Grad Cohort Workshop 2016
The 2016 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop was be held at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front in San Diego, California on April 15-16, 2016.
The CRA-W Grad Cohort program, initiated in 2004, is generously funded by sponsors from industry, ACM, CRA, academia, the National Science Foundation, and the computing community. Grad Cohort aims to increase the ranks of senior women in computing-related studies and research by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies.
At the Grad Cohort Workshop, we welcome women graduate students in their first three years of graduate school into the community of computing researchers and professionals.
Participants will meet for two days with 20 to 25 senior computing-related researchers and professionals, who will share pertinent information on graduate school survival skills, as well as more personal information and insights about their experiences. The rewards of a research career will be emphasized. The workshop will include a mix of formal presentations and informal discussions and social events. Through this workshop, students will be able to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks that will form the basis for ongoing activities during their graduate careers.
Reasonable travel expenses, meals, and lodging will be provided for students chosen to participate in this program.
For questions about the Grad Cohort program, please contact us.
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 studying at a US or Canadian institution.
When are Applications due?
How are participants selected?
Students are selected so that we can reach different students from different institutions in programs related to computing. Students who have never attended are usually given priority over students who have attended before, but we try to include students in the first, second, and third year of their graduate studies in PhD and MS programs.
What is meant by “Your reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed”?
Everyone’s circumstances are different. Typically airfare is $400-$600 round-trip. If your airfare is over that, please contact Melissa Borts with details for approval.
When are applications due?
The Grad Cohort 2016 Application is now closed. Applications are typically due November 30th. To stay up to date with CRA-W and Grad Cohort News join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter @CRAWomen or join our Facebook Group.
What information is needed in the application?
Information about your current graduate student status and institution is required. We also request information about your demographics.
When will I learn the status of my application?
Invitations to Grad Cohort are distributed in waves throughout January and early February of the year of the workshop. We thank you for your patience as we work though the process of extending invitations. Please do not ask the status of your application before mid February of the year of the workshop and please check your spam folder before sending email.