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Center for Inclusive Computing

Org: Center for Inclusive Computing

Housed at Northeastern’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, the Center for Inclusive Computing seeks to substantially increase the national representation of women majoring in computing. Our goal is to transform the national landscape of women in technology through grant funding at the undergraduate level, expert technical assistance by computing faculty, and meaningful data collection for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.

We offer two types of grants to colleges and universities committed to improving the representation of women graduating with computing degrees. The evidence-based interventions we fund are captured in the National Science Foundation’s BPCnet Resource portal. Additionally, we encourage applicants to include BPC Departmental Plans in their proposal, so we can better understand the context and strategy to broaden participation. 

  • Best Practice Grants support the implementation of evidence-based approaches that quickly and significantly increase the representation of women in computing. To qualify, schools must graduate 200 or more computing graduates annually. Grants range from $500,000 to $2,000,000 with the goal of implementing tailored interventions to address each institution’s unique challenges to broadening participation. Funded schools are expected to substantially increase the number of women graduating in five years.
  • Data Grants offer schools the resources to diagnose precisely where their undergraduate pipeline may be leaking and what interventions might be employed. To qualify, schools must graduate 100 or more computing graduates annually. Schools are funded $60,000 over two years to regularly submit enrollment, retention, and graduation data in the Center’s Data Program.

The goal is to award at least 25 Best Practice Grants and 40 Data Grants. Funding will occur twice per year until those goals are reached. 

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Intended Level(s)

Intended Population
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, Women

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