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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.

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2015-2016 Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)
Applications Due February 15, 2015

Since 2011, Applied Computer Security Associates, sponsor of the
ACSAC and NSPW conferences, has offered scholarships for women in
security-related undergraduate and masters' degree programs through
the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security
(SWSIS, www.swsis.org).

ACSA, CRA-W, and HP are pleased to announce that applications for
2015-16 scholarships are open Dec 15 2014 - Feb 15 2015.

To apply, an applicant must provide:
* An essay describing her interest and background in the information
security field.
* A current transcript.
* A resume or CV.
* At least two letters of reference (typically from faculty members).
* Her university name and class status.

More information at www.swsis.org or swsis@swsis.org

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.

Career Mentoring Workshop for Academics
The next Managing the Academic Career for Women Faculty in Undergraduate Computing Programs all-day workshop will be held on March 4 in Kansas City in conjunction with SIGCSE 2015.  Click here for more information. 
BECA award 2014

CRA-W is pleased to announce the selection of Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research) as the 2014 Borg Early Career Award recipient. Read more.

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.