Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application deadline: September 27, 2016

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools. Eight fellowships are available, with an annual stipend of $55,000.  Four of these fellowships will be awarded in the humanities with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

Eligibility:

The Society invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree between June 1, 2014 and September 1, 2017. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.

For more information and how to apply, click here

Schwarzman Scholars Scholarship

Application deadline: September 15, 2016

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world’s most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. 

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative master’s degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country’s leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China’s expanding role in the world.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent. 
    Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2017 before orientation begins. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study; all fields are welcome, but it will be important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.
  • Age Requirement.
    Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2017.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
    • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)English language proficiency.
      Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least three years of the applicant’s academic program.  The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for three or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher.Acceptable test options are:

      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
      • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    This requirement is waived for applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least three years of the applicant’s academic program.

    For more information about this scholarship, click here
     

Graduate Student Internship in Communications and Program Management

Application deadline: August 14, 2016  (interviews begin the next 1-2 weeks)

The Division of Student Life is seeking one graduate student for a paid internship to support emerging initiatives from the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. Primary responsibilities will include marketing and communications, and program support for the variety of efforts based in the office. The intern will join staff in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life and work with staff across campus to improve student success and engagement with the Husky Experience.

Pay rate – $19 per hour
Hours – 19.5 hours/week
Duration – September, 2016 thru June, 2017

The student selected for this internship will be supervised by the Student Affairs Specialist with a dotted reporting line to the Marketing and Communications Manager. Specific responsibilities and areas of focus will be negotiated between the intern and their supervisors.

The intern will also assist the Student Affairs Specialist and the Marketing and Communications Manager on developing priorities.

Apply through Husky Jobs, position 104912. For more information about the Division of Student Life click here

Princeton University Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application deadline: September 15, 2016

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2017-2020 Fellowship competition.

Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $84,500. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5,000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.

1. Open Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN)

2. Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM)

3. Fellowship in LGBT Studies (LGBT)

4. Fellowship in Race and/or Ethnicity Studies (RACE)

Eligibility:

Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application:
You must have received your degree between January 1, 2015 and September 15, 2016.
The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.

Candidates who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application:
If you will not meet the September 15, 2016, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2017, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half). We ask that you include in your dossier a letter confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies (see details of letter below).
Please note that candidates awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2017, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD.

For more information and application procedures, click here

Fall 2016 TA for Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design department class

Applications due: August 7, 2016

The cross-disciplinary DUB unit is looking for a teaching assistant Fall Quarter 2016 to support HCID 530, Usability/User Research, which is part of the interdisciplinary Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design degree<http://mhcid.washington.edu>. HCID 530 is a three-credit lecture-based course about the foundational skills of user research and user evaluations in human-computer interaction. This course introduces students to the theory and practice surrounding usability testing and user research for the design of interactive technology. The class meets Mondays from 9:30 am to 12:20 pm. The instructor and location are to be confirmed. Term of appointment is 9/16/16 through 12/15/16.

The position will average 20 hours per week and the TA must attend all class sessions.

Requirements
*          Demonstrated expertise with user research, user interface evaluation and analytical evaluation techniques
*          Familiarity with desktop, web and mobile user interfaces
*          Experience with UW Canvas Learning Management System

Preferred qualifications
*          Enjoy tutoring students and helping them excel in design, human computer interaction and/or information science
*          Excellent communication, technology, and design skills
Salary is based on Regular Salary Schedule #1<hhttp://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/salary-schedules.shtml> for 50% FTE and includes a waiver of the quarterly operating fee/tuition and technology fee. The position is eligible for the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/insure/gaip/eligible.html

To apply: Please include a cover letter describing your interest in and relevant background for the position and a current resume or CV. You may include a link to your portfolio if you want to share your design work. Please submit all application materials to this drop-box no later than 11:00 pm PDT on Sunday, August 7, 2016https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/mglarson/38650

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

Application deadline:   September 15, 2016

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders from a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration and business as well as society and culture. The fellowships give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad, who are also sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation, and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. With this programme Germany once again presents itself as a destination of choice for intercultural dialogue and as a meeting place for the international leaders of tomorrow.

