MIT EECS Rising Stars Instructions

Letters of Recommendation

Rising Stars
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This workshop brings together women who are interested in careers in academia, for two days of scientific interactions and discussions about navigating the early stages of careers in academia. This year's program focuses on the academic job search process and how to succeed as a junior faculty member. Our program includes invited presentations on targeting the academic search process, giving effective job talks, and developing and refining research and teaching statements. Panel discussions will focus on the first years of an academic career, covering topics such as forming and ramping up a research group, leadership, maintaining work-life balance, fundraising, and going through the promotion process.

Applications, including one letter of reference, are due Wednesday, June 16th, 2021. Priority will be given to those applications received on time.

Please register here.

Submitting Letters of Recommendation

In order to submit a letter of recommendation or endorsement (in PDF format), use the corresponding link on the left side panel or click HERE. If you are unable to send an electronic copy, please contact

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