Today, the first sub-award in the Computing Innovation Fellows project was completed!
Under the CIFellows project – conceived of and implemented by CCC and CRA, and funded by a $15 million award from NSF – 60 extraordinary new Ph.D. graduates have been paired with 60 outstanding mentors for postdoctoral opportunities that advance the computing field.
The CIFellows project was conceived in February as a response to the current economic climate. The goal is to keep outstanding Ph.D. graduates “in the research and education game” until the climate improves. It is a huge tribute to NSF, CCC, CRA, the computing research community, and Peter Lee (who directs the project) that we were able to go from conception to sub-award in 5 months!