Higher Education Awards

As our CEO Lucy Sanders once observed, “You can’t measure absence.” NCWIT has established several initiatives to help foster great potential that otherwise may have gone unrecognized, and to help foster great ideas that might never have come to fruition.

Academic Alliance Seed Fund

The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) members at non-profit, U.S. institutions (including U.S. territories) with funds (up to $20,000 per project) to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting or retaining women in computing.

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Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research

The MAUR recognizes AA representatives for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.

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