Sunday, January 31, 2010

Google SIGIR 2010 Conference Grant

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, we are pleased to announce the Google SIGIR 2010 Conference Grant to encourage more female computer scientists to attend and participate in the SIGIR 2010 conference , 19-23 July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. We encourage all female computer scientists interested in information retrieval to apply.

Two people will be chosen from the applicant pool to receive:

  • free registration for the main conference. Accommodation not included.

  • up to 300 euros for travel costs from Google (given to the recipients at or after the event)

To be eligible for a conference grant candidates must:

  • Be a female working in or studying Computer Science/Information Retrieval

  • Maintain a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability

  • Attend at least 2 full days of the main conference

How To Apply

To apply send, no later than 21 June 2010, an e-mail to with the subject heading 'Google SIGIR 2010 Conference grant' containing:

  • 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 SIGIR 2010 and why attending is important to your research and/or future career

Winners and claim process

The winners will be notified by e-mail by 25 June 2010. If you are a successful applicant, you will be sent your free ticket and a payment form to expense your travel contribution, to be completed and submitted after the event.

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