NCWIT 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, 70 member organizations have received a total of $775,450 to grow their initiatives. A huge thanks to Microsoft Research for their support of the Seed Fund.

Proposals for the 2021 NCWIT Seed Fund have closed.

Check back in March to learn about the 2021 winners.

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