2023 CRA-WP Early Career Award Winners Announced! | Robin Brewer & Michael Carbin


The 2023 winners for the Borg Early Career Award and Skip Ellis Early Career award have been selected!  2023 BECA Recipient  | Robin Brewer, University of Michigan 2023 SEECA Recipient | Michael Carbin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology The CRA-WP Early Career Awards are in honor of two notable computer scientist pioneers, Anita Borg and Clarence […]

Meet the 2023 Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) Recipients


This year, 15 women were selected to receive Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS). The SWSIS program provides scholarships for women studying for their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fields relating to information security. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields. As of fall 2022, SWSIS scholarships have been awarded to over 150 women studying information security.

Read more about the selected recipients in this article.

2023 CRA-WP Early and Mid Career Mentoring Workshop: Chicago, IL | Nov. 3-4


Applications will open May 17! Please share this opportunity with any working professionals you think might be interested or would benefit from this event.  CRA-WP is thrilled to announce its biennial Career Mentoring Workshop (CMW) in Fall 2023 taking place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, IL. The workshop presents an exceptional opportunity […]

CRA-WP BECA 2022 Recipient Maya Çakmak Receives Award at IROS 2022 Conference


On October 26, 2022, Maya Çakmak received her CRA-WP Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) from board member Nancy Amato in Kyoto, Japan at the 2022 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). CRA-WP is proud to celebrate her work in research and development of in-home assistant robots that can provide independence to those with motor impairments, allow elderly to age in the comfort of their homes, and improve quality of life for users.

CRA-WP Early Career Award recipients are given the opportunity to receive the award at a conference of their choosing. CRA-WP provides travel expenses support (up to $1,500) and works with the conference organizing committee to have the award presented to each of the awardees.


If you know an early career researcher who is making significant contributions to the fields of computer science/engineering with outreach to women and those underrepresented in computer science research, please nominate them for the CRA-WP Early Career Award today!

Link to CRA-WP Early Career Awards Information and Eligibility: https://cra.org/cra-wp/scholarships-and-awards/awards/cra-wp-early-career-awards/#tab-id-2

Link to CRA-WP Early Career Awards Nomination Portal: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=HLJGNZFH

Nominations close January 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

CRA-WP 2023 Grad Cohort Workshops – Deadline Approaching!


CRA-WP will host two Graduate Cohort Workshops in 2023! The Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (GC-IDEALS) is designed specifically for graduate school populations underrepresented in computing research. The Grad Cohort Workshop for Women is designed for women students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school in […]

2023 Early Career Awards Nominations Now Open: Due January 30


CRA-WP welcomes your nominations for the Early Career Awards honoring Anita Borg and Clarence “Skip” Ellis:


Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA)
This annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to women.

Skip Ellis Early Career Award (SEECA)
SEECA aims to recognize early-career individuals underrepresented in computing research that best exemplify the pioneering spirit of Skip Ellis. The leadership and trailblazing of Prof. Ellis and his cohort established the foundation for future generations of pioneers in computing.  Prof. Ellis and his generation valued both excellence in scholarship and cultivation of equal opportunity in service to the profession, the nation, and the lived experience of those underrepresented.  Skip Ellis awardees are expected to be rising stars in their field of research and broadening participation in computing.

This annual award is 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.

Applications Open for Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS): Deadline February 1


The SWSIS program provides scholarships of $2,000 or more for women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields.

SWSIS is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-WP.  Its long-term goal is to contribute to increasing the representation of women in the information security workforce.

Application Period: December 15 – February 1

Apply to SWSIS Now!