UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants – Fall 2017

Application Deadline:  January 3, 2018 (for conference travel January 18, 2018-February 14, 2018)

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. GPSS travel grants 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. Recipients will receive awards up to $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

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 this application (see below). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation. Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 2, 2018

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann supported students and charitable organizations in her lifetime and created a fund to continue support after her death. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund supports graduate students with “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” The University of Washington is one of the institutions selected to submit three nominees for this national fellowship.

In 2017-18, the fellowship will provide an $18,000 stipend, plus tuition. This annual award may be renewed for a total of three years.

Eligibility

All interested applicants must:

  • Be a UW doctoral or professional graduate student currently enrolled in a field of study that may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors (not practice degrees).
  • Have received a baccalaureate degree and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  • Show financial need (i.e., must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the UW Office of Student Financial Aid — if you do not already have one on file for this year you should file one immediately.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Conduct their studies and research in the United States.

Applications must be submitted on paper to the Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards (G-1 Communications Building) by the UW deadline. Applications will be reviewed, and three nominees will be chosen for submission to the foundation.

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

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award fellowships in April 2018, subject to the availability of funds. The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is highly competitive.  Since its inception in 1989, NDSEG has awarded nearly 3,500 fellowships from over 58,000 applications to U.S. citizens and nationals who pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines at a U.S. institution of their choosing.

NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees.  Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.  The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.

The following disciplines are supported by the Fellowship:
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences (includes toxicology)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems)
  • Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology)
  • Physics (including optics)

Eligibility:

  • The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. The term “nationals” refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.
  • Applicants must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor’s degrees by Summer 2018. To be eligible, applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. Applicants who have received a medical degree or Ph.D. in science or engineering are not eligible for the NDSEG fellowship.
  • NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution; the NDSEG Fellowship does not pay for tuition at any non-U.S. institution

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

Blakemore Freeman Asian Language Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2017

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.

Eligible Applicants Must:

  • Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
  • By the start of the grant, have a college undergraduate degree.
  • Be at or near an advanced level in the language. The minimum requirement is three years of study of the language at the college level, either through classes taken in university or in combination with study-abroad language programs
  • Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

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

Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) Scholarships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) is currently accepting applications for scholarships that will provide monetary support to graduate students during the spring semester/quarter of the current (2017-2018) academic year.

All AAIA applicants must:

  • Be enrolled members within their respective tribe from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
  • Submit a copy of tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student’s tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the tribe.
  • Be enrolled as full-time students for both fall and spring semesters.
  • ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Attend an accredited institution and be seeking an Associate’s Degree or higher (AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminaries)

Specific scholarships open to graduate students include:

  • Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship, for graduate students in all fields of study
  • Elizabeth & Sherman Asche Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate students in health and science fields
  • Florence Young Memorial Scholarship, for graduate students in art, law, and public health fields
  • Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship, for undergraduate and graduate students from non-federally recognized tribes (students from state recognized tribes may apply)

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

Amazon Catalyst Grants

Fall Quarter Application Deadline:  December 16, 2017

Amazon Catalyst is a collaboration with select universities whose mission is to seek out and fund bold and risky projects proposed by members of the university community. Amazon Catalyst is NOT a research fund and is not appropriate for basic research. Rather, it is a “project fund”: proposals must address a visible problem in the world and must present a practical solution to that problem.

Grants awarded range between $10,000 to $100,000 for projects lasting from 3-18 months, and successful applicants are given the title “Amazon Catalyst Fellow.” All members of the UW community are eligible to apply, including students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, including the humanities, arts, sciences, and engineering.

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

UW Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 7, 2017

In 2013, a group of engaged, committed UW faculty, civic and business leaders joined together to establish the Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship to provide financial assistance to UW graduate students who have a demonstrated commitment to Latino/a communities. For this application cycle, the Latino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellowship is a one-time award of $1,500.

Eligibility:

  • Student must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral degree program at the University of Washington;
  • Student’s research, work, and/or service must demonstrate their commitment to Latinx communities.

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

Winter 2018 Geography Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: November 22, 2017

The Department of Geography is seeking a teaching assistant for Geography 462/562, an intermediate course that examines the theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS), for Winter Quarter 2018. It combines an overview of general principles of geographic information science and practical experience in the analytical processing and use of geospatial information with GIS. Course introduces students to the analytical treatment of geographic information using several frameworks for understanding data, software operations, and systems using a thematic focus on coastal concerns in the Puget Sound Region.

Preparation in ArcGIS Desktop with at least two courses at the senior undergraduate level or beginning graduate level is required, e.g. Introduction to GIS and Intermediate GIS, or equivalent. A third course in advanced GIS is desired. Interest in coastal topics (e.g., land, water, and populations) is desired. Applicant must be a UW Seattle graduate student who is enrolled full-time.

The TA will work on average 19.5 hours per week; 220 hours across quarter. The course schedule is as follows:

  • Lectures:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday : 9:30AM – 10:20AM, Thompson Hall 325
  • Lab section AA:  TTH 10:30AM – 11:20AM, Sherman Lab in Smith Hall 401
  • Lab Section AB:  TTH 11:30AM, Sherman Lab in Smith Hall 401

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and previous teaching evaluations to Professor Tim Nyerges, the course instructor, at nyerges@uw.edu.

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values. The fellowships offer a $25,000 paid out over a nine-month period.

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, if required, the defense of the dissertation. Applications are accepted from students in the following areas of study: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, 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 Center for Engaged Scholarship fellowships are open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications, as long as they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals.

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

PEO International Peace Scholarship

Eligibility Pre-Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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