Schwarzman Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  September 28, 2017

The Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. The program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Scholarships will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree:  Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2018 before orientation begins.
  • Age Requirement:  Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
  • English language proficiency:  Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.  The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher

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


Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The 2018 session will begin on January 16 and conclude on April 6, 2018. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $9,000. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields. 

The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold one of the following visas:

– F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training)
– F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training)
– J-2 dependents
– J-1 students using academic training
– J-1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
– DACA recipients
– Adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes

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

UW Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Nomination Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation award is intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and social professions in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations. The 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship is a one-quarter award established with support of the University President. The purpose of these awards is to relieve graduate students of their teaching duties or other employment not directly related to the dissertation in order to devote their full time to writing the dissertation.

This is a one-quarter award. The award provides a stipend equivalent that of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 per month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits. The award must be used during the 2017-18 academic year (summer 2017 through spring 2018). The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her supervisory committee chair.


  • The student must have passed the General Examination and attained candidate status by the time of nomination and
  • The student must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 or sooner.
  • The student must be in a tuition-based program; students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
  • The student may not have received another dissertation award from the Graduate School (e.g., Gatzert, GO-MAP)

Interested students must be nominated by their department, and departments can nominate no more than two students. For complete information about this opportunity, including details of the nomination process and a list of eligible departments, click here.

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2017

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 20 scholarships of $3,750 to ethnically diverse minority graduate students in 2017. Students must be attending accredited institutions in the U.S. and focusing on the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Detroit where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited institution within the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Must pursue a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2017
  • If chosen, the applicant must attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

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

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association’s Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to help current and future JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge in order to prepare or advance their career at a JCC. Graduate students pursuing their first degree in a subject area that would enrich the work of the JCC Movement are encouraged to apply! Graduate courses must be taken at an accredited university in North America.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 10, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs:

  • Architecture
  • Computer/information sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics/statistics

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

  • Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only
  • Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only
  • Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only

Applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have achieved high standards of academic excellence and show promise of distinction in their respective fields. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master’s or first professional degree.

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

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline:   May 10, 2016

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s (WSBPW) Foundation transforms workplaces by strengthening the capacity of organizations and businesses to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women.

WSBPW offers several scholarships, including scholarships for women age 30+; single women with children; women pursuing careers in journalism, communication, horticulture, or business; minority women veterans; and women who are residents of South King County. Scholarships range from $250 to $1,000.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Woman student and a U.S. citizen
  • Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant
  • A resident of Washington State for one or more years
  • Officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State or enrolled in an “online” accredited program accepted as a Washington State Education institution
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Submit an official transcript of grades (copy accepted)

For complete information about these opportunities, see:

Blakemore Freeman Language Fellowships

Application deadline:   December 30, 2015

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.

An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

Blakemore Refresher Grants provide individuals in mid-career an opportunity to refresh their advanced Asian language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:

2015-2016 GSA Position in the Office of Research Information Services

Application deadline:   September 22, 2015

Notification deadline: October 2, 2015
Acceptance deadline: October 6, 2015

The Office of Research Information Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant to document and support strategic plans and initiatives created by the Director and Associate Directors for the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS).

General Duties/Description:
Department: Office of Research Information Services, Office of Research
Job Location: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE

The Office of Research Information Services (ORIS) is a unique business value delivery team within University of Washington’s Office of Research. ORIS designs, develops, integrates and manages electronic business solutions that help to reduce administrative burden to researchers and improve research productivity. ORIS’ Vision is to leverage technology, data, information and collaboration in an innovative environment to support unmatched research capabilities at the University of Washington, while furthering the research enterprise through national partnerships.

The Office of Research Information Services has an opportunity for a UW graduate student that has education and/or experience in the area of organizational strategy to serve as a Graduate Staff Assistant for the 2015/2016 academic year starting in September. As directed by the Director and the Associate Directors, the Graduate Staff Assistant will carry out tasks to support key organizational initiatives that support the long term strategy in ORIS.

Duties Include:

  • Create documentation of initiatives and plans supporting ORIS which have been developed by ORIS leadership
  • Manage a list of strategic concepts, plans, and strategies generated by the Director and Associate Directors in ORIS
  • Organize notes and artifacts from meetings, retreats, and other materials to produce documentation of current and desired state of the organization


  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Ability to distill information and documentation, with an emphasis in business writing
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to organize and assemble information from a variety of sources
  • Proficient with Microsoft office and Google Drive/Docs
  • Capable of working independently
  • Reliable

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


  • Pursuing a MBA or MPA degree with an emphasis in business strategy or organizational development
  • Experience writing and formatting concise issue summaries
  • Experience writing executive summaries
  • Experience conducting current to future state analysis, with emphasis on organizational change

Conditions of Employment:

Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during each of autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Applicants in state-funded programs will be eligible for the standard tuition waiver if these conditions are met. Applicants in fee-based programs are eligible for quarterly payments towards their course fees that are equivalent to Graduate Tier 1 resident full-time tuition. Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

Salary information:

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: UW/UAW Contract Preamble (

Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application information, see UW Hires, Req # 124511

Fall 2015 RA Position in the Evans School

Application Deadline:   September 10, 2015

General Duties/Description:

The Evans Policy Analysis and Research (EPAR) group in the Evan School of Public Policy and Governance would like to hire a Research Assistant (RA) to work on a review of trends in identity and authentication technology and how these trends may relate to increasing financial inclusion of populations that are unbanked.

The RA will work 20-30 hours/week under the supervision of EPAR staff and Dr. John H. Clippinger of the MIT Media Lab. The RA will be asked to support an in-depth review of literature on research and technology supporting identification and authentication over the past several years, and to contribute to summarizing and illustrating trends in this field. Interested candidates must be available to work for a minimum of four weeks on this project.


  • Excellent research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills 
  • Familiarity with identity and authentication technology and technical language strongly desired, including familiarity with mobile platforms and component technologies, encryption, block chains, and biometrics and behavior metrics 
  • Ability to access, synthesize, display, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data 
  • Strong self-direction and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects 
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines, as well as flexibility to coordinate with other team members and engage in collaborative work 

How to Apply:

Please include in your cover letter the following information:

  1. Your qualifications for the position; background or interest in identification technology and financial inclusion; and description of any relevant project or work examples.  
  2. The names, email and telephone contact information of two references who can attest to your research, writing, and analytic skills. 

The deadline for applications is September 10, but earlier submissions may be given expedited consideration.

Inquiries about the EPAR opportunity and job duties can be directed to Pierre Biscaye at:


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:

For complete information about this opportunity, see UWHires Req # 124344