Google Conference and Travel Scholarships 2020 [Updated]

The Google Travel and Conference Grants are now open for applications. 

To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, Google offers you these Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields.

About Google

Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California.

Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock.

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Google believes that a diversity of attributes, experiences, and perspectives are needed to build tools that can change the world. Everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue connections in the industry, networking with peers, and a career path in technology regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability or military service.

About Google Grants

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), in Europe for women in technology, in India and in Africa for students who have their research papers accepted at top-tier conferences in Computer Science and related areas.

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Level/Field of study:

Google Travel and Conference Grants are available for participants who wish to train further in the field of computer science and its related fields and who have their research papers accepted at top-tier conferences.

Host Nationality:

The Conference is hosted in North America, Europe, India, Africa, Japan, and South Korea. If you are an international student and you wish to study in study abroad, this is for you Latest Undergraduate Scholarships 2019-2020

Eligible Nationality:

The scholarship is made available for international participants from all nationalities. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Worth:

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

Free conference registration

Conference benefits vary by region, so please review the information on the region-specific tabs:

  • North America: Up to 1,000 USD (unless otherwise noted) reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
  • Europe: Up to 1,000 EUR towards travel and accommodation costs (will be paid after the conference)
  • India: An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation, and other related expenses.
  • Africa: An award in the range of 1,000 – 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation, and related expenses. The scholarship amount depends on the cost of the international conference.
  • Japan & South Korea: Up to 3,000 USD towards air tickets and lodging costs (will be paid after the conference). The scholarship amount depends on the cost of the international conference.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified persons based on application review. Every applicant will be notified of their status according to the timeframes specified for the region.
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Scholarship Number:

The number of opening is not specified. However, it has multiple opportunities for a lot of international participants.

Eligibility:

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 timeframes specified for the region.

For North America

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in North America, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of North America
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Work or study in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a technical field related to the conference subject
  • Have a strong academic and/or professional background with demonstrated leadership ability.
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Europe

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.

India

To be eligible for a grant to attend a conference in India, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled with a recognized university in India who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Have a paper accepted at a top-tier Computer Science conference. They prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably a full oral presentation. As an indicator, they have recently approved travel grants for CVPR, NIPS, CHI, STOC, PLDI, COLT, ICML, CIKM, KDD, ICCV, EMNLP, ACL, Interspeech and FSE.
  • Be the primary author of the accepted paper.
  • Have a paper accepted for oral presentation in the main conference program. Some conferences may have different presentation guidelines in which case the equivalent of a conventional full oral presentation must be considered. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.

Africa

To be eligible for a grant to attend an international conference, applicants must:

  • Be a student enrolled with a recognized university in Africa who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a technical field related to the conference subject.
  • Have a paper accepted for presentation (oral or poster) in the main conference program at a top-tier Computer Science conference. They prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably a full oral presentation. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.
  • Be the sole or joint first author of the accepted paper.
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Japan and South Korea

To be eligible for a grant to attend an international research conference, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled with a recognized university in Japan or South Korea who is in need of conference travel funds.
  • Have a paper accepted at a top-tier Computer Science conference. They prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit research.google.com for a list of areas. Please refer to popular conference rankings to determine the conference tier.
  • Be the primary author of the accepted paper.
  • Have a paper accepted for oral presentation in the main conference program. Some conferences may have different presentation guidelines in which case the equivalent of a conventional full oral presentation must be considered. Workshop papers will not be approved for travel grants.
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If you are selected, they will contact you with conference registration details and information about how you will receive your $500 post-conference reimbursement.

Application Procedure:

Applicants can apply through online platforms.

Please submit this form by the deadline for the conference that you wish to attend but currently the applications are not open. Watch this space for fresh updates.

To apply, visit the page below:

For more information, visit Google Grants.

Claim process

We review applications monthly, all year round, therefore you will get our reply four to six weeks from the date of the application. Once approved for a travel scholarship, the funds will be paid to the applicant’s university and the student may claim expenses using regular university procedures.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the submission of the application varies according to the different regions. Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 8 – 10 weeks prior to the date of the conference.

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