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Deadline February 15: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates


DREU interns have the opportunity to be directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for those who are considering graduate school; DREU will provide a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and increase interns’ competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships. Faculty mentors will have the opportunity to work on their research project with new students from other institutions and to mentor future graduate students. Note: There is a new application site for fall 2019.

Nominations Due February 15: CRA-WP Inaugural Skip Ellis Early Career Award


The Computing Research Association is pleased to announce its newest award, the Skip Ellis Early Career Award, which will recognize outstanding scientists and engineers with exceptional potential for leadership in computing. The award joins the Anita Borg Early Career Award for Women in advancing excellence and equal opportunity in computing research. Nominations for the inaugural Skip Ellis Early Career Award are now open and will close on February 15.

This award is in honor of the late Clarence “Skip” Ellis. He was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in computer science and the first African-American to be elected a Fellow of the ACM. Among his many contributions to computing, Ellis is most well-known for his pioneering work in groupware and CSCW systems.  His accomplishments include leading the development of OfficeTalk, the first office system to use icons, and Ethernet to allow people to collaborate from a distance.

The Skip Ellis Early Career Award will be given to a person who identifies as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or people with disabilities), who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to underrepresented demographics. The award will recognize individuals in academia and industrial/government labs who combine excellence in their research accomplishments with a positive and significant impact advancing equal opportunity in the computing research community.  This award is focused on underrepresented researchers that are relatively early in their careers (at most 8 years post-Ph.D.).   

Detailed information about the award and nomination submission can be found on the Skip Ellis Early Career Award webpage.

 

Nominations Due February 15: Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA)


The award honors the late Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-WP, and is inspired by her commitment to increasing the participation of women in computing research.

Nominations for the Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) are now open! Detailed information about the award and nomination submission can be found on the  Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) website.

Deadline March 30: 2020 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant Accepting Proposals


By Meredith Ringel Morris, Sr. Principal Researcher & MSR Dissertation Grant Chair

We are currently accepting proposals for the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant through March 30, 2020. You can read more about the grant and find instructions to submit a proposal at http://aka.ms/Dissertation-Grant.

We encourage you to share this announcement within your communities either directly with your student and faculty contacts, via topically relevant email lists, or on social media:TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

Broadening participation in computing is a core part of Microsoft’s values; accordingly, we are excited to continue the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant that aims to recognize and support diverse doctoral students as they complete their dissertation research in computing-related fields.

This grant is open to doctoral students in their fourth year or beyond at universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability. The program allows students to submit a proposal of up to $25,000 to support their dissertation research; grant recipients can also participate in a two-day career workshop at one of Microsoft Research’s labs this autumn.

For questions, please contact msrgrant@microsoft.com.