Call now open for the 2019 Women in STEM awards

Women faculty in UNM’s STEM fields can now apply for a variety of grants as part of the 2019 Women In STEM awards.


The awards are supported by an anonymous gift made in 2015 to UNM to support research by and professorships for women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The income from the investment on this gift will be used to help UNM women tenure-track and tenured assistant and associate STEM professors to establish new lines of research and to develop research collaborations. Awards range from $3,000 to $15,000.


We have seen some really important work come from past Women in STEM award winners. We’re anticipating proposals this year from a variety of women around campus,” said Julia Fulghum, director of Advance at UNM, a National Science Foundation-funded project that supports and promotes women and minority faculty in STEM fields.


Eligible applicants include tenure-track and tenured women faculty members at UNM who hold the rank of assistant or associate professor and who are pursuing research in areas supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (non-clinical) or the Department Of Energy.


Three types of grants will be awarded through the program. They are travel awards to foster collaborations, seed awards to stimulate research projects that will lead to additional external funding, and workshop awards, which are designed to generate innovative research ideas and collaborations.


Proposals are due March 26. Decisions will announced by May 3, 2019.


See the list of Frequently Asked Questions about the call here.


In 2018, 10 women were awarded the 2016 Women In STEM awards. Read more about the winners or see our video below.


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WIS call for proposals 2019