What is the LEAP Alliance?
The Diversifying Leadership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance is an NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance focused on diversifying future leadership in the computing professoriate at research universities as a way to increase diversity across the field of computing.
The LEAP Alliance includes three cohorts of universities focused on computer science doctoral programs. Many of the graduate application deadlines are rapidly approaching, especially for the consideration of assistantships. Many of the institutions offer application fee waivers for particular communities of students. It is important to check the requirements for GRE, as many institutions no longer require the GRE or have suspended this requirement for now.
All LEAP institutions have faculty and staff advocates for the LEAP Fellows. The LEAP Advocates serve as the primary point of contact for the LEAP Fellows and engage the LEAP Fellows in activities to build community among the LEAP Fellows at each institution.
Below are the deadlines for computer science Fall 2024 Ph.D. admissions for the LEAP Alliance institutions:
- December 5, 2023
- December 11, 2023
- December 12, 2023
- December 13, 2023
- December 15, 2023
- California Institute of Technology
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Georgia Tech
- Harvard University
- Princeton University
- Texas A&M University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
- University of Maryland
- University of Michigan
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Southern California
- University of Texas
- University of Washington
- University of Wisconsin Madison
- Yale University
- December 20, 2023
- January 1, 2023
- January 5, 2023
- January 10, 2023
- January 15, 2023
- July 1, 2023
In the case that additional time is needed to complete your application, we strongly encourage you to reach out directly to the institution to identify possible flexibility with the given deadlines.
Reference – Computer Science Awards, Scholarships, & Fellowships
As an additional reference, below is a link to a GitHub site created by former LEAP Fellow Chinasa T. Okolo. The site includes a curated list of fellowships and scholarships for graduate students in Computer Science and related fields: