Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field. The Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field (although applications are not restricted to graduate students in environmental studies).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here. To read about a UW graduate student who received this award in 2016, click here.

The Milotte Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:

The Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship Fund provides one-year grants of up to $4,000 to Washington state residents who share the Milottes’ enthusiasm for exploring, chronicling and spreading the magnificence of the wilderness through artistic communication. The scholarship may be used to support any course of post-secondary education, including graduate studies.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Are fascinated by and observe nature, and have expressed their observations in an artistic way that engages the everyday person
  • Have acceptance at a trade school, art school, two-year or four-year college or university for either undergraduate or graduate studies
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have been a resident of the State of Washington for at least 5 years prior to applying

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

Dan David Prize Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017

The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. Registered doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who study at recognized universities throughout the world, and whose research has been approved, are eligible to apply.

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University.

The fields for 2017 are:

  • Past: Archaeology & Natural Sciences
  • Present: Literature
  • Future: Astronomy

The Dan David Prize scholarships are granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

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

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2017

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Basic Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Ph.D. candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2017.
  • It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a Ph.D. candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your Ph.D., you are eligible for the fellowships.
  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application

Award Details

  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $10,500.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the United States.
  • Travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. CAORC abides by all State Department travel restrictions.

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

Graduate Women in Science National Fellowships Program

Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

The GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2017 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research done by GWIS award winners. For the 2016-2017 funding cycle, we distributed approximately $48,000 in fellowships funds to six deserving women scientists.

Fellowship funds may be used for such things as:

  • expendable supplies
  • small equipment to be used by the recipient (not for general use)
  • publication of research findings
  • travel and subsistence while performing field studies
  • travel to another laboratory for collaborative research

Eligibility:

  • Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Career level (e.g. graduate student vs. assistant professor) of the candidate will be taken into consideration when reviewing the proposals.
  • Awards will be made irrespective of race, religion, nationality, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Application for the GWIS Fellowships is offered at no cost to current GWIS members, as a member benefit. For non-members, an application processing fee of $50 is required. Fellowships applicants that are not already GWIS members may join GWIS with a 6-month introductory membership at a discounted rate of $35. Please note that membership approval can take up to 48 hours, so if you want to become a GWIS member, please do so (ideally) at least a week before the Fellowships deadline.
  • Financial need of research funding is a requirement for the application. No project that has already been fully funded will be eligible for the awards. All pending funding sources must be listed in the application and reviewers will consider these when assessing the financial need of the project.

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

Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship

Application deadline:   February 22, 2016   (for summer travel)

The Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Eligibility
In order to apply for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

Selection
Only complete applications received by the application deadline will be considered. A subcommittee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which shall include a personal representative of Mrs. Laura W. Bush, will conduct an initial review of the applications, conduct phone interviews as needed, and provide recommendations to the entire Commission about which candidates are the most qualified to receive the Fellowship. The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded will depend on the quality of applications and the funds available. The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality and feasibility of proposal
  • Quality of essay
  • Apparent dedication to bridging nations, enlarging freedoms, and promoting democracy through one or more of UNESCO’s fields of competence
  • Performance during interview, if applicable

A application round will be held in the fall for winter/spring travel, with applications due in September 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship

Application deadline:   September 28, 2015   (for winter/spring travel)

The Laura W. Bush/UNESCO Travelling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Eligibility
In order to apply for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
  • Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States

Selection
Only complete applications received by the application deadline will be considered. A subcommittee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which shall include a personal representative of Mrs. Laura W. Bush, will conduct an initial review of the applications, conduct phone interviews as needed, and provide recommendations to the entire Commission about which candidates are the most qualified to receive the Fellowship. The number of recipients and exact amount of money awarded will depend on the quality of applications and the funds available. The average fellowship award amount is $2,500.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality and feasibility of proposal
  • Quality of essay
  • Apparent dedication to bridging nations, enlarging freedoms, and promoting democracy through one or more of UNESCO’s fields of competence
  • Performance during interview, if applicable

A second application round will be held for summer travel, with applications due February 22, 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

Research Data Alliance Call for Fellows

Application deadline:   April 16, 2015

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) invites applications for its newly redesigned fellowship program. The program’s goal is to engage early career researchers in the US in Research Data Alliance (RDA), a dynamic and young global organization that seeks to eliminate the technical and social barriers to research data sharing.

