The On-Ramps into Academia grant expired in 2013. To date, fifteen of our participants have entered tenure-track positions! If you want to learn more about our program, please read our journal paper that appeared in the Journal of Technology Transfer in December 2015.

If you are a woman PhD in industry interested in returning to academia, feel free to email Professor Eve Riskin at riskin AT uw.edu

Are you a woman scientist or engineer with your Ph.D. who is currently working in consulting, industry, or a national/research laboratory and is curious about a future career in academia? Are you wondering about how to make that transition? The On-Ramps into Academia workshop might be just for you. Registration is free.

With funds from a three-year National Science Foundation grant, the University of Washington ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change is now offering annual workshops for women scientists and engineers who have earned their Ph.D. degree and are interested in transitioning to academic faculty positions from their current positions in industry, consulting, or national/research labs.

Please note, this workshop is NOT designed for research faculty, PhD students, graduate students, or post-docs on university campuses.

On-Ramps into Academia is a two-day workshop designed to provide practical tools and support for women scientists and engineers who are considering a career move into academia from their current position. Hear from women who have made successful transitions on topics such as:

  • the job application
  • the interview process
  • startup negotiations
  • funding
  • the first years in academia

Attendees will have opportunities to network with speakers and each other to form a supportive community that can help make your career transition rewarding and successful.

Also, for departments looking for faculty candidates, the On-Ramps into Academia Job Listings blog and feeds are up and running! To view of submit jobs, visit our Resources and Materials page.



Last Updated: May 1, 2012

This program is made possible through a National Science Foundation grant (HRD-0819407). The project is titled "ADVANCE Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID) Award: On-Ramps into Academia." Any opinion, finding, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.