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January 19, 2009 / yolynne

Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On Award for Women in Technology

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANITA BORG INSTITUTE

Applications Open for Systers Pass-It-On Awards

Applications for the spring 2009 Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO)  award cycle opened on January 5 and close on May 7, 2009. PIO applications are  pen to women in any country who are over 18 years old and in or aspiring to be in the field of computing.

Applications are encouraged for both individual needs such as education, job transfers and other life transitions; and group projects designed to train, mentor or inspire girls and women interested in computing technology. On the  PIO web page

http://www.anitaborg.org/initiatives/systers/pass-it-on-grants-program

you’ll find complete information including application guidelines and a poster you can use to help spread the word.

Pls. Note that proposed projects are expected to benefit one or more women or girls in an activity related both to the field of computing and to being a woman. We expect the project to have some lasting effect. We will not fund purchases of food or gifts, and we do not contribute to other organizations. We do fund equipment, educational costs, conference costs, books, supplies for hands-on activities and other expenses related to activities involving computing technology.

I hope this will help more Women enter the computing field.

Good luck!

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