In addition to receiving funding, awardees have the opportunity to join a community of practice, participate in cross-site evaluation of student outcomes, and collaborate with Google researchers. Strong applications will demonstrate how the proposed workshop builds student self-efficacy, sense of belonging, practical skills and motivation to pursue computing research, as well as provide actionable strategies to pursue graduate studies. Partnership with other local institutions and organizations, both PhD-granting and not, is strongly encouraged.
As of the 2020 academic year, exploreCSR is opening applications in the United States and Canada, and piloting invite-only awards in Australia and New Zealand, East Asia and Europe.
- Eligible to university faculty (if you are not from a PhD-granting institution, it is strongly recommended that you collaborate with a partner who is)
Universities may receive funding for a maximum of three non-consecutive years, with funding intended to be used in the academic year the award is provided
- Year one: up to $18,000 (USD)
- Year two: up to $15,000 (USD)
- Year three: up to $10,000 (USD)
Awards are disbursed as unrestricted gifts to the university and are not intended for overhead or indirect costs
- United States and Canada: The primary audience for workshops is undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in order to encourage their pursuit of graduate studies. Many workshops include current graduate students as facilitators, near-peer mentors, panelists, and other roles.