Programs Supporting Open Source

Programs below are fully funded through UCSC Open Source Program Office (OSPO)

NEW: Open Source Incubator Fellowship Program

This program supports the work of postdoctoral scholars aiming to create and grow productive open source contributor communities around innovative research prototypes in order to amplify the impact of their research. To be considered for this program, a postdoctoral scholar should have a research prototype with significant open source software or hardware infrastructure and a UC Santa Cruz-based faculty mentor.

Open Source Research Experience Program

The CROSS Research Experiences program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students contributing to CROSS supported projects. The goal of the program is to seed contributor communities and community infrastructures of existing incubator projects while teaching incubator fellows to effectively lead and delegate. Our participation in the Google Summer of Code is included as part of this mentorship program.

Open Source Education

CROSS has supported the creation of course work at UCSC that aims to increase the pool of talented students familiar with open source software. These courses include class projects that frequently seed new research projects. CROSS also hosts guest lecturers on topics specific to open source software. Beginning in 2020, CROSS also hosted a special workshop series on Commercial Open Source, facilitated by Dr. Dirk Riehle


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