ICRW Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2017

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award will support will support a first generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, as he or she works on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year. Preference will be given to a student who identifies as a woman.

The Award winner, a Ph.D. graduate student, will receive $8,500 and the student’s dissertation advisor will receive $1,500. The sum awarded to the student may be used to help fund ongoing research and associated education costs. It is expected that the sum should also help fund travel expenses related to the Award for both the student and the advisor, including a presentation from the dissertation when the Award period has concluded.

The student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW’s mission to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty. Our main thematic focus areas include violence, rights and inclusion; women’s economic empowerment; and global health, youth and development.

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

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programs in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Eligibility:

  • The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
  • In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.
  • Applications are accepted only from students who have not yet started their course of study.

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

Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  January 11, 2017

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. The IAF disseminates research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development.

Fellowships provide support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development for between four and 12 months.  The award includes:

  • Round-trip , Fly America Act compliant, economy-class transportation to the field research site from the Fellow’s primary residence, and to additional countries of multi-country projects – up to a maximum of $3,000;
  • A research allowance of up to $3,000, pro-rated monthly;
  • A stipend of $1,500 per month for up to 12 months, partial months are pro-rated;
  • Emergency accident and sickness insurance
  • Attendance (all expenses paid) at a required orientation workshop at IAF’s office in Washington, D.C. (traditionally in October) to meet IAF staff and create synergies between the Fellow’s research and IAF work.
  • Attendance (all expenses paid) at a required “mid-year” Grassroots Development Conference (traditionally in February) to share findings and discuss progress with each other, members of the IAF’s academic review committee and IAF and IIE staff.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. university.
  • The applicant’s research must be related to topics on grassroots development in the region.
  • Successful applicants must have completed all course requirements and qualifying or comprehensive examinations for the doctoral degree before initiating IAF-funded field research. Candidacy is not required at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have U.S. citizenship, or be citizens of an independent Latin American or Caribbean country (except Cuba).
  • Proposals must be for research conducted in independent Latin American or Caribbean countries (except Cuba). Research in Puerto Rico or the Dutch, French and British territories is not eligible.
  • Applicants must speak and read the language(s) appropriate to the research. An evaluation is required for each language. Native speakers must self-evaluate and send the required form.
  • Each applicant must demonstrate at least one planned substantive collaboration during the field research period with a development or applied research institution in the Latin American or Caribbean country of the research. Past affiliations have included grassroots organizations, local government agencies, universities, or a combination. A letter confirming this affiliation is required. If research is proposed in more than one country, each country must have at least one affiliation.
  • Applicants must commit to participating in at least one meeting or event organized by the IAF team in the country or countries of research.
  • Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.
  • Split research periods are generally limited to circumstances where the resources required for the fieldwork are seasonally based.
  • The applicant must demonstrate awareness of the IAF’s program in the country(ies) of his/he research.

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

Women in International Trade (WIIT) Scholarship

Application deadline:   March 15, 2016

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. Scholarships are awarded to one female undergraduate and one female graduate student during each scholarship period.

Applications for the Fall 2016 semester will be accepted until March 15, 2016 and applications for the Spring 2017 semester will be accepted until July 15, 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see: https://wiit.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/WIIT-Scholarship-Program-Form-2016-2017-1.pdf

Reed Foundation Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund

Application deadline:   Ongoing

The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund was established in 1991 in honor of Ruth Schlossberg Landes, Ph.D. (1908–1991) for interdisciplinary research and publications on subjects that were of interest to Dr. Landes during her professional and academic career.

Dr. Landes conducted fieldwork among Afro-Brazilians, African-Americans in the United States of America, and American Indians, including the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Sioux. She worked in Canada, Brazil, England, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and in the U.S.A. Her research topics included, but were not limited to, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion.

Eligibility

Grants are available to scholars and other professionally qualified individuals of recognized merit for work toward a doctoral dissertation, for postdoctoral work, or for independent scholarship. Eligibility is limited to United States citizens and permanent legal residents. Grants are awarded on an objective and non-discriminatory basis and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity.

Awards

Awards range from $10,000 to $60,000 per year, and may be used for research, including field studies, and related expenses, including travel (where appropriate) and living costs over the period covered by the Landes Grant. Senior scholars may request stipends based on their previous year’s salary and professional standing. Applications for multiyear grants will be considered.

Publication subventions are available for work resulting from a Landes Grant. The manuscript must be accepted for publication in order to qualify for consideration. Funds may also be available for the publication or other dissemination of non-print materials, including film, video, and other forms of media generated by research underwritten by a Landes Grant.

There is no application deadline. No grants need be awarded if the applicant pool is not of sufficient quality.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://thereedfoundation.org/landes/grants.html

Fulbright Clinton Fellowship

Campus deadline:   September 9, 2015

Information Session:  August 13, 2015, 2:30 pm (room information will be sent to registrants)
To register:   https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/megray/277316

The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component. To be eligible, one must have a master’s degree by Sept. 1, 2016 or be a currently enrolled doctoral student (as of Sept. 1, 2016).

Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in all public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, the environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications.

Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role. Fellows may be responsible for activities such as policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation; drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence; record keeping and note taking; and general project management. Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships are available to:  African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Ukraine.

The University of Washington application deadline is September 9, 2015; UW alumni are encouraged to apply through the University.

For more information about the program, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-clinton-fellowships

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Sessions

A representative from the Global Scholarship Programs, Institute of International Education (IIE), will be visiting the UW-Seattle Campus to provide information about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders and to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century and beyond. The Schwarzman Scholars Program will support 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities and an indispensable base for the country’s scientific and technological research.

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world.  Selected candidates will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

For those ready to make their mark on the world, the Schwarzman Scholarship Program represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015.  The inaugural class will begin July 2016 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

For more information about the program, see www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Schwarzman Scholars Program Presentation, UW-Seattle Campus
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Presentation Location Time
Faculty and Staff Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/506
171E Mary Gates Hall, UW-Seattle 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Undergraduate and Graduate Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507
107 Fisheries Building, UW-Seattle 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Webinar for institutions and students – PLEASE RSVP
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1656093573849315073
Webinar 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For additional information about this scholarship and others, please contact:
UW Bothel
Erin Hitzemann, ehitzemann@uwb.edu, Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Natalia Dyba, ndyba@uwb.edu, Global Initiatives
UW-Seattle
Mona Pitre-Collins, mpitre@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu, Global Opportunities, UAA
Helene Obradovich, helene@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
UW Tacoma
Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65@uw.edu , Student Fellowships & Awards

Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:   January 20, 2015

IAF’s Fellowships provide support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. Funding is for between four and 12 months.

Benefits:

  • Round-trip economy-class transportation to the field research site from the Fellow’s primary residence (in compliance with the Fly America Act);
  • A research allowance of up to $3,000, pro-rated monthly;
  • A stipend of $1,500 per month for up to 12 months, with partial months pro-rated;
  • Accident and sickness insurance;
  • Attendance at a required “mid-year” Grassroots Development Conference to share findings and discuss progress with each other, members of the IAF’s academic review committee and IAF and IIE staff.

Fellowships are available to currently registered students who have advanced to candidacy (by the time research begins) for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues. Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.

Awards are based on both development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should offer a practical orientation to field-based information. In exceptional cases the IAF will support research reflecting a primary interest in macro questions of politics and economics but only as they relate to the environment of the poor. The Fellowship Program complements IAF’s support for grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and preference for those applicants whose careers or research projects are related to topics of greatest interest to the IAF. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizations promoting grassroots development among poor and disadvantaged peoples;
  • The financial sustainability and independence of development organizations;
  • Trends affecting historically excluded groups, such as African descendants, indigenous peoples, women, LGBT, people with disabilities and young people;
  • Transnational development;
  • The role of corporate social responsibility in grassroots development;
  • The impact of globalization on grassroots development;
  • The impact on the quality of life of the poor of grassroots development activities in such areas as sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, housing, health care, education, urban development, technology transfer, jobs creation, and marketing and small-enterprise development.

Funding is for between four and 12 months. Research during the 2015-2016 cycle must be initiated between June 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

Complete application information and instructions are available at www.iie.org/iaf.

