Early Winter Quarter Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants

Application Deadline:  January 4, 2017 (for conference travel January 19-February 15, 2017)

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Each award will be for $300 domestic and $500 international.

Eligibility:  UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

UW Campus Deadline:  January 3, 2017

The Graduate School is  pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship. Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” The Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.


The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.


Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and professional (such as law, medicine, engineering, architecture). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors (not practice degrees).


  • Must be in a doctoral or professional degree program at the UW
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have an outstanding undergraduate record
  • Must show financial need
  • Must have received baccalaureate degree
  • Must conduct studies and research in the United States

Please note that the financial need requirement will be determined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW.  We will only consider students showing in the UW Financial Aid system with need (any level). If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so immediately if you wish to apply for this fellowship.  Information is here: http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/.  If the UW determines you don’t have need based on an initial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) determine whether you can refigure your need requirement, which is possible through the Office of Student Financial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Liebmann fellowship.

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please click here.

Stroum Graduate Fellowship

Letter of Intent and reviewer nomination forms deadline:   January 3, 2017
Application deadline:   February 14, 2017

The University of Washington (UW) Graduate School in conjunction with the Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for a graduate fellowship designed to broaden participation in research related to diabetes and its complications at the UW.

Eligibility: Any registered UW full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research in a Ph.D. degree-granting program. Eligible disciplines include but are not limited to the basic and health sciences, social sciences and arts/humanities. Eligible applicants must have passed their general exam prior to the funding start date of July 1, 2017. (Students in M.D., Pharm.D., D.D.S. and J.D. programs are not eligible. Masters Degree applicants may be eligible in certain departments and require prior approval).

Support: One award of $20,000 toward graduate student stipend and benefits is available. The tenure of the fellowship is one year. Carryovers and extensions are not permitted. (Students in fee-based graduate programs should check with their program administrator for questions related to tuition waivers). Funding begins July 1, 2017.

Letters of intent and reviewer nomination forms must be submitted to DRC@medicine.washington.edu using forms available online and are due by January 03, 2017.  The deadline for applications is February 14, 2017.

For additional information, please see the call for applications at the DRC website: https://depts.washington.edu/diabetes/currentfundingapplication.

Blakemore Freeman Asian Language Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2016

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

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

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2016

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. Selected candidates train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects, consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During these 10-week energy fellowships, participants receive a stipend, and some students may be eligible for housing and travel allowances for the duration of the program.

Laboratory placements are determined in accordance with host site needs and each student’s qualifications.  Placement locations include:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level, be at least 18 years of age at time of application, be a U.S. Citizen, and be available to participate in the full 10-week program (June 5-August 11, 2017).

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

2017-2018 Asian Languages & Literature Teaching Assistant Positions

Application Deadline:  January 9, 2017

The University of Washington’s Department of Asian Languages & Literature is seeking graduate students to serve as Teaching Assistants in their Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Hindi language classes for Summer 2017-Spring 2018.  The department will hold an Application Information Session and Workshop on Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:00-4:00 pm, in Paccar Hall 293. During the workshop, the department’s academic counselor and faculty members will explain the TA application process for each language program.

All graduate students applying to, accepted by, or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply, although priority is given to graduate students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. Teaching Assistants in the Department of Asian Languages & Literature typically receive a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly salary during the months they teach.

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

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is an opportunity for a two-year professional development fellowship with the U.S. government that may lead to a permanent position in government service. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Applicants must have obtained a qualifying advanced degree (master’s, professional or doctorate), including the successful defense/completion of any required thesis/dissertation, within the two years preceding the opening date of this announcement (e.g., between November 18, 2014, through November 18, 2016) or expect to complete a qualifying advanced degree by August 31, 2017. The qualifying advanced degree must be from an accredited academic institution. Although the program is not restricted to United States citizens, opportunities for PMF appointments for non-citizens are extremely rare and require eligibility to work under U.S. immigration laws.

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

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values. Applications are accepted from Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirements not completed must be the writing and, where required, the defense of the dissertation.

The competition is limited to the social sciences:  anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociology. Work inspired by these disciplines carried out in interdisciplinary programs such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, or American studies is also accepted.

The competition is open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications if they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2017 and will receive a stipend of $25,000.

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

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

Pre-application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500.


  • An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted to apply.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

Application process

Interested applicants must submit an Eligibility Form online by December 15, 2016. Qualified applicants must then submit application materials by March 1, 2017 or April 1, 2017 depending on enrollment status.

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

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2012. Grants range from $2,000 to $12,000 and provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

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