Early Career Mentoring Workshops

Upcoming

Overview

Are you in the early stages of your career, working in academia, industry or at a government lab? Are you interested in interacting with senior women in your field?

If so, participate in one of our Career Mentoring Workshops!

When you attend an Early Career Mentoring Workshop, you will learn: how to build a great research program, advise students and get funding, how to be an effective and inspiring teacher, how to set yourself up for promotion and success, and how to balance work and life, among other things.

CRA-W offers three different types of Early Career Mentoring Workshops for participants who are:

  • Early CMW Research –  in their early stages of a research career in academia.
  • Early CMW Lab – in their early stages of a research career in an industry or government research lab.
  • Early CMW Education –  in their early stages of a career in teaching and undergraduate education.

This is an NSF funded program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (1310792).

Eligibility

You are eligible to attend an Early Career Mentoring Workshop program if you meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a woman.
  • A senior PhD student, or post-doc.
  • In early career as a researcher in academia.
  • In early career as a researcher in an industry or government lab.
  • In early career as a faculty member in academia.
  • Attending or affiliated with an institution in the United States or its territories.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please direct your questions to earlycmw@cra.org

If there are extenuating circumstances for applying beyond the timeframe listed in the eligibility requirements, please make sure you address this in the application. Extenuating Circumstances beyond an applicant’s control include, but are not limited to:

  • Documented medical condition or serious illness
  • Documented learning disability
  • Death of a family member or friend
  • Involuntary call to active military duty
  • Maternity/family leave
Application

Our next Early Career Mentoring Workshop will be held on March 8, 2017 in Seattle, WA (collocated with SIGCSE 2017).

If you have any questions regarding upcoming events or applications, please direct your questions to earlycmw@cra.org

Travel & Financial Support

Funding may be available for participants of Early Career Mentoring Workshops if they meet the eligibility requirements listed below. Participants will be notified of any travel assistance upon acceptance to the workshop. If funded, the participant will submit a reimbursement form and be directly reimbursed, up to the approved limit, for reasonable expenses incurred such as travel, lodging, and meals associated with the workshop.

You qualify for financial support for an Early Career Mentoring Workshop (Early CMW-E/R/L) program if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • A graduate student in year three or later, post-doc, early career faculty member, or early career researcher in an industrial or government lab
  • A member of the computing field community
  • Attending or affiliated with an institution in the United States or its territories
  • Identify as a woman

NOTE: Priority will be given to Early CMW applicants who are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.

Guidelines for Expense Reimbursements from CRA

Past Years
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Early Career Mentoring Workshop

Program Chairs

Susan RodgerSusan Rodger

Duke University
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Deb AgarwalDeb Agarwal

LBL
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Holly RushmeierHolly Rushmeier

Yale University
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Sheila CastanedaSheila Castañeda

Clarke University
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