KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit + AI_dev China
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Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s scholarship program for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit + AI_dev China 2024 exists to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend in three categories:


Applicants must be from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who are unable to attend without some financial assistance. Including, but not limited to persons identifying as: LGBTQIA+, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities.


Applicants should be active community members who are not being assisted or sponsored by a company or organization, and are unable to attend for financial reasons.


Applicants should be active CNCF project maintainers who are not being assisted or sponsored by a company or organization, and are unable to attend for financial reasons.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarships are NOT transferable to another person, or any other event. Selection will be made by reviewers who will assess each applicant’s request. Application information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary registration pass to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit + AI_dev in Hong Kong.

Travel Funding

We place an emphasis on funding applicants who are from historically underrepresented or untapped groups and/or those of lower socioeconomic status. If you work for a company that has the ability to fund your travel, we ask that you not apply, to save funds for those in need.

We receive thousands of requests for funding each year. CNCF is trying to use funds to assist as many people as possible. As such:

  • We are often unable to fund one person across multiple events in a year
  • Lower cost travel funding requests are more likely to get approved
  • We typically do not fund the same person two years in a row

Travel funding scholarship recipients may receive up to a max of $2,000 USD to reimburse actual travel expenses. Please note that reimbursements are made after the event, and the stipend may only be used for the following: economy train, bus or airfare, hotel / accommodations (up to four nights), and transportation to and from the airport/train/bus station.

Please note: If you do not live in Hong Kong, it is important that you check with your local embassy regarding travel requirements (and timelines) before proceeding with the application.

Applications Due
Sunday, 23 June, 2024
(11:59PM Pacific Time)
All Applicants
Notified By
Monday, 8 July, 2024

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