UW Simpson Center Spring Funding Round: Graduate Research Clusters

Application deadline:   April 28, 2017

The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities offers funding to support Graduate Research Clusters (formerly Graduate Interest Groups), which foster crossdisciplinary collaboration and inquiry among graduate students in the form of cross-departmental reading, screening, and/or discussion groups, dissertation working groups, and other activities. Research clusters may organize activities that draw on local intellectual and cultural resources, including faculty and community leaders.

Funding is limited to $1,000, primarily intended to support meeting or workshop costs (e.g. refreshments or reproductions). The Simpson Center will provide a web presence for the project, an archive for significant activities and documents generated by the group, and scheduling privileges for Simpson Center space. Research clusters may use a portion of their funds to co-sponsor a visiting speaker organized by another campus unit or the Simpson Center, or to organize a specific activity in coordination with such a visit.

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

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant at Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Application Deadline:  April 16, 2017

The University of Washington’s Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Kelly ECC) promotes an inclusive and educational environment by providing programs and services which enhance the communication and exchange of multicultural perspectives and values. The Kelly ECC Graduate Staff Assistant – Student Development Coordinator will immerse themselves in the organizational culture and structural operations of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) Kelly ECC to help them expand professional experiences, and develop professional contacts and competencies in Minority Affairs Administration and Student Affairs.  This position is responsible for assisting the Kelly ECC Leadership Team with high quality work pertaining to programming, advising, and administrative tasks.

General Duties/Description:

  • Assist the Leadership Team in advising student organizations on matters of university policies, event planning, and related matters
  • Assist in development and coordination of Fall Quarter OMA&D Mentor Power for Success Program
  • Coordinator all aspects of the Kelly ECC Student Resource Center
  • Assist the Leadership Team in planning, designing, and implementation of Kelly ECC Signature Events:  First Year Retreat, Diversity Leadership Conference, and End of the Year Gala Celebration
  • Assist in the development and coordination of programming as it relates to Education on Social Justice and Faculty engagement.
  • Participate in the facilitation of Kelly ECC Leadership workshops as needed
  • Participate in the promotion of the Kelly ECC by providing tours and helping to maintain facility integrity as well as participate in presentations at campus wide events


  • Act as liaison for the Kelly ECC and the non-UW community including collaborations with other university entities
  • Hold office hours to maintain regular contact with student organizations, ECC staff and OMA&D
  • Required attendance to all ECC staff meetings, trainings and orientations
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Meet with your supervisor weekly to provide updates on progress of projects and programs.
  • Adhere to mission of the ECC, OMA&D and the University
  • Provide general ECC front desk office coverage when needed
  • All other duties as assigned by Director or Director’s designee
  • Work 19.5-20 hours/week, between 9 am – 9 pm, from September 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Conditions & Qualifications:

  • Active matriculation in a UW graduate program
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
  • Experience working as part of a team on the planning and implementation of events and programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the success of minority and/or economically disadvantaged college students.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent response time and accuracy in task assigned.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Superior office skills.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a 50% FTE appointment providing tuition and insurance benefits. Salary is commensurate with academic standing.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application, cover letter, and resume to the Kelly ECC HR & Fiscal Manager either in person or via email to rosaelia@uw.edu.  The application must be downloaded from the Kelly ECC website and included with your application.

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National Health Service Corps Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 27, 2017

The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP) is to provide scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training in return for a commitment to provide primary health services in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
The NHSC SP is a competitive federal program that awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training leading to degrees in medicine, dentistry,or degrees or certificates in nurse-midwifery education, physician assistant (PA) education, or nurse practitioner (NP) education. In return, scholars commit to providing primary care health services in underserved communities. The NHSC SP pays for tuition and various other reasonable education-related expenses and also provides a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in exchange for a minimum of two (2) years of full-time service. The service obligation must be completed at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). The total number of years of full-time service a scholar is obligated to serve will depend on the number of school years of NHSC SP support received by the scholar, not to exceed 4 school years.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Spring/Summer Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants

Application Deadline:  April 26, 2017 (for conference travel May 11-August 31, 2017)

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. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further 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. Each award will be for $300 domestic and $500 international.

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 application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to be considered.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply.

The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance. Granted for one month, the fellowship must be taken up between September 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University.

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

SPSSI Applied Social Issues Research Funding

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Applied Social Issues offers funding in the form of its Applied Social Issues Internship to encourage student research conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. Applicants will need to provide a research proposal and budget, as well information about the organization with which they intend to work.

Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. Cost sharing by sponsoring department or organization is desirable.

Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a SPSSI member.

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

Buildium Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

Buildium is proud to award one $2,500 scholarship each semester to a women who can tell us which female STEM leader most inspires them to pursue their dreams. Selection is based on submission of an essay (less than 1,000 words), explaining which female leader at a technology company inspires you, and why. She can be a CEO, a product developer, a creative director, an engineer, or anything in between. But she must be a leader in STEM.

Applicants must be a female enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States or Canada, studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and in good academic standing.

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

AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists

Application deadline:   April 15, 2017

National AMBUCS, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization with a diverse membership dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. National AMBUCS, Inc. awards over $150,000, with individual awards ranging from $500 to $1,500. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution.

Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology. Scholarships are available to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

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

Horton Hydrology Research Grant

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Horton Research Grant for Ph.D. students promotes excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences. Each year the grant has been awarded to up to three students during their candidacy for a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The award provides a one-year grant (typically $10,000) to cover research costs and travel expenses related to attendance of the American Geophysical Union fall meeting ($500 U.S. /$1,000 international).


  • Graduate students are eligible at any point in their doctoral program in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field, with the stipulation that they will be enrolled PhD students throughout the duration of the grant. It is expected that one grant will be directed towards a PhD student in the first half of his/her studies.
  • Appropriate topics may be in hydrology (including its physical, chemical, or biological aspects) or in water resources policy sciences (including economics, systems analysis, sociology and law).
  • U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to apply.
  • Recipients must be active student members of the American Geophysical Union.

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

Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washington Policy Center (WPC) will award its annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills. Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

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