There are three ways to be considered for election to SWG:
Applications may be submitted at any time for review by the SWG Board of Directors.
See page for How to Nominate New Members and for application forms.
Notes on Student Membership Applications
The sponsor's evaluation section should be completed by a faculty member familiar with the student's work and the form signed by her/him. If the sponsor is a member of SWG, she should also complete the section on liaison and forward the form, with these two signatures, to SWG headquarters, 415 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003.
If the sponsor is not a member of SWG then the applicant should also find an SWG member to serve as a liaison. That person may be any SWG member who knows the applicant. For help with this, SWG can provide names of members who may appropriately serve as liaison — women who may be in similar academic fields and may be able to add another perspective to the student's research and career planning.
With these two (or three) signatures (a faculty member, an SWG liaison, and the applicant) the form should be sent to SWG headquarters.
All applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors.
Upon election, applicants receive an invitation to join the Society.