ACM’s Committee on Women in Computing Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W) provides support for women students in Computer Science and related programs (at the undergraduate or graduate levels) 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 PhD, PhD to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends.

In cases of exceptional demonstrable interest in pursuing study and research in CS, high school students will also be considered for conference support. Twenty such scholarships, of up to $500 each, will be awarded annually.

ACM-W also encourages the student’s home department to match the scholarship award and recognise 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 (SIGCSE, SIGARCH, SIGSOFT, SIGCOMM, SIGECOM, SIGGRAPH, SIGPLAN, SIGOPS, SIGACT, SIGDA, and SIGITE) the SIG will provide complementary conference registration and a mentor at the conference.

Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.

Upcoming deadlines: October 15, 2012, December 15, 2012, February 15, 2013, April 15, 2013, June 15, 2013
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