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ACM-W Scholarships for
Attendance at Research Conferences

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences. This exposure to the CS research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends.

We are pleased to announce that we now have support from both Wipro Technologies and Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe. The ACM-W/Wipro funds are open to all women students, and are divided between scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel, and scholarships of up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. The ACM-W/Microsoft scholarships are available to European nationals, and  include conference registration plus an additional $600 for intra-continental travel or $1200 for intercontinental conference travel.

ACM-W encourages the student's home department to match the scholarship award and recognize 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 (SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGCHI, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGECOM, SIGEVO, SIGGRAPH, SIGIR, SIGITE, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGOPS, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT) the SIG will provide complementary conference registration and a mentor during the conference.

Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.  Note that we do not provide support for the Grace Hopper or Richard Tapia Conferences as these have their own scholarship programs.

Application and notification dates are as follows:

Application Due By Notification By For Conference Dates
Oct 15, 2012 Oct 30, 2012 Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 30, 2013
Dec 15, 2012 Dec 30, 2012 Feb 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013
Feb 15, 2013 Feb 31, 2013 April 1, 2013 - May 31, 2013
April 15, 2013 April 28, 2013 June 1, 2013 - July 31, 2013
June 15, 2013 June 30, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 - Sep 31, 2013
Aug 15, 2013 Aug 30, 2013 Oct 1, 2013 - Nov 30, 2013


To apply, complete the online application form, including discussion of why you want to attend the conference and what you hope to gain from doing so.  You are strongly urged to upload a letter of support from your advisor, chair, or dean. In order for an application to be considered for award, it is necessary that all sections be completed, including details of the conference you plan to attend.  Each applicant must set up a free ACM web account in order to complete the application.

If you have any questions on the ACM-W Scholarship program that are not addressed through this page, please email ACM-W Scholarship committee chair Adriana Compagnoni for any additional information.


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ACM-W/Wipro Scholars

ACM-W/Wipro Scholars

ACM-W Scholars

Scholarship Committee 
Prof. Adriana Compagnoni,
Stevens Institute of Technology

Prof. Valerie Barr,
Union College


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