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) that support inclusivity in an online environment within their postsecondary computing and information technology programs. This year is a brand new call for proposals and all previous Seed Fund winners are also welcome to apply. We encourage submissions from all types of institutions, including community colleges, minority-serving institutions, undergraduate-only institutions, and research institutions. The proposal submission deadline is November 2, 2020, at 11:59 PM MST.

To date, 70 member organizations have received a total of $775,450 to develop and implement 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

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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.

For further information about any NCWIT Academic Alliance opportunities, please contact the NCWIT Academic Alliance Awards Manager at

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