TRELIS 2020 > Call for Applications

Are you in an academic or research position in the geospatial sciences?  Are you pre-tenure?  Are you anxious about the promotion process? Do you have career questions that are not specifically about work, or about work-life balance, but you are not sure who to ask? Do you sometimes wonder if you made the right career choice for yourself? Are you interested in having career mentors outside of your own workplace? Do you struggle with conflict resolution or managing politics in the department? If you answered YES to a few of these questions, then this workshop is for you.


Overall, the TRELIS workshops are designed for women working in higher education in the geospatial sciences (GIS, remote sensing, cartography, and related mapping sciences). This includes tenure-track or non-tenure track faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and other academic professionals. For our cohort in 2020, the workshop will focus on early career faculty who are interested in exploring challenges for women in the geospatial sciences. Eligible candidates must hold a PhD or comparable terminal degree, and priority will be given to applicants who have earned these since 2012. Applicants should be in an academic position or have been accepted into an academic position starting in the immediate future. Priority will be given to early career academics.

This workshop is tailored towards the issues frequently raised by early career scholars. However, if you have a question about whether this workshop is right for you and whether you should apply, please write to: Dr. Diana Sinton ([email protected]) or Dr. Kate Beard ([email protected]) immediately.

Workshop Dates and Important Logistical Information

  • Dates: Tuesday May 26 - Thursday May 28, 2020
  • Location: Hawai‘i Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • Arrival: Workshop events will begin at 8:00 am on Tuesday May 26, 2020. Arrivals up to two days earlier will be possible to alleviate jet-lag concerns.
  • Costs: All major expenses will be covered by the organizers through its NSF funding. This will include accommodation and most meals, and up to $750 for airfare. Participants should be prepared to pay for incidentals, such as alcoholic beverages and to accommodate personal preferences.

What Happens After the TRELIS Workshop?

Workshop participants become TRELIS Fellows and will continue their geospatial professional development by also being part of the UCGIS Symposium, held at the same venue from Friday May 29 - Sunday May 31, 2020. Expenses will continue to be covered during this time. Also, TRELIS Fellows are eligible to apply for mini-grants to promote TRELIS-related activities on their own campuses.

Important Dates

  • Friday January 10, 2020: Application deadline. 
  • Friday, January 31, 2020: All decisions will be announced.
  • Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday May 28, 2020: TRELIS Workshop at Hawaii Pacific University
  • Friday May 29  - Sunday May 31, 2020: UCGIS Symposium at Hawaii Pacific University

Ready to Apply?  Access the online application form here!