Wednesday, January 16, 2019

[All Degree] Google Conference and Travel Scholarships (Funded)

At Google, we believe 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. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, we're excited to offer Google Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields.

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To encourage attendance at technical conferences, Google will provide selected recipients:
  • Free conference registration
  • North America: Up to 1,000 USD reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs (will be awarded after the conference)
  • Europe (Closed): 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 (Closed): An award in the range of 1,000 - 3,000 USD that will cover conference registration, travel, accommodation and related expenses. Scholarship amount depends on cost for the international conference.
  • Japan & South Korea (Closed): Up to 3,000 USD towards air tickets and lodging cost (will be paid after the conference). Scholarship amount depends on cost for the international conference.
Scholarship eligibility varies by region, so please review the information bellow. Scholarships 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.

1. North America

  • Scholarships are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology and business (including, but not limited to: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, persons with disabilities, women and veterans). 
  • 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
  • Persons who are (1) residents of North America and US Territories, (2) studying or working in
  • North America, or (3) will be in North America at the time of the conference
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
How to Apply:
In order to apply for the North America Google Conference & Travel Scholarship, you must visit the conference form bellow: 

Please click the hyperlinked conference name above to apply. 

Applications will close 5:00pm Eastern time on the day of deadline (Above). 

Claim process
Recipients will be notified by e-mail approximately 8 - 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 $500 post-conference reimbursement.

For any questions about North America scholarships, please reach out to

2. India

To be eligible for a scholarship 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 top-tier computer science conference. We prefer to support conferences in research areas where Google has a strong interest. Please visit for a list of areas. The paper must be accepted for full publication and preferably full oral presentation. As an indicator, we have recently approved travel scholarships 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 scholarships.

How to Apply:
Please complete this application form.

Claim process:
We review applications every week, all year round, therefore you will get our reply within ten days. 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.

For any questions, please reach out to:

Varies each country

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