UW Press Soden-Trueblood Graduate Publishing Fellow

Application deadline:   March 9, 2016

The UW Press Soden-Trueblood Graduate Publishing Fellow is a paid position with the University of Washington Press to work in a variety of departments, including editorial, production, and marketing.

The position requires a commitment to work 20 hours per week, and provides support equivalent to a 50% GSA position for three academic quarters. Salary is commensurate with degree level and the position offers a tuition waiver for state-tuition graduate programs (not applicable to fee-based programs).

Throughout the course of the fellowship the student will be exposed to a wide range of areas in the publication process, including acquisitions, copyediting, design, production, electronic publication, and marketing. The work will be substantial in nature, commensurate with the educational level and experience of the student. The fellowship will also offer a larger sense of the publishing profession and current issues gained through readings, opportunities to network within and outside the press, and discussions about career issues and further educational opportunities. Fellows should bring curiosity and energy to the job, and will be expected to complete assigned tasks and projects in a timely and professional manner.

To apply, please supply cover letter, current resume, recent transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (5-10 pages).

For complete information about this opportunity, see: Husky Jobs, position ID 99477


Husky Pride Fund Scholarship for UW Exploration Seminars

Application deadline:   February 26th, 2016 (11:45 pm)

Going on an Exploration Seminar study abroad program this summer? Apply for the 2016 Husky Pride Fund Scholarship!

What’s the Husky Pride Fund Scholarship?

  • scholarship created by students, for students, and is run by ASUW
  • three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • scholarship award to be used toward program fee of Early Fall 2016 Exploration Seminar study abroad programs offered through the UW Study Abroad Office

Who can apply?

  • current student at the University of Washington
    • undergraduate, graduate, or professional student
    • enrolled at Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell campus
  • receiving Financial Aid
  • register for a 2016 Early Fall Exploration Seminar Program
  • preference will be given to students who haven’t studied abroad before

How do I apply?

  • Application available online at tinyurl.com/HPF2016
  • Deadline to apply is February 26th, 2016 at 11:45 PM

Where can I learn more?

Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016

The Minority Access National Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the work place through full time and part time internships. The program allows talented college students to experience the full scope and diversity of career opportunities available in the management, professional and technical domains of participating entities.

The program is not restricted to minority applicants, and all students are encouraged to apply.

Minority Access, Inc. has overseen the placement of college and university students in internships with the Federal Government at work sites in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and throughout the United States. There are no general listings of work sites since they change each session

Applications are accepted on-line from full time undergraduate and graduate students. Students in good academic standing with their institutions are encouraged to apply. However, priority is given to students with a minimum 3.0 or better grade point average. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

All internships are paid positions. Minority Access, Inc. provides bi-weekly stipends, round trip travel expenses, employment benefits and assistance in locating housing.

Three application cycles are held per year, with deadlines of March 1, July 1, and December 1.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.minorityaccess.org/ndiip_faq.html

2016-2017 RA Position at the START Center

Application deadline:   February 23, 2016 (5:00 PST)

The Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center in the Department of Global Health uses an innovative mentorship model to provide high-quality analysis and research support to public health organizations while developing applied research and analytic skills of graduate Research Assistants in global and domestic public health. Launched in 2011 through a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center now supports two programs. The Global Program works with the Gates Foundation and other organizations working in global health. The Domestic Program uses a similar model to work with state and local health departments, and other US-based public health organizations. The START Center team includes graduate students and faculty mentors with diverse backgrounds in public health, clinical practice, epidemiology, and related fields. The Center partners with the Foster Global Innovation Fellows Program at the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship to incorporate MBA students into our teams, integrating a business approach into our analyses. With combined field experience on six continents, START teams approach research questions with a nuanced understanding of the complex challenges that affect health in communities across the globe and here at home.

Position Summary:
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Research Assistant (RA) with the START Center to develop practical skills in applied research and analysis, and work closely with faculty members to receive training and mentorship. Specific projects depend on client requests, but may include landscape analysis or background research on infectious causes of morbidity and mortality, and assessments of the state of science and practice related to global public health interventions. RAs work with faculty mentors to develop the project approach, and engage in research activities ranging from identifying, compiling and synthesizing available literature to conducting key informant interviews, performing empiric data analyses, and developing and presenting reports and materials. Project scope and content vary!

Dates of Appointment:
Fall Quarter 2016-Spring Quarter, 2017, with the option to begin in Summer Quarter 2016.

