Diversity grants





Diversity Grants

As part of our ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, we are pleased to offer Diversity Grants to support computer scientists interested in attending SoCC'18. All computer scientists from academia or industry who identify as female or a member of another underrepresented community are encouraged to apply. Awardees will receive funds to apply toward travel and/or accommodation costs (including child care) at the conference. These Grants are offered thanks to generous support from SIGOPS and NSF.

Submission deadline: September 4
Acceptance notification: September 9


  • Identify as a female or a member of another underrepresented group in tech
  • Work in or study computer science or related field
  • Attend at least the first two full days of the Conference Program

How to apply

First, fill out this Applicant Form.

Then, submit the following information (in PDF attachments) in one email to socc2018-scholarships@googlegroups.com. The email subject must have the format: Diversity - Firstname Lastname (institution domain name in lower case). For example, Diversity - Sam Smith (uchicago.edu). The email doesn't need to have any body content, but it must have 2 PDF attachments, containing:

  • A 1-page position statement to explain the expected benefit of attending the conference, describe any research that you have done, and list any published papers. This statement should be no longer than one page, and should be attached in PDF with filename format inst-first-last-diversity-statement.pdf (where inst = institution domain name, first = first name, last = last name, all in lower case). For example, uchicago-sam-smith-diversity-statement.pdf.
    If you are a presenter or author of a paper or poster, please say so.

  • Your CV in PDF with filename format inst-first-last-diversity-cv.pdf (e.g., uchicago-sam-smith-diversity-cv.pdf).

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