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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


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.

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



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 (Stay tuned for more conferences to be added):

To apply

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

Specially available for students from January 17, 2015 to celebrate Anita Borg's Birthday: CRAFT Conference 2015 (Please apply through this separate application form)

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

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