Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference

The Graduate School in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Equity sponsors two graduate students and two faculty members to attend the annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (FWCA).  The Graduate School invites current doctoral students to apply to attend this year's event.  This conference is perfect for current GTAs who want to strengthen their skill or students who are not currently teaching but are interested in a faculty position as a career.  The conference will be held in person in Arlington, VA from Thursday, March 31-Sunday April 3, 2022.  The two students selected to attend will have registration, airfare, and hotel (double-room occupancy) covered; any meals not provided by the conference will be the student's responsibility.  

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 18, 2022.

Click here to learn more about the conference, view the schedule and the keynote speakers!

Do you have graduate teaching assistantship experience?  If yes, list the semester(s) and year in the section below.



In a few short paragraphs (no more than 2000 characters), please describe your interest in attending the conference and how attending will assist you in refining your teaching skills or advance your goal of pursuing a career in the academy as faculty. Please also include whether you have, are currently, or will be a graduate teaching assistant, as well as any other experience with teaching.

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Provide an overview of where you are currently in your program (e.g. coursework, finished with coursework preparing for comps or proposal defense, writing dissertation/what chapter, etc.)

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Are you interested in attending the optional writing retreat (Friday April 1)?  


All applicants must also have a faculty mentor, director of graduate studies, chair, or dean email the Director of Graduate Recruitment & Diversity Retention, with their approval of participation by Friday, February 18, 2022.