TRELIS 2022 > Call for Applications

Are you in an academic or research position in the geospatial sciences?  Are you pre-tenure?  Has COVID disrupted your career plans and you’re uncertain about your academic future? 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.


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 2022, 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 2014. 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

This will be an in-person event with precautions in place to prevent the spread of Covid.  Remote participation will not be possible. If Covid conditions were to prevent the workshop from taking place, the event would be rescheduled. 

  • Dates: Friday June 3 - Monday June 6, 2022
  • LocationMinnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York.
  • Arrival: Workshop events will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday June 3, 2022. Transportation  will be provided from the Syracuse Airport for those who would not be driving their own cars.
  • Costs:  All major expenses will be covered by the organizers through its NSF funding. This will include accommodation and most meals, and up to a generous but fixed amount 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, which takes place immediately after the workshop from Tuesday June 7 - Thursday June 9, 2022. Early morning on Tuesday June 7, all TRELIS Participants will be bussed  from the Minnowbrook Conference Center to Syracuse University. 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

  • Tuesday February 1, 2022: Application deadline. 
  • Friday, March 6, 2022: All decisions will be announced.
  • Friday June 3 - Sunday June 5, 2022: TRELIS Workshop at Minnowbrook Conference Center, New York.
  • Monday June 6, 2022: Special All TRELIS Day at the Minnowbrook (we will be joined by TRELIS Fellows from previous cohorts).
  • Tuesday June 7 - mid-day Thursday June 9, 2022: UCGIS Symposium at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.