Women STEM faculty at UNM can now apply for a variety of grants as part of the third annual Women in STEM awards.

The grants are supported by through an anonymous gift made to UNM to support research by, and professorships for, women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Income from investment from this gift will be used to help UNM women tenure-track and tenured assistant and associate STEM professors to establish new lines of research and to develop research collaborations. Awards range from $3,000 to $15,000. Proposals are due March 26, 2018.

“Past recipients have pushed the frontiers of science with this funding, in a wide range of disciplines including bioengineering, linguistics, astronomy and physics. We’re excited to see what this year’s applicants are working on,” said Mala Htun, deputy director of Advance at UNM, a National Science Foundation-funded project working to increase the number of women and minority faculty members in STEM fields at the university.

In 2017, 10 women scientists won awards for a variety of research, including investigations into the structure of the galaxy and the Galactic Bulge, the link between mitochondrial function and insulin signaling, and the treatment of amyloid diseases, which are the cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Read more here. 

For more information, visit Advance at UNM.