UW Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship

Nomination Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Gatzert Child Welfare fellowship was established in the 1930s by the Bailey and Babette Gatzert foundation for Child Welfare. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, the funds are to be used to promote education for “the better care and treatment of children suffering from defects, either physically or mentally.” The one-quarter fellowship will be awarded to support the writing of a doctoral dissertation in the field of child development with special reference to children with disabilities.

Eligibility

  • Candidate must have achieved doctoral candidate status at the time of nomination
  • Candidate must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 or sooner.
  • Candidate may not have received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School (e.g., GO-MAP, Presidential Dissertation, etc.)
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

Award

  • The awards provide a stipend equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits.

Students must be nominated by their departments. Departments can nominate no more than two students. Eligible programs include:

  • Anthropology
  • Bioengineering
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • Information School
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Genetics
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Urban Design and Planning Group

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

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline:  October 28, 2016

The Fanny & John Hertz Graduate Fellowships support graduate education in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences or mathematics. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools (including the University of Washington) in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the PhD degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. The Foundation generally does not award fellowships to students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study. The Foundation does not support students pursuing advanced professional degrees other than the PhD, such as enrollees in MD, LLD or MBA programs, although they will support the PhD portion of a joint MD/PhD study program.

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

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences

Application deadline:   October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal. The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.

Proposals may request up to $13,000 in Direct Costs and a duration of up to 24 months.

For complete information about this opportunity, see the program solicitation linked from: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application deadline:   June 1, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program is accepting applications for Fall projects beginning September-December.

This program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.

Although students will become familiar with all the  research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx

 

Summer 2016 TA Position in Biology

Application deadline:   May 6, 2016

The Department of Biology has an outstanding opportunity for a Biology Teaching Assistant – Summer 2016. Biology typically hires several non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students. TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels. Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities

Attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors.

For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Requirements

  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
  • Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course, including final exam grading.
  • Must be available to lead labs and sections between 8 am and 7 pm.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see UW Hires Req. # 132330.

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)

 

Spring 2016 TA Positions in the Biology Department

Application deadline:   February 8, 2016

Biology typically hires between one and eight non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students.  TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels.  Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities include: attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors.  For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Requirements:  

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student in good standing and eligible to hold a graduate student assistantship. Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for appointment.
  • Availability for entire appointment time frame 3/28/2016 –  6/10/2016
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
  • Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course.

Application process:

Fill out form available at: http://www.biology.washington.edu/sites/washington.edu.dept/files/pdf/grad/BioTAapp.pdf, and submit electronically to benlw at uw.edu along with current CV, contact information for 2-3 references and proof of appropriate coursework.

For complete information about this opportunity, see UWHires, Req #: 129229

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Application deadline:   February 20, 2016

Resources for the Future (RFF) awards academic fellowships of $18,000 in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation of their research at RFF, for which RFF will pay reasonable travel expenses.

RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences, and proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters.

Eligibility

This fellowship supports graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research. Fellowship applicants for 2016–2017 must expect to complete all requirements for their doctorate by the end of summer 2017. Applicants must also have completed the preliminary examinations for their doctorate prior to the application deadline.
The program is open to both US and non-US citizens, provided that the latter have proper work and residency documentation.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.rff.org/about/joseph-l-fisher-doctoral-dissertation-fellowships

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application deadline:   February 1, 2016

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 education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.

Although students will become familiar with all the  research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx