This webpage contains FAQs, 2013 symposium announcements , and resources related to WEBS.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to have already completed my Ph.D. before applying?
Given WEBS's focus on addressing the critical transition period from graduate studies and post-doctoral positions to permanent research and teaching positions, priority will be given to women who have earned their doctoral degrees within the past two to eight years and who do not have tenure.
- What topics will be addressed at the symposium?
Visit the Upcoming Events page for a sample symposium schedule with session topics and list of symposium speakers.
Please note that this symposium is not designed to address issues related to applying and interviewing for jobs, although some of the symposium panels and discussion might indirectly touch on these subjects. Those who are specifically interested in gaining these skills, should check out other ADVANCE-related workshops such as
- Will you have childcare available at the symposium?
We understand that childcare is likely to be an issue for some participants. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare at WEBS or to support family traveling with participants and speakers. Our experience from WEBS 2007 made it clear that it would be very difficult for participants to take full advantage of the WEBS experience if children or other family members attend. As we are not able to provide support for people bringing young infants who are nursing, we will encourage applicants with young children to apply in a subsequent year.
- How much does the symposium cost?
2013 WEBS Symposium Announcements
updated October 2, 2013
Packing tips: Dress is casual. We will be staying at the Durham Marriott City Center. You can either take a shuttle or walk from the hotel to the NESCent facilities. Please pack accordingly. Please check the Raleigh, NC weather forecast to see if rain is likely, as we will be moving between different buildings throughout the symposium. Note that there will not be opportuntiies to return to the hotel during the day. Thus, please plan to bring all you need with you each day on the morning shuttle. We will be at the symposium site from breakfast until 8:30 pm.
Shuttles to/from Airport: Shuttles will be departing the RDU airport for the hotel at 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16th. NESCent personnel will be contacting participants and speakers to coordinate airport shuttle service. Shuttle service back to RDU on October 19th will be arranged at the Symposium. Expected arrival time back at the airport is 1:30 pm, October 19th.
Dietary Restrictions: If you indicated a dietary restriction, please check in with NESCent personnel prior to each meal or snack.
Driving Directions:For those of you driving to the hotel,driving directions are available on their website. Driving directions to NESCent are available here: http://www.nescent.org/about/directions.php.
NESCent Contact information: The main contact number for NESCent during the symposium is Danielle Wilson at 919-668-4545.
Breakfast and shuttles to NESCent on October 16: Breakfast will not be provided on Wednesday, October 16. Please plan accordingly. Shuttles to NESCent will leave the hotel at 9:30 am on Wednesday, October 16. Please meet near check in the lobby just before 9:30. For those of you who would like to walk, please plan on about 30 minutes as it is about a 1.5 mile walk. Registration will run from 9:45 am - 10:30 am Wednesday morning in the NESCent Seminar Area. The symposium will start at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 16.