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. 

The Call for Proposals for 2018 (Round 14) has now closed.

Winners will be notified in March 2018.

For more details (including proposal content and deadlines), please view our Seed Fund 2018 Call for Proposals and FAQs. (Note: 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.)

Award recipients will receive recognition at the NCWIT Summit, held each May, and reimbursement for one trip will be provided.

Lucy and Seed Fund Winners
Congratulations to 2017 Winners Claflin University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Green River College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Representatives from each institution will be honored at the 2017 NCWIT Summit.

Read about their award-winning projects here.

View Previous Winners

Learn more about NCWIT promising practices and other resources.

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

Cheryl Calhoun

Co-chair Liaison

Maureen Doyle

Co-chair Liaison