Women Explorers Award
The Women Explorers Award aims to empower students at FIU who dream of exploration and discovery by providing the support they need to nurture their curiosity, develop research experience, and propel their careers forward. Selected students will have the opportunity to pursue research in their respective STEM fields, including field research and lab experience. The award will vary in amount depending on significance of the project, and budget necessary to complete the research, though most will range between US $2,000 and $5,000. Once selected, the student will work with the Program Director and their department to coordinate travel and expense needs. This award will not be released as scholarship, however applicants may budget for personal time and incidental expenses.
The award is open to undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education. Applicants are not required to have prior field or lab experience. However, if they have experience, record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team. All travel must be completed by August 2022.
The winners will be announced on October 11th, 2021, the International Day of the Girl. Winners should plan to attend a live event with renowned oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle scheduled for November 1st 2021.