Summer Quarter Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants

Application deadline:   rolling (early) & August 1 (regular), 2016

Applications are now open for the Summer Quarter round of GPSS Travel Grant funding. Eligible conference dates for this round are: July 15 – November 4, 2016

Overview

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive awards up to $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

Eligibility

UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation.  Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For more information about this opportunity, including application materials and future funding rounds, see:
http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/services/funding/travel-grants

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Spring Quarter Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants

Application deadline:   March 28 (early) & April 22 (regular), 2016

Applications are now open for the Spring Quarter round of GPSS Travel Grant funding. Eligible conference dates for this round are: April 9 – August 31, 2016

Overview

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive awards up to $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

Eligibility

UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation.  Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For more information about this opportunity, including application materials and future funding rounds, see:
http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/services/funding/travel-grants

Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship

Application deadline:   February 22, 2016   (for summer travel)

The Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Eligibility
In order to apply for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

Selection
Only complete applications received by the application deadline will be considered. A subcommittee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which shall include a personal representative of Mrs. Laura W. Bush, will conduct an initial review of the applications, conduct phone interviews as needed, and provide recommendations to the entire Commission about which candidates are the most qualified to receive the Fellowship. The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded will depend on the quality of applications and the funds available. The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality and feasibility of proposal
  • Quality of essay
  • Apparent dedication to bridging nations, enlarging freedoms, and promoting democracy through one or more of UNESCO’s fields of competence
  • Performance during interview, if applicable

A application round will be held in the fall for winter/spring travel, with applications due in September 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

Winter Quarter Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants

Application deadline:   January 4 (early) & 29 (regular), 2016

Applications are now open for the Winter Quarter round of GPSS Travel Grant funding. Eligible conference dates for this round are: January 16, 2016 – April 29, 2016

Overview

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive awards up to $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

Eligibility

UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation.  Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For more information about this opportunity, including application materials and future funding rounds, see:
http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/services/funding/travel-grants

2015 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair

Event date:   October 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair — held in the Mary Gates Hall Commons — is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.

For details about this event, see:
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Application deadline:   November 1, 2015

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found at http://pdsoros.org/competition/eligible.cfm

Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s programs, or online degrees.

Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $35,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years.

New Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.

Competition details:

  • The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc.
  • The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or California in late-January or early-February of 2016. The Fellowship program will cover travel and accommodation.
  • The 30 Fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be notified in March of 2016. They will begin to receive stipend and tuition support from the program in the fall of 2016. If a Fellow is in the second-to-last year of their graduate program in the spring of 2016, when the new class of Fellows is announced, the Fellowship may approve special requests, under certain circumstances, to retroactively activate the Fellowship in order to cover that term.
  • The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
  • Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply in subsequent years if they are still eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://pdsoros.org/

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline:   October 15, 2015

The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.

The objectives of the LUL Foundation are to:

  • Award scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to scholars pursuing academic excellence in higher education
  • Fund community programs and student organizations dedicated to the civic empowerment in the Latino community

Educational scholarships are awarded to scholars ranging from $500 to $1000.

Eligibility

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate four-year college, and graduate students who meet the following criteria and abide by the following requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. Cumulative GPAs below 2.80 do not qualify for a scholarship
  2. Currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible Degrees: all Bachelor degrees and Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy.
  3. Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
  4. Must reside in the United States.

Required Documentation

  1. Official university-issued academic transcript(s) required and included in application. Graduate students are required to submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
  2. Letter of recommendation from university administrator/faculty or community leader demonstrating student leadership and commitment to civic service. (200-350 words)

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://www.lulf.org/apply/

Fall Quarter Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Travel Grants

Application deadline:   October 23, 2015

Applications are now open for the Fall Quarter round of GPSS Travel Grant funding. Eligible conference dates for this round are: November 7, 2015 – February 5, 2016

Overview

In an effort to help improve graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington, the GPSS Travel Grants Program contributes funds to qualifying individuals’ travel expenses for active conference participation in the US and abroad. This is done in an effort to facilitate and promote the intellectual and professional development of graduate and professional students at the University of Washington, but also to encourage mutually beneficial interaction among students and GPSS senators. GPSS travel grants further contribute to the strengthening of the University and its increased prominence in the greater scholarly community through the broadening of students’ personal and academic development through exposure to the work of others elsewhere. Students whose conference participation might otherwise be unfunded, have strong academic credentials and are making fair progress towards their respective degrees are encouraged to apply. Recipients will receive awards up to $300 for domestic conferences and $500 for international conferences.

