UW Student Fiscal Services Tax Class

You’ve received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits plus tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are U.S. residents.

February 26, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220

Stay tuned for more workshops this spring, or go to http://f2.washington.edu/fm/sfs/ for more helpful info.

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Sessions

A representative from the Global Scholarship Programs, Institute of International Education (IIE), will be visiting the UW-Seattle Campus to provide information about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders and to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century and beyond. The Schwarzman Scholars Program will support 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities and an indispensable base for the country’s scientific and technological research.

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world.  Selected candidates will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

For those ready to make their mark on the world, the Schwarzman Scholarship Program represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015.  The inaugural class will begin July 2016 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

For more information about the program, see www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Schwarzman Scholars Program Presentation, UW-Seattle Campus
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Presentation Location Time
Faculty and Staff Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/506
171E Mary Gates Hall, UW-Seattle 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Undergraduate and Graduate Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507
107 Fisheries Building, UW-Seattle 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Webinar for institutions and students – PLEASE RSVP
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1656093573849315073
Webinar 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For additional information about this scholarship and others, please contact:
UW Bothel
Erin Hitzemann, ehitzemann@uwb.edu, Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Natalia Dyba, ndyba@uwb.edu, Global Initiatives
UW-Seattle
Mona Pitre-Collins, mpitre@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu, Global Opportunities, UAA
Helene Obradovich, helene@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
UW Tacoma
Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65@uw.edu , Student Fellowships & Awards

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Application deadline:   April 1, 2015

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible applicants must first secure a recommendation from a faculty member. Only faculty recommended applications will be considered. Eligible applicants will be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies;
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.

Please visit the Fellowship FAQs if you have specific eligibility questions.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
The fellowship is offered to graduate students attending universities physically located within the Foundation’s areas of focus: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, southern Alaska, and British Columbia. The Bullitt Foundation supports efforts in these states to build a regional model of a healthy, sustainable environment.

Applications must be submitted through our Online Application Portal on or after January 1, and must be submitted NO LATER THAN April 1.

All applications will be reviewed and scored based on faculty recommendations, applicant responses, and thoroughness of the application package. A confirmation of receipt will be provided to each eligible applicant.

A blue-ribbon selection panel will review finalist applications and an in-person interview will be required for final selection. Interviews are held in mid-June at the Foundation office in Seattle.

Award recipient must be willing to attend an award event to be held in Seattle, Washington at a date to be announced.

No hardcopy applications are available or will be accepted.

Inquiries may be directed to: info@bullitt.org

Research Data Alliance Call for Fellows

Application deadline:   April 16, 2015

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) invites applications for its newly redesigned fellowship program. The program’s goal is to engage early career researchers in the US in Research Data Alliance (RDA), a dynamic and young global organization that seeks to eliminate the technical and social barriers to research data sharing.

The successful Fellow will engage in the RDA through a 12-18 month project under the guidance of a mentor from the RDA community. The project is carried out within the context of an RDA Working Group (WG), Interest Group (IG), or Coordination Group (i.e., Technical Advisory Board), and is expected to have mutual benefit to both Fellow and the group’s goals. Fellows receive a stipend and travel support and must be currently employed or appointed at a US institution.
Fellows have a chance to work on real-world challenges of high importance to RDA, for instance:
  • Engage with social sciences experts to study the human and organizational barriers to technology sharing
  • Apply a WG product to a need in the Fellow’s discipline
  • Develop plan and disseminate RDA research data sharing practices
  • Develop and test adoption strategies
  • Study and recommend strategies to facilitate adoption of outputs from WGs into the broader RDA membership and other organizations
  • Engage with potential adopting organizations and study their practices and needs
  • Develop outreach materials to disseminate information about RDA and its products
  • Adapt and transfer outputs from WGs into the broader RDA membership and other organizations

The program involves one or two summer internships and travel to RDA plenaries during the duration of the fellowship (international and domestic travel). Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend for each summer of the fellowship.  Fellows will be paired with a mentor from the RDA community.  Through the RDA Data Share program, fellows will participate in a cohort building orientation workshop offering training in RDA and data sciences.   This workshop is held at the beginning of the fellowship.  RDA Data Share program coordinators will work with Fellows and mentors to clarify roles and responsibilities at the start of the fellowship.

Criteria for selection: The Fellows engaging in the RDA Data Share program are sought from a variety of backgrounds: communications, social, natural and physical sciences, business, informatics, and computer science. The RDA Data Share program will look for a T-shaped skill set, where early signs of cross discipline competency are combined with evidence of teamwork and communication skills, and a deep competency in one discipline.

Additional criteria include: interest in and commitment to data sharing and open access; demonstrated ability to work in teams and within a limited time framework; and benefit to the applicant’s career trajectory.

Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher education in the United States, and early career researchers at U.S.-based research institutions who graduated with a relevant master’s or PhD and are no more than three years beyond receipt of their degree.  Applications from traditionally underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume/curriculum vitae and a 300-500 word statement that briefly describes their education, interests in data issues, and career goals to datashare-inquiry-l@list.indiana.edu. Candidates are encouraged to browse the RDA website https://rd-alliance.org/ and pages of interest and working groups to identify relevant topics and mutual interests.

Important dates:
April 16, 2015 – Fellowship applications are due
May 1, 2015 – Award notifications
June 18-19, 2015 –  Fellowship begins with the orientation workshop in Bloomington, IN

UW Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship

Nomination deadline:   Friday, April 3, 2015 (12 noon, PDT)

The Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship is a one quarter fellowship to support writing the doctoral dissertation in the field of child development with special reference to the physically or mentally disabled.

Eligibility

  • The student must have achieved doctoral candidate status by the time of nomination and
  • The student must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2015 or sooner.
  • The student may not have received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School (e.g., GO-MAP, Presidential Dissertation, etc.)
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

Terms of Award

  • This is a one-quarter award.
  • Award must be used during the 2014-15 year (summer 2014 through spring 2015).
  • Students must enroll for at least 10 credits during the quarter they receive the award (except for summer when it is two credits).
  • During the quarter of award, students may not receive funding or employment from another source without prior approval of the Fellowships Office.
  • The awards provide a stipend equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $1,937 per month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits.
  • The number of awards will be determined by the caliber of the applications and the amount of funding available.
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

Eligible programs for the Graduate School Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship competition include:

  • Anthropology
  • Bioengineering
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • Information School
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Genetics
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Urban Design and Planning Group

Nomination Process

Graduate students must be nominated by the chair of their department. Nominations are requested by the Graduate School. Information about application and nomination can be found at http://grad.washington.edu/students/fa/gatzert/index.shtml

For additional information or questions, contact the Graduate School Fellowships and Awards office at gradappt@uw.edu

Spring & Summer 2015 RA Position in the College of Education

Application deadline:  February 20, 2015
Notification Deadline: 02/27/2015
Start Date: March 16, 2015

25% FTE Spring Quarter 2015

Basic Function
INSPIRE is seeking a research assistant to help collect data for the spring quarter and analyze data in the summer. We are conducting research in Federal Way schools and need assistance collecting and analyzing data. While this position is for spring quarter 2015, there is the possibility of 100 hours of summer work (cleaning and analyzing data).

General Information
This qualitative analysis investigates the instructional leadership practices of school principals and coaches that are aiming for instructional improvement in mathematics instruction. Using observations, interviews, and artifact analysis, we will examine the leadership practices, norms, and routines established by leaders to support teacher learning. We aim to contribute to the development of a theory of leadership for instructional improvement, elaborating specifically on what instructional leaders need to know and be able to organize their schools for learning.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Spring Quarter [0.25 FTE]

  • Collect data
    • Travel to research sites in Federal Way (and sometimes in Seattle) to videotape professional development, conduct interviews, observe school leaders and take field notes
    • Systematically keep track of data, provide ready access to data for the faculty researchers
    • Maintain accurate records, safeguard the confidentiality of subjects
  • Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
  • Prepare materials for UW Human Subjects Committee review
  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Attend project meetings
  • Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by researchers. Concerns about any additional responsibilities should be discussed first with the supervisor (Jessica Rigby).

General Qualifications
Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.
In general preference will be given to applicants in each category who exhibit the following qualifications, as evidenced in their letter of application, transcripts of past coursework and prior work experiences.

Education:
Applicant must be enrolled in either a doctoral or master’s degree program in education.

Work Experience:
The position requires

  • Experience working in an educational organization (school, university, non-profit)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of or experience with professional learning programs for teachers
  • Experience with audio visual equipment
  • Well organized
  • Comfortable taking initiative

Other preferred attributes to be assessed during the application/ interview process include:

  • Experience as a teacher or administrator in a school setting
  • Experience working at a start-up organization (non-profit or for profit)

Salary

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to Apply

Prepare a one-page cover letter describing:

  • Why you are interested in this project
  • How the project relates to your research/career goals
  • Your applicable background skills and knowledge (including coursework that may support this kind of research)
  • Your other time commitments in Spring quarter and summer

In addition, attach 1) related transcripts, 2) your resume or CV, and 3) list a faculty member who will serve as your reference. Send to: Jessica Rigby (jrigby@uw.edu) by February 20th.

Application inquiries may be made to:

Jessica Rigby: jrigby@uw.edu

Dan David Prize Scholarship

Application deadline:   March 10, 2015

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, studying at recognized universities throughout the world, doing research in one of the selected fields for the year in which the application is being made, and whose research has been approved.

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

In order to ensure that your research is relevant to one of this year’s chosen fields, please read the field definitions on our website carefully.

For complete information and application, see:
http://www.dandavidprize.org/scholarship-applications/

UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   March 30, 2015

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for supplemental graduate fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Any graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2015-2016 academic year is eligible to apply, as long as they can demonstrate a connection between their research and Jewish Studies topics. The amount per fellowship will be $3000. Multiple fellowships are available. Support may also be available for conference travel related to students’ research projects.

