RAS WiE: Announcing IDEA, a New Form of Travel Support

The IEEE RAS Women in Engineering Committee (WiE) wants to support the community and people interested in robotics and automation research by introducing new travel support that encourages Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA). 

The main goal of IDEA is to further support our community by providing the opportunity to attend one of RAS’s major flagship conferences (e.g., ICRA, CASE, or IROS). This new IDEA travel support will focus on supporting: 

  • Secondary/undergraduate/graduate students interested in robotics or automation topics
  • Underrepresented groups
  • People with disabilities
  • People who have stepped down from the field for some time and want to return (e.g., due to illness or parental leave)

Our first call for applications will open on 27 January with the following schedule:

  • Deadline to submit applications: 15 Feb 2023
  • Decisions: 17 March 2023

To apply for IDEA travel support, please follow the steps in the Application Form

The IDEA committee will select three applicants to attend the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in London from 29 May–2 June 2023.

Please read the full call for applications at this linkhttps://www.ieee-ras.org/women-in-engineering/idea-travel-support.

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