Fall Quarter 2016- Spring Quarter 2017 Position Type:
Schedule I RA appointment (50% FTE appointment, approx. 20 hours/week, 220 hours/quarter).
Under Schedule I appointments, tuition is paid by the RA-ship.
There may be opportunities for extension in future quarters, dependent upon performance, project fit, program needs and funding.

This position is open to current graduate students at the University of Washington who will be enrolled in a degree program during Fall Quarter 2016-Spring Quarter 2017.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Quantitative and analytic skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and concepts and make sound judgments based on available information.
  • Experience in planning and managing tasks and deliverables.
  • Ability to ensure on-time delivery of high quality results.
  • Ability to adapt one’s leadership and communication style to a range of situations.

Your complete application includes four components, in the following order:
1) Current CV/resume
2) Cover letter
3) Two-page writing sample –a sample written solely by the applicant
4) Contact information for two professional references –name, title, phone, and email

To apply, please send your complete application in one PDF attachment to Emily Allen (START Center Managing Director) at start at uw dot edu by 5:00 PM PST on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. Please include “Last name, first name START RA App 2016” in the email subject line, and please use the same naming convention for your attached PDF application.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application deadline:   March 11, 2016

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Spring 2016+ UW Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Biology of Aging

UPDATED application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The NIH T32 Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant has one post-doctoral opening this Spring.

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for  the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

Enthusiastic, independent postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity choose from among our 36 faculty of researchers using a broad range of approaches and diverse model systems to study the basic biology of aging.

While applications are considered on a rolling basis, the application cut off date for this Spring is March 7, 2016. The expected start date would be May 1, 2016 and we generally encourage applicants to make their submissions as soon as possible.

Positions open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Other eligibility requirements must be met, please see the application procedures for a full list of eligibility requirements.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.uwaging.org/training-grant/post-doc-openings

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid Research Program

Application deadline:   March 15, 2016

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

An additional funding round will be held in Fall 2016, with an application deadline of October 15, 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:

Dan David Prize Scholarship

Application deadline:   March 10, 2016

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University.

The fields for 2016 are:

  • Past: Social History – New Directions
  • Present: Combating poverty
  • Future: Nanoscience

The Dan David Prize scholarships are granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.dandavidprize.org/scholarship-applications/

Spring 2016+ UW Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in the Biology of Aging

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016
Position start date:   May 1, 2016

Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant: Three Pre-doctoral fellowships in the biology of aging available Spring 2016

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

Before submitting their application, Pre-doctoral students must have chosen a mentor and have started a thesis project on a topic related to the Basic Biology of Aging. Faculty who currently participate in the training program are below via the website link. New faculty can be added if they can sponsor a strong aging related project.

Typically Pre-doctoral trainees are supported for up to 4 years of research, contingent on satisfactory progress. A 5th year of continued pre-doctoral support is subject to a competitive renewal. Please note that the NIH stipulates that pre-doctoral students are eligible for up-to a total of five (5) years support for all Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants and fellowships (T32, T34, T35, F30, F31, F32, and F33). If you have received Prior Kirschstein-NRSA support your eligibility for support on this training grant will be limited to the years remaining to reach the 5 year total.

The UW is a recognized leader in aging research with an extremely rich environment for aging-related science. The School of Medicine is home to one of only five NIH funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, as well as NIH Centers of Excellence for research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease and the newly launched Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute (HALo). In the past five years, more than 73 UW Faculty have been awarded individual investigator grants from the National Institute on Aging, totaling more than $123.4 million dollars awarded. These resources have created a strong foundation and have allowed us to make dramatic progress in understanding the basic mechanisms of aging.

Positions open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Other eligibility requirements must be met, please see the application procedures online (http://www.uwaging.org/training-grant/application) for a full list of eligibility requirements.

In scoring applications we take into consideration the qualifications of the applicant and the mentoring environment, as well as how the research specifically relates to the biology of aging. Funding is at standard NIH stipend levels.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

For full application instructions, see: www.uwaging.org/training-grant/application

For more information, see:
Program Overview: www.uwaging.org/training-grant
Training: www.uwaging.org/training-grant/curriculum
Faculty: www.uwaging.org/training-grant/faculty

For questions regarding the application process, contact: Ellen Cravens (cravense at uw dot edu)


American Folklife Center Funding Opportunities

Application deadline:   March 15, 2016

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed and first awarded in 2004, with an initial gift from founding AFC director and fiddler Alan Jabbour. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html