About Us

The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.

Visit the CRA-W/CDC Alliance page.

Visit the Participants page.

Follow us on Twitter @CRAWomen or join our Facebook group.


Join CRA-Women at the Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC)

CRA-Women will be hosting Career Mentoring Workshops workshops at FCRC:

Early CMW tracks offered at FCRC 2015 - June 13-14, 2015:

  • Research labs and industry (Early CMW-Labs)
  • Research universities (Early CMW-Research)
Apply here for the Early Career Mentoring Workshops.

Mid CMW tracks offered at FCRC 2015 - June 13-14, 2015:

    • Mid CMW-Education (Teaching colleges) 
    • Mid CMW-Labs (Research labs and industry) 
    • Mid CMW-Research (Research universities)
    Apply here for the Mid Career Mentoring Workshops.


    And don't forget to register for FCRC! 

    GEM Fellowships

    Are you looking for a graduate fellowship at the MS and Ph.D. levels? Check out The National GEM Consortium! GEM fellowships offer a variety of fellowships in the following fields: MS Engineering, PhD Engineering/Sciences, and STEM! They offer Full and Associate fellowships with paid summer internships. Don't miss out, check out GEM Fellowships, TODAY!

    CRA-W Newsletter Winter/Spring 2015


    The wait is over! CRA-W's Winter/Spring 2015 Newsletter has arrived! Read it TODAY!

    CRA-W Newsletter Winter/ Spring 2015

    Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU)


    CRA-Women and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), are pleased to announce the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates. The goal of this initiative is to increase the numbers of women and minorities who continue on to graduate school in computer science, computer engineering, and allied disciplines.
    CREU is designed to provide positive research experiences for teams of undergraduates who will work during the academic year and, in some cases, the following summer at their home institutions. The program begins in the fall and runs either through the academic year or through the following summer.  In addition, students are strongly encouraged to submit papers to appropriate journals and to present papers or posters at national or regional conferences. 

    Application: The proposal should be submitted as a single file in pdf format to creu@cra.org.
    Deadline: May 18, 2015.

    CRA-Women Graduate Cohort Workshop - Frequently Asked Questions

    If you have questions regarding Grad Cohort, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section here, before emailing Erik Russell.

    Discipline Specific Workshops - Call for Proposals

    CRA-W and CDC are jointly soliciting proposals for discipline-specific mentoring workshops within computing sub-fields. The goal of these discipline-specific mentoring workshops is to increase participation of members of underrepresented groups within a specific research area by providing career mentoring advice and discipline-specific overviews of past accomplishments and future research directions. Specifically, the workshop should focus on helping young researchers at the graduate or post-graduate level become interested in and knowledgeable about the research and research paradigms of a specific discipline.

    The Discipline Specific Workshop program has two calls-for-proposals per year:

    June 15th deadline, award notifications will be made by July 15th; and
    December 15th deadline, award notifications will be made by January 15th.
    Please direct all questions to the Discipline Specific Workshop directors at dsw@cra.org.

    Grad Cohort Workshop - April 10-11 2015


    The 2015 CRA-Women Graduate Cohort Workshop will be held  April 10-11, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco located in San Francisco, California. This workshop is the cornerstone of CRA-W's efforts to increase the ranks of senior women in computing by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women during their graduate studies. 

    For more information about the CRA-Women Graduate Cohort Program please click here.

    To find out more Grad Cohort News follow us on Twitter @CRAWomen

    Support CRA-W


    There are many ways to  support CRA-W's mission and projects.  Click here.   

    CRA-W Supporters

    CRA-W is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.   Funding has also been provided by Microsoft, Google, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and others.