[CEUD-ICT] FW: EDF - Oracle Scholarship details
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From: Faherty, Mary [mailto:MARY.FAHERTY at nuigalway.ie]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 9:14 AM
To: Centre for Disability Law and Policy
Subject: EDF - Oracle Scholarship details
*Apologies for Cross-Posting
Reminder: EDF and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship 2015-2016: Apply by
September 1st 2015
Improved accessibility and usability of many ICT products and services can
increase the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in
society. Accessible websites, media formats and assistive technology can
support persons with disabilities to take up employment, be involved in
their community and become active citizens. Innovation is a key element to
further develop new ways to enhance access to ICT for persons with
The European Disability Forum (EDF) is pleased to announce a scholarship,
funded by Oracle, for the 2015-2016 academic year for students with
disabilities studying in the field of Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, User Experience, or related fields.
The scholarship will be for 8.000 Euro for the 2015-2016 academic year. It
will be awarded based on a project or research that will be conducted during
the academic year. It will be judged on the basis of its originality; its
scientific quality and respect to the state of the art; how it takes into
account the diverse needs of persons with disabilities; its innovativeness
and the contribution it makes to advance e-accessibility for persons with
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.
Applicants will be asked to submit via email:
. 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
. Recommendation and feedback letter from an academic supervisor.
. Application to be emailed to: eaccessibility.scholarship at edf-feph.org with
subject line to read: EDF-Oracle Scholarship
. 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.
Find more about Oracle on its website
Contact EDF: eaccessibility.scholarship at edf-feph.org
Centre for Disability Law and Policy
National University of Ireland
Tel: +353 91 495888
SMS/Text: +353 87 388 0363
nfo.cdlp at nuigalway.ie
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