Grants & Awards

To support our aims, WICS has funding available for female students and staff to attend conferences.  There are also grants available from external bodies which the Department can support.  We've identified some here which we think are particularly interesting.


If you are interested, please contact JJ Giwa-Majekodunmi 020 3108 7001.  We will support your application, fund some or all of the travel and accommodation expenses.  In return we would like feedback on your experience, what you learned.  You should be coming back full of ideas to motivate your peers and telling us of new ways in which we can achieve our aims!


ACM - Woman Scholarship

ACM-W provide support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science to attend research conferences.  This exposure to the CS research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends.
If the award is for one of the ACM Special Interest Group (SIG-) complementary registration and a mentor are provided during the conference.
Scholarships applications are evaluated 6 times a year, and typically you need to apply 2-3 months in advance of the conference you wish to attend.
E.g. apply by April 15th for June & July, by June 15th for Aug & Sept. Details

Grace Hopper Celebration

Description: The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists.  It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.  Rae Harbid attended 2006 (review), and since then it's grown, with over 4700 attendees in 2013.  The Anita Borg Institute has a GHC Scholarship grant, for which the Department will support your application.  September update: Registration is now closed, but there are plans to livestream the event. Visit or follow @anitaborg_org on twitter for more info. This year’s conference will focus on key areas where emerging technologies are having a dramatic impact and will have the following session tracks:
BCS Lovelace Colloquium 
  • To provide a forum for undergraduate women and masters students to share their ideas and network
  • To provide a stimulating series of talks from women in computing, both from academia and industry
  • To provide both formal (talks) and informal (networking) advice to undergraduate women about careers in computing from a female perspective
The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is an annual one day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects.   The aims of this event are: The event started in 2008, and moves around the country.  The next conference will be in Spring 2018, to be held in Sheffield

 Follow @bcswomen on Twitter for more information nearer the time.