Our aim

To address the gender gap in computing and tech-related education/careers for women living in the UK.

We make awards to women

We award grants to successful applicants who are studying or planning to study at one of our partner universities.

Women use our grants for research

Women undertake degree-level or postgraduate-level research projects in computing and tech-related subjects, including software engineering, data science, digital media, artificial intelligence and robotics.

These research projects lead to a report, dissertation, thesis or other relevant outcome such as an application, demonstration or prototype.

Women gain benefits in the short term

Women are encouraged and inspired to explore new ideas and undertake innovative research.

Women gain experience and confidence to pursue projects in areas that they may otherwise not have considered.

Women’s efforts are supported, celebrated, show-cased and rewarded.

There are longer term benefits for everyone

More women become computing professionals.

More women enter and stay working in the tech field.

Software and technical products better reflect the interests, needs and voices of women.

Women act as mentors and develop networking opportunities in computing.

There are more women in positions of leadership within the tech sector.

Find out how to apply

Find out about our application process and read about what we expect from you.