News from ACM-W Scholarships, December 2019

The ACM Scholarship for Attendance of Research Conferences program provides support for women students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. The student does not have to present a paper at the conference to be eligible for a scholarship. Applications are evaluated at 6 occasions each year, to distribute awards across a range of conferences, with usually 3-6 awards given for each group of applications. The ACM Scholarships are made possible due to the generous support of Microsoft, Google and Oracle.

If the award is for attendance at one of the ACM special interest group conferences (SIG conferences), the SIG will most likely provide complimentary conference registration and a mentor during the conference. The number of free registrations available varies from SIG to SIG. ACM-W has helped students attend a wide range of meetings including SIGGRAPH, SIGCHI, Women in Cyber Security, ACM EC, SIGCSE, IEEE Conferences, DIS, IPDPS, ICCC, ACM CHI, AAMAS, FLAIRS, WIMS, CSCW, GECCO, ICAPS, and ICSE, amongst others.

The scholarship exposes students to prominent researchers in their field, introduces students to new research, and excites them about doing research by themselves. We ask students to share with us some of their thoughts on the conference they attend, preferably with a picture, so that we can show our readers and funders the diversity of our winners.

This month we are proud to report that we finally finish putting up online all the award winners reports for 2019, so far (December decisions are still pending). YAY!!!

Check them out at https://women.acm.org/scholars/acm-w-scholars/?sch_year=2019 !

Making sure that our website works well for our readers, our funders, our award candidates and committee members is a big goal for us. As usual we welcome any feedback you may have on the program and/or the website. Just write to us!

Looking at the data from the year so far, we see we had 26 award winners out of 120 applicants. Out of these 15 awards were given to very promising undergraduates. From the 11 post-graduate awards, 5 went to Master’s students and 6 to doctoral students.

But we also wondered what do our readers think of the reports now online.

  • Do you like some more than others? Why? What makes an excellent report?
  • Which reports make you feel our scholarship is working?
  • Which reports would you like to see more of?
  • Would you like to vote on the best reports?
  • Would you like to give us more feedback, perhaps anonymously, in an internet form?

Do let us know! Emailing the scholarship committee chair is always an option, but would you like other channels?

We always find amazing stories in our awardee reports, they never cease to inspire us!

The next application deadline is December 15 for conferences taking place in Feb 1 – Mar 31, 2020.  

For more information and to apply visit: https://women.acm.org/scholarships/

To see previous winners’ reports visit https://women.acm.org/scholars/acm-w-scholars/?sch_year=2019

If you have any questions, please contact the scholarship committee chair Prof. Viviana Bono, at bono@di.unito.it.

2019 Scholarship Winners

In 2019, ACM-W scholarship winners, including undergraduate students and Ph.D. students, attended conference such as CHI in Glasgow, UK, WSDM in Melbourne, Australia, and more.

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2018 Scholarship Winners

In 2018, ACM-W scholarship winners, including undergraduate students and Ph.D. students, attended conference such as WSDM in Los Angeles, ISWC in Singapore, and more.

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2017 Scholarship Winners

In 2017, ACM-W scholarship winners, including undergraduate students and Ph.D. students, attended conference such as AAAI in San Francisco, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing in Portland, and more.

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2016 Scholarship Winners

In 2016, ACM-W scholarship winners, ranging from high school students to Ph.D. students, attended conference such as SIGPLAN in Amsterdam, UIST in Tokyo, IEEE GLOBECOM in Washington DC, and more.

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2015 Scholarship Winners

In 2015, ACM-W scholarship winners, ranging from high school students to Ph.D. students, attended conference such as CHI in Seoul, SIGCSE in Kansas city, CSCW in Vancouver, and more.

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2014 Scholarship Winners

In 2014, ACM-W scholarship winners, ranging from high school students to Ph.D. students, attended conference such as SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, SIGCHI in Toronto, SIGCSE in Atlanta, and more.

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2013 Scholarship Winners

In 2013, ACM-W scholarship winners includes high school students, Undergraduate students, MS students and Ph.D. students. They attended SIGCHI in Paris, SIGCOMM in HongKong, SIGITS in Floria, and more.

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