Resources for Graduate Students

CRA-W sponsors a number of activities focused on helping graduate students succeed in CSE research careers. These include educational and community building events, and mentoring. In most cases, travel funding is available for graduate students wishing to participate in these projects.

PhdjobhuntHers is a moderated mailing list for women who are seeking or starting Ph.D. level jobs in computer science, computer engineering, or information technology in academia, industry, or government laboratories.

The labs track of the Early CMW workshop (Early CMW-L) provides mentoring and information for junior professionals in government and industry research labs, as well as PhD students interested in pursuing careers in those labs.  The education track (Early CMW-E) is designed to provide advice and mentoring for junior faculty and graduate students interested in a career in academia.

These workshops provide career mentoring advice and discipline-specific overviews of a particular field. Workshops help young researchers in industry and government labs develop interest and knowledge about the discipline. Some speakers are drawn from research labs.

2015-2016 Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

Applications Closed for 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).

The Distinguished Lecture Series sends researchers working in labs to campuses to encourage women and minorities to attend graduate school and consider careers in research.

The Grad Cohort Workshop brings together women graduate students in their first three years of graduate school for a series of presentations and panels with successful senior women researchers from academic, industrial, and government laboratories about how to succeed in graduate school and in a research career.