The Application Process
The 6th International Conference on Women in Physics will be held in Birmingham, UK, July 16-20, 2017. Applications to serves on the U.S. delegation are open and will be accepted until Saturday, October 29, 2016. Members of the U.S. delegation will travel to the conference and support all activities of the U.S. delegation including, writing and editing the U.S. paper, creating and presenting the U.S. poster, and any other projects of the U.S. delegation.
Selection: The U.S. Delegation will be selected by the Delegation Selection Committee (comprised of the U.S. Team Chair and Team Leads chosen by a subcommittee of the U.S. Liaison Committee for IUPAP). The Delegation Selection Committee will select the applicants, keeping the goal of the delegation diversity and balance in mind. More specifically, the committee will consider the following: gender diversity (with at least one or two males), inclusion of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, early career, and senior level members, underrepresented ethnic/racial minorities, geographic diversity, different career paths (academic, corporate, K-12 teachers, government laboratory, etc.), and one or two social/behavioral scientists with knowledge of STEM careers and/or women in STEM.
Application: The application consists of an essay, an abstract of a research poster that you would present at the conference, and a short biographical sketch (not to exceed two pages). Additionally, graduate students and post-docs must submit a letter of reference.
- The essay should contain no more than 250 words. In the essay address the following questions: What has been your previous engagement and activity to advance women in physics/science and how do you plan to contribute to the success of the conference and to follow-up in the United States? How do you expect your participation in this conference will contribute to your future career success?
- The poster abstract should focus on your research specialty. Should be no more than 250 words.
- The biographical sketch should follow the NSF-style biosketch and should not exceed two pages.
- (For post-docs and graduate students): The letter of reference should be one-page and should support the essay included in your application. Specifically, the letter should address (1) how the post-doc or student can contribute to the success of the conference and (2) why attending the conference is valuable to the student and institution.
Completed applications must be submitted at http://www.uswip.org/register.php by no later than 11:59pm (Eastern) on Saturday, October 29, 2016.