The program aims at building and connecting networks of women global citizens, leveraging innovative partnerships to address global needs, investing in emerging and established women leaders and expanding access to education and professional training in women.
Program Sponsor(s): U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Program to be taken at: United States
Program Worth: See program benefits (below)
Subject Eligibility: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Country/Candidate Eligibility: See eligible countries (below).
TechWomen Program for Women 2021/2022 | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be considered for the TechWomen Program for Women, you must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.
- Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
- Applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Applicants must be from the eligible countries
- Applicant must be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
- Applicant must not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.
- Applicant must not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
Applicants are to note that preference will be given to those who:
- Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education.
- Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls.
- Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
- Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
- Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
- Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.
Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe.
- Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
- Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
- Housing in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California during the mentorship period
- Meals and incidentals
- Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
- Public transportation to the participant’s host company
- Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
How-to-Apply: Interested applicants are to visit the official application webpage and complete the online application form and ensure that they upload their supporting documents.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2021 at 09:00 AM PDT (GMT-07:00)