Purdue University Conference for Pre-tenure Women

In collaboration with the Provost’s Office at Purdue University, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence hosts an annual Conference for Pre-tenure Women. Since 2010, this conference has helped women not only achieve promotion and tenure, but also develop career strategies and networks useful for moving into further promotions and into different academic areas. Although this conference focuses on women in pre-tenure and post-doc phases, the strategies and insights offered by speakers and other participants are useful for women at different points in their academic careers. Men are welcome to participate. This conference is typically held annually in September on Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, IN.

Program Support

The Office of the Provost at Illinois provides limited funding assistance for full-time, pre-tenure and specialized faculty at the assistant professor rank to attend this annual conference. This funding covers the registration cost for the conference. Faculty will be required to pay for the difference of remaining costs associated with the conference (e.g., mileage, hotel, etc.), such as with matching funds from the faculty member’s home department, college, or other sources. Additional funding assistance is available from the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center. See the conference website for more information.

Application for Funding

Annual applications received by the August 25 deadline will be given full consideration. Submit your application using the online form.