Google EMEA Travel and Conference Grants for Female Computer Scientists

As part of Google’s on-going commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, they are offering Google EMEA Travel and Conference Grants.

To encourage attendance at technical conferences, the winners will receive:

  •  Free registration for the conference
  • Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs

To be eligible for a conference grant, the candidate must:

  •  Be a female working in or studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to the conference subject
  • Have a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Attend the core day(s) of the main conference

Full details and how to apply:

There doesn’t appear to be a deadline, so you can apply at any time, but it is only relevant for conferences chosen by Google which will be announced in the new year.

Gaming for Social Innovation Fellowship

AHRC are advertising a variety of fellowships linking technology and the AHRC remit. A particular fellowship that may be of interest is detailed below.

Gaming for Social Innovation

Host organisation Quicksand is a multi-disciplinary consultancy that brings user-centered design principles to the core of any innovation.  A key strand of their work includes developing educational games using Kinect technologies to break age, class, language, and literacy barriers. They aim to engage their audiences in activities to communicate social messages.

Fellows will collaborate to develop new games that will be featured at a mini-arcade at UnBox.

Fellows will gain invaluable experience researching, developing, pitching, and presenting socially conscious video games that educate as well as entertain. It also presents a golden opportunity to network with peers in a real-life, full-spectrum development project.

Research could focus on a range of areas, and thus appeal to a wide range of arts and humanities researchers.  Topics might include: the use of narrative in games-based scenarios; practise based creative (arts, digital, music, drama) researchers who are  interested in the development of games for real world application.  Another area to explore might be the reactions and responses of children and how these might feed in to further game development.  Researchers who are interested in the work of games lab as described [in relevant link/annex] and feel they would have valuable contributions to their work are asked to put themselves forward.


Location: New Delhi

Call For Papers Wiki

I get a lot of call for papers emails coming through and this week I finally decided to embark on creating a website to list them all, that was until I found WikiCFP. Many of you may already know about this, but for me this was exciting as it meant that I didn’t have to attempt to reinvent the wheel.

WikiCFP does what it says on the tin, and is a wiki page dedicated to pooling all calls for papers in one single place.

To access all current open CFPs relevant to Computer Science, check here (ordered by deadline).

Wellcome Trust/MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships

Wellcome Trust/MIT have announced fellowships, which enable postdoctoral scientists to undertake research at the interfaces between biology or medicine, and mathematics, engineering, computer and physical or chemical sciences, firstly at MIT and then at a UK institution.

The scheme is open to individuals with a relevant connection to the EEA. Applicants should be about to submit their doctoral thesis, or have no more than three years’ postdoctoral experience.

More details can be found at this link.

The deadline is 18 January 2013. If you are interested in applying, I would be happy to take a look over your proposal so do get in touch.

ICT European Funding Event in Oxford

From Future Networks to Energy New €400M EU Funding for R&D

 Date: Tuesday December 4th 2012
Time: 12:00 to 14:30
Venue: Magdalen Centre, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford, OX4 4GA

The Information Communication Technologies KTN,ICT National Contact Point, The Oxford Science Park and the Enterprise Europe Network are pleased to invite you to a FREE event to gain an understanding of future opportunities for European R&D funding for ICT.

This event is strongly recommended to those working in the following areas:

  •  Future networks
  •  PPP FI: expansion of use cases
  •  PPP FI: technology foundation extension and usage
  •  nanoelectronics/photonics
  •  scalable data analytics
  •  smart energy grids / ICT for water resources management
  •  technology enhanced learning
  •  future emerging technologies
  •  EU–Japan/Brazil research and development cooperation
  •  more efficient and affordable solutions for digital preservation developed and validated against public sector needs through joint pre-commercial procurement (PCP)

Register your attendance here: