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Announcing the 2015 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship!

The Bullitt Foundation will start accepting applications for the Bullitt Environmental Fellowship on January 1, 2015. Each year, one outstanding graduate student from a university located in the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia is selected for this prestigious award of $100,000, distributed over two years. The Fellowship was established in 2007 to honor Priscilla Bullitt Collins, the late chair of the Bullitt Foundation who donated her time, energy and money working for the public good.

Candidates must have a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty member nomination. Students of color, or those who come from a disadvantaged background or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.

Please help us spread this announcement widely by sharing with your colleagues and encourage any graduate candidate student with the desired qualities to submit an application by April 1, 2015. More information, FAQ’s, and application instructions can be found on our website. http://www.bullitt.org/programs/environmental-fellowship/

Contact us at:
The Bullitt Center | 1501 E Madison St., Suite 600 | Seattle, WA 98122 | 206-343-0807 | grants@bullitt.org

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Foreign Affairs Fellowships: Thomas Pickering Graduate, and Charles Rangel Graduate international Affairs Program

Information Session: Foreign Affairs Fellowships – Pickering Graduate Fellowship and Rangel Graduate international Affairs Program

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm

171 Mary Gates Hall, Conference Room 171R

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/311

If the academic program you are currently pursuing is relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy, you may want to take time to learn about Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and the Rangel Graduate International Affairs Program.

These Foreign Service Fellowship Programs provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. They seek highly motivated and academically excellent college graduating seniors or college graduates who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

National Application Deadlines:

Rangel International Affairs Program – Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (Applicant and Recommenders’ Letters)

Pickering Fellowship – Friday, January 16, 2015 (Applicant); Friday, January 23, 2015 (Recommenders’ Letters)

If you have questions, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins, mpitre@uw.edu in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

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Upcoming FLAS Fellowship Information Session: this Thursday, Dec 04, 3:30-4:30 in Thomson 317

UPCOMING FLAS INFORMATION SESSIONS:
-Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Dec 4, 3:30-4:30 -Denny Hall Rm 205: Th Dec 11, 12:30-1:20 -Online Web Chat: Wed Dec 17, 3:30-4:30 -Thomson Hall Rm 317: Wed Jan 7, 12:30-1:30 -Online Web Chat: Tue January 13, 12-1 PM

Applications now open! Due January 30, 2015. Questions: email rldavis@uw.edu

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

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PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship 2015

Looking for Summer Research?
The PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship
– Study climate change and natural resources – Full time, up to 12 weeks over summer – Work at a collaborating university
– Be mentored by a graduate student – Earnup to$5,250/summerand$1,750/fall

This program includes a fall distance course
– Independent study credits through your school
– Learn about and improve communication skills
– Develop an engaging lesson presented to nearby secondary school students – Produce scientific research communications

Qualifications:
– Will have completed your freshman year -
– Are interested in natural resources
– Agree to participate in both components

How to Apply: Details and applications are online at: http://www.pinemap.org/education/undergraduate/ – Deadline is February 13, 2015 – Awards in March, 2015

Contact: John Kidd, coordinator
jbkidd@vt.edu
(540) 231-774
PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship flyer 2015.pdf

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Full-Tuition for Columbia University’s Masters in Environmental Science and Policy

The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy now offers the Dean’s Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship—the first full tuition grant made in the program’s 12-year history. All prospective students who apply to the program by Jan. 15, 2015 will be eligible for the Fellowship, valued at approximately $72,000.

http://ecowatch.com/2014/11/17/columbia-scholarship-environmental-policy/

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Research and Funding Opportunities!

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For Undergraduates:

Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:

Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:  

http://intern.nasa.gov

For tips on applying and associated resources:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

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Beinecke Scholarship -Graduate School Funding for Juniors in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

UW application deadline: Jan. 12, 2015, 11:59pm

UW application information and online application form: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke

Last UW information session: Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 12:30 – 1:20pm, 173R MGH

The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

· Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.

· Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2014-2015 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2015 and August 2016.

· Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

· Please note some exceptions the Beinecke Foundation makes in terms of fields of study: Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue graduate study in professional programs (law school, business school, etc.) should not apply.

