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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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Corrected Dates For FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions

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

FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS award! s abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:
-Undergraduate Fellowships Fair, Oct 30, 10-2, Mary Gates Hall, FLAS Session 3:30-4:30 MGH 171 -Thomson Hall Rm 317: Tu Nov 04, 3:30-4:30
-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 due January 30, 2015. Questions: email rldavis@uw.edu

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

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications Due October 31st

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

· Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities

· Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner

· Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship

· Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?

· Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.

The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, October 31st. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at http://www.washington.edu/carlson/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage@uw.edu.

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NSF EAPSI Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science and Engineering: *November 13, 2014* proposal submission deadline

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.

EAPSI is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in a research-oriented Masters or Ph.D. program in science or engineering. Applicants must propose a research project in a field of science, engineering or STEM education supported by NSF, including Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Science); Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Education (STEM); and Multidisciplinary Research in these fields. Applicants identify and contact host researchers on their own, prior to submitting their EAPSI proposal; lists of prospective host institutions are available at the end of each Handbook.

NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location). Please see http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi for additional information for the Program Solicitation (NSF 13-593); host location-specific Handbooks; How to Apply Guide; and Helpful Tips Applicants.

In 2015, approximately 215 EAPSI Fellows travel to seven locations in the East Asia and Pacific:

Australia – 30

China – 40

Japan – 65

Korea – 25

New Zealand – 15

Singapore – 15

Taiwan – 25

The application submission deadline for the Summer 2015 is November 13, 2014. EAPSI Informational Webinarwill be conducted on Fri, October 17, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. Log-in instructions are available at http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi. Please note that you need to log in online AND call using a phone.

http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/

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Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair

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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Application Deadline – Oct 20th: Paid Service Fellowships with UW’s Carlson Center

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits.

The host sites for 2015 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

- Entre Hermanos/ LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization Fellow

- International Rescue Committee / Citizenship-Preparation Program Fellow

- Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (“SCIDpda” / IDEA Space: Public Safety Program Fellow

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2015 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work. In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

  • Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership (CBL) course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter.
  • Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.
  • Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

Brief descriptions of the three fellowship opportunities are below. For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/carlson-civic-fellowship-students/.

Applications must be received by Monday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Questions? Contact Talya Gillman, 206.616.2885 or engage.

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer.docx
2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer.pdf

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Exciting post-graduate fellowship opportunity at American Rivers

American Rivers has begun accepting applications for the 2015-2017 Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. The Lapham Fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of the memory of Anthony Lapham, lifelong champion for rivers and former chairman of the American Rivers’ Board of Directors.

The Fellowship gives talented post-graduates the opportunity to engage in applied research and work in the field of river conservation. For example, our current Lapham Fellow is helping to define American Rivers’ approach to address water quantity issues and other watershed health concerns to help encourage farmers and landowners to adopt conservation tools across the West. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with AR staff to develop their own scope of work.

If you know any exceptional post-graduates interested in contributing to American Rivers’ work on river protection and restoration, please direct them to http://www.americanrivers.org/about/lapham-fellowship. The position is two years (full time), and a stipend is provided.

Any further questions can be directed to Jenny Hughes (jhughes@americanrivers.org).

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Announcing the 2015 USAID Donald Payne Fellowship Program

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at http://www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 20, 2015. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered: 5

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2015

Online Application Opens: October 14, 2014 http://www.paynefellows.org

Application Deadline: January 20, 2015 – Finalists selected by the end of February – Fellows selected by mid-March

Contact: paynefellows@howard.edu; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002; or Tessa Henry, Program Officer, (Tessa.henry@howard.edu) 202-806-5952.

2015 Payne Flyer.pdf
USAID-HUbrochure2015.pdf

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Funding Opportunities for Students

My name is Alex Batka, and I work for the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at World Wildlife Fund. Our program provides funding for individuals from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue advanced degrees in conservation-related fields.

I’ve included a general handout about our program (EFN Handout) that describes the three funding opportunities we provide. I have also included information below for our 2015 fellowship opportunities. If possible, it would be great if you could pass this along to students.

Deadline for application is February 28, 2015.

Building Capacity for Ocean Management
Eligible countries: Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tanzania

Valuing Standing Forests
Eligible countries: Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Peru, Vietnam

Conservation in Mozambique
Mozambique only

Current & Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation
Select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. For a full list of eligible countries please review application guidelines.

Application information can be found here: http://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/russell-e-trainfellowships​

EFN Handout.pdf

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications Due October 31st

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

· Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities

· Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner

· Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship

· Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?

· Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.

The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, October 31st. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at http://www.washington.edu/carlson/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage@uw.edu.

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Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship Nominations, Due October 10, 2014

Deadline for the WW-RBF Fellowship is Friday, October 10 at 11:45 pm.

The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.

