Rising Stars 2020: Dates and Application

Dates and Deadlines

  • September 7Applications due by midnight in your local time zone

  • September 14 - Letters of Recommendation due

  • Early October -  You will receive notification whether or not your application has been accepted

  • November 9-10 - Virtual Workshop

Application Information

Applicants must be :

  • graduate students within ~1-2 years of obtaining a PhD at the time of the workshop who share the mission of increasing representation of women in academic faculty positions
  • Individuals who have obtained a PhD no earlier than 2017, and who are not currently holding a faculty position who share the mission of increasing representation of women in academic faculty positions

Participants are selected based on:

  • academic excellence
  • interest in a faculty career in the EECS discipline
  • commitment to advancing equity and inclusion

All applications must be submitted by the end of September 7th, 2020, in your local time zone.

You must use a secure, private machine to fill out this application. Progress is recorded automatically in your browser cookies. Please consider having all the materials below ready for submission before starting the application.

Required Materials

  1. Contact & Personal Information, Education History, and Research Interests
  2. Research Statement (maximum 2 pages, excluding references, PDF)
  3. CV (no page limit, PDF)
  4. At least one reference who can provide a letter of recommendation. (A recommendation request will be sent when you add your reference to the application system.)

Optional Materials

  1. Teaching Statement (maximum 2 pages, excluding references, PDF)
  2. Diversity Statement (maximum 2 pages, excluding references, PDF)

Please note that the email you provide will be used for all future correspondence about Rising Stars at UC Berkeley.

Decisions and subsequent notifications will be made in early October.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in the EECS Rising Stars virtual event, please contact Audrey Sillers at risingstars@lists.eecs.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the event.