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Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving during which supporters can open their hearts and wallets to give back to the organizations they love. This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to help us continue to fulfill the WINGS WorldQuest mission of recognizing and supporting extraordinary women in science and exploration.

The funds raised will support our Fellow and Flag Carrier programs, through which WINGS provide unrestricted funding to women field scientists – funding which, at times, has proven critical to allowing these scientists to continue their groundbreaking work. This international community of intrepid women is changing the world as we know it…for the better. Please join us in supporting them and this movement!


Here are some examples of how Fellows have used funding from WINGS:

“It was what paid my bills so I could keep working. It allowed me to attend meetings, work-related events and trips. It freed my hands and gave me peace of mind for some months to continue to do what I do.”

– Dr. Juliana Machado Ferreira, 2016 Courage Award

“Paying research expenses; for example, the grant of $1,000 for carrying a flag helped me pay for essential hotel expenses on my way to Antarctica, a thermal camera, and some cold-weather clothing.”

– Dr. Rosaly Lopes, 2009 Air and Space Award

“I have still not touched it! It is my cash reserve to jump start my research lab a few months from now…I will be spending it on a combination of lab supplies, field research expenses, and possibly a plane ticket to a conference.”

– Dr. Kristen Marhaver, 2016 Sea Award