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program Fellowship

Deadline: June 7, 11:59 p.m. EDT

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program is a fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  EMDAP is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the largest private, nonprofit educational and cultural exchange agency in the United States. EMDAP is an opportunity for current students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA and MA programs in international management/ finance/development or international affairs/studies to provide management assistance to various USAID-assisted entities in emerging markets. EMDAP Advisers contribute to development in emerging market countries by using their knowledge of management practices to identify solutions in diverse situations. This contributes to achieving USAID’s objectives abroad – specifically, broad-based economic development.

Benefits: EMDAP Advisers are awarded a grant that includes the following:

  • Monthly living allowance
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Monthly transportation allowance
  • Language training where necessary
  • Health insurance
  • Round-trip airfare from the US to the host country
  • Option to the use of a laptop computer for the duration of their assignment
  • Other allowances that vary from country to country

Features:

  • One-year professional, hands-on work experience in an emerging market
  • The unique opportunity to network with international organizations and NGOs
  • Immersion in an overseas culture for one year
  • Enhance professional opportunities to work with USAID and its implementing partners

Applicants are required to possess:

  • U.S. citizenship
    o Note: Non-US citizens are eligible applicants only if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.
  • Worked a minimum of two – three years in such areas as: project management, marketing, banking, finance, NGO or private sector experience, consulting, etc.
  • Be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a masters degree program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, etc.)
    OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework from an accredited U.S. university program in international management/ finance/development, international affairs/studies or related subject.
  • If not yet graduated, obtain approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and this institution’s endorsement of their candidacy if the student will still be enrolled in their academic institution at the time of the assignment.

June 7: Application deadline. Online applications must be submitted and original documents must be received by IIE by 11.59pm EDT. Please do not contact IIE regarding the status of your application.

Typical assignments run for 12 months from September through September of the following year.

For more information: http://www.iie.org/Programs/EMDAP/Apply

Research Assistant, Global Impact Study (Spring 2013)

Deadline: Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications who apply before March 31, 2013

Location: The Information School, UWRoosevelt Commons
Position Title: Research Assistant, Global Impact Study
Start Date: April 1, 2013, or as soon as possible
End Date: June 15, 2013, possible extension into summer quarter.

This position will average 20 hours per week.

Position Description: The University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a research assistant to contribute to the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies.

Duties include:

  • Synthesizing research findings into written summaries, visualizations such as infographics, and other research outputs
  • Support communications and dissemination activities for the Global Impact Study
  • Preparing research materials, such as reports and research briefs, for web publication and release (including formatting and/or editing, depending on skills)
  • Tracking metrics of communications activities, such as social media data and website analytics and reporting on them for internal use
  • Supporting TASCHA staff and researchers in research communications as needed

Requirements
The successful applicants will have some experience with all or most of the following criteria:

  • Exceptionally strong oral and written professional communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and positive work practices (i.e., take initiative, flexible with shifting priorities, meeting deadlines, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team)
  • Ability to plan and carry out tasks with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience in graphic design for print and web and/or infographic design

Desired qualifications
The successful applicants will complement the basic analytic skills with some of the following:

  • Experience writing concise content and/or creating graphic visualizations based on research findings and data;
  • Familiarity with social science research;
  • Website or database development and maintenance skills; and
  • Interest in or experience with information and communications technologies (ICT) and international development (ICT4D).

Qualified students with an interest in the impact of public access technology and international development, and who are enrolled in the Information School, HCDE, Communications, or similar are encouraged to apply. Students from other departments with sufficient qualifications will also be considered for this position.

Academic Student Employees (ASE) will be compensated at the union regulated rate with a partial tuition waiver and benefits. Percentage of tuition waived depends upon the academic program the applicant is enrolled. ASEs must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits per quarter (2 credits during summer) to be eligible. Questions regarding compensation should be directed to iSchool HR at iapply@uw.edu.

To apply

  1. Please include a cover letter briefly describing your skills and experiences relevant to this type of work in one page or less.
  2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.
  3. Attach a copy of your most recent complete transcript for the academic program(s) you are currently pursuing (does not have to be official; PDF format will be accepted).
  4. Attach no more than 7 samples in PDF format or provide a link to your web portfolio of your very best non-academic written content and/or graphic design and/or infographic design projects.

Please submit all application materials via iCareers and search for job # 509. Non-Information School students can apply through HuskyJobs; search for job # 68871. All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date.