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Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference Scholarships

The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country.

FWCA 2024 will feature sessions that explore the topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being and scholar activism. This year’s conference will take place April 11-14, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia.

UTK is a proud sponsor of this conference and is pleased to offer scholarships to members of the UTK community to attend this event.  Scholarships include conference registration and $500 in travel support. We encourage home units of selected applicants to also provide $500 in travel support.


Members of the UTK community who are interested in receiving support can apply here. Your application must be endorsed by your director supervisor.

Applications and endorsements are due by Monday, November 13th at 5 p.m. Eastern. Those selected to receive support are expected to attend the entirety of the conference and may also be asked to assist with UTK’s presence at the conference.

Selection of Scholarship Recipients

The Office of the Provost will charge a committee with reviewing applications and selecting recipients for the scholarships.

Due Dates

  • November 13th, 2023 at 5 p.m. Eastern: Applications and endorsements are due.
  • December 1st, 2023: Notifications on whether an applicant has been accepted will be sent.
  • December 31st, 2023: Accepted applicants are expected to register for the conference by this date to receive early-bird registration.
  • April 11-14, 2024:  Dates of FWCA Conference

Information for Endorsers

If you have been identified as an endorser for an applicant and are looking for the endorsement form, it is found here.