· Be a United States citizen; OR a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

· Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

The UW application process for those seeking nomination is open now and the deadline for submission will be January 12, 2015. Details and the UW application are at
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke.

Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc@uw.edu, 206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students are encouraged to take advantage of the scholarship advising offices on those campuses:

· UW Bothell – contact Erin Hitzemann at EHitzemann@uwb.edu

· UW Tacoma – contact Cindy Schaarschmidt at cs65@uw.edu. UW Tacoma information session: Dec 3 at 12:30pm. Location for this session is TBA, so email Cindy to learn more.

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Graduate Research Assistant Opportunities: Lincoln University in New Zealand –and — North Carolina State University

PhD project – candidate wanted in Lincoln University, New Zealand:

Project title: Sources, supply and bioavailability of soluble organic matter in relation to mineralization.

Supervisors: Prof. Tim Clough (Lincoln University); Dr Denis Curtin and Dr Mike Beare (Plant and Food Research).

Topic: Soluble organic matter is of interest due to its role in carbon and nitrogen dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems but its role in agricultural ecosystems has not been extensively examined. The study will seek to understand the role that soluble organic matter plays in regulating the storage and supply of plant available nutrients (especially Nitrogen) in agricultural production systems. A suitably qualified person is required to conduct and analyse experiments that determine the sources, supply and bioavailability of soluble organic matter in relation to mineralization within cropping and/or pasture soils.

The candidate’s PhD programme will be jointly supervised and based at Plant & Food Research and Lincoln University, New Zealand. Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based Crown Research Institute whose purposes is to enhance the value and productivity of New Zealand’s horticultural, arable and seafood industries to contribute to economic, environmental and social prosperity of New Zealand. Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Lincoln is less than half an hour from Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The Department of Soil and Physical Sciences resides within the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Both institutes provide excellent facilities and resources for the planned project.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must have a BSc (Hons) or MSc in an appropriate science discipline. Candidates with a background in soil chemistry, biology or biochemistry are preferred.Candidates should be able to find and synthesis literature, and work well either independently or in team situations.

Renumeration: The candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of NZD$26,000 and will have tuition fees paid.

Starting date and duration: The project will start as soon as a suitable candidate is confirmed. The funding is for a 3 year Ph.D. project to be completed in 2017.

Applications: To apply please send full CV by email to the contact below – the CV must include details of academic qualifications and any research experience, together with the names, email addresses, and contact details of TWO referees.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Tim Clough
Professor Environmental Biogeochemistry. FNZSSS
Department of Soil & Physical Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture & Life Sciences
P O Box 85084
Lincoln University 7647
Christchurch, New Zealand
Ph: 03 423 0775 , FAX: +64 3 3523607
Timothy.Clough@lincoln.ac.nz
http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), Ph.D. in North Carolina State University under Dr. Terrence Gardner:

Project: Research in soil microbial ecology to better understand the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and transformation/degradation of contaminants by microbial communities in agricultural and polluted sites.

All details are given in the document attached and this link: http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/documents/positions/Position%20Announcement%20Soil%20Microbial%20Ecology_PhD.pdf

Information of Dr. Gardner’s research program is available at: http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/personnel/gardner_terrence/index.html

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Terrence G. Gardner
Assistant Professor of Soil and Environmental Microbial Ecology
Department of Soil Science
North Carolina State University
3411C Williams Hall, 101 Derieux Street
Campus Box 7619
Phone: (919) 515-7000; Fax: (919) 515-2167
TGGardne@ncsu.edu

Position Announcement PhDGRA_Soil Microbial Ecology_North Carolina State.pdf

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ORISE Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences at national laboratories and federal agencies
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members.

ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.