Eligibility

UW (Seattle) graduate and professional students enrolled and in good standing may apply for this travel grant. Active participation (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.) at an academic conference is required and proof of acceptance is required with this application. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered.

Students may apply for this grant up to one term before participating in the conference event, during the term of participation.  Students may not apply for funding if their conference/event will occur before the quarter deadline. Only one application per conference event/presentation is permitted, however. Though students may apply only once per conference event, one may apply many times as they like during their UW student career for different events/presentations. One may only receive GPSS travel funding once every three years (with a maximum of two awards during one’s UW student career).

For more information about this opportunity, including application materials and future funding rounds, see:
http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/services/funding/travel-grants

German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD)

Campus application deadlines (for UW students):
October 20, 2015   (for those applicants who wish to be considered for priority standing)
October 28, 2015   (for those applicants who do not wish to be considered for priority standing)
October 31, 2015   (for applicants in fine arts, architecture, music, and dance)

UW students must apply for this opportunity through the Office of Fellowships, Assistantships, & Awards (G-1 Communications Building, UW-Seattle campus): http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master’s degree program at a German university or for a study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.

For more information about this opportunity, see: https://www.daad.org/scholarship

Winter 2016 RA Position in University Honors Program Admissions

Application deadline:   October 9, 2015

The University Honors Program is an innovative space and collaborative community engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary exploration. Students can pursue Honors as a general education track, as an in-depth program within their majors, or as a combination of the two. They may apply as new freshmen, at the end of their first year, or once they’ve selected a major. We prepare our students to ask and answer bold questions about the challenges facing our ever-changing world. Our students participate in small classes with faculty from across campus and work across the university, challenging themselves and each other to take intellectual risks and commit to conscious global citizenship.

The University Honors Program has an outstanding opportunity for Undergraduate Honors Admissions Review Readers. We are seeking graduate students for graduate student service appointments during Winter Quarter 2016. These positions offer a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate freshmen applications to the Honors Program for admittance Autumn Quarter 2016. Multiple positions available!

Responsibilities:

Readers will assess freshman Honors Program applications using a combination of personal and academic factors. Applications are assessed separately by multiple readers, and final admission decisions are made by Honors Program staff based on a holistic assessment rubric.

Dates of Employment:

December 16, 2015 – March 15, 2016. Candidates must be available for one three-hour weekday training sometime during December 16-18 and will begin reviewing applications that week.

Hours:

Approximately 20 hours per week, half of which must be completed in the Honors Program office during set Honors Admission reading sessions between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays (exact dates/time TBD). The other half may be flexible hours, to be completed remotely via an online reading system.

Requirements:

  • Must be formally enrolled in a tuition-based program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2016.
  • Students enrolled in fee-based or self-sustaining graduate programs are ineligible to apply.
  • Ability to: read and evaluate applications, considering both academic and personal factors; learn quickly and apply complex assessment guidelines; apply assessment principles without personal bias; read rapidly and accurately and work independently for hours at a time; be sensitive to diversity/multicultural issues and educational disadvantage. Must be able to read at least 100 applications per week.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:

  • Previous participation or direct affiliation with the UW Honors Program or other undergraduate honors programs, demonstrating a practical understanding of the program’s mission and values.

Condition of Employment:

In addition to a resume, and in lieu of a traditional cover letter, applicants must submit a letter addressing the following questions in 450 words or less:

  • Question 1: Your assignment is to select a strong, engaged, and diverse class of freshmen for the University of Washington Honors Program. What is the meaning of “strong, engaged, and diverse?” What academic and personal factors would you choose to consider in reviewing applications and why?
  • Question 2: How will you objectively evaluate an applicant whose views conflict with yours? Please give an example to illustrate your decision-making process.

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

For complete information about this opportunity, see UW Hires Req. #124978