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Grants for women returning to science

Rachelle J. Bienstock rachelle at picard.niehs.nih.gov
Thu Jul 11 08:12:20 EST 1996

Beth Gold wrote:
> This is way overdue, but I just got to it.
> A while ago I asked about grants for women returning to science and many
> of you gave me answers.  I finally got around to following up those
> answers.  I called the number that follows and was told that the next
> grant period information was not quite ready and they put me on their
> mailing list.  I asked about returning to the lab as a postdoc, I'll have
> to wait to see what they send me.
> __________________________________________________
> If you have Web access, check out
> http://www.cs.yale.edu/HTML/YALE/CS/HyPlans/tap/fellowships.html
> Lots of information on grants, some especially for women. I don't know of
> a government program -- you might check out the American Association of
> University Women Educational Foundation at 1111 16th St., NW, Washington,
> DC 20036, 319-337-1716.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------------------
> Here's something else I found:
> Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College
> 34 Concord Avenue
> Cambridge, MA  02138
> (617) 495-8212
> Science Scholars Fellowship Program
> Purpose of program:  To support women scientists at any level in their
> careers in the fields of science.  (I'm not including all the fields
> mentioned but there are many.)
> This is for the post-doc level.
> I doubt that either of these are strictly for women returning to the lab
> after raising a family.  I know this specific grant existed at some point,
>  but it may have been discontinued as have many funding opportunities
> these days.
> Beth Gold
NSF OR NIH had a specific postdoctoral fellowship for women whose
careers were interrupted.  I don't know if it was discontinued or not 
but I'm certain there must be some way by calling their grant offices
or cruising the net to find out if it still exists..

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