DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Application Deadline:  November 16, 2017

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Awardees are eligible to receive a monthly stipend in the amount of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory/facility during the award period.  Awardees are also eligible to be reimbursed for their in-bound and out-bound travel expenses to the host DOE laboratory/facility if the host DOE national laboratory/facility is greater than 50 miles from their university/resident location.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens at the time of application and be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Qualified Graduate Program with the Ph.D. as their degree objective. At the time of application, applicants must have obtained the Ph.D. candidacy at their home institution, and must have established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that their graduate thesis research is in an area of fundamental research aligned with the aligned with the DOE Office of Science Priority Research Areas identified for the 2017 SCGSR Solicitation 2.
  • The applicant and their primary graduate thesis advisor are responsible for identifying a collaborating research scientist at a DOE laboratory and jointly developing the research proposal as part of the SCGSR application process.

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

 

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Soroptimist International of Seattle Avys Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Award

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The Avys Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Award is awarded to a single woman, head of household, from the Seattle community who is committed to attaining a higher education. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded based upon demonstrated need and is for the purpose of tuition and fees.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a single woman, head of household, with primary financial responsibility for supporting a family (including children, siblings and/or parents);
  • Enrolled or accepted in a course of study leading to a BS, BA, Masters, or Doctorate degree;
  • Course of study must provide career advancement;
  • Career goals must be clear and attainable within a reasonable period of time;
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

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

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded, intensive overseas summer language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields. The CLS Program is a nationally competed award open to all eligible U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field.

The CLS Program provides instruction in fourteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have completed any previous study for most of the fourteen languages. However, Chinese, Japanese and Russian require a minimum of two years of college-level study or the equivalent; Arabic and Persian require a minimum of one year of college-level study or the equivalent.

Eligibility:

 

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of your application.
    • Non-citizens including Permanent Residents are not eligible, even if they anticipate naturalization by the beginning of the program.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, professional degree) level at the time of your application.

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

 

CAA Professional Development Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 10, 2017

CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free, one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

Eligibility:

CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA degree in the calendar year 2018; and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2017 and announce the recipients in January 2018.

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

UW Simpson Center Society of Scholars Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 9, 2017

The Simpson Center’s Graduate Fellowships support dissertating doctoral students in writing up and sharing their individual research in the multidisciplinary, bi-weekly forum of the Society of Scholars. Awards will be based on the scholarly merit of the individual applications. Scholarship likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of colleagues especially encouraged.

Graduate research fellows of the Society of Scholars receive two quarters of support, including benefits and tuition waivers.

Eligibility:

UW doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by submittal date and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Residency during the fellowship term is required for participation in the Society of Scholars. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

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

UW Simpson Center Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities

Application Deadline:  November 9, 2017

The Simpson Center for the Humanities invites proposals from doctoral students to undertake projects in public scholarship. Awards in this program are in the amount of $6,500 with an additional research budget of $2,000.

The Simpson Center is receptive to proposals from all departments and programs in the humanities, broadly defined. We will give special attention to disciplines with less-established traditions of public engagement and project-based work (that is, those in which critical articles and books for academic audiences are the only forms of scholarship that typically “count”). We particularly encourage applications for projects that establish or develop collaborations between scholars and community partners, or create new occasions for the exchange of knowledge between academic research and public audiences. Proposals should emphasize scholarship, not service, although the two may well be intertwined. We will consider applications that demonstrate a record of community engagement as well as those that persuasively articulate an interest in turning toward the public.

Eligibility:

UW doctoral students who have completed their work at the master’s level and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award.

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

Fahs-Beck Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems.

The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the United States or Canada.

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

American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017

The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT fellowships for research in Turkey for the 2018-2019 year.  Grants for tenures up to one academic year will be considered; applications for projects of shorter duration are also supported. ARIT provides lodging, research, and study facilities for researchers, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara.

Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply.  Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2017, and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.  Non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada.

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

Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017

To deepen the understanding of Japan and to maintain good relations between Japan and the United States, the Japan Foundation grants fellowships for research in Japan.  The Japanese Studies Fellowship Program provides support to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities or social sciences by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants for this opportunity must be American citizens, American citizens temporarily residing abroad, or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Doctoral Candidates must have achieved ABD status by the time the Fellowship begins.
  • Applicants for Scholars and Researchers program (both Long-Term and Short-Term) must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in research, teaching and writing in the fields of the humanities or social sciences at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be in good health.
  • Applicants must be proficient in either Japanese or English.
  • Applicants must secure all affiliation arrangements by the application deadline (excluding applicants for the Research Fellowship (Short-Term))

The Fellowship cannot be used for the development of technical, artistic, or Japanese language skills.

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

German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD)

UW Priority Deadline:  October 17, 2017

UW Non-Priority Deadline:  October 31, 2017

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD provides information and financial support to more than 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study:

  • Research grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a master’s degree or diploma, to those who have already completed a Ph.D., or to those wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.
  • Those who have received an undergraduate degree of any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master’s degree program at a German university, or for study at a German university as part of a post-graduate or master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Visit the DAAD website for a full list of funded programs. Many study programs and research opportunities funded by DAAD do not require proficiency in the German language.

Eligibility:

  • Current UW graduate students or postdocs within two years of Ph.D. completion
  • Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply for DAAD awards; citizenship status may affect the types of awards for which students are eligible

View the DAAD FAQs for more information about eligibility.

Application Procedure:

Current graduate students should apply through the University of Washington. Both research and study applicants of all disciplines should find the appropriate program for which to apply through DAAD’s scholarship database. The program’s profile will indicate all required application materials.

For complete information about this opportunity, including the campus application process and application support from UW’s Office of Fellowships and Awards, click here.