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    Michelle Barboza
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    Hi everyone, I came across this article today and I thought I would share, as well as start a new topic in the forum – Funding for Women in STEM! This is meant to be a place to share information about grants, fellowships, scholarships, and other monetary sources (crowdfunding, perhaps?). Please don’t feel limited to sharing “women only” scholarships, that defeats the purpose of our group! We’re not trying to start a “Girls Only” club – we’re trying to get women seen, heard, and successful across all groups.

    Article: Putting the Feminism in Funding – Meaghan Emery

    @egardner @taorminalepore @llundgren @jeanette-pirlo @sholte @jbauer @tmorgan

    #14337

    Eleanor Gardner
    Keymaster

    Neat forum topic!  Thanks for sharing, @michelle-barboza.  I know that the Association for Women Geoscientists (of which I am a proud member!) offers a number of grants, scholarships, and awards in this vein.  See more here: http://awg.org/awards

    #14395

    Michelle Barboza
    Participant

    Yesterday, the Paleo Society shared a link to STEPPE’s running database. They’ve got information on fellowships, internships, and collections grants. https://steppe.org/funding/

    Both societies are worth taking a look at. The Paleontological Society covers both vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, and STEPPE is focused on research and education on deep time.

    #14843

    Michelle Barboza
    Participant

    The Association of Women Geoscientists has some deadlines coming up!
    The AWG Lonestar Chapter has a Rising Career Scholarship that provides professional development funding for women geoscience professionals seeking to resume their geoscience careers after having been out of the workforce, or female geoscience students following a non-traditional education timeline seeking to enter the workforce in a geoscience related field within the next two years.

    Applications are due October 31st.

    The Brunton award promotes the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of women geoscientists. The award will go to a female geoscience student at the senior level or in her early graduate studies who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or performed field data collection that leads to a senior or graduate thesis. The award is funded by Brunton.

    Applications are due November 15th

    You can find more information at http://www.awg.org/awards

    #16070

    Michelle Barboza
    Participant

    One of the big hurdles keeping women from science is balancing career and family, so I wonder –  how many grant making organizations allow applicants to allocate grant money toward family care?

    @bmacfadden @egardner @taorminalepore

    #16097

    Eleanor Gardner
    Keymaster

    @michelle-barboza – To my understanding this all gets a little tricky, as it depends upon how the grant is administered. Federal and state grants, often administered through university finance/budget departments, have strict regulations on what kinds of things funds can be used for.  Dependent/child care is frequently specified on the “no” list. Other institutions, like the National Institute of Health, are more family-friendly and allow grant funds to be used for parental leave or child care (see here for a discussion: https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2011/01/19/family-friendly-policies-apply-to-all-grants/).

    Another article from Science Magazine highlights that some private foundations, such as the Elsevier Foundation, have begun offering “child-care grants that help parents pay for their own child-care solutions” when attending annual conferences.  Obviously this is limited help, since it only addresses meeting-related travel, but it is a step in the right direction. http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2014/08/new-initiatives-offer-child-care-solutions-traveling-scientists

    I would be interested to know if program officers at NSF and other grant institutions are moving in the same direction? @bmacfadden, did you ever discuss such things when you were at NSF?

    #16822

    Eleanor Gardner
    Keymaster

    I saw this in my Facebook newsfeed today and thought it might be worth sharing — http://www.lorealusa.com/csr-commitments/loreal-usa-for-women-in-science-program

    Apparently any post-doctoral woman in a STEM field is eligible for funding.  Cool!

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