The successful Fellow will engage in the RDA through a 12-18 month project under the guidance of a mentor from the RDA community. The project is carried out within the context of an RDA Working Group (WG), Interest Group (IG), or Coordination Group (i.e., Technical Advisory Board), and is expected to have mutual benefit to both Fellow and the group’s goals. Fellows receive a stipend and travel support and must be currently employed or appointed at a US institution.
Fellows have a chance to work on real-world challenges of high importance to RDA, for instance:
  • Engage with social sciences experts to study the human and organizational barriers to technology sharing
  • Apply a WG product to a need in the Fellow’s discipline
  • Develop plan and disseminate RDA research data sharing practices
  • Develop and test adoption strategies
  • Study and recommend strategies to facilitate adoption of outputs from WGs into the broader RDA membership and other organizations
  • Engage with potential adopting organizations and study their practices and needs
  • Develop outreach materials to disseminate information about RDA and its products
  • Adapt and transfer outputs from WGs into the broader RDA membership and other organizations

The program involves one or two summer internships and travel to RDA plenaries during the duration of the fellowship (international and domestic travel). Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend for each summer of the fellowship.  Fellows will be paired with a mentor from the RDA community.  Through the RDA Data Share program, fellows will participate in a cohort building orientation workshop offering training in RDA and data sciences.   This workshop is held at the beginning of the fellowship.  RDA Data Share program coordinators will work with Fellows and mentors to clarify roles and responsibilities at the start of the fellowship.

Criteria for selection: The Fellows engaging in the RDA Data Share program are sought from a variety of backgrounds: communications, social, natural and physical sciences, business, informatics, and computer science. The RDA Data Share program will look for a T-shaped skill set, where early signs of cross discipline competency are combined with evidence of teamwork and communication skills, and a deep competency in one discipline.

Additional criteria include: interest in and commitment to data sharing and open access; demonstrated ability to work in teams and within a limited time framework; and benefit to the applicant’s career trajectory.

Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher education in the United States, and early career researchers at U.S.-based research institutions who graduated with a relevant master’s or PhD and are no more than three years beyond receipt of their degree.  Applications from traditionally underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume/curriculum vitae and a 300-500 word statement that briefly describes their education, interests in data issues, and career goals to datashare-inquiry-l@list.indiana.edu. Candidates are encouraged to browse the RDA website https://rd-alliance.org/ and pages of interest and working groups to identify relevant topics and mutual interests.

Important dates:
April 16, 2015 – Fellowship applications are due
May 1, 2015 – Award notifications
June 18-19, 2015 –  Fellowship begins with the orientation workshop in Bloomington, IN

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Application deadline:   February 20, 2015

In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from 1959–1974, RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. 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. Awardees will be invited to present their research at RFF (and RFF will pay reasonable travel expenses for the trip).

Eligibility
This fellowship supports graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research.  Fellowship applicants for 2015-2016 must expect to complete all requirements for the doctorate by the end of summer 2016.  Applicants must also have completed the preliminary examinations for their doctorate prior to the application deadline.  This requirement will be strictly enforced.
The program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, provided the latter have proper work and residency documentation.

Stipend
The fellowships carry a stipend of $18,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellowship is intended to be a student’s principal source of support.  Therefore, the fellowship stipend will be reduced dollar-for-dollar by the amount of any financial assistance (other than tuition support) from other sources (however, the fellowship will still pay a minimum stipend of $2,000 to awardees whose stipends would otherwise be reduced below that amount). All other financial assistance must be disclosed to RFF.  And it is expected that fellowship recipients will not engage in full-time employment during the period of fellowship tenure.  Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, most, if not all, of this stipend will probably be taxable income.

Application Materials
Graduate students interested in applying should submit the following: (1) a completed application form available; (2) a cover letter; (3) curriculum vitae; (4) a graduate transcript; (5) a one-page abstract of the dissertation; (6) a technical summary of the dissertation not to exceed 2,500 words in length (not including the bibliography); (7) a letter from the department chair or other university official certifying the student’s doctoral candidacy; and (8) two letters of recommendation from faculty members on the student’s dissertation committee. The technical summary should describe clearly the aim of the dissertation, its significance in relation to the existing literature, and the research methods and data to be used. RFF cannot provide written evaluations of proposals.

Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is February 20, 2015.
The cover letter, one-page abstract, technical summary and curriculum vitae must be uploaded with the application form here. Transcripts, certification letters, and reference letters should be sent by email to fisher-award@rff.org with the name of applicant in the subject field. Phone: 202.328.5020. Announcement of the award will be made in April.

For complete details, including application form, see:
http://www.rff.org/About_RFF/Pages/JosephLFisherDoctoralDissertationFellowships.aspx

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Application Deadline:    January 5, 2015  (12 noon, PST)

The UW Graduate School is  pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.   Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.”   The UW Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.

AWARD:  The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.

FIELDS:  Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences (as well as law, medicine, engineering, architecture).   The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY:

Must be in an doctoral or professional degree program at the UW

Must be U.S. citizen

Must have outstanding undergraduate record

Must show financial need

Must have received baccalaureate degree

Must conduct studies and research in the United States

Please note that financial need requirement will be determined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW.  We will only consider students showing in the UW Financial Aid system with need (any level).  If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so immediately if you wish to apply for this fellowship.  Information is here: http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/ (yes, you can file one now, even if you aren’t seeking aid for this year).  If the UW determines you don’t have need based on an initial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) determine whether you can refigure your need requirement, which is definitely possibly through the Office of Student Financial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Liebmann fellowship. 

APPLICATIONS:   full application information and requirements at the website noted below.

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please go to:   http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/liebmann/index.shtml