Rising Stars in Physics: An Academic Career Workshop for Women

The application deadline for this workshop has passed.

October 19-20, 2016

The Department of Physics at MIT invites top early career women in physics and astronomy who are interested in careers in academia to apply to the Rising Stars in Physics Workshop to be held on the MIT campus.

This workshop will bring the next generation of physics academic leaders together for two days of scientific discussions and informal sessions aimed at navigating the early stages of the academic career. In addition to research presentations, we will hold panel discussions with MIT and invited faculty on issues relevant to academic careers, have opportunities for informal networking with faculty members at MIT, and set aside time for the participants to get to know each other and form connections that will hopefully persist through time.


An eligible applicant must be within approximately one year of graduating with her PhD or have obtained her PhD no earlier than 2011.

Selection Criteria

A group of 20-25 outstanding candidates will be selected from all applications submitted. 

Accommodations and Travel

MIT will cover meals and shared accommodations for two nights, and reimburse up to $600 in travel expenses (air, rail). All workshop accommodations/venues/facilities are fully accessible