Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Applicants must be within 1-2 years of receiving their doctoral degree at the time of the workshop, or must have received their PhD no earlier than 2018, and do not currently hold a faculty position. We expect that approximately 40 participants will be selected based on their academic excellence, interest in a research career in aerospace or related disciplines, and commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage the participation of graduate students and postdocs from communities that have been underserved by academia.

Application materials required:

  1.  Research statement (maximum 1 page; PDF)

  2. A short description of the applicant’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic spaces (text only; maximum 1,000 characters including punctuation and spaces)

  3. CV, including list of publications (no page limit, PDF)

  4. One or two letters of recommendation (second letter is optional)

Note to Participants:

Application Deadline: April 25, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT)

Notification: April 30, 2021

Rising Stars workshop: May 26-28, 2021