A New GFIS Blog!

Visit the new GFIS blog here:  http://blogs.uw.edu/gfis/

The GFIS blog has moved to a new location as part of the University of Washington blogs network. In addition to an updated appearance, this new blog features a menu that will allow you to easily narrow down the many funding opportunities we post by academic level, the type of support provided, and citizenship and other eligibility restrictions.

If you are an email follower of this blog, you have been automatically migrated to the new blog and will continue receiving our posts. If you are a WordPress follower of this blog, please visit our new location in order to continuing following us.

This legacy version of the GFIS blog will remain available for the foreseeable future as an archive of past funding opportunities.

Visit the new GFIS blog here:  http://blogs.uw.edu/gfis/


Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

The Sidney B. Williams Scholarship provides $10,000 per school year for minority students with a demonstrated interested in intellectual property law. It is renewable, upon reapplication by the student, for up to three academic years (totaling six semesters for full-time or part-time enrollment, excluding summer school semesters and inter-sessions).

Applicants must be US citizens, members of an underrepresented minority group, currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school, and have demonstrated an intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law.

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

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018 (for summer employment)

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship prepares current students or recent graduates for a lifetime of social justice advocacy. Working closely with the AIDS United Policy Department, Zamora Fellows gain a professional understanding of HIV, advocacy, and public policy and practical advocacy experience in a supported environment.

Candidates should have strong research, writing, and organizational skills. Our Fellows must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Some familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred.

Our Fellows have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some have no previous HIV/AIDS experience, while others have worked or volunteered in the field. We look for people who are passionate about HIV/AIDS, enthusiastic, and dedicated to our mission of ending the AIDS epidemic in the US.

To be considered for the Zamora Fellowship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa prior to application
  • A graduate, undergraduate, or recent graduate
  • Available a minimum of 30 hours per week for 12-18 weeks

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

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

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.

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

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs

Application Deadline:  March 14, 2018

ACLS invites applications for the eighth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media. ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Eligible applicants:

  1. Possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  2. Have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018; and
  3. Have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2018.

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

American Folklife Center Research Awards

Application Deadline:  March 12, 2018

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student and postdoctoral applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Blanton Owen Fund

This award, established in memory of folklorist Blanton Owen, supports ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. Historically the available amount has been about $1000 and is often split between more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

Dan David Prize Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2018

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

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 fields for 2018 are:

  • Past: History of Science
  • Present: Bioethics
  • Future: Personalized Medicine

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

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

UW EU Center Graduate Research Grants

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2018

The European Union Center at the University of Washington fosters the development of new academic talent by providing research grants to UW graduate students working on EU topics. This year the center will provide up to two UW graduate students travel and research grants of approximately $1,900 each to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring and summer of 2018.

Applications are welcome from UW graduate students at all levels of research, as long as the research proposal focuses on issues related to the European Union. The center seeks to fund graduate research that will lead to theses or dissertations that are focused on – or include a significant discussion of – the institutions and policies of the European Union and/or impact of these policies and European integration on European nations and societies.

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

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2018) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

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

Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018 (for summer internship positions)

The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace. The program is not restricted to minority applicants, and all students are encouraged to apply.

Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. Graduate student interns receive a stipend of $550 per week, as well as round-trip travel expenses and assistance locating housing.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be currently enrolled full-time in an academic program.

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