Next Gen Circuit Designer 2022 Workshop

Call for Applications

The IEEE SSCS Women in Circuits, in collaboration with ISSCC 2022 present

“Next Generation Circuit Designer”

Sunday, February 13, 2022


 The IEEE SSCS Women in Circuits together with ISSCC will be sponsoring the first "Next Generation Circuit Designer 2022" for young professionals and students. Next Generation Circuit Designer 2022 is a virtual educational workshop for a diverse set of graduate and undergraduate students, and young professionals who have graduated with B.S. within the last two years, who are interested in learning how to excel at academic and industry careers in computer science, computer, and electrical engineering.
 The panel on "Our Path to Circuit Design", with panelists from diverse regions, backgrounds and career levels, will touch upon topics such as
 ●       networking and mentoring,
 ●       choosing or changing a career path, a research topic, or an advisor,
 ●       time management, work-life balance, and mental and physical well-being,
 ●       managing day-to-day life in both graduate school and industry,
 ●       dealing with challenges and conflict, and more. 
In addition to the panel, we will be selecting forty next generation circuit designers in academia and industry to attend a keynote from a distinguished speaker, an informal fireside chat with a high-profile leader in the field, and to optionally participate in a poster session. The selected designers will also get the opportunity for networking and mentoring through virtual events leading up to the workshop. The morning virtual event will be followed by an optional evening in-person event, which will include further networking opportunities.






 Applicants must be graduate students (Masters or early PhD), or undergraduate students either currently pursuing their Bachelors degree, or who have graduated with their Bachelors degree within the last two years at the time of the workshop.  All applications must be submitted by October 23, 2021 (11:59 PM PT).


Application Website

Click here to access the application


 Required materials:

  1. Circuit Design Statement: A short description related to a circuit design project/work that applicants are proud of (maximum 1 page, excluding references, PDF)
    1. For undergraduates students - A short paragraph
    2. For graduate students - One page description
  2. CV (no page limit, PDF)
  3. Contact, personal information, education history, and professional interests (please complete online form)
  4. At least one reference who can provide a letter of recommendation. 
    1. This can be a research advisor, a course professor, or an internship mentor.
    2. A recommendation request will be sent when you add your reference to the application system.
    3. For undergraduate applicants, an email to with a short paragraph from the reference and your name in the subject line will also suffice.
  5. Diversity statement (Here is a useful reference for what this statement encompasses) (maximum 1 page, PDF)

Optional Materials:

Research Poster (must contain only public, non-confidential material) (PDF)


Important Dates:

Application Deadline: October 23, 2021 (11:59 PM PT)

Acceptance Notification: December 3, 2021

Next Generation Circuit Designer 2022 Workshop: February 13, 2022 (8:00 AM – 11:15 AM PST)


Accommodations and Travel

Students can apply for a competitive travel grant through the Solid-State Circuits Society's Student Travel Grant program.



Do I need to be an IEEE or SSCS member to apply?

No, you do not need to be a member to apply. You can create any IEEE account for free without paying any fees. 


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