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Application Deadline: May 22, 2019, at 23:59 (AoE)

Applications should reach The Secretariat of the Asia Deans' Forum 2019 – The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop (The Secretariat) by 23:59 on May 22, 2019 (AoE).

Eligibility of Applicants

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

Participants of a previous Asia Deans’ Forum – The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop are not eligible to apply again.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee, comprised of the Members of 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 a Skype interview will be emailed to shortlisted applicants by June 21, 2019.
  • The Secretariat may contact the referees and verify the submitted information if necessary.
  • Successful applicants will receive a notification letter by email by August 22, 2019 and will be invited to confirm attendance by returning a signed agreement and paying a deposit of USD200 by the deadline stated in the letter. The deposit will be refunded after attending the Workshop.
  • The Secretariat would liaise with the confirmed applicants regarding the arrangement for local accommodation (including a 3-night complimentary stay) and one-off support for mobility costs (including expenses for round-trip flight ticket in economy class and local transportation).

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 by filling in the required information and upload the required supplementary documents through the online application system, and submit by 23:59 on May 22, 2019 (AoE). No changes can be made after the deadline.
    Download Sample of Online Application Form
  • Applicants can save the information and retrieve or delete an incomplete application in the online application system. Once submitted, applicants have 72 hours but at most up to the submission deadline to make additional changes.

Information for Shortlisted Participants

  • Shortlisted participants will be invited to display an A1 poster, do a 90-second elevator pitch and attend the sessions of the Workshop.
  • Full attendance for all activities is required.
  • Each shortlisted participant will be offered local accommodation near the SNU campus (including a 3-night complimentary stay) and one-off support for mobility costs (including expenses for round-trip flight ticket in economy class and local transportation).
  • Shortlisted participants are responsible for arranging and buying their own flight tickets and local transportation from airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • The amount of support for mobility costs varies based on the locations of the applicants, as stated as below for reference:
    Region Examples Flight Duration (approximately) Amount of Support for Mobility Costs
    Asia China (Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo, Okinawa, Osaka, Hokkaido), Taiwan less than 3.5 hours USD500
    Asia Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Middle Eastern Countries (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates), Russia, Singapore, Thailand 3.5 hours or above USD900
    Europe Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom N/A USD1,300
    North America Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, United States of America N/A USD1,300
    Oceania Australia, Fiji, New Zealand N/A USD1,000
    South America Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela N/A USD1,500
    Others South Africa N/A USD1,300


The Organizers reserve the right of final decision on the amount of support for mobility costs for each shortlisted participant.