To find the program or position best suited to your needs and experience, visit the website below:

http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/

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Graduate Assistantships

Doctoral ($60,000) and master’s ($32,000) scholarships with internships in Scotland Title: Predicting the “root-priming effect” from plant functional traits

Project description:
I am offering a scholarship of $20,000 x 3 years for a Ph.D. project, or $16,000 x 2 years for 2 M.Sc. projects, all focusing on the “root-priming effect.” The project is based on manipulation of stable isotopes to study the effect of root exudates on soil organic matter mineralization. This project aims to highlight the interaction between the chemical quality of humus and plant functional traits that control the mineralization of soil organic matter. So far, this issue has been treated only from a biochemical perspective and we would be the first to do so in an ecological context. The practical benefits are many, especially in agriculture, forestry, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Students will be co-directed by Dr. Eric Paterson of the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen (http://www.hutton.ac.uk/) and will have 1-2 research internships in Scotland. We are looking for motivated students with good academic records, prior research experience, and proficiency in English.
French is the working language of Québec, but applicants with limited French proficiency can still undertake graduate studies at francophone (French-speaking) universities here in the province.
Interested individuals should contact: Robert Bradley (Professor) Département de biologie Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada J1H 1E6 E-mail: Robert.Bradley@USherbrooke.ca

Doctoral ($60,000) and master’s ($32,000) scholarships with the possibility of practical training internships Title: Predicting annual allowable cut in a changing world

Project Description
Seven researchers, based at 3 universities and at the Québec Ministry of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks, were recently awarded an NSERC Strategic Project grant. Our project will study effects of global changes (e.g., climate, atmospheric CO2, air pollution) and their interactions with various silvicultural treatments on the nitrogen cycle and performance of spruce- moss forests. The project will be implemented in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Forester of Québec, the OURANOS research consortium, and the engineering firm WSP Canada Inc. This last partner is providing scholarships for our students to participate in practical training courses for forest planning.
We are looking for four MSc students (scholarships of $16,000 x 2 years) and 2 PhD students (scholarships of $20,000 x 3 years) to start this project as soon as possible. We are looking for motivated students with good academic records and prior research experience. Students would benefit from advantages and opportunities offered by the Centre CEF, the Centre SEVE, and the Consortium for Research on the Boreal Forest.
French is the working language of Québec, but applicants with limited French proficiency can still undertake graduate studies at francophone (French-speaking) universities here in the province.
Interested individuals should contact: Robert Bradley (Professor) Département de biologie Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada J1H 1E6 E-mail: Robert.Bradley@USherbrooke.ca

Bradley_Scholarship Adverts.pdf

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Summer Research and Graduate Funding

For Undergraduates:

Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:

Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

   

For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:  

http://intern.nasa.gov

For tips on applying and associated resources:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

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GCA Urban Forestry Fellowship Accepting Applications–deadline January 31, 2015

Applications being accepted for the Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees of Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field. The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management andplanning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The GCA Fellowship in Urban Forestry will be awarded in early 2015. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee at Virginia Tech composed of practicing urban forestry scientists and professionals in related fields. Final selection is made by The Garden Club of America.

The fellowship is highly competitive and applicants must present clearly in their applications how they will advance the GCA’s goal of increasing future capacity in urban forestry research.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States. Recipients must be students in the U.S. who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors or graduate students during the fellowship period (2015-64). The award is for $5,000 and recipients may apply for one additional year of funding.

Application Process: For more information, online application forms, and past recipients, visit http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/scholarshipsGCA.shtml or contact Dr. Susan D. Day at gcaurbanforestry@vt.edu or 540-231-7264.

For more information about…

The Garden Club of America, visit gcamerica.org

Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org

The Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.frec.vt.edu

The Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.hort.vt.edu

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GCA Urban Forestry Fellowship Accepting Applications–deadline January 31, 2015

Applications being accepted for the Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees of Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field. The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management and planning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The GCA Fellowship in Urban Forestry will be awarded in early 2015. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee at Virginia Tech composed of practicing urban forestry scientists and professionals in related fields. Final selection is made by The Garden Club of America.

The fellowship is highly competitive and applicants must present clearly in their applications how they will advance the GCA’s goal of increasing future capacity in urban forestry research.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States. Recipients must be students in the U.S. who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors or graduate students during the fellowship period (2015-64). The award is for $5,000 and recipients may apply for one additional year of funding.

