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.

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American Educational Research Association (AERA) Dissertation Grants Program

Application deadline:   August 25, 2016

AERA Dissertation 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), 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.

Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Applicants should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage.

Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and are non-renewable.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/tabid/10242/Default.aspx

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and Educational Testing Services Outstanding Dissertations Competition

Application deadline:   August 12, 2016

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to announce the Outstanding Dissertations Competition . AAHHE and ETS recognize the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles.

The first place winner of the Outstanding Dissertations Competition will receive an award in the amount of $1,000. The second place winner will receive an award of $500. The third place winner will receive an award of $250. All of these winners will also be invited and sponsored to attend the 2017 AAHHE National Conference in Irvine, California to present their dissertations. In addition, one of the winners will be invited to ETS corporate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to present their dissertation.

Eligibility

The competition is open to anyone who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences, broadly defined, between December 2014 and August 1, 2016. Additionally, the research needs to have application to the greater Hispanic community.

Dissertations are eligible if they are in domains that are related to the ETS corporate mission, including education, linguistics, psychology, statistics, testing, and so forth. Studies using any research approach (historical, experimental, survey, qualitative, mixed methods, etc.) are eligible.

Dissertations in the humanities, basic sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics are not eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://aahhe.org/Dissertation/DissertationsCompetition.aspx

Summer 2016+ RA Position in the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

Application deadline:   May 29, 2016

Start date: 6/16/2016 or as soon as possible
End date: 9/15/206 (possibility of extension into the following academic year)

The UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is seeking an RA for Infectious Disease Surveillance. This position will average 20 hours per week.

The RA position involves two separate but related projects. The first project is focused on the integration of novel data streams (e.g., Internet News sources, and social media data) with environmental and epidemiological data for infectious disease surveillance and forecasting. The objectives of the project are to develop an automated process for acquiring, processing and filtering data for modeling. Once we gather these data, we will develop temporal models for the dynamical assessment of the relationship between the various data variables and infectious disease incidence. Finally, we will assess these modeling approaches for forecasting the dynamics of select infectious diseases.

The second project is focused on integrating data from social media, blogs, local news sources, restaurant and food service review sites to augment traditional approaches to foodborne disease surveillance. An approximately 48 million people experience foodborne illness in the United States each year, however, only a small proportion of cases are captured by traditional surveillance systems. This is mainly due to a limited number of affected persons seeking medical care and reporting symptoms to appropriate authorities. We therefore aim to supplement existing surveillance systems by developing a validated system for monitoring reports of foodborne illness using event-based digital disease surveillance data sources, and characterize and estimate the extent of foodborne illness and disease outbreaks in the United States.

Duties include:

  • Perform data analyses using statistical and machine-learning methods
  • Visualize results for presentations and publications
  • Aid in drafting manuscripts for journal publications
  • Participate in other research activities as needed by the project

Requirements :

  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington during AY 15/16
  • Experience with machine-learning and statistical methods for data analyses
  • Interest in public health
  • Ability to work independently
  • Very strong analytic, creative, and writing skills
  • Proficiency in natural language processing is a plus

Desired qualification:

  • Proficiency in R or Python

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see HuskyJobs Position ID # 103088

Spring 2016 Pre-Doctoral Instructor Position at the Center for Quantitative Science/Friday Harbor Labs

Application deadline:   January 15, 2016

The Center for Quantitative Science and the Friday Harbor Marine Lab are collaborating on offering Q SCI 381 (Intro to Probability and Statistics) at Friday Harbor in Spring Quarter 2016, as part of a larger effort to create opportunities for senior graduate students to teach a course while also completing one or more chapters of their dissertation in a collaborative, cooperative setting. We envision several course offerings in Spring quarter each taught by a graduate student who is also seeking the company of other graduate students to form a writing community, moving everyone’s dissertation forward. Because the thrust of this program includes substantial time and mental space to complete dissertation writing, course material will be assembled by collaborating faculty in advance. This is not a teaching assignment that will require course development.

