This article is published in the November 2023 issue.

CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Accepting Nominations 

By Julia Sepulveda Avalos, Program Associate, CRA-E 

The Computing Research Association Education Committee (CRA-E) is currently accepting nominations for the Graduate Fellows Program through Friday, January 19, 2024. We encourage all faculty members to nominate a graduate student from their institution.

CRA-E Graduate Fellows are doctoral candidates with an interest in undergraduate mentorship and a passion for computing research education. Fellows engage in committee activities and contribute to the creation of resources for undergraduate and graduate students to promote computing research at the national level. They are responsible for managing the undergraduate research highlights series and contributing to the SPARC site, which provides resources for prospective computing researchers, folks interested in pursuing graduate study, and research mentors. 

Graduate Fellows are appointed for two years. On average, they are expected to commit approximately 5 hours per month to complete their responsibilities. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with computing research education advocates, and their travel expenses to the annual meeting will be reimbursed.

Faculty members are invited to nominate a graduate student who has at least two years left of study; institutions are permitted to submit multiple nominations as long as they are submitted by unique nominators. 

To learn more about the program and nominate a prospective fellow, please visit the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program page