UW Campus Sustainability Fund Project Funding

Letter of Intent Deadline:  March 27, 2017

Full Project Proposal Deadline:  April 24, 2017

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) grew out of a vision of the student body to have a more substantive engagement with the University of Washington’s sustainability efforts. Its mission is to create a sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious university culture by funding student-led projects that lesson the university’s environmental impact.

Project Criteria:

  1. Environmental Impact: Projects must reduce the University’s environmental impact and/or create a more sustainable campus. The Fund will prioritize projects with measurable impact on, but not limited to, the following: carbon emissions, energy use, water use, waste, living systems and biodiversity, and pollutants and toxins.
  2. Student Leadership & Involvement: Projects that demonstrate a substantial degree of student leadership or student involvement will be prioritized.
  3. Education, Outreach, & Behavior Change: Projects must include educational and outreach components that help cultivate an aware and engaged campus community.
  4. Feasibility, Accountability, & Sustainability: Applicants must demonstrate that they have or can attain the technical knowledge, necessary approvals, and project management skills to complete projects successfully. The Fund encourages the use of a faculty or staff mentor, appropriate department support, and/or a line item in the budget for project management.  CSF monies must be used in a socially responsible manner—to be determined by the Committee.  Projects requiring ongoing maintenance or staffing not funded by the CSF should demonstrate a plan to meet long-term needs.

Applicants must be UW Seattle student with an official UW academic or administrative department sponsor, UW Seattle faculty, staff, or Registered Student Organization.


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



BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (including Maryland and Virginia). Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated no more than 10 months from the application deadline). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity and applicants must therefore demonstrate financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington, and the Foundation will informally connect the scholar with others that we feel would be useful contacts outside for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

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

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs

Application Deadline:  March 22, 2017

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media. ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Eligible applicants:

  1. Possess US citizenship or permanent resident status;
  2. Have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017; and
  3. Have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

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

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 21, 2017

The mission of the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is to increase American Muslim representation in media, politics and government. For the last 8 years, ISF has awarded 221 scholarships and grants. In 2016, it awarded $183,500 divided across 58 awards.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Muslim or active members of the Muslim community
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2017 in either an undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate program
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Majoring in an ISF-supported major or degree program related to film, media, journalism, writing, law, political science, public administration, international studies, history, sociology, or religious studies (the complete list of eligible fields is available here)

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


DataONE Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates. Interns undertake a 9 week program of work centered around one of the designated projects. Each intern will be paired with one primary mentor and, in some cases, secondary and tertiary mentors. Interns need not necessarily be at the same location or institution as their mentor(s).

The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their degree within the past five years. Given the broad range of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds or field of study. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, must be currently enrolled or employed at a U.S. university or other research institution and must currently reside in, and be eligible to work in, the United States. Interns are expected to be available approximately 40 hours/week during the internship period (noted above) with significant availability during the normal business hours. Interns from previous years are eligible to participate.

Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 for participation, paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion of the program). In addition, required travel expenses will be borne by DataONE.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply and descriptions of the 2017 projects, click here.

Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Phillips Exeter Academy seeks to support the academic and career development of doctoral students, and promote diversity and lively intellectual exchange on its campus by offering a Dissertation Year Fellowship that will support PhD candidates in the completion stage of their dissertation.

This one year assignment will provide a $14,310 stipend (current year’s amount), research and travel funds of up to $1,000, room & board, benefits, access to our facilities and resources, as well as professional development opportunities. Dissertation fellows are welcome to participate in most aspects of school life, and to share their work/research with the community during their residency. Fellows do not have prescribed duties during the residency, and shall not have any other full- or part-time job.

The fellowship is open to all disciplines. Candidates who are interested in potentially teaching in an independent school setting, and who are underrepresented in higher education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

Spring 2017 Research Assistant Position at the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

Application Deadline:  February 24, 2017

The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in an ongoing evaluation and research project to assess the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PNW LSAMP), funded by the National Science Foundation. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers.


  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include coordinating with participating institutions, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including querying institutional data from the UW, creating and distributing surveys, compiling data from all participating institutions;
  • Work collaboratively with CERSE staff on related projects as needed;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CERSE;

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (e.g., SPSS, SQL)
  • Comfort with a high degree of self-direction;
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The position is for Spring quarter of 2017 and includes standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission. Upon satisfactory review, the position may be extended for additional quarters.

To apply, email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by February 24th to clm16@uw.edu (Cara Margherio, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity).


William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during Summer 2017.

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

Armenian Students’ Association Scholarships

Application Deadline:

The Armenian Students’ Association offers a variety of scholarships for college and graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

In order to be eligible, applicants:

  • Must be of Armenian descent.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2017 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full-time student in the Fall 2017.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.

For a list of scholarships offered, click here.  For complete information about application procedures, click here.

UW Global Health Fieldwork Fellowships

Common application deadline:   March 15, 2017

The Department of Global Health Fellowships provide financial assistance to graduate students, professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health. The Department of Global Health Fellowships are managed by the Global Health Resource Center.

Fellowship opportunities include:

  • Warren George Povey Health Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

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