The Friday Harbor Labs will provide private housing and some meals, and Professor Megan Dethier, Curriculum Coordinator at FHL, will meet with graduate students weekly as a group to touch base on writing progress, teaching issues, and work-life balance.

We are seeking “all-but-dissertation” students with a strong desire to write, the ability to make good use of a quiet collaborative and beautiful setting, and demonstrated experience and desire to teach independently.

In acknowledgment of the role of sole instructor, this position is a 65% FTE Predoctoral Instructor, or approximately 26 hours/week of work (260 hours for the quarter). The appointment runs from 16 March 2016 to 15 June 2016.

For more details, please see the full position description.

Please direct questions or application materials to cqs @ uw.edu.

Winter 2016 RA Position in the College of Education CQEL

Application deadline:   December 28, 2015

Notification deadline:   December 31, 2015
Start date:   January 1, 2016

The Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development is a research center of the College of Education. Largely funded by the Department of Early Learning, CQEL collects data on childcare quality throughout the state of Washington. Currently, CQEL is conducting an evaluation of the Early Achiever’s Quality Standards.

CQEL seeks an RA to work as part of the evaluation team to complete statistical analysis and assist with report writing related to child care quality and early learning.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties include conducting statistical analysis on nested data sets.
  • Imputing missing data where needed.
  • Conducting factor analyses on newly developed measures.
  • Conducting quantitative analyses and assisting in report writing.

General Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with statistical analyses, specifically HLM. Expertise in factor analysis is desirable.
  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.

In general preference will be given to applicants in each category who exhibit the following qualifications, as evidenced in their letter of application, transcripts of past coursework and prior work experiences.

  • Education: Doctoral student
  • Work Experience: The position requires experience working with large quantitative data sets.
  • Other preferred attributes to be assessed during the application/ interview process include: Reliable and a good team player

Specific Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in HLM techniques

Salary:

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: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to Dr. Gail Joseph at gjoseph @ uw.edu. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled.

 

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

2015-2016 RA Position in the Department of Urban Design and Planning

Deadline:   September 30, 2015  (5:00 p.m. PST.)

Department of Urban Design and Planning
Position Title: Graduate Student Research Assistant (50% FTE)
Supervising Faculty: Marina Alberti
Hours per Week: 20 (50% FTE)
Employment Period: ASAP to 06/15/2016

Position Description: 

The University of Washington Urban Ecology Research Lab (UERL, http://urbaneco.washington.edu/wp/) has an outstanding opportunity for a research assistant in Urban Science. The Urban Ecology Research Lab works to understand and improve the conditions of human-dominated ecosystems by conducting interdisciplinary research in urban ecology, integrating analytical methods, and applying participatory approaches to problem solving.

The RA will work on a team project aimed to detect signatures of socio-ecological functions and innovations in urbanizing regions. Using high resolution socio-ecological data (i.e. census, land use parcels, NDVI etc.) and social network records (e.g., cell phone/tweets), our team applies selected metrics to identify observable patterns and extrapolate general properties of a city’s socio-ecological structure and dynamics.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Research Assistant will provide high-level statistical analysis and will collaborate closely to help perform the statistical needs of the research studies under the supervision of UERL Director Marina Alberti.

The RA will be responsible for providing intermediate- to high level statistical analysis, including the following:

  • Dataset preparation such as cleaning and coding
  • Create datasets and perform appropriate analytic procedures using a variety of statistical software and R
  • Combine multiple disparate raw databases and derive analysis variables accurately
  • Combine spatial data sets and perform GIS Analysis
  • Generate descriptive and test statistics and modeling results
  • Document statistical analysis, code, analyses, summaries and results
  • Ensure the consistent, timely delivery of data analysis-related project deliverables
  • Identify potential data problems from analytic queries
  • Participate in project team meetings as needed
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Minimum Education Required:

  • Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or other relevant area.
  • Enrolled in a PhD Program.
  • Preferred candidates will have a background or interest in urban ecology.
  • Ideal position for a doctoral student interested in interdisciplinary research.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

At least 2 years’ experience providing statistical analyses on a research project; ArcGIS, R, and some experience with programming; flexibility, organization skills and self-motivation; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with interdisciplinary teams; ability to complete project-specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.

