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Women’s Leadership Initiative Please click on the following link for the 2016-2017 events:


WV STEM+ Family Travel Fund is accepting applications for the April 15, 2016 deadline. WV STEM+ Family Travel Fund is the first statewide program in the nation that reimburses scholars for temporary dependent-care costs above and beyond regular care that result from work-related travel. Female faculty and post-doctoral scholars in STEM and social science fields, at West Virginia universities/colleges are encouraged to apply. Upcoming deadlines: October 15, 2016, and April 15, 2017. The fund is made possible by a grant from the Elsevier Foundation’s New Scholars Program. Funds are administered by the Division of Science and Research at the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Please visit

The AWIS National Chapters Committee is recruiting volunteers to join a task force that will help chapters provide activities that best serve their membership. Volunteers are needed to review Annual Activity Reports from the chapters to find common themes and best practices of successful events and compile them for sharing with all chapters. They will also solicit resources for successful events that can be shared with all chapters. Task force members will meet via teleconference (no travel required) and will access documents via an online database such as dropbox. The time commitment is expected to be a few hours per month for 4-6 months. If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact me

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