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CRA Survey on NSF CISE Departmental BPC Plans

The Computing Research Association (CRA) invites the academic computing community to complete a brief survey about the broadening participation in computing (BPC) plans required for proposals submitted to some programs of the NSF CISE Directorate. Specifically, we are interested in learning whether your academic department has created, or plans to create, a Departmental BPC Plan to assist faculty PIs submitting Medium and Large CISE Core Programs, Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) project proposals, which all require an approved BPC plan by the time of award.

Your participation will help inform the NSF about Departmental BPC Plans at large. Even if your department has no intentions of creating a Departmental BPC Plan, your participation in this survey will be helpful. The survey has already been sent to department chairs for whom we have contact information; 71 of them have responded, but we’d like to reach as many as possible.


Click here to begin the survey.

Or, copy and paste the full URL into your browser:

Please direct all inquiries related to this survey to Heather Wright at

The purpose of the live-updated Google Sheet is for departments to check if this survey has been completed. The only data displayed in this Google Sheet will be date of completion, along with institution name and department name. No other survey responses will be displayed.