Upcoming Events

LEVERAGE sponsors a variety of events including conference professional development opportunities, webinars, virtual brown bags, virtual learning circles, and mentoring opportunities.  ASSIST Travel grants are available to support travel to conference professional development workshops.  You must be a registered LEVERAGE user to participate.  Some events are open and registrants are accepted first-come first-serve (e.g., webinars) and other events require an application (e.g., ASSIST Travel Grants).    

NSBE and ARLS 2019March 29, 2019 to March 30 2019

The Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is co-located with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention. The ARL Symposium has two threads: (1) a faculty development thread, and (2) a research networking thread. The faculty development thread hosts workshops organized by members of the ARL network that strengthen and demystify fundamental components of academia. The researcher development and networking thread is critical to the goal of a self-sustaining ARL ecosystem.  Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSBE is able to fund up to 40 early-career faculty and post-doctoral scholars to attend ARLS (NSF Grant #EEC-1548319).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) and NSBE National Convention 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.
  • ASSIST Travel Grant recipients must be US Citizens or have permanent resident status.  
Application Process

A complete 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 Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is January 18, 2019, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by February 1, 2019.

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SHPE Faculty Development Symposium 2018November 08, 2018

The SHPE Faculty Development Symposium aims to help mentor and support pre-tenure Hispanic engineering faculty for success in the engineering professoriate.  Pre-tenured faculty will participate in a one-day workshop designed to provide skills and resources needed to obtain tenure and successfully transition to tenured faculty appointments. Workshops are focused on three core areas: Funding, Teaching, and Professional Development.  Participants will be able to connect with tenured Hispanic faculty role models who can provide mentoring and guidance.  The SHPE FDI will build a community of Hispanic engineering faculty to promote opportunities for faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and research collaborations.  The Faculty Development Institute is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548322).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the SHPE Faculty Development 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.  
Application Process

A complete Faculty Development Institute 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 the SHPE Faculty Development Institute is Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, October 5, 2018.

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SACNAS ASSIST Workshop & Conference 2018October 11, 2018 to October 13 2018

The SACNAS ASSIST Program provides advanced early career faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and Ph.D. candidates in engineering with the opportunity to attend the ASSIST Program at the 2018 SACNAS: The Diversity in STEM Conference. We invite you to join us this October for three days of professional training, mentoring, and cultural activities for engineers and scientists at all levels and disciplines. ASSIST participants are given an intentional conference roadmap and specialized programming to make the most of the conference to advance in their careers, as well as engage with a growing cohort of underrepresented engineers.  The SACNAS ASSIST Program is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548197).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend SACNAS' ASSIST Program 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.  
Application Process

A complete SACNAS ASSIST program 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 the SACNAS ASSIST Program is Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and every effort will be made to notify applicants July 13, 2018.  After June 8, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available.

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AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2018October 03, 2018

The AISES 2018 Engineering Faculty Career Workshop is designed for early-career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in engineering. Would you like support to travel to and attend the 2017 AISES National Conference in Oklahoma City, OK, with specific professional development tailored just for you?  Are you interested in becoming or advancing your career as an engineering faculty member?  With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), AISES is able to bring up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and Ph.D. students in engineering to the 2018 AISES National Conference for the 2018 Engineering Faculty Career Workshop, cultural activities, and networking (NSF Grant #EEC-1548214).  The Workshop will be held as a pre-conference event on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and includes conference registration for October 4-6, 2018.

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend AISES' Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 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.
Application Process

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.
  • NSF Bio – A biographical sketch that adheres to NSF guidelines.
Applications to attend AISES' Engineering Faculty Career Workshop will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 15, 2018.

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MAES Faculty Development SymposiumApril 20, 2018

The MAES Faculty Development Symposium (FDS) will be held in El Paso, TX.  The MAES FDS seeks to help mentor and support pre-tenure Hispanic engineering faculty for success in the engineering professoriate.  Pre-tenured faculty will participate in a one-day workshop designed to provide skills and resources needed to obtain tenure and successfully transition to tenured faculty appointments. Workshops are focused on three core areas: Funding, Publishing, and Professional Development.  The MAES FDS will build a community of Hispanic engineering faculty to promote opportunities for faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and research collaborations.  The Faculty Development Symposium is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548214).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the Faculty Development Symposium and the Leadership Academy 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.  
Application Process

A complete 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 the Faculty Development Symposium is Monday, March 19, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and every effort will be made to notify applicants March 26, 2018.

Registration for this event is not open

NSBE and ARLS 2018March 23, 2018 to March 24 2018

The Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is co-located with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention. The ARL Symposium has two threads: (1) a faculty development thread, and (2) a research networking thread. The faculty development thread hosts workshops organized by members of the ARL network that strengthen and demystify fundamental components of academia. The researcher development and networking thread is critical to the goal of a self-sustaining ARL ecosystem.  Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSBE is able to fund up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates to attend ARLS (NSF Grant #EEC-1548319).

More Details...

ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) and NSBE National Convention 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.  
Application Process

A complete 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 Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is January 19, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by February 2, 2018.

Registration for this event is not open

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