WICS will offer up to three Travel Awards to junior women scientists based in the US (up to $2200/person) to establish new collaborations with senior scholars abroad. A competitive application will document that the candidate has contacted a senior person and has begun to discuss details of collaborative research. Preference will be given to junior scientists who demonstrate preparation to initiate data collection and analysis away from their home institution. Projects should be of modest scope so that researchers can realistically collect and analyze data within the period of one year. Proposed topics of investigation should fall within the purview of BSE at NSF.