APPLY: EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM AND ORACLE E-ACCESSIBILITY SCHOLARSHIP 2019-2020

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EDF and Oracle have launched the fourth edition of our scholarship for students with disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related fields enrolled at a EU university for the academic year 2019-2020.

European Disability Forum and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2019-2020
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APPLY: EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM AND ORACLE E-ACCESSIBILITY SCHOLARSHIP 2019-2020
6 January 2020
Deadline: 6th March 2020 (23:59 CET)

EDF and Oracle have launched the fourth edition of our scholarship for students with disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, User Experience, or related fields enrolled at a EU university for the academic year 2019-2020.
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The scholarship
The scholarship consists of 6,500€ to be awarded based on a project or research that will be conducted during the academic year. The Scholarship will be awarded primarily based on a project or 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. The project must be an integral component of the educational programme undertaken by the student (e.g. final year assignment or part of their Masters or PhD). The project may either be a proposal or it can already be underway.

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 an European Union (EU) citizen and resident within the EU at the time of the deadline for submitting applications
Be enrolled at a university in the EU for the 2019-2020 academic year, including online universities based in the EU. This includes universities in an EU member state at the time of the deadline for applications
Maintain a strong academic record
Have a disability, (see FAQs for definition of disability)
Have not benefited from the scholarship in the past
Application Process
Applicants will be asked to submit via an online form:

General background information (i.e. contact information and details about your current university for the 2019-2020 school year)
Proof of disability
Executive summary of their project proposal in English from 2 to 5 pages
Resume/CV
Academic transcripts reached so far from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree).
Recommendation and feedback letter from an academic supervisor
Deadline
Applications must be submitted before 6th March 2020 (23:59 CET), using this online application form.

Timeframe
Application deadline: 6th March 2020 (23:59 CET)
Jury decision: March 2020
Successful applicant notified by 1st April 2020
Award ceremony: May 2020 (exact date and location TBC)
Further details
Full information related to the scholarship, including eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, and frequently asked questions can be found in this document. All applicants are strongly advised to consult it prior to completing the application form.

Details of Oracle’s Accessibility program can be found on their website

For additional questions about this scholarship see contact below

Contact
Mher Hakobyan
EDF Accessibility Officer
[email protected]

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