Campus Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014 — https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/194031

National Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

National Application Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014 – http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-rbf-fellowships/

Eligible students must be Self-Identified person of color;

· U.S. Citizen; Expected to have a Bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2015;

· Have substantial Background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; and

· Not currently in a Teacher Prep Program.

The Fellowship includes:

· a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program,

· preparation in a high-need public school,

· support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment,

· guidance toward teaching certification, and

· lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

The UW had three UW Nominees selected as fellows – 2010-Emily Lee-English Major, 2011-Dustin Dacuan-English major and 2012-Melanya Materne-Mathematic major. There was an interruption in 2013 and this will be the last application process for this program.

The UW can only nominate two UW students. As a result, there is a campus nomination process to identify the students we will forward on for this fellowship. Students nominated will have about two week to get material ready to meet the national deadline we will try to expedite the nomination application process to give strong applicants a chance to get information to us quickly.

Mona

Mona Pitre-Collins | Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | 171 Mary Gates Hall | Box 352803
University of Washington | Seattle | WA 98195 | 206-221-6059 | Fax 206-685-7264
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/omsfa

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WWRBF Flyer 2014.pdf

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Opportunities in Science Policy -AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are a public service and professional development opportunity for doctoral level scientists and engineers to apply their knowledge and skills to federal policy issues, while gaining transformative career development skills.

Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in the Washington region.

Read how one fellow’s fellowship on Capitol Hill continues to inform his work today: http://www.aaas.org/news/octopi-hold-lessons-national-security

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship class.

APPLY: http://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, health/medical or engineering discipline Master’s in engineering with 3 years of engineering related professional experience.

-US citizenship.

STIPEND & BENEFITS:

- $75,000 -$100,000.

- Health insurance, travel/training and relocation allowances.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE: November 1, 2014

FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016

HAVE QUESTIONS!

Email fellowships@aaas.org or call 202-326-6700

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Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship Nominations, Due October 10, 2014

The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.

Campus Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014 — https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/194031

National Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

National Application Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014 – http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-rbf-fellowships/

Eligible students must be Self-Identified person of color;

· U.S. Citizen; Expected to have a Bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2015;

· Have substantial Background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; and

· Not currently in a Teacher Prep Program.

The Fellowship includes:

· a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program,

· preparation in a high-need public school,

· support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment,

· guidance toward teaching certification, and

· lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

The UW had three UW Nominees selected as fellows – 2010-Emily Lee-English Major, 2011-Dustin Dacuan-English major and 2012-Melanya Materne-Mathematic major. There was an interruption in 2013 and this will be the last application process for this program.

The UW can only nominate two UW students. As a result, there is a campus nomination process to identify the students we will forward on for this fellowship. Students nominated will have about two week to get material ready to meet the national deadline we will try to expedite the nomination application process to give strong applicants a chance to get information to us quickly.

WWRBF Flyer 2014.pdf

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NSF GRFP Information Sessions for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

Webinar:

· Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/649070414

· Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. To register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/656401654

In person:

· Thursday, October 9, 2014, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Smith 311

· Friday, October 10, 2014; 10:30-12 noon., Oceanography Teaching Building (OTB), room 014

· Tuesday, October 14, 2014; 12:30-2:00 p.m., Denny 206

NSF’s GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study. It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame. This includes a $32,000 annual stipend and tuition. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

While there may be an assumption this funding would be only for the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), there are a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology. We encourage students in all eligible fields to look into this fellowship.

Seniors who are planning to attend graduate school can apply now and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend. First year graduate students (and sometimes second year students) can apply now.

The information session will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates. Application deadlines range from October 29 – November 4, 2014. Students should start their applications now.

Basic eligibility criteria:

* research in an eligible NSF research area (includes several of the social sciences) * US citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline
* students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations) * students who have not earned a previous graduate degree
* graduating senior undergraduates who plan to apply to and begin graduate student by next fall

Full eligibility information is detailed in the program solicitation. http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=6201&ods_key=nsf14590

Questions? Please contact the Graduate School Fellowships and Awards office at gradappt@uw.edu or 206.543-7152.

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Paid Undergraduate FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES with UW’s Carlson Center

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for undergraduate UW students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits.

The host sites for 2015 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

- Entre Hermanos / LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization Fellow

- International Rescue Committee / Citizenship-Preparation Program Fellow

- Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (“SCIDpda” / IDEA Space: Public Safety Program Fellow

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2015 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work. In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

* Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership (CBL) course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter.
* Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.
* Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/carlson-civic-fellowship-students/.

Applications must be received by Monday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Questions? Contact Talya Gillman, 206.616.2885 or engage@uw.edu.
2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer.docx
2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer.pdf

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Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship Nominations

We just got great news about the continuation of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color for the 2015 cycle. This will probably be the last opportunity for students to apply. The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.

Eligible students must be Self-Identified person of color; U.S. Citizen; Expected to have a Bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2015; have substantial Background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; and not currently in a Teacher Prep Program.

