Video: Learn About SWE's Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering Program

Are you currently working within academia or hope to in the future? If so, we encourage you to apply to attend the Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering held in conjunction with WE18 in Minneapolis, MN on October 18-20.

Learn more about the program and eligibility guidelines here. Please note that if a travel grant is awarded, recipients are responsible for attending the entire program for which the grant is intended.

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ALWE addresses the need for more women in positions of academic leadership in engineering and fosters professional growth for women in engineering.  SWE will be able to fund up to 40 ASSIST Travel Grants for early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and graduate students to attend.

ASSIST Travel Grants
Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend ALWE up to $2,000.  Eligible expenses include airfare, lodging, registration, meals, and other travel costs (e.g., parking).  When you apply to attend, you will be asked to indicate which expenses you need grant funds to cover.  

ASSIST Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for ASSIST Travel Grants must be early-career faculty members, post-doctoral professionals, or graduate students, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Faculty and post-doctoral applicants must hold engineering appointments in an ABET accredited institution; and faculty from two-year colleges must teach STEM-related courses.
  • Faculty applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
  • Post-doctoral applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in engineering within 48 months prior to their application.
  • Graduate students must be within one year of graduating with an engineering degree, in good academic standing, and enrolled as full or part time students.
  • ASSIST Travel Grant recipients must be US Citizens or have permanent resident status.

Application Process
A complete ALWE application includes:

  • Responses to a short set of eligibility questions.
  • Statement of Interest – describe what you hope to gain by participating in the event and how the experience will benefit you and your career.
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution – describe your contributions to engineering diversity as well as your future diversity-related goals.
  • NSF Bio – A biographical sketch that adheres to NSF guidelines.

The deadline for applying to attend ALWE is July 31, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by September 1, 2018.  

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This project is based upon work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1548200 and through the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.