Google Female Grant

ECIR 2009 Google Grant (for female scientists)

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, we are pleased to announce the 2009 Google ECIR Conference Grant to encourage more female computer scientists to attend and participate in the ECIR 2009 Conference, 6-9 April, Toulouse, France.
We encourage all female computer scientists interested in Information Retrieval to apply.

Two people will be chosen from the applicant pool to receive:
* free registration for the main conference. Accommodation not included.
* 300 euros for travel costs (given to the recipients at the event)

To be eligible for a conference grant candidates must: - Be working or a student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to Information Retrieval
- Maintaining a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability
- Attend at least 2 full days of ECIR


The two female Google conference and travel grant award winners for 2009 are:

Gayatree Ganu, Rutgers University, USA
Seyda Ertekin, Penn State University, USA