Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards 2015.

Application Deadline: September 30 2014

The Google RISE Awards are grants that support organizations across the globe which promote Computer Science education for students traditionally underrepresented in Computer Science.

Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards are grants for organizations across the globe that:

  • Promote Computer Science (CS) education
  • Run initiatives that reach girls, underrepresented minorities, and students facing socio-economic barriers under age 18


Organizations are eligible to apply if they have a(n):

  • Emphasis on CS programs:
      Google funds CS organizations that currently run extracurricular computer science programs or STEM organizations looking to start a computer science outreach program.
  • Focus on girls, minorities, low-income students:
    Programs must target girls and/or underrepresented minority students up to the age of 18. Awards are not open to programs targeting students already enrolled in university or above.
  • Regional reach with potential to scale:
    Programs should have regional reach (city, county or state) with the potential to scale nationally and collaborate internationally with similarly focused organizations.
  • New program:
    Previous RISE awardees may apply if adding a new dimension to former programs or launching a new CS program.


RISE Award recipients receive:

  • Funding: Grants range from $15,000 to $50,000 USD.
  • Access to a global network of CS partners: This includes an invitation to the annual RISE Global Summit and participation in the Google+ online community.
  • Consultancy with Google experts and volunteers: Learn about technical tools & organizational development over the course of 12 months.

In turn, RISE Award recipients are expected to:

  • Report on progress: Demonstrate scale of CS program over one year and keep Google updated on progress by submitting midyear and end of year reports.
  • Share resources across the community: Communicate ideas and expertise on CS outreach programs within the global RISE community.

How to apply:

  • The 2015 RISE application period is open from August 18 to September 30, 2014.
  • Recipients will be notified of their grant award in December 2014.

Apply now for the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google RISE


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