National Geographic Early Career Grant

Application Deadline:  October 25, 2017

The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.

National Geographic welcomes applications from around the world, and specifically encourages applicants from outside the United States to apply. Applicants planning to work outside of their home country should include at least one local collaborator on their team. The Committee will not usually consider applications that support strictly laboratory or collections work. Grants are awarded on the basis of merit and exist independent of the Society’s other divisions.

Early Career Grant applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission. Applicants must not yet hold a Ph.D., an equivalent degree, or equivalent work experience to qualify for an Early Career Grant.

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

 

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National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  October 5, 2017

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This year, up to 35 fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility

  • Basic selection criteria are as follows:
    • Importance of the research question to education
    • Quality of the research approach and feasibility of the work plan
    • Applicant’s future potential as a researcher and interest in educational research
  • Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
  • Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2018 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd/Spencer funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods; however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.

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

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  October 23-27, 2017

  • October 23, 2017 – Geosciences; Life Sciences
  • October 24, 2017 – Computer and Information Science; Engineering; Materials Research
  • October 26, 2017 – Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning
  • October 27, 2017 – Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (at UW, the remainder is covered by the Graduate School), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by the fall after the application is submitted
  • have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) by August 1 of the year the application is submitted, or meet the criteria for the extenuating circumstance described in Section IV of the Program Solicitation.
  • meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here. UW’s Office of Fellowships & Awards provides further information about this award here, and offers application advising and application support for this opportunity.

American Educational Research Association Dissertation & Research Grants

Application deadline:   August 31, 2017

The American Education Research Association’s grants program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.

Grants are available for both dissertation research and for post-doctoral research projects. Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and are non-renewable. Awards for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2-­year projects.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution (for Dissertation Grants) or working at a U.S. institution (for Research Grants). Applicants for Dissertation Grants must be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Applicants for Research Grants must have received a doctoral degree.

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

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Fall Projects

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

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 public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

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

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project

Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The UW Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) position for the appointment period of 9/18 /17 – 6/15/18.

The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the UW with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations locally and around the state.  Through the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while addressing inequities in public education.

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA), preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives that focus on organizing credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars, implementing racial equity concepts throughout our programming, and helping with other Pipeline Project educational initiatives. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the GSA commitment for two academic years.

The primary responsibilities of the UW Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate 10-15 quarterly EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline seminars where undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or community organization. Take a lead in implementing a comprehensive set of racial equity concepts throughout all seminars.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars and support them in implementing race and equity goals.
  • Oversee all logistics for the seminars via the Pipeline website, Canvas pages, the UW Time Schedule.
  • Advise and support undergraduate students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate an Inner Pipeline seminar (topics to be arranged with Pipeline staff).

Requirements:

  • Be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment, preferably in the College of Education.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in higher education academic student services, or K-12 youth educational work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, social media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 18, 2017 – June 15, 2018.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and 5pm)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter describing why you believe you are an excellent candidate for the position
  • A diversity statement describing your experience engaging and working with diverse communities, particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer, or civic work. Please also address efforts you have made or been involved with to foster cultural responsiveness and racial equity.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please upload application documents here: https://tinyurl.com/UWPipelineGSA. Please contact Christine Stickler, 206-616-9564, castick@uw.edu, with questions about this opportunity.

Doi Doctoral Student Research Fund for UW College of Education Dissertations

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

Former Dean James Doi established the Doi Research Fund to help defray unusual costs associated with the completion of especially worthy doctoral student dissertations in the College of Education. It was the intent of Dean Doi to help with “unusual” costs not typical of most dissertations.  For example, the award might be used to help pay for mailing costs associated with an extensive survey, but not for ordinary correspondence; the costs of leasing or purchasing unusual equipment, but not for purchasing a general use computer; the costs of professional transcription of extensive interviews, but not to pay for simple editing services to prepare the final dissertation. No present limits are placed on the potential amount of an award, but limits on the resources provided by the fund established by Dean Doi and the anticipated number of awards each year usually result in individual awards of a few hundred dollars, rather than thousands of dollars.  A student may request an award of any amount, but the final award might be for some smaller amount.  Students are asked to request support only for activities or items that cannot be adequately supported through other means.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here (UW NetID required).

UW Population Health Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards

Application Deadline:  April 28, 2017

The University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative is offering Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards of up to $1,500 to further students’ academic, research, or professional goals as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. The application period for this round of funding opens on April 10, 2017 and closes on Friday, April 28, 2017.

These awards are open to graduate students on all three campuses who:

  1. Are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  2. Have been accepted to present a population health-related paper, poster, or exhibit, or to serve as an invited speaker, at a conference, symposium, or other professional and academic meeting. Students in the arts may request funding for invited performances or installations.

The Initiative views population health as a broad concept encompassing not only the elimination of diseases and injuries, but also the intersecting and overlapping factors that influence health. These influencing factors include the environment, education, mobility, policy and governance, poverty, racism, infrastructure, access to technology, urban planning and many more.

In order to apply, an applicant must be nominated by a faculty member. Once nominated, applicants will receive an email with a link to their portion of the application.

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

UW Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Marcy Migdal Fund supports exceptional students engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world, and helping them succeed in their education. The Marcy Migdal Fund provides two awards of $1,000 per academic year.

Marcy Migdal was known throughout Washington State as a leading educator in the field of multicultural education and for her passionate commitment to social justice and advocacy for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is the intent of this endowment that Marcy’s selfless dedication and activist spirit live on in this award. Scholarships will be awarded based on the adherence of the proposed activities to the priorities of the Marcy Migdal Fund.

All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) are eligible to apply. Applicants must: be current UW students in good academic standing; complete the application process prior to the published deadline; and at the completion of the project write a short report on their project and how the funds were used. Recipients must be enrolled at UW during the quarter the award is received.

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

Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

The Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship is for graduate students who live in King County and are working towards a degree in a “helping profession.” A helping profession is defined as: a profession addressing problems in a person’s physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being, including medicine, psychology, social work, education or ministry. It could also include a degree in non-profit management.
The fund awards three scholarships of $7,500. Although all graduate students living in King County may apply, priority is given to graduates of a Renton high school.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.