To Apply:

Please send your curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Marina Alberti, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington Box 355740, Seattle, Washington 98195-5740. Questions regarding this position can also be directed via email to Marina Alberti at malberti@uw.edu.

American Association of Hispanics In Higher Education and Educational Testing Services Outstanding Dissertations Competition

Application deadline:   August 14, 2015

Overview

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are proud to announce the Outstanding Dissertations Competition . AAHHE and ETS recognize the significant need to increase the number of Hispanics receiving doctoral degrees, entering higher education on the tenure track, and eventually serving in faculty leadership and administrative roles.

By developing this competition, AAHHE and ETS are providing an opportunity to spotlight top doctoral students and, at the same time, are rewarding excellence in Hispanic student performance at the doctoral level. The goals are to encourage greater numbers of prepared students to enter and successfully complete doctoral programs and to enhance the quality of the dissertations they write.

Awards

The first place winner of the Outstanding Dissertations Competition will receive an award in the amount of $5,000. The second place winner will receive an award of $2,000. The third place winner will receive an award of $1,000. All of these winners will also be invited and sponsored to attend the 2016 AAHHE National Conference in Costa Mesa, California to present their dissertations. In addition, one of the winners will be invited to ETS corporate headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to present their dissertation.

Eligibility

The competition is open to any Hispanic individual who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences, broadly defined, between December, 2013 and August 1, 2015.
Dissertations are eligible if they are in domains that are related to the ETS corporate mission, including education, linguistics, psychology, statistics, testing, and so forth. Studies using any research approach (historical, experimental, survey, qualitative, etc.) are eligible.
Dissertations in the humanities, basic sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics are not eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://aahhe.org/Dissertation/DissertationsCompetition.aspx

Winter & Spring 2015 RA Positions in the Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy

Application deadline:   December 12, 2014

Available positions:

  • 1 RA position @ 50% fte for Winter quarter only
  • 1 RA position @ 50% fte for Winter and Spring quarters

Start Date: January 1, 2015

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014

Notification Deadline: December 26, 2014

Basic Function: Assist as a member of a research team investigating aspects of teaching quality and support for teachers’ work in Washington state. We are seeking graduate students with strong quantitative skills to help with survey administration and/or statistical analyses of data from a variety of sources.

General Information: The Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy investigates efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning, the teacher workforce, and the systems of support for teachers’ work, in various contexts and at multiple levels of the K-12 educational system. To that end, Center researchers identify ways that policy actions, leadership, and reform efforts guide, direct, and support teaching and learning, thereby informing and enhancing the quality of learning opportunities in U.S. elementary and secondary schools.

We are seeking to fill positions on two separate research projects. To support an ongoing study of a rural teacher residency program, we have a one quarter RA position available (winter quarter only). This position would support quantitative data analyses using existing state and district datasets of teachers and students, as well as to track teacher retention and mobility. To support an ongoing study of Washington’s new teacher and principal evaluation system, we have a two quarter RA position open (winter and spring). This position would support quantitative analysis of survey data, and a statewide policy analysis of documents related to the use of professional development resources to support the new teacher evaluation.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with ongoing compilation of data from large datasets
  • Analyze data from various sources
  • Assist in the preparation of written reports and literature reviews
  • Collaborate as a member of the research team

General Qualifications:

  • Training in advanced statistical methods
  • Aptitude and interest in working with quantitative data
  • Competency in the use of SPSS, Access, SAS or STATA, or other similar data analysis software, and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organizational skills in managing large amounts of data, particularly electronic files
  • Facility in literature search and preparation of documents
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • An interest in K-12 education policies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.

In general preference will be given to applicants in each category who exhibit the following qualifications, as evidenced in their letter of application, transcripts of past coursework and prior work experiences.

Salary:

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter detailing past work experiences, vita, and writing sample to: Ana Elfers at aelfers@u.washington.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application inquiries may be made to:

Same as above.