2023-2024 FUTURES Application

Thank you for your interest in the FUTURES program! FUTURES is a STEM outreach program that empowers community college faculty, staff, and students to connect with their local community through sharing their personal stories.

Selected FUTURES participants will receive:

  • Workshops that help hone their skills in science communication and storytelling
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities to network with professionals and connect with their community
  • A modest stipend
  • Swag

This program consists of the following commitments:

  • Complete two workshops
  • Complete at least one consultation
  • Develop a personal story
  • Uploading your personal story to the FUTURES FlipGrid
  • Participate in at least one virtual or in-person outreach event
  • Complete program evaluations

Depending on the location, this program will take roughly a year to complete. Most participants complete this program within a semester.

To apply, please provide the following information:

Community College Affiliation

Community College Affiliation

Contact Information

Contact Information

Please share your personal (non-work/school) email. [e.g. Kelvin.Scientist@gmail.com]
Please confirm your personal (non-work/school) email. [e.g. Kelvin.Scientist@gmail.com]

Application Information

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Personal Information

Personal Information

The FUTURES program prides itself on its diversity and having our scientists represent the diverse population of North Carolina.
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