Scholarships and Grants

Grace Hopper Conference Grants

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) is the world's largest gathering of women technologists with over 37,000+ women who came together, from over 115+ countries in 2020. WiCS, FAS, and the SFU School of Computing Science are offering grants to members attending GHC'22. For more information about GHC: https://ghc.anitab.org/

Conference Details

  • Date: September 20– 23, 2022.
  • Location: Orlando, Florida (in person)

Eligibility

  • An active member of WiCS
  • Or, a female member studying Computing Science at SFU

Application Form

To apply, please fill out this WebSurvey: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/425911289

Application Deadline

May 31, 2022 at 23:59

Selection Process

The answers to the WebSurvey will be used to select recipients. More information on how to acquire your ticket will be sent out to selected participants.

 

 

CS Diversity Award

Starting Spring 2022, Award in CS Diversity recognizes student project and research work in the school of computing science towards achieving inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice (EDIJ) in Computing Science Research, Educational, and Professional Practices.

Award Value: $1000

Eligibility

A student or group of students who performed a project towards achieving inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice (EDIJ) in Computing Science Research, Educational, and Professional Practices may submit their project for this award.

  • The project may be a course project, capstone project, or an independent student research or implementation project.
  • EDIJ goals may be met in the project subject and goals or in the associated practices.

The submission process is through self-nomination: Students submit their project and argument for eligibility in order to be considered for this award.

Selection Criteria 

Award in CS Diversity will be awarded to a project performed by a student or a group of students, meeting either of the following requirements

Subject & Goals: The subject of the project or research is on use of computing science and technology to meet and enhance upon EDIJ goals, including but not limited to the following categories

  • Technology for social good (e.g., data access, accessibility practices, digital democracy, digital justice solutions, etc.)
  • Combating biases and ill-practices in computing science education and professional practices (e.g., debiasing AI, Combating misinformation and disinformation, etc.)
  • Endeavor to demonstrate intellectual excellence in addressing EDIJ goals in computing science

Participants & Practices: The student or the student team show excellence and commitment to EDIJ in practice

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in team forming (e.g., minority representation or gender-diversity in teams)
  • Use of EDIJ research or practice methodologies (e.g., channels for including historically marginalized ideas)

Selection Process

  • The award is adjudicated by the members of the Computing Science Diversity Committee.
  • A set of projects will be selected by CSDC for presentation. All projects selected for the presentation day will be highlighted on CSDC website. 
  • The final award announcement among the presented projects will be made on the day of the presentations by the award committee.

Link to Submission form:

https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/VBTGYWH

Important Dates

Applications Open: Feb 10, 2022

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Notification for Presentation: March 10, 2022

Presentation & Final Award Announcement Day: March 18, 2022 (2-4 pm)