Application Process: For more information, online application forms, and past recipients, visit http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/scholarshipsGCA.shtml or contact Dr. Susan D. Day at gcaurbanforestry@vt.edu or 540-231-7264.

For more information about…

  • The Garden Club of America, visit gcamerica.org
  • Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org
  • The Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.frec.vt.edu
  • The Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.hort.vt.edu

The Garden Club of America strives to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. Virginia Tech’s Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Urban Forestry.

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Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship for seniors & recent grads/energy & climate change policy research – UW application process

ESRM/BSE Students:

If you are a current senior, and or graduated last year, and want to get involved in energy & climate change policy research know about this great opportunity for a paid research assistant position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for 2015-16.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships

UW Application Deadline: all application materials are due by Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

UW online application: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/337

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2014-15) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2013-14). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $37,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2015-16 projects are:

A. Democracy

B. Nuclear Policy

C. Energy & Climate

D. Middle East Studies: Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.

E. South Asian Studies: Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. A strong background in international relations theory, political theory, or international political economy is essential. A strong mathematical background is a plus. Note: foreign language skills are not required.

F. China Studies (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.

G. Japan Studies (Asia Program): Japanese reading skills required.

H. Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program): Strong background in economics essential. Background in politics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.

I. Economics (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.

J. Russia/Eurasian Studies: Excellent Russian reading skills required.

Eligibility requirements:

· Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year

· No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration

· The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via nomination

· You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).

· Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.

· Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

UW Seattle students interested in seeking nomination should contact Robin Chang (robinc) in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. Additional program information, campus application procedures and forms are available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=carnegie.

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

Carnegie Bulletin 2015-16 2.pdf

Carnegie_2015-16_FAQ.pdf

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Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for language study abroad – UW information session today

Boren Awards for International Study

UW Seattle Information Sessions:

· TODAY! Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 3:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)

· Tues, Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)

· RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/239, though drop-ins are always welcome

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW Seattle’s deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 8, 2015 for study abroad programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Interested students are welcomed to contact me: Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

The Boren program also offers Graduate Fellowships for graduate students, details are at http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship. There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 27, 2015. Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program.

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Upcoming FLAS Fellowship Information Session Wed Nov 12, 3:30-4:30 in Smith 309

UPCOMING FLAS INFORMATION SESSIONS:
-Smith Hall Rm 309: Wed Nov 12, 3:30-4:30
-UW Tacoma International Week, CP 331 (Cherry Parkes), Nov 19, 12:30 PM -Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Nov 20, 2:30-3:30
-Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Dec 4, 3:30-4:30

Applications now open! Due January 30, 2015. Questions: email rldavis@uw.edu

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students

FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows: Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 livi! ng stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian
-Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

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Dolores Zohrah Liebmann Fellowship–accepting applications

The 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 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.

DEADLINE: Monday, January 5, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please go to: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/liebmann/index.shtml or contact Marilyn Gray at megray@uw.edu or 206.685.

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2015-2016 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 2, 2015, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 16, 2015.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 15 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ – click on “Solicitations” then click on “Open Solicitations” then select the “NESSF 15″ announcement. Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” and “Frequently Asked Questions” listed under “Other Documents” on the NESSF 15 solicitation index page.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 15 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES athttp://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

For further information contact Claire Macaulay, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0151, E-mail: claire.i.macaulay@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.

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2015 Bonderman Fellowship–application available

Bonderman Travel Fellowship 2015
Deadline: January 12, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

Dear Graduate and Professional Students,

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

Eligibility:

All applicants must be enrolled (“on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

* at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
* participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these Honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 12, 2015.

Information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at: bonderman.uw.edu

Regards,

Office of Fellowships and Awards, The Graduate School
The Honors Program, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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UW Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair – Oct. 30, 2014

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, 10am-2pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.

This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating programs is available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.

Information sessions (all held in MGH 171):
National Institutes of Health – 10:30am
Marshall Scholarship Program – 11:30am
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – 12:30pm
Rhodes Scholarships – 1:00pm
USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship & Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships – 2:30pm Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 3:30pm

Please see http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

Plan to stop by the Fair on Oct. 30! And please contact us if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle WA 98195-2803
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact scholarq@u.washington.edu

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