Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE)
ALWE addresses the need for more women in positions of academic leadership in engineering and fosters professional growth for engineering women within the academy. ALWE 2018 will be held in conjunction with WE18 in Minneapolis, MN, on October 18-20, 2018. SWE will be able to fund up to 40 ASSIST Travel Grants for early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and graduate students to attend. ALWE is supported by the National Science Foundation (EEC-1548200) and by the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
If an ASSIST Travel Grant is awarded, recipients are responsible for attending the entire program for which the grant is intended. If you do not attend the entire program, you will be responsible for the travel costs incurred.