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Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Scholarships

Apply for the Inclusivity Initiative Scholarships


The Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Steering Committee provides support for emerging information technology women professionals to attend Internet2 technical conferences, thereby supporting their entry into the information technology field.

For this purpose, the Committee has created two different awards, the Inclusivity Initiative Award, to be granted at each major Internet2 community conference—both Global Summit and Technology Exchange—and the Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein, to be presented exclusively at Technology Exchange meetings.

Inclusivity Initiative Award
 

The Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Steering Committee began annually granting this scholarship since the 2014 Internet2 Technology Exchange meeting. Nominations are now being accepted for participation in the 2018 Internet2 Technology Exchange, taking place in Orlando, FL, from October 15-18, 2018. The award will cover reasonable travel expenses and conference registration consistent with Internet2 travel policies.

Scholarship Parameters

  • Scholarship will be awarded to a woman, including graduate students, working/studying at an Internet2 member organization (higher education, research and education networks, affiliate, and industry) and attending her first Internet2 event.
  • Grant monies will be applied to registration fees, transportation and housing costs, consistent with Internet2 travel policies.
  • The awardee will be invited to attend the 2018 Internet2 Technology Exchange. One or more mentor(s) will be chosen to accompany the awardee to help with session selections during the meeting, and to ensure that the awardee has ample opportunity to interact with professionals attending.
  • Although showing financial need is not required, consideration will be given to those showing need for financial support to attend.

Application Process

  • An application must be submitted to i2inominations@internet2.edu
  • Applicants may self nominate or be nominated by professionals from within their institutions. The following information should be included in the application:
    • Applicant's name and contact information, including name of Internet2 member institution where applicant is currently working.
    • For student applicants, the name of their institution and duration of study.
    • Brief personal statement (1-2 pages) showing the value and potential impact of the scholarship on the applicant's future career aspirations.
    • A brief statement (1-2 pages) of support from a senior administrator (CIO or Dean) at the applicant's institution.
  • The awardee will be asked to submit a post-participation report, articulating how the experience has benefitted her.

Deadline: Nominations are now closed for the Inclusivity Award and the Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein for the 2018 Technology Exchange.

Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein


The inaugural Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein was presented at the 2014 Internet2 Technology Exchange in honor of Carrie Regenstein, retired Associate Vice Provost for Computing Services at Carnegie Mellon University. Upon Carrie’s retirement, the InCommon Steering Committee suggested that an award be established in recognition of Carrie’s service as the first chair of the InCommon Steering Committee. This award is a natural match with Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Steering Committee goals.

The recognition of Carrie's service will continue with the 2018 Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein. Consistent with Carrie's path from beginning as an academic technologist to becoming a leader in the InCommon program because of what it could enable on her campus and in all of higher education, consideration will be given to a woman recognized as a “generalist,” that is, an integrator, whose focus is on the use of technology to serve the faculty, staff and students of her institution. As with other Inclusivity Awards, a special goal of the awardee’s attendance at the Technology Exchange will be to make a difference by bringing back new technology ideas and strategies to her institution.

Scholarship Parameters

  • Scholarship will be awarded to a professional woman—staff member or graduate student—working at an Internet2 member organization (higher education, R&E network member, affiliate or industry member) and attending her first Internet2 event.
  • The awardee will be invited to attend the 2018 Internet2 Technology Exchange.
  • Grant monies will be applied to registration fees, transportation and housing costs, consistent with Internet2 travel policies.
  • Consideration will be given to a woman recognized as a “generalist,” that is, an integrator whose focus is the use of technology to serve the faculty, students, and staff of her institution.
  • A mentor (or mentors) will be chosen to accompany the awardee to selected sessions during the meeting and to ensure that the awardee has ample opportunity to interact with professionals attending.

Application Process

Deadline: Nominations are now closed for the Inclusivity Award and the Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein for the 2018 Technology Exchange.

  • An application must be submitted to i2inominations@internet2.edu.
  • Applicants may self-nominate or may be nominated by professionals from within their institutions. The following information should be included in the application:
    • Name and contact information
    • Name of institution
    • Note that you are applying for the Inclusivity Initiative Award in Recognition of Carrie Regenstein
    • Duration of employment or study at current institution
    • Brief personal statement (1-2 pages) showing the value and potential impact of the scholarship
    • A brief statement (1-2 pages) of support from a senior administrator (CIO or Dean) at the institution
  • The awardee will be asked to submit a post-trip winner will be asked to submit a post-participation report, articulating how the expereince has benefited her.