NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund

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The NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund awards NCWIT's Academic Alliance members at non-profit, U.S. institutions (excluding U.S. territories) with start-up funds (up to $10,000 per project) to develop and implement initiatives for recruiting or retaining women in computing and IT. To date, 51 member organizations have received a total of $585,450 to grow their technology-related outreach program. We thank Microsoft Research for their support of the Seed Fund. 

Applications for 2018 are now open!

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for 2018 (Round 18) of the NCWIT Seed Fund is now open. Winners will be recognized at the May 2018 Summit and each winning proposal will receive one reimbursed trip to the Summit. To apply, simply submit your online application (including a PDF upload of your chair’s or dean’s letter of support) by clicking “Submit your Proposal” here:

Applications and letters of support are due on October 30, 2017, by midnight MT. Winners will be notified by March 12, 2018. For more details (including proposal content and deadlines), please view our Seed Fund 2018 Call for Proposals and FAQs.  A campus is eligible to win one Seed Fund award; however, a Principle Investigator may win more than one award if they have moved to another campus.

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For further information about any NCWIT Academic Alliance opportunities, please contact the AA program manager, Kimberly Kalahar, at

To join the NCWIT Academic Alliance, simply complete this Academic Alliance Membership Form to be sent further details regarding membership.

People Involved: 

Robert Beck

Co-chair Liaison

Maureen Biggers

Co-chair Liaison

Maureen Doyle

Co-chair Liaison