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Support for Facilitating Diversity in Faculty Searches

Deadline: September 30 and January 15. (In the event that a deadline falls upon a weekend or a university holiday that deadline will move to the first workday following the posted date.)

Award Amount: Up to $5,000. Requests for more than $5,000 must be approved by the WiSE Program Director prior to submission.

Directions: Submit online application.

The WiSE Program provides competitively awarded support to WiSE-eligible departments at USC that propose and implement creative ideas for “casting the net widely,” thus increasing the representation of women in science and engineering faculty searches. Activities for which funding may be requested are expected to vary from department to department, as effective approaches would depend on individual disciplines. Proposals should include a brief description of the departmental plan to increase diversity in faculty hiring and a strong justification of why and how receipt of funds will serve to cast the net widely to increase the representation of women in science and engineering faculty searches. Departments may submit no more than one application per academic year.