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2024 Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award – Nominations Open September 12

By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E

Each year, CRA celebrates and recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research through the Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs). We encourage faculty to nominate undergraduate researchers who demonstrate strong interest in and commitment to contributing to the field. Award recipients will receive financial assistance of up to $1,500 to attend a research conference of their choice.

Up to 4 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards will be granted, with additional nominees designated as runners-up, finalists, and honorable mentions. The award recipients, runners-up, finalists, and honorable mentions will receive physical certificates acknowledging their award, and will be featured on CRA’s website.

The Undergraduate Research Awards will be accepting nominations Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 through Friday, October 13, 2023. Award decisions will be announced in mid-December.

To be considered, nominees must be undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited North American college or university during the Fall of 2023. PhD-granting departments may nominate up to 4 students, and non-PhD-granting departments may nominate up to 2 students.

Microsoft Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) sponsor the CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award Program in alternate years. The 2024 award is sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) and will be managed by the CRA Education Committee.

To learn more about the award, please visit: Questions and inquiries should be directed to: