Great Minds in STEM invites early-career, Hispanic engineering faculty from 2-year and 4-year institutions, post-docs, and doctoral candidates interested in academia to apply for travel grants to attend the 2019 GMiS Early Career Faculty Symposium, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, from September 26-28, 2019. The Symposium will be held at the 2019 GMiS Conference, which runs from September 25-28, 2019. The ASSIST program will deliver faculty development workshops on a variety of topics including academic career opportunities and the tenure process. In addition, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the 2019 GMiS Conference events as well as invited to serve as judges for the Research Posters Competition. The GMiS Early Career Faculty Symposium is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grants #EEC-1548322).
ASSIST Travel Grants
Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the 2019 GMiS Early Career Faculty Symposium 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 applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
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.
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.
A complete application to participate 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.