Opportunity Grants

Clojure/conj is thrilled to provide Opportunity Grants to support community members from underrepresented groups who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference for financial reasons. The purpose of these grants is to remove obstacles to attendance while increasing the diversity of the Clojure community.


We want you to apply!



Applicants should be a member of an underrepresented group in tech – women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, or other underrepresented groups not listed, and be unable to attend the conference without some financial assistance. Awardees should plan to attend the full conference (December 1-3, 2016 in Austin, Texas).



Applications will be reviewed by a diverse selection committee. By completing the application, you indicate that you meet the eligibility requirements.

Due to limited funds, the selection committee will use the information provided (properly anonymized) to prioritize applicant grants based on these criteria:


The best way to help the selection committee is by providing detailed information in the application.



Grant recipients will receive a conference registration ticket and may request support for travel and hotel. Clojure/conj registration includes lunch, snacks, and evening events. Additionally, there will be a separate program to request a conference guide who has previously attended Clojure/conj and can answer questions or give recommendations.


To Apply

Fill out the Opportunity Grant Application between August 11 and September 16. All applications will be kept confidential other than the grant review board. If you have any questions, please contact diversity@cognitect.com.

Applications Open: Thursday, August 11
Applications Close: Friday, September 16
Applicant Notification: Tuesday, September 20

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and staff at Clojure/conj are required to agree with the Code of Conduct of the event. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.