University of Washington Retirement Association Scholarships & Fellowships in Aging

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

Each year, the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) awards scholarships to UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are doing research or preparing for careers related to aging. UWRA has also endowed a Graduate Fellowship in Aging that is awarded each year by the Graduate School.

UWRA Scholarships in Aging:

Students from a wide variety of disciplines have received these scholarships, which are awarded in Spring quarter each year. This year UWRA will award up to four scholarships of $4,000 each to UW students pursuing aging-related research or careers related to provision of services to older adults.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled UW undergraduate, graduate or professional students with an academic or career emphasis on aging, regardless of major. Applicants should have completed the first year of their programs before applying
  • UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma students are welcome to apply
  • International and HB1079 students are welcome to apply

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

UWRA Fellowship in Aging:

The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship that supports graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the standard PDTA II level (currently $2,572/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state tuition for up to 18 credits (excluding U-PASS and international student fee) in the quarter when the student takes the fellowship. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his/her department.

Eligibility:

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition program (fee-based programs are not eligible) and not in their last year of study. The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter. Students in fee-based programs are not eligible to apply.

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

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Spring 2016+ UW Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Biology of Aging

UPDATED application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The NIH T32 Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant has one post-doctoral opening this Spring.

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for  the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

Enthusiastic, independent postdoctoral researchers will have the opportunity choose from among our 36 faculty of researchers using a broad range of approaches and diverse model systems to study the basic biology of aging.

While applications are considered on a rolling basis, the application cut off date for this Spring is March 7, 2016. The expected start date would be May 1, 2016 and we generally encourage applicants to make their submissions as soon as possible.

Positions open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Other eligibility requirements must be met, please see the application procedures for a full list of eligibility requirements.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.uwaging.org/training-grant/post-doc-openings

Spring 2016+ UW Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in the Biology of Aging

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016
Position start date:   May 1, 2016

Genetic Approaches to Aging Training Grant: Three Pre-doctoral fellowships in the biology of aging available Spring 2016

The goal of our program is to train new independent investigators who will utilize molecular and genetic techniques to investigate the biology of aging. The objective this research is to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the mechanisms responsible for the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging, as well as how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

Before submitting their application, Pre-doctoral students must have chosen a mentor and have started a thesis project on a topic related to the Basic Biology of Aging. Faculty who currently participate in the training program are below via the website link. New faculty can be added if they can sponsor a strong aging related project.

Typically Pre-doctoral trainees are supported for up to 4 years of research, contingent on satisfactory progress. A 5th year of continued pre-doctoral support is subject to a competitive renewal. Please note that the NIH stipulates that pre-doctoral students are eligible for up-to a total of five (5) years support for all Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants and fellowships (T32, T34, T35, F30, F31, F32, and F33). If you have received Prior Kirschstein-NRSA support your eligibility for support on this training grant will be limited to the years remaining to reach the 5 year total.

The UW is a recognized leader in aging research with an extremely rich environment for aging-related science. The School of Medicine is home to one of only five NIH funded Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, as well as NIH Centers of Excellence for research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease and the newly launched Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute (HALo). In the past five years, more than 73 UW Faculty have been awarded individual investigator grants from the National Institute on Aging, totaling more than $123.4 million dollars awarded. These resources have created a strong foundation and have allowed us to make dramatic progress in understanding the basic mechanisms of aging.

Positions open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Other eligibility requirements must be met, please see the application procedures online (http://www.uwaging.org/training-grant/application) for a full list of eligibility requirements.

In scoring applications we take into consideration the qualifications of the applicant and the mentoring environment, as well as how the research specifically relates to the biology of aging. Funding is at standard NIH stipend levels.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

For full application instructions, see: www.uwaging.org/training-grant/application

For more information, see:
Program Overview: www.uwaging.org/training-grant
Training: www.uwaging.org/training-grant/curriculum
Faculty: www.uwaging.org/training-grant/faculty

For questions regarding the application process, contact: Ellen Cravens (cravense at uw dot edu)

 

University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) Scholarships & Fellowships in Aging

UWRA Scholarships in Aging
Application deadline:   January 28, 2016

Up to four $4,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing research or careers related to aging. Scholarship funds will apply to student accounts for spring quarter.

Eligibility:

Open to UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students currently enrolled at any UW campus. Students should have completed the first year of their program by the time they apply.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to working with older adults (paid or volunteer)
  • Academic performance
  • Communication skills
  • Financial need

Requirements:

  • Application, available at
    uw.edu/uwra/scholarships-fellowships-in-aging/
  • Current unofficial UW transcript
  • Current academic year FAFSA on file with UW Office of Student Financial Aid
  • All materials DUE by 3:00 p.m. on January 28, 2016

For more information, contact the UW Retirement Association, retiremt@uw.edu.


UWRA Fellowship in Aging
Application deadline:   TBA, early 2016

The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

Eligibility:

Open to UW graduate students who are currently enrolled and not in their last year of study at the time of application; must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic focus on aging-related concerns or issues
  • Personal commitment to aging-related concerns or issues
  • Academic merit

Requirements:

  • Cover sheet, available at
    http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml
  • Application including academic/research statement, personal statement, curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
  • Current unofficial UW transcript
  • All materials DUE in early 2016 by date posted on website above

For more information, contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, gradappt@uw.edu or see http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml

Winter 2016 RA Position in the UW Northwest Group on Aging

Application deadline:   December 29, 2015

The University of Washington’s School of Nursing Northwest Group on Aging has an outstanding opportunity for a 25% FTE (10 hours per week) Research Assistant (RA) interested in Alzheimer’s research to assist with manuscripts and data summaries.