During their stay in Germany, the German Chancellor Fellows usually pursue research-based, self- developed projects in the areas mentioned above at host institutions. They are supervised by hosts in Germany who they select themselves and who have the necessary level of expertise to mentor the respective research topics. The projects should not only be of social significance, but should also have a long-term, publicly-visible impact. They should also be conducive to advancing fellows’ career development. During their stay in Germany, fellows will be able to expand their specialist knowledge and gain new international experience whilst enhancing their intercultural skills and thus enabling them to develop into successful leaders.

The fellowship grant amounts to 2,150 EUR, 2,450 EUR or 2,750 EUR per month, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. The fellowship also includes a mobility allowance as well as a contribution to health and liability insurance.

Potential candidates, who are interested in studying or training in Germany, should apply for the programmes offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or other funding organisations. Postdoctoral scientists and scholars planning an academic research project should apply for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html

ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC)/Eli Lilly Travel Award

Application deadline:   September 15, 2016 (additional application cycle in February)

The ACS Women Chemists Committee (WCC) and Eli Lilly and Company sponsor a program to provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Through this program, WCC and Eli Lilly and Company continue to increase the participation of women in the chemical sciences.

Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. Funds may be applied only for registration, travel, and accommodations, and are restricted to travel to meetings within the United States. Grant funds are limited, but there are some funds designated for undergraduates.

In additional to financial support, the award provides networking opportunities for recipients who attend an ACS national meeting.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/other/travel/wcctravelaward.html

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Application deadline: Applications for academic year 2017-2018 accepted starting Fall 2016

The Hazel D. Cole Fellowship may be used as a dissertation research/writing fellowship or for post-doctoral studies (Ph.D. received within last three years) in any field of Jewish Studies. Candidates who have experience and interest in integrating digital technology into the classroom, Jewish arts and culture, and/or community-engaged scholarship are especially encouraged to apply and to note such experience in their applications. The Hazel D. Cole fellow must agree to be in residence at the University of Washington for the tenure of their fellowship, and is expected to offer one public lecture and one undergraduate course during the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship includes a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits for the academic year. Candidates from all American and foreign universities are welcome.

The Stroum Center offers an interdisciplinary academic program in Jewish Studies, including an undergraduate major and minor and graduate fellowships. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in fields such as Israel Studies, American Jewish life, and Sephardic Studies. The Center also presents innovative public programming through events and digital media to engage a broader community in Jewish Studies scholarship. Visit jewishstudies.washington.edu to learn more about the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and our home department, the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

For information on how to apply, click here.

Multicultural Alumni Partnership

Application Deadline: August 12, 2016

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

One of MAP’s missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities.

Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:

  • Continuing UW student in good standing (@ UW-Seattle, UW-Bothell or UW-Tacoma)
  • Full-time student at the University of Washington, undergraduate or graduate/professional
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid

Completing the on-line application process includes two steps:

Step 1: Complete UWAA MAP scholarship application questionnaire at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jflowers/306342 (after submission you will receive a confirmation code and instructions for Step 2)

Step 2: Upload three scholarship supporting documents at https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jflowers/38474

  • One reference letter from faculty member, adviser, academic personnel, or community leader (signed reference letter must be scanned and uploaded by the applicant)
  • A one-page typed narrative describing the applicant’s personal background, academic and career goals, financial need, commitment to diversity, and the applicant’s involvement with campus and/or community organizations
  • Copy of UW transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable)

Scholarship recipients must be available to attend MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) strives to maintain a close relationship with its scholarship recipients. Support of a diverse student body is at the heart of MAP’s mission. Students are our future alumni; thus, MAP aims to support students and encourages your involvement in our programs.

Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or jflowers@uw.edu

Luce Scholars Program

Application deadline:   September 7, 2016 (UW campus deadline)

The UW can nominate three students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend twelve months in Asia in a professional, not academic, placement. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 young Americans each year.

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants are formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended.

Professional placements are arranged for each scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

Eligibility

Current UW seniors (who will earn their bachelor’s degrees by July 1, 2017), recent alumni, and current graduate or professional students who meet the below criteria are welcome to apply:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • No significant experience in Asian or in Asian Studies
  • Will not have reached his/her 30th birthday by July 1, 2017
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2017
  • Good physical health
  • Demonstrate leadership capacity, high achievement, maturity

For complete information about these opportunities, see: https://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/luce-scholars-program/