CRA-WP Early Career Awards

Funding Agency:
Computing Research Association

ANITA BORG EARLY CAREER AWARD (BECA)

The Anita Borg Early Career Award (BECA) is named in honor of Anita Borg, who was an early member of CRA-WP and is inspired by her commitment to increasing the participation of women in computing research.

The annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to women.

SKIP ELLIS EARLY CAREER AWARD (SEECA)

The Skip Ellis Early Career Award is in honor of Clarence “Skip” Ellis; he was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in computer science and the first African-American to be elected a Fellow of the ACM.

SEECA aims to recognize early-career individuals underrepresented in computing research that best exemplify the pioneering spirit of Skip Ellis.  The leadership and trailblazing of Prof. Ellis and his cohort established the foundation for future generations of pioneers in computing.  Prof. Ellis and his generation valued both excellence in scholarship and cultivation of equal opportunity in service to the profession, the nation, and the lived experience of those underrepresented.  Skip Ellis awardees are expected to be rising stars in their field of research and broadening participation in computing.

This annual award is given to a person who identifies as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or People with Disabilities), who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to underrepresented demographics.

Deadline for Nominations: January 30, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Anita Borg Early Career Award

  • In order to be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be an individual who identifies as a woman, in the computer science and engineering field.

Skip Ellis Early Career Award

  • In order to be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be an individual who identifies as a member of an underrepresented group in the computer science and engineering field (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or People with Disabilities).

Additional Eligibility Criteria (for both awards)

The nominee must be an individual who has:

  • made significant research contributions,
  • had positive and significant impact on advancing diversity in the computing research community,
  • is relatively early-career (at most 8 years post Ph.D. on or after January 1 of the year of award) faculty member or researcher in an industry or government lab, and
  • is affiliated with an institution, industry lab, or government lab in the United States, its territories, or Canada.

Funding Type

Award

Eligibility

African American
Disabled
Hispanic
Junior Faculty
Native American
Women
Women and minorities encouraged
Women of Color

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

January 30, 2024