The Friends of Women@SCS Fund and the Upstart/Startup Grants
The Friends of Women@SCS Fund
Women@SCS announces its new Friends
of Women@SCS Fund. The Fund, administered through the SCS Dean’s
Office, welcomes gifts (large and small) to help support Women@SCS ongoing
activities as well as new initiatives.
SCS Dean's Office
phone: (412) 268-7884-9656
The Upstart/Startup Grants (Now Closed)
One project supported by the Fund is the Upstart/Startup Program* that
provides $250-$500 grants for imaginative SCS student initiated projects
(e.g., for research, outreach, student activities or events). To apply
for an Upstart/Startup grant, students (individually or in teams) submit
a proposal consisting of a 1-2 page project description and plan, a budget,
and for each team member, a 1-2 paragraph bio that also describes the
member’s role in the project. Proposals can be submitted any time
Carol Frieze: cfrieze at cs.cmu.edu
As soon as awards are made, recipients will submit a one paragraph project
description (including project title) suitable for posting on the Women@SCS
website. Also, a one page project report (again suitable for posting)
should be submitted within 6 months of receiving an award.
Visit the Upstart/Startup Grant Projects page
to see examples of project descriptions for which grants have been awarded.
*Initial funds for the Upstart/Startup Program are provided by Lenore
Blum’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics
and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).