Google Research

CS Research Mentorship Program

CSRMP matches students from underrepresented groups with peers and a Google mentor to support their pursuit of computing research pathways

The work that CS researchers are pursuing has broad implications for billions of people, and we want the set of researchers doing this work to represent the experiences, perspectives, concerns and creative enthusiasm of all the people of the world. The CS Research Mentorship Program (CSRMP) aims to attract undergraduate students and retain graduate students from underrepresented groups in computing research pathways by matching them with peers and a Google mentor.

Program Status

Applications opening soon.

Applications will open October 2020.

Program details

Students in parallel academic stages and research areas are grouped into virtual mentorship pods. Pods work toward a goal shared by each student, supported by the Google mentor through group and one-on-one meetings. Students are invited to virtual career panels, tech talks and information sessions about computing research opportunities from institutions and organizations across the field.

The mentorship cycle runs for twelve weeks during the academic year with a minimum time commitment of ten hours per student and mentor.

  • October application: January-April mentorship cycle
  • July application: September-December mentorship cycle

Eligibility criteria

  • Active enrollment in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree-granting program in computer science (or an adjacent field) in the United States or Canada for the full duration of the mentorship cycle

    • Includes community college students and students obtaining a minor in computer science (or an adjacent field)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a four point scale, or equivalent)

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about our programs and outreach efforts on our FAQ page.