About Us

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

  • Empower women in sciences
  • Support graduate and undergraduate students in all science disciplines
  • Recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to research or science education
  • Foster research through grants, awards, and fellowships
  • National fellowships program
  • Established in 1935
  • Today, 10-14 awards are made of $1000 – $10,000 each
  • Publish and distribute GWIS bulletins to members
  • Annual meeting hosted by a local chapter for leaders and representatives
  • Opportunity to participate in MentorNet as a mentor or mentee
  • 1500 members strong with 17 regional chapters


Sigma GWIS

A non-profit local organization that is a part of the larger national GWIS organization which was founded in 1921

Sigma GWIS Mission

To provide a supportive platform for those interested in achieving success in their careers through full participation in scientific research, in the integration of their personal and career goals, by professional networking and mutual inspiration
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