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Applications Open for 2019 Graduate Cohort Workshops


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We will again host two Graduate Cohort Workshops in 2019. The CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop is designed specifically for underrepresented minorities in computing and persons with disabilities in graduate school in computing fields. The CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop is designed for women students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in computing fields. The workshops will include a mix of formal presentations, informal discussions and social events. By attending Grad Cohort, participants will be able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that are intended to form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate career and beyond. Both applications are open now and will close on November 15.

These workshops are generously funded by sponsors from industry, academia, the National Science Foundation, CRA, and the computing community.

Please encourage your eligible graduate students to apply today! Details are below.

CRA URMD Grad Cohort Workshop Details
Date and Location: March 22-23, 2019 in Waikoloa Village, HI.
Application Period: October 1 – November 15, 2018. Click here to apply.
Eligibility: Master’s and Ph.D. computer science and engineering students who are attending an institution in the U.S. or its territories, or an institution in Canada. Applicants from underrepresented groups in computing will be given priority (Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and/or Persons with Disabilities).

CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Workshop Details
Date and Location: April 12-13, 2019 in Chicago, IL.
Application Period: October 1 – November 15, 2018. Click here to apply.
Eligibility: Women students in their first, second or third year of graduate school in computer science and engineering or a closely related field, who are attending an institution in the U.S. or its territories, or an institution in Canada. Students who have not previously attended a Grad Cohort Workshop will be given priority.
CRA Member Benefits: CRA member​ departments​ receive priority acceptance to this workshop a​s well as a preferred CRA member rate ​if they elect ​to support ​additional ​eligible graduate student​s from their department who have applied. Another exclusive benefit to CRA members is the academic version of the CRA-W Grad Cohort Graduating Class ​directory. It includes information about recent CRA-W ​​Grad Cohort Alums who are nearing graduation and are either M.S. graduate students looking for Ph.D. programs or Ph.D. students looking for faculty positions.