Last week the Computing Research Association (CRA) and Computing Community Consortium (CCC) announced the Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Program for 2021.
This program recognizes the significant disruption to the academic job search caused by the pandemic and associated economic uncertainty and aims to help ensure continuity of the research pipeline through disruptions related to COVID-19.
Awards will support an individual for 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow (“CIFellow”) at a host institution of their choosing. CRA will issue subawards to the Host Institution to cover an annual postdoc salary of $75,000, plus fringe and indirect costs (capped at 35%). CIFellows will have the ability to select a Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 start date for their CIFellowship.
We will be hosting a one-hour CIFellow 2021 Informational Webinar on Thursday, April 15th at 2:30PM ET. There will be an introduction by NSF, a presentation of the program, concluding with a Q&A session. Please register here for the webinar.
Please note that the webinar will be recorded and posted on the CIFellows 2021 webpage after the event.