Unsolicited Proposals

The WiSE Program accepts applications for grants to support the activities of organizations that benefit students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in the Viterbi School of Engineering and in the five WiSE-eligible department of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

Deadline: No specific deadline.

Award Amount: Variable.

Directions: Contact Mallory Redel at redel@usc.edu or 213-740-0996.

The WiSE Program accepts applications for grants to support the activities of organizations that benefit students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in the Viterbi School of Engineering and in the five WiSE-eligible department of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. The objectives of these grants must compliment the mission of the WiSE Program to increase the representation of women in the sciences and engineering within the academy. Awards are granted on a case by case basis and are evaluated annually. Organizations may apply once per year and are not guaranteed renewal. Some examples of prior recipients of WiSE grants have included Women in Computer Science, Women in Math, and EE PhD Women. By providing matching grants to organizations and activities that aim to advance women scientists and engineers, WiSE hopes to strengthen the University’s commitment to diversifying the academy.

Guidelines for Application

Goal: To support activities that further WiSE’s mission of advancing the careers of women scientists and engineers in tenured and tenure track faculty positions.

Eligibility: Students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in WiSE-eligible departments may submit an application by sending a proposal and budget to WiSE Program Manager, Mallory Redel at redel@usc.edu or 213-740-0996.

Proposals should include:

  • a description of the proposed event/activity/organization,
  • a WiSE justification statement addressing how the goals of the event/activity/organization further the mission of WiSE to increase the representation of women in the sciences and engineering and benefit the careers and professional development of women,
  • an itemized budget outlining how the proposed grant will be used and showing contributions by other WiSE-eligible academic units. Please provide a budget explanation on a separate page.