2021 Graduate School Application Program
Queer students and scholars are underrepresented and marginalized within STEM fields. Applying to graduate schools typically costs many hundreds of dollars which poses a major barrier to queer students, who are disproportionately affected by economic hardship. Queer students also do not have many sources and role models to turn to for advice when preparing their application materials for graduate school applications. The aim of Queer in AI Graduate School Application Programs is to alleviate the financial burden of queer students and connect them with senior queer scientists for application feedback.
Financial Aid Program
oSTEM and Queer in AI are working to end application and test fees as a barrier to queer STEM scholars applying to graduate programs. We are pleased to announce our 2021 Graduate School Application Financial Aid Program, which will provide up to $1250 per individual to cover application or test fees for queer people applying to STEM graduate and medical degree programs.
UPDATE: Our 2021 Financial Aid Program is now closed since we ran out of budget! We will not be accepting new submissions for the 2021/2022 application season. If you plan to apply to graduate programs in the 2022/2023 cycle, please wait until we restart submissions for the new year (tentatively summer 2022).
Application Review Program
As the graduate program application season begins, queer prospective grad students are seeking help with writing their CV, statement of purpose, and personal statement. Queer in AI wants to connect mentors at all levels of seniority (PhD students, postdocs, professors) in diverse subfields of AI/ML/NLP/CV with grad school applicants with similar research interests. By connecting students with queer researchers in their fields, we will provide expert feedback on all parts of grad applications.
To apply to get feedback on your application: please visit this CMT page and create a new application for review submission.
To apply to be a mentor: we are also seeking qualified application reviewers! If you have successfully applied to graduate schools in the past, please fill out this form to apply to be a mentor.