The primary goal of this fellowship is to build intellectual community as well as professional skills. Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows will participate in regular workshops led by members of the Jewish Studies faculty to gain training in the current issues and methodologies of the field. Students will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback and mentorship for their research projects, and the year will culminate with public presentations at the Spring Research Symposium.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Fellows will be required to:

  • Enroll in a 1-credit workshop series each quarter on Jewish Studies and Public Scholarship and attend all scheduled meetings*
  • Present a scholarly paper at the Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium
  • Contribute two short blog posts to jewishstudies.washington.edu

Fellows should be in residence in Seattle for at least two quarters of the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who are planning to travel abroad for fieldwork purposes should indicate their intended travel plans in their application.

Graduate Fellows are also encouraged to attend special talks given by guests of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, as well as public events sponsored by Jewish Studies.

Our aim is to support graduate students of all levels who are interested in researching various aspects of the Jewish experience. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong record of achievement and interest in pursuing research projects within the broad parameters of Jewish Studies. Graduate students from all departments and disciplines are encouraged to apply; past participants have come from the departments of History, Comparative Religion, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Linguistics, French and Italian Studies, and English. Current fellows are allowed to reapply, but preference will be given to qualified applicants who have not yet participated in this fellowship program.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit:

1)   A cover page with name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and student number.

2)   A current curriculum vitae (CV).

3)   University of Washington transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted).

4)   A description of a research project that engages with Jewish Studies (2 page max). This project would be the focus of your workshop and Symposium presentations.

5)   One letter of recommendation from a UW professor (electronic file or hard copy accepted; electronic file may be submitted via the dropbox address below or emailed to pressman@uw.edu).

Applications are due by March 30, 2015. All application materials should be submitted electronically via the Catalyst dropbox which is accessible with a UW NetID at this link: jewishstudies.washington.edu/gradfellowapplications

The new Graduate Fellows for 2015-2016 will be notified in late April. The incoming class of fellows will be invited to be recognized at the Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium. This event will take place from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm on May 1, 2015 in HUB 214.

To read blog posts by current fellows and to find out more about this program, visit jewishstudies.washington.edu/graduate-students.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Hannah Pressman, coordinator of the Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship, at pressman@uw.edu.

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship

Application deadline:   March 1, 2015

The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship of $10,000. The annual AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship is intended to encourage members of racialized minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and/or promoting research on issues of concern among minority populations. Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome. Doctoral students who require financial assistance to complete the write-up phase of the dissertation are urged to apply. A nonrenewable dissertation fellowship of $10,000 will be provided annually to one anthropology graduate student.

Eligibility

An applicant must be:  (1) a member of an historically underrepresented U.S. racialized minority group such as African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as, Chicano/as, or Pacific Islanders; (2) graduated from a U.S. high school or completed a GED certificate in the U.S.; (3) enrolled in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in anthropology at the time of application (4) admitted to degree candidacy before the dissertation fellowship is awarded; and (5) a member of the American Anthropological Association. The dissertation proposal must be approved by the applicant’s committee prior to application. Students of any subfield or specialty in anthropology will receive equal consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must have a record of outstanding academic achievement.
  • Applicants must be members of the American Anthropological Association at least one month prior to submitting materials for the AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program.
  • Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees prior to application.
  • The dissertation research must be in an area of anthropological research.
  • The recipient of the fellowship must be in need of a fellowship to complete the dissertation. The applicant will be required to provide information regarding their current financial and funding situation.

Award

Decisions will be based upon the quality of the submitted information and the likelihood that the recipient will have a good chance at completing the dissertation. The AAA Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology will serve as the selection panel. The award recipient will be notified by telephone and mail as soon as the decision is made, no later than the 1st week of July. The award will also be announced in the October or November Anthropology News.

After completion of the dissertation, by June 15th, the award recipient must submit a 1-page report specifying the status of the degree and the dissertation’s defense, along with a copy of the dissertation abstract, to the Executive Director of the AAA. The dissertation committee chair or head of the department should cosign this report. Highlights of this report may be published in AN.

Payment of Award

Fellowship funds will be paid directly to the awardee (rather than the institution) in three installments: one by September 10th and the second by January 10th. The third installment will be received upon receipt of final report. Award will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

For complete information and application, see:
http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/minority/Minfellow.cfm

Seattle Foundation Walter H. Meyer- Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline:   March 1, 2015

The Seattle Foundation’s Walter H. Meyer-Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship is directed specifically to returning adult students who are either attending or prepared to attend a 2- or 4-year public or private university, at the graduate or undergraduate level. If attending at the undergraduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 24. If attending at the graduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 30. 12 scholarships will be in the amount of $5,000 each.

For complete information and application details, see:
http://www.seattlefoundation.org/scholarships/Pages/ScholarshipListing.aspx