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 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, 70 member organizations have received a total of $775,450 to grow their technology-related outreach program. A huge thanks to Microsoft Research for their support of the Seed Fund. 

Congratulations to the 2020 Academic Alliance Seed Fund recipients!

  • Stony Brook University - State University of New York
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Wake Forest University
  • Willamette University

Read their full commendations online.

Additional Information

Learn more about NCWIT promising practices and other resources.

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. Check back here in August 2020 to view the 2021 call for proposals. 

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.