Surging Enrollments Seed Fund

Enrollment booms in higher education computing must be managed in inclusive ways. This special call of the NCWIT Academic Alliance (AA) Seed Fund targets surging enrollments.


Seed funds will be awarded to institutions that aspire to manage surging enrollments in an inclusive way, through recruiting and retaining underrepresented populations, piloting new approaches, tracking and evaluating results, and more.

Application Details

  • Community colleges as well as minority-serving, undergraduate, or research institutions are encouraged to apply.
  • The principle investigator(s) and the institution must be a member of the NCWIT Academic Alliance, as listed here. (To become a member at no cost, a faculty member should complete the online form no later than October 30, 2017.)
  • Previous winners of the AA Seed Fund are eligible to apply.

Proposals are due no later than October 30, 2017 at midnight MST.

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

Submit Your Proposal

About the AA Seed Fund

The NCWIT AA Seed Fund awards AA member organizations 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. To date, 51 member organizations have received a total of $585,450 to grow their technology-related outreach program.

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