Trailblazers in Engineering Fellowship

Trailblazers in Engineering (TBE) is a multi-day workshop focused on preparing future outstanding engineering scholars for future engineering faculty careers who are also committed to increasing the success of underrepresented communities of engineers. Trailblazers in Engineering Fellows are selected not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements but also for their potential impact in expanding representation and diversity in engineering.

The workshop will provide Fellows the ability to network with leading faculty in engineering, thought leaders, program managers at key federal funding agencies, Purdue Engineering heads, and of course, each other. Participants will also meet current Trailblazers and benefit from their inspiring keynote talks.

July 24-27, 2023

For non-Purdue Fellows, we are reimbursing up to $800.00 per Economy flight and transportation (cab fare, shuttle, mileage, and/or parking to/from Purdue). For all Fellows, all lodging and meals will be provided during the workshop, July 24-27, as will per diem for travel days of July 24 (with a 4:00 PM (EDT) expected arrival time) & July 27 (with an 11:00 AM (EDT) departure time). Additional details will be provided.

PhD students/postdocs in engineering or related disciplines at US research universities who (a) are expected to complete their PhD/postdoctoral appointments at US universities in 2023 or 2024 are eligible to apply. This opportunity is open to all students, regardless of race or national origin, whose experiences have shaped their ability to operate in a diverse environment or who demonstrate a commitment to increasing opportunities for members of underrepresented minorities, breaking down stereotypes, and enabling others to better understand and support individuals of different races and national origins. Up to 35 talented TBE fellows will be selected.