This article is published in the March 2014 issue.

Collaborative Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CREU)

Application Deadline: May 19th, 2014

Sponsored by CRA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), the CREU program is aimed toward increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities who go on to CS&E graduate programs. The CREU program includes not only computer science and computer engineering research, but also collaborative, multidisciplinary research with a significant computer science emphasis.  Students have the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research at their home institution during the academic year.   Each student from an underrepresented group receives a stipend.  Teams can also request travel funding to present their work at conferences or meetings.  In some cases, projects may be granted funding to continue in the summer following the academic year of research.

For more details, go to the CRA-W web site, and select “Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates” from the “Undergraduate” menu.