Apply for The W Travel grant


To increase the diversity of participation across the globe, WiDS Zurich is excited to offer a limited set of travel grants to help ease the financial burden of conference attendance. At WiDS Zurich, we are committed to inspiring and educating data scientists worldwide, and as such believe in creating broader access for those who may encounter financial obstacles of conference attendance. Last year, the 2018 WiDS Conference in Zurich welcomed 40 travel grant recipients from nine different countries across Europe. This year we are continuing to support excellent applicants with travel grants, and are looking forward to providing additional ways to connect, network, and inspire others.

The applications for 2019 are now closed.


We look forward to receiving applications from individuals who have a direct interest in data science and are committed to using technology to make a positive impact on society. Applications are open to students, emerging scholars/junior faculty members, doctoral students and early career professionals. Priority will be given to those attending WiDS for the first time and are from an underrepresented group in technology or business. The amount of the travel grant will cover up to 2000 CHF to cover travel expenses to and from the conference.

We invite you to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Able to attend both days the conference

To Apply

Applications should include their CV and a short (no more than 2-page) statement of interest that covers the following components:

  • A brief description of how you are uniquely contributing to your community through the use of data and technology.

  • An explanation of your financial need and declaration that you will use the funds for conference travel purposes.

  • A description of how you hope to benefit from conference attendance.

    If you register for the travel grant, you do not need to register for the conference separately - your registration is automatic and your conference fee is waived.

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