Additional Awards

Additional WORMS Awards

2017 WORMS Family Care Award

Purpose:

The WORMS Family Care Award will partially reimburse recipients for up to $500 in costs associated with care and/or travel for family members whose caregiver is participating in the INFORMS Annual Meeting.  Approximately five grants will be awarded each year, with the exact number depending on available budget.

Eligibility:

Recipients must be current members of the Forum on Women in OR/MS (WORMS) who are officially participating in the INFORMS Annual Meeting including giving an oral or poster presentation, acting as session chair, or participating in the Combined Colloquia.

Eligibility is limited to current students, post-doctoral associates, or early career professionals (e.g. junior faculty or professionals in their first five years of post-graduate employment) who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Parent or guardian of a child age 12 years or younger who is either also traveling to the conference and/or requires additional care while the parent attends the conference.
  • Primary caregiver for an elderly parent who is either also traveling to the conference and/or requires additional care while the caregiver attends the conference.
  • Primary caregiver for a family member who requires additional assistance who is either also traveling to the conference and/ or requires additional care while the caregiver attends the conference
Up to $500 in expenses will be reimbursed upon submittal of receipts to INFORMS staff to cover extra expenses related to the care of family members which are due to the caregiver attending the conference.  This may include travel expenses for the family member, extra caregiving expenses at home or at the conference location.   At most one grant will be awarded per family, and priority will be given to those who have never received the award in prior years.

Application Procedures:

Applications are due September 1, 2017.  Applicants should email Beth West best.west@informs.org and Sarah Nurre snurre@uark.edu the following information with the subject line "WORMS Family Care Award"

  1. Statement of need (not to exceed 200 words):
    1. Why is attendance at this conference important to you?
    2. How are you participating in the conference (e.g., are you giving an oral or poster presentation, acting as session chair or participating in the Combined Colloquia? Please provide the title of the presentation, session or Colloquium you are participating in and your role.)
    3. Why do you need family care?
    4. What family care do you plan to arrange?
    5. Why are you requesting financial support?
  2. Estimated family care budget, including travel costs and/or caregiving expenses.
  3. Statement verifying applicant's eligibility from applicant's department chair or supervisor.

The President, President-Elect and Past-President of WORMS will appoint the selection committee from amongst the officers of WORMS.  The selection committee will assess the applications based on their stated need for travel support.  Recipients will be notified by the selection committee no later than September 15, 2017.  Recipients should submit all receipts for reimbursement to Beth West no later than 30 days following conclusion of the conference.

Notes:

Family care must be arranged by the awardee.  INFORMS and WORMS are not responsible for identifying caregivers and are not liable for any damages.

 

2017 Monsanto Travel Award

Monsanto is sponsoring two WORMS students to travel to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in 2017, for up to $1300 each! Please see the Monsanto Travel Award website for more information.

2016 Monsanto Travel Award

Monsanto is sponsoring two WORMS students to travel to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in 2016, for up to $1300 each! Please see the Monsanto Travel Award website for more information.

2016 WORMS Doctoral Colloquium Award

Women in OR/MS (WORMS) will sponsor one student member to attend the Doctoral Student Colloquium. The award includes registration to the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting, the Doctoral Student Colloquium, and a one-year membership to WORMS. To be considered, please include the following additional items in the nomination package and indicate whether the student is interested in applying for the Women in OR/MS (WORMS) Travel Award (open to both male and female students); along with a brief paragraph from the nominee describing their interest in supporting women in OR/MS (50-150 words).

http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/nashville2016/combined-colloquia/

2016 WORMS Childcare Travel Fund

The WORMS Childcare Travel Fund will partially reimburse recipients for up to $200 in costs associated with care for children age 12 years or younger traveling with a parent who is participating in the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Approximately five grants will be awarded each year, with the exact number depending on available budget.

Eligibility

Recipients must be current members of the Forum on Women in OR/MS (WORMS) who are officially participating in the INFORMS Annual Meeting, including giving an oral or poster presentation, acting as session chair, or participating in the Combined Colloquia.

Eligibility is limited to current students, post-doctoral associates, or early career professionals (e.g., junior faculty or professionals in their first five years of post-graduate employment) who are the parent or guardian of a child age 12 years or younger who is also traveling to the conference.

Up to $200 in expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts to INFORMS staff to cover costs such as travel (transportation, accommodation, or meals) for the child, travel (transportation, accommodation, or meals) for the child's caregiver, or payment of childcare services or suitable day-camp program in the conference environs.

At most one grant will be awarded per family, and priority will be given to those who have never received the award in prior years.
Childcare must be arranged by the parents. INFORMS and WORMS are not responsible for identifying caregivers and are not liable for any damages.

WORMS Childcare Travel Fund Application Process

Applicants should email Michael Rosenberg mrosenberg@informs.org and Renata Konrad rkonrad@wpi.edu with the following information:

1. Subject line should be WORMS Childcare Travel Fund
2. Statement of need (not to exceed 200 words):

  • Why is attendance at this conference important to you?
  • Are you giving an oral or poster presentation, acting as session chair or participating in the Combined Colloquia? (Please provide the title of the presentation, session, or Colloquium you are participating in and your role.)
  • Why do you need childcare?
  • Why are you requesting travel support?
  • What childcare do you plan to arrange?
  • Estimated childcare budget, including travel costs for child and/or caregiver and childcare expenses.
  • Attached statement verifying applicant's eligibility from applicant's department chair or supervisor.

The President, President-Elect, and Past-President of WORMS will appoint the selection committee from among the officers of WORMS. The selection committee will assess the applications based on their stated need for travel support. Recipients will be notified by the selection committee no later than September 15, 2015. Recipients should submit all receipts for reimbursement to Michael Rosenberg no later than 30 days following conclusion of the conference.

2013 WORMS Analytics Scholarship Award

WORMS is pleased to announce that, due to our many generous sponsors, we were able to sponsor attendance for two students to the Industry Professional Colloquium at the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research Conference in San Antonio April 7-9, 2013. The two recipients are:

Andrea Gallego

Fang Dong

Fordham Business School

Industrial & Operations Engineering Dept.

Fordham University

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Candidate for Masters in Business Analytics

PhD Candidate

August 2013 (expected)

May 2013 (expected)

Links to Awards

We encourage you to nominate more exceptional women for awards using the following links:

  • WORMS Analytics Scholarship Award

    Women in OR/MS (WORMS) will sponsor a student to attend the Industry Professional Colloquium (IPC) at the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research Conference in San Antonio April 7-9, 2013, geared at students interested in a career in industry.  This includes registration to the INFORMS Business Analytics and Operations Research Conference and a year membership to WORMS for a candidate selected for the WORMS Analytics Scholarship Award.  For details on submitting a nomination to attend the IPC and to be considered for the award, see http://meetings2.informs.org/analytics2013./profcolloquium.html

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