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SIGMA DELTA EPSILON GRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE INC

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.gwis.org

Mission Statement

Graduate Women in Science's mission statement is to build a global community that inspires, supports, recognizes, and empowers women in science. We accomplish that mission by staying true to our three guiding principles: Connect, Lead, and Empower. Our organization serves members internationally.

Main Programs

  1. Fellowship Program
  2. Travel Awards for chapter members
  3. Travel awards for national officers
Service Areas

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International

Our regional chapters (21) are within the boundaries of the USA. Members-at-large are from the USA where a regional chapter does not exist and we have an additional international chapter for members from other countries.

ruling year

1944

President since 2016

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Dr. Stacey Kigar

President-Elect since 2016

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Dr. Michelle Booze

Keywords

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Women scientists, scientific research, research fellowships

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EIN

24-0825560

 Number

7211856349

Also Known As

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Professional Societies, Associations (T03)

Professional Societies, Associations (U03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Since 1941, we have awarded over $500,000 to young women scientists through our Fellowship Program. Awards are up to $10,000 per applicant and are based on need and scientific merit. Each year we review over 200 applicants and award 10-15 fellowships to female scientists early in their career (e.g. graduate student, post doc, junior faculty).

Programs

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Program 1

Fellowship Program

Each year we award Fellowship Awards to over 10 young women scientists for up to $10,000 each.In 2011-2012 F we awarded 10 Fellowships for a total of $66,000.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Female Adults

Budget

$66,000.00

Program 2

Travel Awards for chapter members

$2000 for eight Travel Awards for chapter members on first come basis are available to travel the National Meeting.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 3

Travel awards for national officers

Travel awards for other individuals to National Meeting:
1. Fellowship  Coordinator-up to $700
2. National Officers-up to $500 for seven officers.
3. Fellowship Winners-up to $500 and not limits of individuals.
4. Secretaries, Membership and Corr. & Rec.-up to $1000
5. Executive Director-up to $1000

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$8,700.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Our regional chapters (21) are within the boundaries of the USA. Members-at-large are from the USA where a regional chapter does not exist and we have an additional international chapter for members from other countries.

Funding Needs

Our funding needs include salary for a National Executive Director ($30,000/year) and the ability to endow our Fellowships Program and Leadership Awards.

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association for Advancement of Science - Member

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SIGMA DELTA EPSILON GRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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SIGMA DELTA EPSILON GRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE INC

Leadership

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President

Dr. Stacey Kigar

President-Elect

Dr. Michelle Booze

BIO

Dr. Stacey Kigar recently completed her Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in neurodevelopmental sex differences and aberrant epigenetic events predisposing to negative behavioral outcomes. Originally from the Cincinnati area, Stacey has recently left the Midwest for the East Coast to start a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, MD. Stacey has been an active member of GWIS for 5 years, and has greatly enjoyed being a part of this organization. She has in fact benefited immensely from the awesome network of women in GWIS, and hopes to effectively serve the membership as President during the upcoming year. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys playing tennis, finding new music, traveling, drinking red wine, playing euchre, and is currently writing a book about the complex issues facing the field of obesity research with her best friend and non-science colleague.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Jennifer Ingram

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