Advancing CEE: Early Career Research Seminar Series
We are pleased to introduce the Advancing CEE: Early Career Research Seminar Series, hosted and run by the University of Michigan Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. The purpose of this program is to highlight exceptional research being conducted by senior graduate students and postdocs who are underrepresented in the field and/or are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through their work in the civil and environmental engineering field. The seminar series will also expand networks and identify potential candidates for future faculty positions and research collaborations. Abstracts should describe research that aligns with one or more of the University of Michigan Civil & Environmental Engineering Department’s strategic directions. The seminar series will launch in Fall 2023 in a virtual format. We hope to expand to include in-person seminars in Winter 2024. Selected speakers will give a one-hour seminar and will receive a $500 honorarium
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Application – April 1st – May 15th, 2023
Offers extended – June 2023
Seminar presentations – Fall 2023 through Spring 2024
ECRSS honorees will receive a $500 honorarium in recognition of the significance of their research. In addition, ECRSS honorees can enhance their professional profile by showcasing their research to an audience of faculty and students at one of the top-ranked CEE departments in the US. Networking opportunities during the ECRSS visit could lead to near-term opportunities such as nomination for the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, or longer term collaboration opportunities in the future.
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP)
PPFP deadline is November 1st – giving your seminar in advance of this deadline gives you visibility and provides an opportunity for you to connect with a potential postdoc mentor.
PhD students who will receive their degree by September 2024
Please note that only external candidates (from universities other than U-M) are eligible to apply.
Postdoctoral scholars who received their degree after September 2021 and have not yet accepted their first permanent position.
- Abstracts should be accessible to researchers outside of your discipline.
- Abstracts should be less than 750 words and may include (up to two) figures or images.
- Abstracts should describe research that aligns with one or more of CEE’s strategic directions.
- Strong applications should highlight the presenter’s communication skills
- Personal statements should highlight:
- The applicant’s career objectives
- Why the applicant is a good fit for this program
- The applicant’s demonstrated passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the civil and environmental engineering field.