Google Diversity Grant places up for grabs at EuroIA

 by Martin Belam, 24 May 2010

The submissions for this year's EuroIA Summit are in, and the committee will be working on finalising the line-up for Paris this week. In the meantime, there is some good news for some of those hoping to attend. Under their Diversity Grant programme, Google will be paying for two female computer scientists to attend EuroIA for free, and will also meet up to 300 euros of their travel costs.

To be eligible to get the conference grant, candidates must be a female working in or studying Computer Science, have a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability, and attend at least 2 full days of the main conference.

If you'd like to apply, you need to do so by August 20 2010. You'll need to send an e-mail to with the subject heading 'Google EuroIA 2010 Conference grant'. You'll need to include:

  • Your full name and email address
  • Current address, contact phone number and copy of photo ID
  • Your CV
  • 1-page statement (no more than 600 words) about why you wish to attend EuroIA 2010 and why attending is important to your research and/or future career

As someone who has supported Ada Lovelace Day, I'm really pleased to see Google & the EuroIA Summit doing something positive to get more women involved in our industry.

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