UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) Graduate Student Travel Grants

Application deadline:   November 7, 2015

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) will award a limited number of grants for graduate students working with CSSS affiliated faculty to assist in presenting research and attending workshops or courses.  Under extraordinary circumstances, undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers may also be supported with an award.  Travel between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 is eligible for support.

The purpose of the awards is to support travel that will advance the long-term goals of CSSS:  promoting research in social statistics and quantitative methods in the social sciences, and collaborative research between social scientists and statisticians.  Applications will be evaluated by the CSSS Executive Committee; priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate sophisticated use of statistical methodology and promise to have significant substantive impact.  Among high priority proposals, preference will be given to students for whom other sources of support are not available, and who have not received CSSS funding in the past.  Successful applicants should acknowledge the support of CSSS in the course of any presentations, and may be asked to participate in CSSS poster or presentation sessions subsequent to their travel.   Questions should be directed to csss@uw.edu.

Application

CSSS uses an online application, which can be found at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/lmw5/281814 . The application will include:

1.       Name of Sponsoring Faculty Member (CSSS core or affiliate faculty)

2.       Name, department, and year in program of presenter or participant

3.       Name, location, and dates of meeting or course

4.       Full citation of paper/poster (including all authors)

5.       Availability of other funding sources

6.       Estimated Budget **

7.       A short abstract that explains how the proposed travel contributes to the CSSS mission of advancing research in social statistics and quantitative methods in the social sciences 8. Prior CSSS funding history

You must have a UW NetID in order to access the application.  Upon receipt of the application, your Faculty Sponsor will be notified and asked to verify your submission.

** Fine Print: Funds may be used to cover hotel, airfare and transportation (mileage/taxi) at state contract rates, plus conference registration fees, up to a maximum of $1000.

One month after travel concludes, we require a short report describing how the grant was used and how the funded travel advanced the goals of the recipient and of CSSS. The report should be mailed to CSSS, Box 354320, Attn: Lisa Wormke or emailed to csss@uw.edu

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

Conference Scholarship: Association of College and Research Libraries

Deadline: November 9

Purpose

To provide opportunities for library school students to participate in an ACRL professional development experience and to learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries.

Award

Ten scholarships will be awarded. Each will include complimentary registration (a $100 value), and $600 stipend to attend the ACRL 2013 conference, April 10 – 13, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. The total value of each scholarship is $700.

Eligibility Criteria – Scholarship applicants must be:

  • Enrolled full-time at an ALA-accredited institution (full-time status as defined by your institution)
  • Recommended by one of the following: the library school dean, director, advisor or professor

Application Process

  • Obtain a recommendation from their dean/director/advisor/professor in electronic form that can be cut and pasted into the application (not to exceed 300 words).
  • Complete the online Library School Student Scholarship Application. The application includes a brief summary of the applicant’s progress towards their degree as well as a description of how attendance at the ACRL conference will support their long-term goals (not to exceed 300 words).

Deadline for Submission

The application deadline is Friday, November 9, 2012 (11:59 p.m. Central).

Selection Criteria

The award committee consists of members of the ACRL Conference Scholarship Committee. The committee will strive to achieve both diversity and balance among scholarship recipients based on the following factors:

  • Responses to open-ended questions on the application form
  • Dean/director/advisor/professor recommendation
  • Educational experience, background and geographical diversity

In awarding the scholarships, special attention will be given to students from diverse backgrounds. Preference will be given to students who are current members of ALA and ACRL. Preference will also be given to individuals who have not previously been awarded an ACRL scholarship. Individuals may only receive one ACRL scholarship per professional development event.

For a full description, and to apply: http://conference.acrl.org/student-scholarships-pages-254.php

Federal Librarians Scholarship and Conference Award Opportunities

Deadline: April 16, 2012

The Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Applicants must be full or part-time students at the time of application. Students nominate themselves for this award and a letter of reference from a Federal librarian, a library school professor, etc. may be emailed to the Awards Committee in support of an application.

The Federal Librarians Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal Library. The student will receive an award of $1,000 for annual conference registration fee, transportation, and other expenses related to attendance at the next ALA Annual Meeting. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Applicants must be full or part-time students at the time of application. Students nominate themselves for this award and a letter of reference from a Federal librarian, a library school professor, etc. may be sent to the Awards Committee Chair in support of an application.

For more information and to access the self-nomination form, visit: http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives/awards.

Federal Librarians Scholarships (2)

  • The Federal Librarians Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal Library. The student will receive an award of $1,000 to support attendance at the next ALA Annual Meeting. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Students nominate themselves for this award and must provide a letter of reference.
  • The Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Students nominate themselves for this award must provide a letter of reference.

For more information about FAFLRT awards and/or to complete an online nominations form, visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/faflrt/initiatives/awards/index.cfm