A big opportunity for women in STEM: the Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowships in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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January 13, 2021

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Jane Halpern | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is pleased to announce the receipt of a significant grant from the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program for Women in STEM. The grant will support two CBL Graduate Fellowships in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science over a period of two years, beginning in the Summer-Fall 2021.

Established by prominent American journalist, playwright, ambassador, and Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce, the CBL Program for Women in STEM was created “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in areas in which they continue to be underrepresented, including science, mathematics and engineering. To date, the program has supported more than 2,800 women at the undergraduate, graduate, and beginning tenure-track faculty stages, making the CBL Program the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering in higher education in the United States.

While the application process to receive the graduate fellowships has not yet been finalized, doctoral graduate students in EECS who are completing their first year of the graduate program will be eligible and will be nominated by their research advisor to the EECS Fellowship Committee in spring 2021. The Clare Boothe Luce program seeks a broad representation of highly motivated EECS students who have demonstrated significant potential for success in, and have clear promise for, future careers in STEM, with preference to areas where the dearth of women is greatest. Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for Clare Boothe Luce awards, and funds may not be used for travel or study abroad.

Stay tuned for additional information.