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Proposal Submissions

The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) national conference is calling for virtual workshop and poster proposals that advance the FWCA mission to connect with research colleagues, support aspirations, and empower growth and change.


Successful proposals are ones that:

  • Represent multiple perspectives on a project, topic, or initiative; 
  • Have a combination of expert advice and broad applicability / replicability; 
  • Share promising practices and experiences on the presentation topic;
  • Are engaging and foster conversation, dialogue, and brainstorming

Workshop Proposals

  1. Prepare a title and 200 word abstract that summarizes your proposed presentation. The abstract appears in the conference program. Upload a full workshop description (click here) in pdf format using Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11-inch page setting. Limit the description to two pages. Include the following information in your workshop description: overview, learning outcomes, delivery methods, and a timeframe breakdown for a 45-minute session.
  2. Select one of the tracks:
    1. Personal Well-Being
      Includes topics related to self-care in the academy, strategies for coping and self-advocacy, achieving work-life balance, and building social support systems.
    2. Career Development
      Includes topics related to mentoring and finding mentors, acquiring skills important for career advancement, writing and publishing, and navigating higher education.
    3. Scholar Activist
      Includes topics related to new theories of intersectional identity and conversations on issues of importance to women of color.
    4. Leadership
      Includes topics on developing leadership competencies and moving into senior leadership positions.

Workshop Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2021

Direct questions about the call for proposals to: