Undergraduate Research Awards for Students and Awards for Mentors

  • For Students

    The CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

      • The award recognizes undergraduate students in North American universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.

    The ACM Student Research Competition

      • The competition offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at well-known ACM-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences.

    NCWIT Collegiate Award

      • The  annual NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women, genderqueer, or non-binary students. The multi-tiered award structure includes Winner and Honorable Mention.
  • For Mentors

    CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award

    • This award recognizes individual faculty members who have provided exceptional mentorship, undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of these students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.

    NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

    • The award recognizes faculty for their outstanding mentorship,  research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.

    Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).

    • PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

    Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Fellows Award

    • The award recognizes Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science faculty mentors for their success in mentoring undergraduate students in research.

    NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award

    • The award recognizes faculty members who combine outstanding research accomplishments with excellence in graduate mentoring, as well as those who advocate for recruiting, encouraging, and promoting women and minorities in computing fields.

Know of more undergraduate research awards for students or mentors? Please let CRA-E at crae-info@cra.org know.