University of Chicago’s partnership with AWIS

Postdocs – Free Membership in the Association for Women in Science!


UChicagoGRAD is pleased to announce that the University of Chicago is now an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM around the country.

The University of Chicago supports and promotes diversity in STEM by providing undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with professional development and leadership training with information tailored to help you succeed. 

AWIS Membership Benefits

As an AWIS member you have access to a number of programs and services:

·         AWIS Magazine, our award-winning magazine – covering research, workplace trends, career advancement and our work in Washington, DC.

·         Washington Wire, our bi-weekly e-newsletter providing a digest of “hot-topic” articles covering careers, education, science and technology work-life satisfaction, health, events and opportunities.

·         Exposure to a variety of career opportunities in industry, government, non-profit and academia through the AWIS Career Center.

·         Leadership and talent development training through our live and on-demand webinars.

Your local chapter or affiliate group (chapter dues may be required) where you can interact with other AWIS members and expand your network.

As a result of the University of Chicago’s partnership with AWIS, all interested postdoctoral scholars are eligible to receive a one year FREE membership in AWIS. All you need to do is sign up! Utilize the following steps to active your account immediately:

·         Go to

·         Set up user name and put in first and last name

·         Click on “Junior $65” as the member type

·         Complete the registration form and check out

·         Enter the promo code UChicagoPostDocs2017 which will zero out payment

·         Click on University of Chicago under Group Membership

·         Choose to opt-out of making an additional donation (unless you would like to do so)

·         Payment amount should indicate “0”

·         Click on submit to complete the process