Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference


The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (FWCA) offers women of color who are faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country. This conference is hosted annually in April on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA. The 2021 one-day virtual conference will be held on April 10, 2021, and features prominent women of color scholars as keynote speakers, panelists, performers, and workshop facilitators.

Program Support

The Office of the Provost provides limited funding assistance for up to six eligible faculty per year for full-time, Tenure-stream and Specialized Faculty to participate. Funding for eligible faculty covers the registration cost (up to $200) for the 2021 virtual conference.

Application for Funding

Applications must be submitted using the online form and are typically due February 1, annually.