The Application Process
The 7th International Conference on Women in Physics will be held in Melbourne, Australia, July 13-17, 2020. Applications to serve on the U.S delegation will be opening soon and will be accepted until October 18 2019.
Goals and Responsibilities of a U.S. Delegate can be found here.
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. The U.S Delegation will consist of both traveling and non-traveling team members.
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 650 words. In the essay address the following questions:
- The special project of the US delegation will be empowering diverse voices to communicate science. The delegation will be producing a training workshop on how to effectively communicate science. All delegates will go through this training. Please tell us about your interest in communicating science, and include examples of how you have communicated science to the general public (articles, social media, videos, events, etc.) How do you envision using the science communication training to uplift diverse women's voices in STEM? (250 word limit)
- Delegates must be willing to participate in activities before and after the conference. What sort of activities can you engage in to prepare for the conference beforehand, and to share information about the conference afterwards? (150 words limit)
- 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? (250 word limit)
- 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 Sunday, October 18, 2019 to receive full consideration