Applications are invited for GWIS National Fellowships program to study at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
The GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2017 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.
GWIS mission is to build a global community to inspire, support, recognize, and empower women in science.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:
Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad.
Career level (e.g. graduate student vs. assistant professor) of the candidate will be taken into consideration when reviewing the proposals.
Awards will be made irrespective of race, religion, nationality, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or age.
Application for the GWIS Fellowships is offered at no cost to current GWIS members, as a member benefit. For non-members, an application processing fee of $50 is required. Fellowships applicants that are not already GWIS members may join GWIS with a 6-month introductory membership at a discounted rate of $35. Please note that membership approval can take up to 48 hours, so if you want to become a GWIS member, please do so (ideally) at least a week before the Fellowships deadline.
Financial need of research funding is a requirement for the application. No project that has already been fully funded will be eligible for the awards. All pending funding sources must be listed in the application and reviewers will consider these when assessing the financial need of the project.
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For the 2016-2017 funding cycle, we distributed approximately $48,000 in fellowships funds to six deserving women scientists. Fellowship funds may be used for such things as:
- expendable supplies
- small equipment to be used by the recipient (not for general use)
- publication of research findings
- travel and subsistence while performing field studies
- travel to another laboratory for collaborative research
These costs must be clearly justified in the proposal and integral to the research design.
- Funds cannot be used for the following:
- child care
- travel to professional meetings or to begin a new appointment
- travel to another institution for coursework
- living allowances
- equipment for general use
- indirect costs
Checklist: (Note: checklist should not be submitted with application)