Application is now open for the US Government TechWomen Program for Women In STEM. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About TechWomen and Fellowship
TechWomen is an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The primary mission of the ECA is to enhance mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and those of other countries through educational and cultural exchange programs, fostering the development of peaceful relations.
The TechWomen program provides a unique opportunity for Emerging Leaders from around the world to engage with the dynamic and continually evolving culture of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. From the moment they arrive, participants become fully immersed in this innovative environment. The program is designed to enable Emerging Leaders to collaborate closely with their Professional Mentors, shaping and contributing to meaningful projects. Additionally, participants have the chance to explore the rich cultural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area, facilitated by their Cultural Mentor and fellow program participants.
This initiative not only focuses on professional development and collaboration but also emphasizes the importance of cultural exchange. By bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, TechWomen aims to foster cross-cultural understanding and create a global network of women in STEM fields who can contribute to positive change and innovation in their respective communities. Through these interactions and experiences, the program contributes to the broader mission of the ECA by promoting international cooperation and goodwill.
Emerging Leaders in US Government TechWomen will:
- Put oneself to the test with new queries and ideas.
- Work on a creative endeavor with other like-minded women in their industries.
- Make connections with powerful business executives.
- Find their own unique approach to leading
- Make deep connections with women worldwide through friendships.
- Discover the many communities that makeup Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Encourage the upcoming generation of females in their own nations.
Details about the US Government TechWomen Program for Women In STEM:
Scholarship Sponsor: TechWomen/US Government
Scholarship Value: Check below
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Fellowship
Host Institution(s): US Government
The TechWomen program covers local and international travel, lodging, meals and incidentals, and transportation to official TechWomen events. Any extracurricular activities that participants choose to engage in, such as solo sightseeing and travel unrelated to the program, are their own expenses.
Eligibility Criteria for US Government TechWomen Program for Women In STEM
Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the US Government TechWomen Program for Women In STEM:
- Be women who have worked in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professions full-time for at least two years. It should be noted that the two-year professional experience requirement does not apply to internships or other unpaid job experience.
- Possess a bachelor’s degree, a four-year university degree, or an equivalent at the very least.
- Possess fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Be citizens and permanent residents of Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, or Nigeria at the time of application and while participating in the program.
- Qualify for a J-1 exchange visiting visa for the United States.
- Not in the last five years filed for an immigrant visa to the United States (except for the Diversity Immigrant Visa, popularly referred to as the “visa lottery”).
- Not be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
- Through their employment history, volunteerism, involvement in the community, and educational background, they should establish themselves as rising leaders in the field of their choice.
- Are determined to mentor women and girls and impart what they have learned when they return to their own countries.
- Possess little to no past American experience.
- Possess a track record of verified community involvement or volunteer work.
- Own a track record of innovation and entrepreneurship that has been proven.
- Show that you are mature and self-assured, that you are eager to take part in exchange programs, and that you are open to mentorship and new cooperation opportunities.
People with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets, including those with impairments, are encouraged to apply by US Government TechWomen.
Participants in TechWomen are chosen based on the aforementioned qualifying standards. Independent screening committees made up of local specialists and business leaders examine applications. Staff members of the US Embassy in the semifinalists’ country of permanent residence may conduct interviews with them.
Application Procedure for US Government TechWomen Program for Women In STEM
The Application Deadline is: January 10, 2024
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