The Fellowship includes:

• a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program • preparation in a high-need public school
• support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment • guidance toward teaching certification
• lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

If you will recall, we had three UW Nominees selected as fellows — Emily Lee, Dustin Dacuan and Melanya Materne. Although only few students were invited to interview for the last application cycle, 2012, Melanya Materne, was one of the eight fellows selected.

They have reopened the application with a nomination deadline of October 15, 2014. — http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-rbf-fellowships/ . Nominated students will have until October 31 to submit their applications. I wanted to send this information out to you so that you can begin to share it with potential candidates.

We can only nominate two UW students so we will try to expedite the nomination application process to give strong applicants a chance to get information to us quickly. Will get nomination information out to the campus ASAP. If student have questions, they are free to contact:

Mona Pitre-Collins | Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | 171 Mary Gates Hall | Box 352803 University of Washington | Seattle | WA 98195 | 206-221-6059 | Fax 206-685-7264 http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/omsfa

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NSF EAPSI Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science and Engineering: *November 13, 2014* proposal submission deadline

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.

EAPSI is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in a research-oriented Masters or Ph.D. program in science or engineering. Applicants must propose a research project in a field of science, engineering or STEM education supported by NSF, including Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Science); Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Education (STEM); and Multidisciplinary Research in these fields. Applicants identify and contact host researchers on their own, prior to submitting their EAPSI proposal; lists of prospective host institutions are available at the end of each Handbook.

NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location). Please see www.nsf.gov/eapsi for additional information for the Program Solicitation (NSF 13-593); host location-specific Handbooks; How to Apply Guide; and Helpful Tips Applicants.

In 2015, approximately 215 EAPSI Fellows travel to seven locations in the East Asia and Pacific:

Australia – 30

China – 40

Japan – 65

Korea – 25

New Zealand – 15

Singapore – 15

Taiwan – 25

The application submission deadline for the Summer 2015 is November 13, 2014.

EAPSI Informational Webinars will be conducted on Tue, September 9 and Fri, October 17, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. Log-in instructions will be available at www.nsf.gov/eapsi

We look forward to receiving applications from your graduate students!

http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/

http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi

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U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program

The U.S. Depart­ment of Energy Carls­bad Field Office is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a one-year CBFO appoint­ment (with pos­si­bil­ity of exten­sion) in the field of envi­ron­men­tal micro­bi­ol­ogy.  This appoint­ment will be located at the Los Alamos National Lab­o­ra­tory in the Carls­bad Envi­ron­men­tal Mon­i­tor­ing and Research Cen­ter (uni­ver­sity institute).

Typ­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory activ­i­ties will include a wide vari­ety of micro­bial char­ac­ter­i­za­tion and ana­lyt­i­cal tech­niques (e.g., PCR, ion chro­matog­ra­phy, cell count­ing tech­niques, microscopy, anaer­o­bic meth­ods, cell plat­ing, and sam­ple prepa­ra­tions for gene sequenc­ing).  Strong men­tor­ship will be pro­vided with the goal of devel­op­ing research skills that con­tribute to pub­lish­able sci­en­tific results and pre­pare the CBFO Fel­low for advanced studies.

The ideal can­di­date will have a BS or higher in micro­bi­ol­ogy, biol­ogy, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accred­ited U.S. insti­tu­tion and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills. Strong ana­lyt­i­cal, research and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills are required.

Appli­cants must also be a U.S. cit­i­zen (no excep­tions) and be avail­able for a full-time com­mit­ment start­ing in June/July 2014.  Stipends are depen­dent on aca­d­e­mic level, skills and expe­ri­ence. Addi­tional allowances for round-trip travel to site may be provided.

Eli­gi­ble can­di­dates must apply by mid­night EDT on Wednes­day, May 21, 2014.  For more infor­ma­tion, e-mail cbfo.fellowship@orise.orau.gov or visit their web­site at:http://orise.orau.gov/cbfo/applicants/applicants.html

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards & the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer the following information sessions this spring:

· In person: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/457

· Webinar: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m., online. Register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/731768270

NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study. It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame. This includes a $30,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

Seniors and alumni who are planning to attend graduate school can apply now and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend. This year’s application cycle will be for funding starting in fall 2015.

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates. Application deadlines range from early- to mid-November, 2014. Students are encouraged to start early on this process.

Though the list of eligible fields is long, it includes:

· SOCIAL SCIENCES – Archaeology, Anthropology, Communications, Decision Making and Risk analysis, Economics (except Business Administration), Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, International Relations, Law and Social Science, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Policy, Science Policy, Sociology (except Social Work), Urban and Regional Planning

· STEM EDUCATION AND LEARNING RESEARCH

· CHEMISTRY

· COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

· ENGINEERING

· GEOSCIENCES

· LIFE SCIENCES

· MATERIALS RESEARCH

· MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

· PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

· PSYCHOLOGY

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