Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On Awards Program 2016 for Female Technologists ( $1000.00 USD)

Application Deadline: , October 21, 2015 (11:59 PM UTC-7)

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology.

Systers, a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the first e-mail community for women in computing.

The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pass-it-on Award applications are open to any woman over 18 years old in or aspiring to be in the fields of computing.
  • Awards are open to women in all countries and range from $500.00 to $1000.00 USD.

Applications covering a wide variety of needs and projects are encouraged, such as:

  • Small amount to help with studies, job transfers or other transitions in life.
  • A broader project that benefits girls and women.
  • Projects that seek to inspire more girls and women to go into the computing field.
  • Assistance with educational fees and materials.
  • Partial funding source for larger scholarship.
  • Mentoring and other supportive groups for women in technology or computing

Fall 2015 PIO Award Cycle

All submissions must be in English.

  • Applications OPENS, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (12:00 AM UTC-7).
  • Applications CLOSES, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (11:59 PM UTC-7).
  • Reference letters due Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (11:59 PM UTC-7).
  • Fall 2015 PIO Award Winner >> Reports due Wednesday, January 8, 2016.
  • Email questions to passiton-2015fall@systers dot org.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On Awards Program for Female Technologist


  1. […] The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards Program honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women. […]


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