GWIS (Graduate Women In Science) is a national, professional organization whose aims are to:
- Advance women in the field of scientific research
- Recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to research or science education
- Promote scientific research through grants, awards and fellowships
The organization was chartered in 1921 and has since grown to include 17 chapters comprising over 1500 members. Our chapter, Madison (originally the Beta chapter), was chartered in 1922.
The national fellowships program has existed since 1935, and awards 10-14 grants and fellowships annually of $1,000-10,000 each.
GWIS also publishes bulletins for members and sponsors an annual national meeting.
Membership to GWIS is open to anyone, regardless of gender, who meets the following criteria:
- Holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in a scientific discipline.
- Is currently performing research, or has performed research in the past.
Read the Madison Chapter bylaws here.
Meet our chapter officers here.
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