CROSS Project Types

RESEARCH PROJECTS

CROSS supports the work of open source software projects that pair industry and faculty mentors with UCSC graduate students interested in open source software. This effort creates a platform for effective industry-academic cooperation on innovative open source efforts. These projects are in keeping with CROSS’s mandate of bridging the gap between student research and open source software projects. CROSS research projects look to answer fundamental research questions and open plausible paths to open source software that would be widely adopted. Proposals are considered regularly at the Industrial Advisory Board meetings. 

Applying for New Research Projects:

CROSS publishes a call for proposals twice each year. UCSC faculty and/or Ph.D. students are encouraged to propose new research projects. All research projects must include a UCSC faculty member as an advisor. Funding of a research project is intended to foster excellent research, to enable a graduate student to become an open-source software leader, and to support their work until graduation.

What CROSS Research Projects Fund:

Selected projects receive funding for one graduate student researcher position (GSR) over the course of the project. Graduate students must have completed their course work prior to starting the GSR position. Continued funding is contigent upon the twice yearly review by the CROSS industry members and advisory committee.

 

  • INCUBATOR PROJECTS

    A CROSS incubator project typically gets its start as PhD or other equivalent project where significant software infrastructure has been developed. the project lead (known as an incubator fellow) must show strong evidence that the open source so4ware project would meet with great interest by at least one well-established open-source software community. Proposals are considered regularly at the Industrial Advisory Board meetings. 

    Applying for New Incubator Projects:

    Recent PhD graduates (including those from other universities) are welcome to propose incubator projects during our twice yearly call for proposals. Selected incubator projects fund one post-doc or project scientist position. New incubator projects are expected to start out with significant software infrastructure created as part of a PhD project. The proposal should show strong evidence that the open-source software project would meet with great interest by at least one well-established open-source software community.

    What CROSS Incubator Projects Fund:

    Selected projects receive funding for one research position -- typically a post-doc or project scientist-- over the course of the project. Incubators are expected to be completed in a one to two year timeframe. Continued funding is contigent upon the twice yearly review by the CROSS industry members and advisory committee.

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