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Women in Science Program

Welcome to the Women in Science Program

WiSP is an informal organization to support women in the sciences at Arizona State University. It is run by graduate students in the School of Earth and Space Exploration for female-identifying graduate students, undergraduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

We encourage feedback on the Program's Events and Funding Opportunities listed below. Please send comments and suggestions to the two co-chairs.

WiSP Co-Chairs (2017-18)

Hannah Kerner
PhD Candidate, Exploration Systems Design
hkerner@asu.edu

Sierra Ferguson
PhD Candidate, Geoscience

snfergu1@asu.edu

Events for the Fall 2018 Semester

Date

Time

Location

Description

22 Aug 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ISTB4-240

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Kanani Lee (Yale University)

5 Sep 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ISTB4-240

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Tasker (JAXA)

12 Sep 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TBD

11:00-11:30: Q&A with colloquium speaker Dr. Jenny Suckale (Stanford)

18 Sep 2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Garhart’s house

Fall Kickoff Potluck! Sign up to bring something

19 Sep 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ISTB4-240

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Missy Eppes (UNCC)

3 Oct 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TBD

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Estella Atekwana (U of Delaware)

10 Oct 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TBD

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Jayne Belnap (USGS-Moab)

31 Oct 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TBD

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Kiri Wagstaff (NASA JPL)

 

Funding Opportunities

This is a list of funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students both for women only and for all genders.

If you know of a funding opportunity to add, or would like to contact a previous WiSP awardee, or are a previous awardee and wish to add your name, please contact the WiSP co-chairs.

Opportunity

Who’s Eligible

Purpose

Deadline

Amount

Previous WiSP awardees

Zonta Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Female PhD students pursuing aerospace-related science or engineering degree

School-related expenses

Nov 15

$10,000

Julie Mitchell

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)

Graduate students in Astrophysics, Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, and Heliophysics

Support of graduate students in their tuition, stipend, travel, publishing costs

New solicitation posted Nov 1st

Feb 1st (Expected) Internal may vary

Max of $45,000 up to three years

Aleisha Johnson

Soumya Ray

Chuhong Mai

Emilie Dunham

Heather Meyer

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP)

Senior Undergraduate Students,1st and 2nd year grad students

Support Graduate student stipends and expenses.

Oct 22nd (Geosciences)

Oct 26th (Physics, Astronomy, Math)

$34,000 Stipend, $12,000 Tuition

Emily Garhart

Wanda Feng

Lorrie Carnes

Kara Brugman

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)

Graduate students pursuing (or planning to pursue) degrees relevant to space technology

Support of graduate students in their tuition, stipend, travel, publishing costs

Nov 2 (Expected) Internal may vary

$75,000

 

JPL Strategic University Research Partnership (SURP)

Undergraduate or graduate students

Joint projects with JPL researchers (requires JPL PI & ASU Co-I)

Dec 11 (Expected; Phase I)

$60,000 per year for up to 2 years

 

Google Women Techmakers

Female undergraduate or graduate students in computer science or related field

School-related expenses

Fall

$10,000

Hannah Kerner Vera Nyarige

GPSA Individual Travel Grant

Graduate students

Travel and accommodations to conferences or meetings

1st of each month

$950

Hannah Kerner Alyssa Sherry

GPSA Interview Grant

Graduate students

Travel to/from interviews

Oct 1

$550

 

GPSA Internship Grant

Graduate students

Travel to/from internships local and out of state

Nov 1, Mar 1, Jul 1

$500

 

GPSA Career Development Grant

Graduate students

Travel to/from workshops or trainings, non-academic presentations

Nov 1, Mar 1, Jul 1

$550

 

Grad College Travel Grant

Graduate students

Airfare and/or registration

Quarterly (apply through dept)

$500

Jessica Noviello

Kara Brugman

GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award

Graduate students

Not specified

Mar 2

$500

Hannah Kerner

CLAS Doctoral Fellowship for First-Generation College Graduates

Graduate students who are the first in their family to go to college

School-related expenses

Mar 9 (apply through department)

$4500

Hannah Kerner Sierra Ferguson

Grad College Fellowship

Graduate students

School-related expenses

Feb 23

Up to $5000 per semester

Sierra Ferguson Hannah Shamloo Hannah Bercovici

PEO Scholar Awards

Female graduate students within 2 years of PhD completion

School-related expenses

Oct 12

$15,000

 

AGU Student Travel Grant

Undergraduate or graduate students

Expenses for attending AGU Fall Meeting

Aug 8

$500

 

LPI Career Development Award

Graduate students who have submitted a first author abstract to LPSC

Travel to LPSC, a few hours of volunteering during the week is expected.

Usually LPSC abstract deadline

$1,000

 

AWG Takken Student Research Presentation Travel Award

Women geoscience students

Present research (poster or oral) at a conference other than the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America

Feb. 10 and Aug. 10

$500 + 1 year membership to Association for Women Geoscientists

 

AWG Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award

Women geoscience students

Present research (poster or oral) at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America

Aug. 10

$500 + 1 year membership to Association for Women Geoscientists