APPLY   Applications close on 31 May 2024, at 23:59 (AoE).

Eligibility of Applicants

Applicants for the Workshop must be:
  • Women (cis and trans); and
  • Fluent in English; and one of the following:
  • Fresh PhD graduates or PhD students close to graduation in engineering or engineering-related disciplines; or
  • Postdocs or young researchers with PhD degree in engineering or engineering-related disciplines; or
  • Young engineers with PhD degree in engineering or engineering-related disciplines working in industry who are interested in exploring careers in academia

Past participants of the Workshop are not eligible to apply again.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee, comprising Members of the Executive Committee and Organizing Committee of the Workshop, will consider the suitability of the applicant based on one or more of the following criteria:
  • Academic excellence
  • Research excellence
  • Leadership demonstration
  • Community engagement

Selection Procedures

  • The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications based on the information submitted by the applicants through the online application system.
  • Invitations for an online interview will be emailed to shortlisted applicants.
  • The Secretariat may contact the referees and verify the submitted information if necessary.
  • Successful applicants will be notified via email and invited to confirm their attendance by returning a signed agreement and submitting a deposit of SGD 200 by the stipulated deadline. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the Workshop.
  • The Secretariat will liaise with the confirmed applicants regarding accommodation (3-night complimentary stay with breakfast), and partial airfare support for select applicants.

Application Procedures

  • To begin your application, create a new account by providing your first name, last name, email address and password.
  • Activate your account by clicking the link provided in the automatically generated confirmation email.
  • Complete the application with all necessary information and upload the required supplementary documents through the online application system. Submissions must be made by the application deadline, as no changes can be made thereafter.
  • Applicants have the option to save their information, retrieve, or delete an incomplete application within the online application system. However, once the application is submitted, applicants are granted a 72-hour window, or until the submission deadline at most, to make any additional changes.
  • Document screening will begin immediately after the application deadline. As a result, any recommendation letters that are received after the deadline may not be counted together with that application. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, and contact the professor(s) from whom you plan to request a letter of recommendation so they can prepare and send it as soon as your application is submitted.

Information for Shortlisted Participants

  • Shortlisted participants will be invited to present an A1 poster, deliver a 90-second elevator pitch, and participate in all Workshop sessions.
  • Full attendance is mandatory for all activities.
  • Each shortlisted participant will be offered local accommodation (3-night complimentary stay with breakfast), partial airfare support, and daily transportation between the campus and hotel.
  • Shortlisted participants are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flight tickets, and local transportation between the airport and hotel.
  • Shortlisted participants will need to agree to the Terms and Conditions as set out by the Executive Committee upon acceptance of their offer.
  • The partial airfare support amount may vary based on the applicant's location, as indicated in the following:
    Country/Area of Institution Partial Airfare Support
    Singapore none
    Southeast Asia SGD 300
    Asia/Australia/New Zealand SGD 600
    Americas & Europe SGD 1200