Are you a female student in computer science, electrical engineering, IT, or artificial intelligence? Apply by 12 May 2024 for the Female Student Travel Award 2024 to win one of ten stipends to attend a conference of your choice.

With the Female Student Travel Award, the LOEWE center emergenCITY, the collaborative research centers CROSSING and MAKI, the research training group Privacy & Trust and the Zuse School ELIZA recognise exceptionally well performances of female students in computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, and artificial intelligence. The ten award winners can attend one of the following conferences, which are focused on connecting female computer science and engineering researchers, to take advantage of the excellent networking opportunities during these events.

Winners can choose from one of the following conferences:

Conferences Date Place
Informatica Feminale and Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni 14.08 – 29.08 Bremen, Germany
ditact Summer Studies 02.09 – 06.09 Salzburg, Austria
Ada Lovelace Festival 06.11 – 07.11 Ludwigsburg, Germany, and virtual
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 08.10 – 11.10 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Women Engineers (WE) Conference 24.10 – 26.10 Chicago, IL, USA
Why apply?
  • Network with renowned researchers and industry leaders: Rub shoulders with seasoned professionals and academics in your field.
  • Gain valuable insights that can shape your academic and professional future.
  • Forge lifelong connections: Build meaningful relationships with peers who share your passions and ambitions.
How to apply

Please apply with

  • a letter of motivation
  • your CV
  • your personal performance summary (TUCaN-Leistungsspiegel)
  • a description of your connection to and/or interest in the field of research of MAKI, CROSSING, the RTG Privacy & Trust, emergenCITY, or the Zuse School ELIZA
  • Optionally, you can include which conference you wish to attend

For the two stipends offered by emergenCITY, students of all our partner universities can apply, i.e., female students of Technical University of Darmstadt, University of Kassel and Philipps University of Marburg are eligible.


Apply today! Please send your application (in German or English) by 12 May 2024 to Dr. Anna Laura Raschke, Gender Equality Office, TU Darmstadt.


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Save the Date

Notifications will be sent out by mid of June and the awards will be presented to the winners during the Ruzena Bajcsy Lecture on 3 July 2024. The speaker at this event will be Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Please block this date.