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. To date, 71 member organizations have received a total of $815,450 to spark or grow their initiatives. A huge thanks to Microsoft Research for their support of the Seed Fund.

Congratulations to the 2021 Academic Alliance Seed Fund recipients!

  • The College of St. Scholastica Computer Information Systems Department
  • The Georgia Gwinnett College School of Science and Technology

Read their full commendations online.

Additional Information

2020 marked a brand new call for proposals that focused on supporting inclusivity in an online environment within their postsecondary computing and information technology programs. All previous Seed Fund recipients were welcome to apply. Please check back on this page in the late summer to see when 2022 proposal submissions will open. Submissions from all types of institutions, including community colleges, minority-serving institutions, undergraduate-only institutions, and research institutions, were encouraged.

For more details about applying for the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund (including eligibility requirements, proposal content, deadlines, and recipient agreements), view the Call for Proposals and FAQs.

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