Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Summer Projects

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

Application Deadline:  February 12, 2018

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, is excited to announce the 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for societal benefit. Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects.

This year’s projects will aim to extract and understand valuable, actionable information from data in urban topic areas such as: public health, sustainable urban planning, crime prevention, education, transportation, and social justice. Click for summaries of projects from the Summer 2015, Summer 2016 and Summer 2017 DSSG programs.

Who: Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are invited to apply. Spring graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their visa status allows them to work in U.S. We cannot sponsor student visas for this program.

What: Each student will be part of a team working full-time on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact. Students are expected to work closely and collaboratively with team members onsite for the duration of the 10-week program. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice. Projects involve a range of stakeholders, including government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

Where: Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When: This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 11th and ending August 17th 2018.

Compensation: Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in issues related to social good
  • Research experience with quantitative or qualitative tools
  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Center for Labor Studies Research Grants

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduates students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

Who is Eligible?

  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active in the upcoming academic year (2018-2019)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

Applicants will be notified with grant decisions no later than the start of spring quarter on March 26, 2018. Funds will be available immediately.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Judith M. Runstad – Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

The Judith M. Runstad – Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable Scholarship is awarded to one woman each year who is aiming to advance their career in technology, innovation, business, engineering, health, and/or real estate. You must be entering into or currently enrolled in an eligible graduate-level or continuing education program at the University of Washington and show a commitment to the community. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $4,000-$6,500.

ELIGIBILE GRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • University of Washington – Seattle’s Department of Real Estate & Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
  • University of Washington – Seattle’s Foster School of Business
  • University of Washington – Seattle’s College of Engineering
  • University of Washington – Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business
  • University of Washington – Tacoma’s KeyBank Professional Development Center
  • University of Washington – Bothell’s School of Business
  • Other graduate school and continuing education programs at the University of Washington’s Seattle, Tacoma or Bothell Campus (or future campuses) in the fields of Technology, Innovation, Business,  Engineering, Health and Real Estate

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  February 2, 2018

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships. Celebrating its fourteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 2, 2018
  • Must maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year
  • Must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution
  • Must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S.
  • Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics
  • Cannot be in a faculty position
  • Must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events)
  • Must be available the week of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

CRA-W Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

Each year in co-sponsorship with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), the Computing Research Association-Women (CRA-W) presents the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) to 10-15 women in their undergraduate or Master’s studies.

Women studying information security may apply for consideration to receive the scholarship for their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies, or for a Masters’ program. To be eligible, you must be accepted at or enrolled in a US campus of a US university. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association’s Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to help current and future JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge in order to prepare or advance their career at a JCC. Graduate students pursuing their first degree in a subject area that would enrich the work of the JCC Movement are encouraged to apply! Graduate courses must be taken at an accredited university in North America.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation awards ten or more dissertation fellowships each year to graduate students who would complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

Eligibility:

Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. These grants are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun. If analysis and writing are not far enough along for an applicant to be confident that he will complete the dissertation within the year, he should not apply, as the application will not be competitive with those that comply with this timetable. In some disciplines, particularly experimental fields, research and writing can reasonably be expected to be completed within the same year, and in those cases it is appropriate to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW International Research and Study Fellowships

Application Deadline:  February 5, 2018

These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing international research or study. Successful applicants are awarded either a Chester Fritz Fellowship or a Boeing International Fellowship.

The fellowships are available to fund research and/or study periods of one quarter (three full months) abroad during the 2018-2019 year (autumn 2018 – summer 2019). These awards DO NOT support faculty-led UW study abroad programs.

Awardees will receive a stipend of $2,400 per month, and paid health insurance (GAIP). During the quarter of their award, fellows are required to register for an independent learning program through UW Study Abroad. The program fee is covered by this fellowship. No extra money is included for airfare.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled student in a UW master’s or doctoral tuition-based program at the time of application and receipt of fellowship. Students who are on academic leave are not eligible.
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
  • Students who have already received a previous Graduate School Fritz or Boeing fellowship are ineligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest Graduate School Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN) is pleased to announce the creation of The Dr and Mrs. Amir-Hossein Naini Graduate School Scholarship Fund, a one-time graduate scholarship award of up to $5000 to a qualified student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States. This Scholarship fund, like its namesakes, exists to assist those who are seeking a graduate degree in the United States and who have shown the potential for great vision, leadership and professionalism in serving Muslim and non-Muslim communities. If your ambition is to be a professional and personal source of inspiration to all, including the Muslim community, we invite you to apply.

Only those who are a U.S.citizen, have permanent legal resident status in the United States or have a valid student visa to attend graduate school in the United States are eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.