UW Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies

Application deadline:   June 12, 2017

The Martha H. Duggan Fellowship, offered through the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, may be awarded to any graduate student who has demonstrated academic merit in any field as long as her or his work has a focus on labor. Preference for the award shall be given to graduate students committed to researching or serving those who provided caring labor, or who themselves have provided caring labor or assisted partners or other family members in gaining advanced education.

The fellowship winner must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled at the UW for the upcoming Autumn Quarter. The fellowship has a value of $10,000 to be applied to tuition costs or provide support for living expenses, books, fees, and other educational expenses. The fellowship must be used within two years of receiving the award and while the student is still active at the University of Washington.

The Duggan fellow will be asked to assist the Bridges Chair in maintaining the focus on caring labor as a visible and ongoing part of the Center’s program. This might involve the identification and invitation of an important speaker in this field, or it may involve developing an activity (such as a conference or workshop) where scholars, practitioners, and/or activists who are concerned with caring labor can meet and exchange ideas. Additional funds may be available from the Bridges Center to be used by the Duggan fellow in these pursuits.

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

American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

The American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form, and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate

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

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Fall Projects

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

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

American Physical Society M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

The American Physical Society’s M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is intended to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada.
  • Have completed work toward a Ph.D.
  • Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary.

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

Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information consists of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). The range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
  • Have completed all course work; and
  • Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

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

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project

Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The UW Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) position for the appointment period of 9/18 /17 – 6/15/18.

The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the UW with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations locally and around the state.  Through the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while addressing inequities in public education.

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA), preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives that focus on organizing credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars, implementing racial equity concepts throughout our programming, and helping with other Pipeline Project educational initiatives. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the GSA commitment for two academic years.

The primary responsibilities of the UW Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate 10-15 quarterly EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline seminars where undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or community organization. Take a lead in implementing a comprehensive set of racial equity concepts throughout all seminars.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars and support them in implementing race and equity goals.
  • Oversee all logistics for the seminars via the Pipeline website, Canvas pages, the UW Time Schedule.
  • Advise and support undergraduate students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate an Inner Pipeline seminar (topics to be arranged with Pipeline staff).

Requirements:

  • Be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment, preferably in the College of Education.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in higher education academic student services, or K-12 youth educational work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, social media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 18, 2017 – June 15, 2018.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and 5pm)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter describing why you believe you are an excellent candidate for the position
  • A diversity statement describing your experience engaging and working with diverse communities, particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer, or civic work. Please also address efforts you have made or been involved with to foster cultural responsiveness and racial equity.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please upload application documents here: https://tinyurl.com/UWPipelineGSA. Please contact Christine Stickler, 206-616-9564, castick@uw.edu, with questions about this opportunity.

ICRW Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2017

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award will support will support a first generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, as he or she works on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year. Preference will be given to a student who identifies as a woman.

The Award winner, a Ph.D. graduate student, will receive $8,500 and the student’s dissertation advisor will receive $1,500. The sum awarded to the student may be used to help fund ongoing research and associated education costs. It is expected that the sum should also help fund travel expenses related to the Award for both the student and the advisor, including a presentation from the dissertation when the Award period has concluded.

The student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW’s mission to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty. Our main thematic focus areas include violence, rights and inclusion; women’s economic empowerment; and global health, youth and development.

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

2017-2018 American Ethnic Studies Teaching Assistant Positions

Application Deadline:  May 5, 2017

The University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies program is currently recruiting for open Teaching Assistant positions for the 2017-18 academic year.  Applicants must be social science or humanities graduate students who will be enrolled in classes during the academic year 2017-18 with knowledge and experience in Ethnic Studies or cultural diversity. Knowledge of Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies, Chicano Studies, African American Studies or Comparative Studies will be considered a plus.

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

Japanese Government Graduate Research Student Scholarships

Application Deadlines:  May 31, 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as research students (either non-degree or degree students) under the 2017 Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Program.

Scholarship benefits include: monthly stipend, airfare to and from Japan, and exemption of school fees for entrance examination, matriculation and tuition. Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan and must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, 1983.

Applications from U.S. citizens living in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska will be accepted through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle. Other applicants should contact their Japanese Consulate or Embassy for information on how to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

UW Disability Studies Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants

Application Deadline:  May 21, 2017

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2017. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.

Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:

  • Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
  • Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
  • Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
  • Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Eligibility:

Students:

  • You must be an enrolled University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  • Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to Disability Studies (e.g. courses completed in related disciplines, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant, or scholarly work conducted as a research assistant).
  • Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

Faculty and staff:

  • You must be a University of Washington academic or staff employee with a minimum 50% appointment at the time of application.
  • Eligible applicants should have exhibited and sustained efforts towards incorporating the Disability Studies approach into research and/or teaching and contributing to the knowledge base of Disability Studies.
  • Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

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