DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

Application Deadline:  May 16, 2017

The goal of the Department of Energy (DOE) 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 in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. The SCGSR program does not provide additional support for supplies, materials, or travel while conducting the SCGSR research project at the host DOE laboratory during the award period.

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 DOE Office of Science Priority Research Areas identified for the 2017 SCGSR Solicitation 1.
  • 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.

Coordinating Council for Women in History Funding

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1,000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; and may hold this award and others simultaneously.

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


Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history.

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

SPSSI Psychology Research Grants

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is currently offering two grants for psychology-related research with upcoming deadlines.

The Grants-in-Aid Program supports scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. The Committee especially encourages proposals involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions. The applicant must be a member of SPSSI. Applicants may submit only one application per deadline. Graduate student awardees will receive up to $1,000 in funds. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

The Clara Mayo Grant program supports masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Individuals must be SPSSI members and have matriculated in a graduate program in psychology, applied social science, or a related discipline. Up to six grants will be awarded each cycle. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

UW GPSS Officer Elections – Graduate Staff Assistantships

Nomination Deadline:  May 8, 2017

The University of Washington Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) has just opened applications for officer elections. The GPSS, comprising approximately 130 registered Senators from a vast array of programs, is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington. The GPSS officers set the organization’s goals, implement Senate directives, communicate goals and actions to the University and students, and report on progress toward achieving these directives. To that end, the GPSS Officers hold regular meetings of the Senate, a forum for graduate and professional students to voice their concerns and give direction to the GPSS. GPSS officers are accountable for managing a budget of over $500,000 and ensuring GPSS representation on over 70 University committees.

To ensure that all officers have the capacity to complete these responsibilities, each position is compensated for working 19.5 hours a week for the entire year, starting in June. Officers earn a wage equivalent to the salary of a TA or RA, receive graduate appointment health insurance, and their tuition is paid by the GPSS. Due to the significant obligations of the positions, officers may not concurrently hold a TA/RA appointment.
Eligibility:
  • A candidate need not be a current Senator, but must be a full-time graduate or professional student in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • A candidate must intend to maintain their status as a graduate or professional student and be on campus throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
  • A candidate cannot be a member of the Judicial or Elections Committee.
  • A candidate must be able to work for GPSS for 19.5 hours per week during the 2017-2018 academic year, including 8 hours per week in the office (4 hours for the President) between the standard business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • A candidate must be available to attend Senate meetings and other required meetings.
  • A candidate must have attended at least three (3) GPSS Senate or standing committee meetings during the 2016-2017 academic year prior to the Elections Meeting on May 17, 2017. The standing committees include the Executive Committee, the Finance & Budget Committee, and the Judicial Committee. Upcoming meeting dates are available in the GPSS Elections Guide.
  • Incoming students in a one-year graduate or professional program are eligible to run for office, but they must provide either proof of registration or proof of enrollment in the upcoming Summer or Fall term to the Elections Committee Chair.

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

Bill Raskob Foundation Interest-Free Loan Program

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

The Bill Raskob Foundation aids students through educational loans at no interest. In order to qualify, you must be an American citizen, enrolled at an accredited institution for the upcoming school year. At present, the Foundation is not accepting applications from foreign students, US students graduating from a foreign school, for first-year study (undergraduate), medical students (except those funded last year) or correspondence courses.

The Foundation does not award scholarships, grants or gifts. Academic proficiency is a factor of importance, but need is given first consideration. The Board of Trustees also consider demonstrated self-reliance, character, willingness to assume responsibility and capacity for leadership, as evidenced by performance. The amount of aid is dependent upon need. The minimum loan amount is $1,000 and the average loan is for $5,000. Parents (when applicable) are expected to assist an applicant to the full extent of their ability. Applicants applying for aid are expected to demonstrate that they have exhausted the opportunities for assistance in their local community and school.

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

Fall 2017 College of the Environment Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” during Fall Quarter 2017 (9/16/2017-12/15/2017). This is an introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students.

Candidates with environmental science backgrounds are preferred, but candidates from any discipline may apply.

Requirements:

  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student
  • Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
  • Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
  • Previous teaching (TA) experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants should submit:

  1. Current CV/resume
  2. Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
  3. Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary, introductory environmental science course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description.

Send application materials to: Joseph Kobayashi (College of the Environment) at: jkob@uw.edu

Application Timeline: Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, apply by April 21, 2017.

 

Stonewall Community Foundation Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Application Deadline:  May 10, 2017

Established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker, this fund encourages and supports LGBTQ women in their quest for higher education.  The TDRS awards scholarships to students in two categories: 1) graduating high school seniors who plan on attending an accredited college or university; and, 2) already matriculated students in any year of study, including graduate school.  Multiple scholarships between $1,500 and $3,000 will be awarded and are nonrenewable.  The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship is only available to women-identified students.  Applicants must demonstrate their motivation to making a difference in the world and also have a history of academic excellence and community service.

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

UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership Scholarship

Extended Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community. MAP awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contributions from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

To qualify for a MAP scholarship, you must:

  • Be a continuing student in good standing at UW Seattle, UW Bothell or UW Tacoma
  • Be a full-time UW undergraduate, graduate or professional student
  • Have completed at least one quarter at the UW
  • Demonstrate financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid

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

SPSSI Social Issues Dissertation Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Social Issues Dissertation Award, established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research. A first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 will be awarded to the dissertations that best demonstrate scientific excellence and potential application to social problems.

ELIGIBILITY

Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year’s award deadline.  Please note that in the award year an individual or group may only submit one paper to one SPSSI award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) and applicants may not submit to the Dissertation Prize twice.

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

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or anthropology subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000. Grants are non-renewable. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

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