Application deadline: September 8, 2016

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a nine month (16 September, 2016 – 15 June, 2017) Graduate Staff Assistant with our Map Collection and Cartographic Information Services unit.

Under the general supervision of the Geospatial Data and Maps Librarian, assist library users and staff with GIS software, data discovery and manipulation, computerized mapping and data products; maintain GIS data discovery tools provided by the Libraries; staff the Libraries’ GIS Lab and coordinate activities of GIS Lab Assistant.

This position requires the performance of varied and complex duties involving a high degree of responsibility and judgment. This position requires significant experience or training with GIS software applications and data manipulation. Specific projects will be negotiated based upon the skills and interests of the candidate. Tuition waiver and stipend commensurate with student standing. 

For more information and how to apply, click here

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application deadlines:   October 15, 2016 (also March 15 and July 15, 2017)

In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name.  The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues.

Duties include:

  • Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • Attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings
  • Monitoring voting records
  • Reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record
  • Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings

Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.  Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 weeks.  The maximum period is 26 weeks.  Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa for authorized work in the U.S. prior to application.

The fellowship includes a living stipend and is highly competitive.  Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Application deadline:   October 1, 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 spring 2017, with an application deadline of March 15, 2017.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Application deadline: October 15, 2016

The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender.

The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

The 2017 Fellowship competition will select ten Fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.


IF YES is the answer to following questions, you are eligible to apply

  • Have you completed all pre-dissertation requirements?
  • Are you writing on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory?
  • Are you enrolled in a graduate school in the United States?
  • Is your area of study in the humanities or social sciences?
  • Do you expect to complete the Ph.D. by summer 2018?

For more information and how to apply, click here. 


Application deadline: September 6, 2016

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is an administrative division of the University that supports international education, research, and program activities at the University of Washington and around the world. OGA connects diverse internal and external networks of scholars, students and community leaders engaging in international issues and scholarship.

OGA seeks a graduate student to start in Fall Quarter 2016 as a 50% FTE salaried  Pre-doc Research Associate I to assist in the design and analysis of a data survey for use in the LAWB579 course taught in Fall 2016.


This position will work directly with Vice Provost Jeffrey Riedinger to design, conduct and analyze data collected on the implementation and impact of the People’s Republic of China’s 30-year agricultural land use rights policy using advancement econometric analysis. The data and analysis from this survey will contribute to the content and instruction of the LAWB579 course taught in Fall Quarter 2016.


•UW PhD Graduate Students Only
•Completion of a year-long sequence of graduate level econometrics courses
•Good understanding of identification strategies used in the fields of applied economics
•Demonstrate proficiency in Stata and sufficient experience with data cleaning, data management, descriptive and regression analyses using Stata software;
•Strong initiative and ability to work with little supervision
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•Excellent project management skills
•Strong organization skills and attention to detail

For more information and how to apply, click here. 

UW Stroum Center Jewish Studies Student Opportunity Grants

Application deadline:   October 14, 2016

The UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies offers support for study abroad experiences and language courses connected to Jewish Studies. These Student Opportunity Grants are separately offered in two cycles: grants for Winter/Spring (due October 14, 2016) and for Summer/Fall (due spring 2016). Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2016-2017 academic year is eligible to apply. Students do not need to major or minor in Jewish Studies to apply for a grant. The amount per grant will be up to $1500. Multiple grants are available.

For graduate students, Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences

Application deadline:   October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal. The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.

Proposals may request up to $13,000 in Direct Costs and a duration of up to 24 months.

For complete information about this opportunity, see the program solicitation linked from:

National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   October 6, 2016

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Basic selection criteria are as follows:

  • Importance of the research question to education
  • Quality of the research approach and feasibility of the work plan
  • Applicant’s future potential as a researcher and interest in educational research

Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.

Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2017 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

Institute for Humane Studies Conference & Research Grant

No application deadline.

The IHS Conference & Research Grant provides up to $750 to cover travel costs and fees for career-related expenses.

The Grant is awarded on a rolling basis to current graduate students advancing the principles of freedom through their career. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  •   Presentations at academic or professional conferences
  •   Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
  •   Travel to archives or libraries for research
  •   Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
  •   Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers

Please note, Conference & Research Grants cannot be used solely for conference attendance. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.

For more information and how apply, please click here.

CAA Professional Development Fellowship in Art History

Application deadline: October 3, 2016

The College Art Association’s Professional-Development Fellowship Program in Art History supports graduate students and scholars in art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic who recently received their PhD and are preparing the PhD for publication or who are conducting research in their final year to complete their PhD. Each fellow is given a one-time award to help with various aspects of his/her work, whether for job-search expenses, image license fees, or other publishing costs.

Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 2017 Annual Conference.

Honorable Mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the 2017 Annual Conference.

For more information, click here.