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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Underrepresented Computer Scientists to Attend a Technology Conference in California

SREcon23 Americas Diversity Grant

GrantWatch ID# 207830
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/13/23 11:59 PM PT Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International computer scientists from underrepresented backgrounds to defray costs associated with attending a professional conference in California. The purpose of this program is to encourage diversity in the field. Eligible applicants are industry or academic computer scientists who identify as female or who are members of groups underrepresented in tech. SREcon23 Americas conference will take place March 21–23, 2023 in Santa Clara, California.

As part of USENIX's ongoing commitment to encourage diversity in advanced computing, USENIX is pleased to offer diversity grants at SREcon23 Americas to support computer scientists interested in attending the conference. Successful applicants will receive funds to defray the expense of conference attendance. 

For Diversity Grants, preference is shown to:

  • Early career professionals who identify as women, Black, African-American or members of the larger African diaspora, LGBTQ+, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or members of other historically excluded groups, as described in the supporting statement.
  • First-time applicants and those who have not received a grant in the past 12 months.
  • Strength of supporting statement, especially detail about how an applicant represents a diverse community and/or historically excluded group(s).


Additional Eligibility Criteria
All computer scientists from academia or industry who identify as female or who are members of groups underrepresented in tech are encouraged to apply.

- Identify as a female or a member of another underrepresented group in tech
- Work in or study computer science or related field
- Attend the three full days of the main Conference Program
- Agree to be contacted by USENIX and diversity grants program sponsors about future events and opportunities

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is Monday, February 13, 2023, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Grants information:

For more information about the conference, see

Estimated Size of Grant
All grant recipients will receive a complimentary registration to the conference for which they have received their grant.

Additionally, USENIX provides travel funds to assist with hotel and airfare. The award for travel funds is based on both the amount of overall funding available to distribute to all applicants and the specific funding requests the applicants have made.

Contact Information
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