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Women in Engineering Program Travel Award

The Purdue University Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) Travel Award offers funding to undergraduate and graduate students attending non-technical conferences focused on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and/or professional development for women in general.

Awards are given based on a competitive application process. Applications will be open twice a year in January and September. Watch for an email announcement from WIEP with exact dates and instructions for applying. 

  • Spring callout: Open from around the beginning of January - near the end of January
  • Fall callout: Open from around the beginning of September - near the end of September

WIEP has compiled a list of suggested conferences from which applicants can choose, and students can also suggest conferences which are not listed. The following list contains some of the conferences available on the application:

Awardees are required to attend a “Getting the most of your conference” pre-travel workshop and to share their conference experience with the Purdue community post-travel.

Past Awardees Comments

“Impassioned, invigorated, inspired. In three words, that was my conference experience, and I cannot express how grateful I am to have been given such an incredible opportunity to learn and grow.”

“Attending the IEEE Women in Leadership conference was a fantastic opportunity for me that I did not realize the benefits I would gain until I participated in the conference. The women I met and who led all of the sessions were phenomenally inspirational and gave me many ideas on how to contribute to my career from a professional perspective. They helped me identify my own niches and gave me the courage to boldly pursue those dreams of mine. I am very grateful for the ability to attend this conference, which I would not have had I not received the WIEP travel grant. Thank you!”

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