This article is published in the January 2024 issue.

CRA-E to Host NSF CSGrad4US Fellowship Informational Webinar on February 13

By Kayley McDonald, Program Associate, CRA-E

Are you or anyone in your network currently working in the tech industry and considering a career change? Are you or they interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or information science? Would you or they find value in mentorship and financial support?

If so, the NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (CSGrad4US) may be an excellent fit! 

Join CRA-E and the CSGrad4US team for an informational webinar on February 13, 2024 from 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm ET.

CSGrad4US aims to increase the number and diversity of domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in computer and information science and engineering fields. The program helps bachelor’s degree holders return to academia and pursue their research interests, enabling them to engage in innovative and high-impact projects without the burden of financial constraints. Each year, a diverse cohort of CSGrad4US fellows is selected based on their demonstrated interest and potential in pursuing a doctorate in a CISE field. 

CSGrad4US makes graduate school more accessible through mentorship and funding. All mentees participate in a year-long preparation program, during which mentors and coaches help them identify a graduate program, find a research mentor, and apply to graduate programs. Once enrolled in a qualifying graduate program, fellows receive funding for 3 years of their selected graduate program. Fellows also form a network with one another, and with faculty advisors, for support on their educational journeys and beyond. 

Join us for an informational webinar on February 13th, 2024 from 7:30-8:15 pm ET, during which the CSGrad4US team will provide an overview of the program, discuss funding, and answer questions! 

Registration is required to attend this Zoom webinar event. After registering with your name and email address, you will be emailed a calendar invitation with the Zoom webinar link.