Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  August 1, 2017

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

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

Civil Society Leadership Awards

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2017

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study beginning in 2018 to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

Awards are available for study in the following areas:

  • Communications, Journalism & Media
  • Culture, History & Society
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education Management & Leadership
  • Environment & Natural Resource Management
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Law (including Human Rights law)
  • Politics & International Studies
  • Public Health Policy & Health Management
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Social Work & Social Policy

In addition to being a citizen of an eligible country, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential
  • Have a bachelor’s degree awarded before July 15, 2017 and an excellent academic record
  • Demonstrate professional experience in a relevant area
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission by host universities
  • Be able to participate in an intensive pre-academic summer school in July or August 2018 and start their degree program in August or September 2018
  • Be able to receive and maintain a visa or study permit as required by the host country
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to their home country or region to continue supporting open society development

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

Leakey Foundation Research Grants

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2017

The Leakey Foundation awards funding to support research related to human origins, including paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene, and primate research encompassing evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies, or modern hunter-gatherer groups. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects. The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to $25,000.

Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists, including post-doctoral students, are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions; however, all applications must be in English.

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

Ernest R. Stiefel Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Study Award

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Ernest R. Stiefel Graduate Study Award is given to graduate or professional students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa chapters at the University of Puget Sound or University of Washington and who will attend graduate or professional school at either the University of Puget Sound or the University of Washington. One award will be made, in the amount of $4,500.

Applicants must be members of PBK elected at UW or UPS and beginning graduate work at either the UW or UPS in the 2017-2018 academic year. Graduate study may be in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, or professions. Selection criteria will include: the applicant’s financial need (as demonstrated by the FAFSA document on file at the applicant’s current institution), the social utility of the applicant’s educational and career goals, the applicant’s work experience, and the applicant’s achieving of academic success (in the face of significant personal adversity, economic disadvantage, or disability, if applicable).

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

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2017

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare at accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

Scholarships are available to graduate students in public health, health education, medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree programs. Students must have one or more years of school remaining; students who will be beginning their degree in fall 2017 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The selection committee will base their decisions on college GPA, academic records (in public health/health education, medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy), community involvement/volunteer service, and application essay content. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 and are not renewable. Scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment.

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

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant – International Student Services & Undergraduate Admissions

Application Deadline:  June 12, 2017

International Student Services and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary Graduate Staff Assistant to work for 3 quarters, from September 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018. This position offers a valuable, hands-on opportunity to learn about and assist international students through the academic cycle from initial inquiry to graduation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Within Admissions:
• Read and evaluate admission applications, considering both academic and personal factors
• Answer a variety of questions about international undergraduate admissions, requirements, orientation programs, registering for classes, housing, student support services, and student life at the UW through email correspondence and other outreach activities
• Assist with data entry and I-20 processing for newly admitted undergraduate international students

Within ISS:
• Serve as an international student adviser for undergraduate and graduate students
• Provide excellent student service for callers and drop-ins at the reception desk
• Advise students one-on-one and respond to email and phone requests
• Maintain both paper and electronic student immigration files
• Review benefit applications including program extension, change of status, and employment
• Refer students to appropriate campus resources
• Refer students with complex cases to staff advisers
• Deliver informational workshops to small groups
• Assist departments with basic regulatory information
• Perform project work as requested
• Participate in orientation sessions for new international students

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:  September 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018

HOURS: 740 hours over 17 pay periods. This is 37 weeks from Sept. 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018 which is approximately 20 hours per week with one week off in December during the winter quarter break and one week off in March for the
spring quarter break.

SALARY: Tuition plus standard salary. Salary is commensurate with student standing.

CREDIT LOAD: Must be formally enrolled as a UW graduate student for at least 10 credits each quarter for fall, winter, and spring quarters.

UNION POSITION: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently enrolled UW graduate student
  • Strong interest in international education as a career
  • Desire to learn, apply, and communicate complex immigration regulations and university policy
  • Ability to relate and communicate positively with students from culturally diverse backgrounds and whose first language may not be English
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, especially writing professional emails that represent the UW
  • Reliable, self-starter with careful attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high traffic environment
  • Learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines in the review of applications without personal bias

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

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.