Fellowship Support to Accommodate Pregnancy, Birth of a Child, and Adoption for Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Deadline: Applications accepted all year.
Award Amount: Variable. Up to a 50% time fellowship.
Directions: Contact Sarah Fried-Gintis, WiSE Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-740-0996
One of the most critical issues involved in increasing the representation of women in science and engineering is the work-family balance. For young scientists and engineers, this balance primarily involves childbirth, adoption, nursing and infant care. Specific to science and engineering is the need to avoid potentially hazardous situations during pregnancy and nursing, such as exposure to chemicals, electromagnetic radiation, or other possibly damaging settings. The WiSE Program developed this fellowship support program to help Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars and their advisors resolve potential conflicts arising between the constraints of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, nursing, and infant care, and continued progress on the research program. The Fellowship Program engages participants at all levels, from faculty advisors to department chairs, deans, and university administration. The fellowship aims to help Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars who are pregnant or have recently given birth or adopted a child to continue her or his career with the least possible interruption. WiSE support addresses the need for support during a time when students or scholars cannot work on their research or as a laboratory-based teaching assistant and when other sources of funding are not available. Depending on need, fellowships typically range from one month to a full semester.
The WiSE Program maintains a list of recommended providers (childcare, pediatricians, obgyns, etc.) recommended by members of our community. Please contact WiSE Program Manager, Dr. Sarah Fried-Gintis at email@example.com or 213-740-0996 to request a copy.
- USC Women in Science and Engineering
- 1042 Downey Way, DRB 140*
- Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111
- (213) 740-0996
- (213) 821-5252
*The WiSE Suite is located in DRB 232.
In this Section
Grants and Awards
- New Faculty Recruitment
- Support for Facilitating Diversity in Faculty Searches
- Major Support for Current Faculty
- Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair
- Supplemental Faculty Support
- Faculty Bridge Funding
- Support for Faculty Pregnancy, Childbirth and Adoption
- Child Care Subsidy
Postdocs and PhD Students
- Postdoctoral Support
- Merit Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research
- Fellowship Support to Accommodate Pregnancy, Birth of a Child, and Adoption for Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
- Child Care Subsidy
- Graduate Top-off Fellowship
- Merit Fellowship for Current Doctoral Students
- Travel Grants