Membership Information

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is incorporated in the District of Columbia and operates as a 501(c)3 organization under the Tax Code of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. If you are interested in having your institution become a member of CRA, please e-mail members [at] cra.org

Requirements for Membership

The CRA Board of Directors has ultimate authority in all membership decisions. The guidelines for members are as follows:

The organization must be located in North America.

The organization must include employees who are actively engaged in computing research.

If the organization is an academic unit, it must offer a baccalaureate or higher degree in one of the computing disciplines.

From time to time, by vote of the Board of Directors, the Association may accept as an Affiliated Professional Society any professional society that has a strong interest in computing research and has a significant presence on North America. Such Affiliated Societies shall directly support the Association’s activities.

Organizations that have an interest in the mission of the Association but that do not qualify to become Constituent Members or Affiliated Professional Societies may, by vote of the Board of Directors, become Associate Members. Organizations that might be approved for Associate Membership include but are not limited to, academic departments that meet all membership criteria for Constituent Membership with the exception that they are located outside North America; and companies, government, and other organizations located anywhere in the world that are supportive of the Association’s mission but do not employ computing researchers.

Types of Membership

Membership in good standing requires payment of annual dues. For a dues schedule, information on member benefits, and definition of the dues year, please click on the appropriate links.

United States


U.S. Academic Department Membership – Dues Schedule

In addition to the many CRA programs your dues support, you will receive the following direct member benefits:

Reduced Registration Fees
for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

Taulbee Survey
Receive the final results in March. (non-participants/members get them in May)

Computing Research News (CRN)
Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

Job Posting Services
A $600 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

Free Mailing Lists
CRA Members List of North American departments in computing-related disciplines.

Voting Privilege
The right to vote in CRA Board elections.

Canada & Elsewhere in North America


Non-U.S. North American Academic Department Membership Dues Schedule

Non-U.S. North American departments pay approximately one-third the U.S. academic membership rate since some of CRA’s activities are focused on U.S. programs and government activities. If you have any questions regarding membership, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

Canadian Departments: In addition to the rights that they may enjoy through CS-Can/Info-Can’s affiliate membership, Canadian departments can join CRA as individual academic members and receive additional benefits.

In addition to the many CRA programs your dues support, you will receive the following direct member benefits:

Reduced Registration Fees
for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

Taulbee Survey
Receive the final results in March. (non-participants/members get them in May)

Computing Research News (CRN)
Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

Job Posting Services
A $300 credit toward a Professional Opportunities line or display ad. Includes print ad in CRN and posting in listserv and webpage.

Free Mailing Lists
CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

Voting Privilege
The right to vote in CRA Board elections.

Outside of North America


Associate Academic Department Membership Dues Schedule

Academic departments located outside of North America may join CRA, upon Board approval. Non-North American departments pay approximately one-third the U.S. academic membership rate since some of CRA’s activities are focused on U.S. programs and government activities. If you have any questions regarding membership, please e-mail members [at] cra.org.

In addition to the many CRA programs your dues support, you will receive the following direct member benefits:

Reduced Registration Fees
for CRA’s Conference at Snowbird and other workshops and seminars.

Taulbee Survey
Receive the final results in March. (non-participants/members get them in May)

Computing Research News (CRN)
Unlimited email subscriptions for the organization.

Free Mailing Lists
CRA Members List and the CRA Forsythe List of North American Ph.D.-granting departments in computing-related disciplines.

Voting Privilege
The right to vote in CRA Board elections.