2017-18 Program Dates:
Foundations Institute – 5 Days
September 25-29, 2017 (Monday thru Friday)
Colloquium I – 2 Days
November 16-17, 2017 (Thursday and Friday)
Colloquium II – 2 Days
January 25-26, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
Colloquium III – 2 Days
March 22-23, 2018 (Thursday and Friday)
Teams must come from an informal STEM institution based in the United States.
Eligible institutions include museums, science centers, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, etc.
Teams can be no larger than 6 people and must include a Champion and a Team Captain as described above.
In order to participate in iPAGE, individuals must participate in the research study (see above).
The application process is competitive.
Competitive teams will have an appropriately identified Champion and a carefully chosen team that can effect change in their institutions through formal or informal means.
Highly competitive teams will also span a variety of positions and departments, and, to the extent possible, represent the cultural, racial, and economic diversity of their ISI’s local communities.
Due to the DBR study, selection will take into account institution size, geography, audiences served, etc.
Benefits of iPAGE Participation:
11 days of intensive professional development around access, equity, leadership, and organizational change.
Covered expenses including hotel, light breakfast, lunch, dinner, consumable materials, and textbooks. (Note: Flights will be reimbursed up to $500 per person per event.)
Mini-grants of up to $25K are available to support implementation at your site.
Participants must attend all required events in Saint Paul (see above).
All team members including the Champion must participate in the research study.
Teams will actively work to adapt, implement, and refine Framework-based strategies and professional development resources with their colleagues.
- Recruit your team of 3-6 individuals, including a Champion and Team Captain, and confirm their ability to participate in the required program events (see “types of members” description above).
- Collectively compose a Team Narrative (suggested 500-word minimum) to the following prompts:
Identify and describe current access and equity challenges in your ISI and communities you serve or seek to serve.
Describe a vision of how participation in iPAGE might inform work on the challenges identified.
Describe the process that was used to identify the proposed iPAGE team members. Include a description of the expectations of each team member to contribute to furthering access and equity at your ISI.
- Each team member will also need to compose an Individual Narrative (suggested 250-word minimum) to the following prompts:
Describe your role as an access and equity leader in your institution.
(This may include your job responsibilities as well as other formal and/or informal mechanisms in place to support your work on issues of equity and inclusion within your ISI. Please also consider including personal and professional experiences, areas of expertise, and/or particular perspectives you bring to the iPAGE community.)
Describe access and equity issues you hope to learn about and work on in iPAGE.
Describe the kinds of formal or informal leadership opportunities you currently have or hope to have in the future, in which you can apply what you learn in iPAGE.
- One application is submitted for your entire team.
Apply online here
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017