WiSE Major Support for Current Faculty
Applications due Monday, January 27
This competitive program offers awards of up to $25,000 and is aimed at offsetting subtle biases, barriers, and career interruptions that have been shown to hinder the advancement of women faculty in science and engineering at research universities. To be eligible, applicants must have faculty appointments in WiSE-eligible departments.
WiSE Child Care Grants
Applications due Saturday, February 1
WiSE Child Care Grants provide doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members in WiSE-eligible departments with grants to subsidize tuition for children enrolled at state certified daycare programs of their choice. WiSE Child Care Grants are awarded on a semester by semester basis and are available for a select number of applicants in good standing who have primary childcare responsibilities for a child in the infant through pre-school age range.
WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience
Applications due Tuesday, April 1
Applications to participate in the WiSE Undergraduate Research Experience as student researchers are due April 1. Students who have an established working relationship with a faculty mentor may submit a research project proposal to receive a $3,000 grant. If awarded, the student will commit to participating in WiSE programming efforts throughout the academic year, while also receiving more substantial funding to conduct research based on the submitted project proposal. WiSE Researchers will be expected to conduct most of their research efforts during the summer, but other arrangements are possible. The mentors of WiSE Researchers will continue to receive a small grant to support expenses related to their students’ work. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduates with first-hand experience in laboratory based research. It is hoped that through the experience of first-hand research at the undergraduate level, the chances will increase that students will choose to pursue a graduate degree in science or engineering.