Qualifications:

  • Currently registered UW doctoral student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Research Assistantship.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to synthesize quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, staff and administration.
  • Ability to use computer software (email, word processing, quantitative software, website editors).
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing presentations, writing reports, and other publishable materials.
  • Must pos­sess excel­lent oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and an abil­ity to work col­lab­o­ra­tively with UW con­stituents at every level
  • Must be highly orga­nized, able to work inde­pen­dently and able  main­tain and safe­guard con­fi­den­tial com­mu­ni­ca­tion and documentation

Desired skills: Knowledge of older adult cognitive impairment and caregiving issues. Additional, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint strongly preferred.

Duration:  January 4, 2016 – March 15, 2016 (Winter Quarter 2016) Exact dates and hours of employment will be arranged between the RA and faculty supervisor.

Applications:  Email Dr. Linda Teri, by Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 5:00 PM, at lteri @ uw.edu with the following files:

  1. An application letter in which you state your academic program, where you are at in your course of study (i.e., when will you be finishing your academic program), and your qualifications and interest in the position
  2. Your resume.

Employment conditions:  Your appointment classifies you as an Academic Student Employee (ASE) and is governed by a contract between the UW and UAW Local 4121: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/preamble.html

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://nursing.uw.edu/admissions/financial-support-blog/ra-position-northwest-group-aging

Public Health & Alzheimer’s Disease Scholarships for Graduate Students

Application deadline:   April 20, 2015

Graduate students in public health schools or programs are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association is making up to five scholarships available to support projects toward a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation on a topic related to cognitive health, cognitive decline, and/or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as a public health issue. The applicant’s public health school or program must be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and the project must relate directly to The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018.

Award recipients will be notified about their award by May 31, 2015. An external, independent review committee will evaluate all applications.

Scholarship recipients will receive:

  • $1,000 scholarship to be awarded in a single payment; the actual award is contingent upon the submission of several additional documents in June 2015.
  • Complimentary registration to the 2015 Alzheimers Association International Conference, July 19-23, in Washington DC ($965 value)
  • An opportunity to present the project to the public health community via an Alzheimer’s Association webinar in 2016
  • Select technical support from the Alzheimer’s Association Public Health Department, such as introductions to experts or connections to local Alzheimer’s Association chapters.

For instructions, FAQs, and more, please access the full announcement at: http://www.alz.org/national/documents/Public-Health-Alz-Scholarships.pdf

Application Submission: http://alzpublichealth.submittable.com/submit

UW Retirement Association (UWRA) Scholarships & Fellowship in Aging

UWRA Scholarships

Application deadline:   February 3, 2015   (3:00 pm PST)

Up to four scholarships of $4,000 each will be awarded to UW students studying toward a career in aging-related research or provision of services to older adults.

Who is eligible:

  • Currently enrolled UW undergraduate, graduate or professional students with a career emphasis on aging, regardless of major
  • UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma students are welcome to apply
  • International students are welcome to apply

What to submit:


UWRA Graduate Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline:   February 6, 2015   (12 noon, PST)

The University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $2,131/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and international student fee). The fellowship must be used in 2015-16 academic year.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition-based program and not in their last year of study. (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.) The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml for further information. Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, gradappt@uw.edu or 206-685-4248.

Spring 2015 UWRA Scholarships

Application deadline:   February 3, 2015   (3:00 pm PST)

Up to four scholarships of $4,000 each will be awarded to UW students studying toward a career in aging-related research or provision of services to older adults.

Who is eligible:

  • Currently enrolled UW undergraduate, graduate or professional students with a career emphasis on aging, regardless of major
  • UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma students are welcome to apply
  • International students are welcome to apply

What to submit:

  • Application (use the ‘Apply’ link at uw.edu/uwra/scholarships-fellowships-in-aging)
  • A 2014-2015 FAFSA must be on file in the Student Financial Aid office

Evaluation criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to paid or volunteer work benefiting older adults
  • Academic performance
  • Communication skills
  • Financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)

Deadline for online receipt of all application materials is 3:00 p.m., Tuesday February 3, 2015.

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The UWRA also sponsors a graduate Fellowship in Aging (application deadline February 6, 2015). Please see http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml for further information or contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards at gradappt@uw.edu

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UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline:   February 6, 2015   (12 noon, PST)

The University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $2,131/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and international student fee). The fellowship must be used in 2015-16 academic year.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition-based program and not in their last year of study. (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.) The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see our website at http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml for further information. Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

The selected recipient(s) will be invited to attend the UWRA luncheon in late April. They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, megray@u.washington.edu or 206-685-4248.

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

Deadline: February 8, 2013, 12 noon (PST)

The University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This one-quarter fellowship will provide a monthly  stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $1761/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee). The fellowship must be used in 2013-14, but the choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his/her department.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition-based program and not in their last year of study. (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.) The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml for further information. Detailed on that page are application requirements and process (statements, letters  of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

The selected recipient(s) will be invited to attend the UWRA luncheon in late April. They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award. Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, gradappt@u.washington.edu or 206-543-7152.