2020 500 Women Scientists Fellowship For the Future for Women in STEM
Deadline: October 1, 2019.
500 Women Scientists is launching a new fellowship to recognize and amplify the crucial role of women of color in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The Fellowship for the Future is a two-year leadership award program for women of color in STEM leading research or outreach projects in line with the 500 Women Scientists mission and focused on increasing equity, inclusion, accessibility, or social justice in STEM. During their fellowship, fellows will carry out a proposed project and receive financial and logistical support from the 500 Women Scientists leadership team. Our hope is that by providing these extra resources and community connections, we can help expand the scope and impact of amazing work led by women of color in STEM.
1. They are looking for women of color in STEM who also have a strong background and commitment to equity, social justice, and public engagement.
2. Applicants should propose research or outreach projects that align with the mission of 500 Women Scientists and are focused on increasing equity, inclusion, and social justice in STEM.
3. Proposed projects can be:
a) an expansion of an applicant’s ongoing/existing work
b) an expansion of existing 500 Women Scientists programs.
c) a creation of a new project/program.
As part of the Fellowship*, fellows will receive:
A $5,000 honorarium
$1,000/yr in supplementary project funds
Support and mentorship from the 500 Women Scientists leadership team and advisory board
Travel funds to attend two in-person 500 Women Scientists leadership board meetings
Travel funds to attend two in-person professional development trainings
Fellows are invited to:
Join the 500 Women Scientists leadership team
Attend the Fellowship for the Future award ceremony
Participate in virtual mentorship calls and project discussions
Attend two in-person 500 Women Scientists leadership meetings and professional development trainings
Provide mentorship to the next cohort of fellows