Clare Boothe Luce Program

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Clare Boothe Luce Program 
Women in Science and Engineering 

Since its inception in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program has been one of the most significant sources of support for women seeking to study or teach science, engineering, and mathematics.  Women comprise nearly half the faculty in non-science fields at four-year colleges and universities nationwide, but only about a quarter of faculty in mathematics, and an even smaller percentage in the physical sciences, engineering and computer science.

To encourage women to enter sciences, mathematics and engineering fields, the CBL Program awards:

To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Female
  • US citizen
  • Majoring or pursuing graduate studies in  the field approved by the Program and discussed under each award
  • Intends to pursue a career in teaching and research in these fields.

All awards are based on undertaking research with a mentor and each awardee must have a mentor by the time the Award period begins. Awardees may not switch their major or field of study and are required to report on their progress according to the requirements of their award. 

Timeline for the 2017 Awards:

  • January/ February- eligible students will be invited to apply for a CBL award. Info sessions will be held on both campuses to explain the Program and the application process
  • February 20th at 11:59 pm- Application deadline
  • February/March- Applicant Interviews with Review Committee  
  • March 31 - Applicants are notified of decision