and in Europe for women in technology.

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

  • Free conference registration
  • North America: A $500 prepaid gift card that can be retroactively used toward airfare and accommodation costs, where applicable (will be awarded onsite at the conference)
  • Europe: Up to 1000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)

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

If you would like to apply for the Grace Hopper Conference travel grant, please apply using this form.

Claim process

Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 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 prepaid card.

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 in 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 you wish to attend.

Claim process

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email, approximately 4 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 travel grant.

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

If you would like to be informed about new conferences in Europe that are eligible for grants, please sign up for our mailing list.