Apply Now for the EDF and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2015-2016

14/07/2015

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The scholarship will be in the amount of 8.000 Euros for the 2015-2016 academic year. The award will be based on the project or research conducted during the academic year. The judges will judge base of its originality, creativity, and scienctific quality in regards to the state of art. To be eligible for the scholarship, the project must also provide a contribution by making a difference to the to e-accessible world for people of disabiltiy. 

WHO CAN APPLY

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a student with a disability in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related field.

  • Be a European Union (EU) citizen and resident within the EU and enrolled at a university in the EU for the 2014-2015 academic year, including online universities based in the EU.

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree, or enrolled, or intend to be enrolled in, a Master's or PhD programme at a university in the EU for the 2015-2016 academic year, including online universities based in the EU.

  • Maintain a strong academic record.

  • Plan to submit a project/thesis in which the needs of persons with disabilities in terms of accessibility to ICT (e-Accessibility) are taken into consideration, and/or an innovative solution to enhance their access is proposed. For those enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree, the project must be a component of the final year programme.

 

 APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants will be asked to submit via email:

  • Resume/CV.

  • General background information (i.e. contact information and details about your current and intended universities for the 2015-2016 school year).

  • Proof of disability.

  • Academic transcripts reached so far from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree).

  • Executive summary of your project/thesis (no more than two pages) in English

  • Recommendation and feedback letter from an academic supervisor.

  • Application to be emailed to: eaccessibility.scholarship@edf-feph.org with subject line to read: EDF-Oracle Scholarship


TIMEFRAME

  • Open for applications: 1ST June 2015.

  • Application deadline: Submit a completed application by 1 September 2015.

  • Jury decision: October 2015.

  • Successful applicant notified by 31st October 2015.

 

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