Scholarships to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2016 – Houston, Texas

Scholarships to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2016 – Houston, Texas

Deadline: March 30, 2016

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) invites application for scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC), taking place in Houston, Texas on Oct. 19-21, 2016. GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists presented by Anita Borg Institute in partnership with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

GHC features leading technical speakers, career development sessions, awards, a poster session, a hackathon and the industry’s largest career fair for women in computing. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other women in computing and innovative organizations, hear stories from peers and experts and get quality career advice specific to your needs.

ABI is looking for technical and professional sessions to fill several main clusters:

  • Technology – Sessions covering trends in artificial intelligence, computer systems engineering, data science, human computer interaction and more.
  • Products A to Z – Sessions on the many crucial functions of the product lifecycle, beyond software development, that are critical to successful execution.
  • Emerging Technology – Sessions covering exciting new technology like the Internet of Things and wearable technology.
  • Open Source – Sessions that discuss Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development.
  • Career – Sessions for every career stage – general, faculty and students.
  • Organizational Transformation – Sessions on tracking organizational workforce data, cultivating productive and diverse teams and creating a company culture of inclusion, among other topics.
  • Posters – GHC hosts a general poster session as well as the ACM Student Research Competition.

Read more about GHC’s call for participation, including a step-by-step guide to submitting a proposal, here.


Do you want to attend GHC 2016, but aren’t sure you can afford it? With the generous support of sponsors, ABI offers GHC Scholarships that enable students and faculty to attend the celebration. This covers conference registration and other related costs.

Student Scholarships include:

  • Individual Student Registration for the three day conference
  • Meal card for use at the convention center during the conference
  • Travel stipend (if used wisely, it will cover airfare, transportation costs to and from the airport, baggage fees, meals during travel, other travel incidentals)
    • Stipends are provided after your attendance at the conference has been verified.


  • Open to Students including undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Open to Faculty –  those actively teaching CS in an accredited institution of higher education.


To apply, you must provide:

  • Answers to all application questions
  • A personal essay
  • CV/Resume
  • Students Only:
    • A letter of recommendation provided by a faculty member on your behalf
    • Unofficial transcript

For more information, visit GHC Scholarships.