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.

Female Student Travel Award 2024

With the Female Student Travel Award, the collaborative research centers CROSSING and MAKI, the research training group Privacy & Trust, the LOEWE center emergenCITY, and the Zuse School ELIZA recognize 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.

Each winner can freely choose from one of the following conferences:

Conferences Date Place
Informatica Feminale and Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni 14/08 – 29/08 Bremen, Germany
ditact Summer Studies 2/9 – 6/9 Salzburg, Austria
Ada Lovelace Festival 6/11 – 7/11 Ludwigsburg, Germany, and virtual
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 8/10 – 11/10 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Women Engineers (WE) Conference 24/10 – 26/10 Chicago, IL, USA


  • Travel to and attend a conference: We will cover your travel expenses to one of the listed conferences, including train or plane tickets, accommodation, entrance fees, etc., in accordance with the travel expense guidelines of TU Darmstadt.
  • 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 indicate in your application which conference you would like to attend. You are completely free to choose from the listed conferences. The choice has no influence on the selection of the winners.

For the two stipends offered by CROSSING, bachelor and master students of all our CROSSING research partner universities can apply, i.e., female students of TU Darmstadt, University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Paderborn, and University of Regensburg 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.
E-Mail: .

If you have further questions regarding the conditions of the travel stipend, you can also contact Stefanie Kettler via .

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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.