ACM-W International Scholarships for Research Conference

Scholarship for women’s to attend research conferences

Job Description: ACM-W, with funding from Wipro Technologies, provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. Exposure to the CS research world can be an important factor in encouraging a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends. As of 2011, twenty ACM-W/Wipro scholarships will be funded annually: ten scholarships of up to $600 will be awarded for intra-continental conference travel, and ten scholarships of up to $1200 will be awarded for intercontinental conference travel. In cases of exceptional demonstrable interest in pursuing study and research in CS, high school students will also be considered for conference support. ACM-W encourages the student’s home department to match the scholarship award and recognize the student’s achievement locally within their department. In addition, if the award is for attendance at one of several ACM special interest group conferences (SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGECOM, SIGSOFT, SIGGRAPH, SIGITE, SIGOPS, and SIGPLAN) the SIG will provide complementary conference registration and a mentor during the conference. Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences. Note that we do not provide support for the Grace Hopper or Richard Tapia Conferences as these have their own scholarship programs.

Application Due By

Oct 15, 2010

Dec 15, 2010

Feb 15, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

To apply, a student completes the online application form, including discussion of why she wants to attend the conference and what she hopes to gain from doing so. The applicant is strongly urged to upload an optional letter from her advisor, chair, or dean in support of her application. In order for an application to be considered for award, it is necessary that all sections be completed, including details of the conference she plans to attend. Each applicant must set up a free ACM web account in order to complete the application. If you have any questions on the ACM-W Scholarship program that are not addressed through this page, please email Valerie Barr, chair of the ACM-W Scholarship Committee.

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