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Future Forests PhD Fellowship at University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship ( aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by
supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies.

Value: $70,000 CAD annually for up to four years. The fellowship is intended to cover all expenses incurred in the preparation and conduct of research.

Applicants must intend to undertake doctoral research in one of the areas of excellence for the Faculty of Forestry (which include Conservation; see link for others). The
research must be conducted, at least in part, in British Columbia, and should result in an outcome which has practical application in BC.

In order to be considered for the Fellowship, a complete PhD program application (September 2018 intake) must also be submitted. Closing Deadline: The FFF and PhD applications,
plus all required supporting documentation, must be submitted by 4pm PST, Friday, November 24, 2017. The award recipient announcement will be made in January 2018.

Further details at

A. Cole Burton Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Wildlife Conservation
Department of Forest Resources Management
University of British Columbia
2215 – 2424 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Office 604 822 1283 | Cell 778 676 4428 |


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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

The College of Engineering is hosting an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship workshop. If you are planning to continue on to a graduate program in a science or engineering discipline, you may be interested in applying for this fellowship. We invite you to attend this workshop to learn more about this process and how to put together a competitive application.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

Friday, September 29

1-2:30 pm

Conference Room 303, Electrical Engineering Building


Attendees at the workshop will hear from a recent NSF GRF faculty panelist as well as from graduate students in the College of Engineering who have recently received the fellowship. This fellowship program provides recipients with a three-year stipend and education allowance, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research.


Please feel free to contact Mike Engh with any questions about this event.

Engineering International Programs Manager
Program Operations Specialist, Academic Affairs

College of Engineering, University of Washington
368 Loew Hall  Box 352180
Seattle, WA, USA 98195-2180
206.685.3714  /


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Future Foreign Service Officers: Rangel Fellowship opening in June


The time to apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship program is this summer for rising seniors and those seeking to begin graduate study in Fall 2018. The fellowship provides up to $47,500 annually for two years. The application will likely open in mid-June and close in mid-September. I’ve included a brief summary of the fellowship including eligibility information below. Our office is open all summer and we are happy to talk with students about this fellowship and support their applications. You can read more about the program online at

*As an additional note, UW’s own Hamda Yusuf (class of 2016) was named a 2016 Rangel Fellow and is set to begin her graduate studies this coming autumn. You’ll find her picture and can read a little bit about her study plans on our website at



· The Rangel Program plans awards approximately 30 fellowships of up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

Additional award benefits:

· Two summer internships (Capitol Hill and Overseas at U.S. Embassies): Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U. S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study.

· Mentoring: Each Fellow will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at the State Department


· Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

· Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2018 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2018, or they can be college graduates.

· Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.


· The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowship & Awards is open during the summer! Contact scholarq to set up an appointment. We’re happy to work via skype if you have travel plans this summer.


* Students, you can schedule scholarship advising appointments using Google Calendar. Follow the link,, and choose a time that works for you!

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Last Call: Learn More About Fully Funded Graduate Study at Stanford


The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a unique opportunity to learn about a fellowship program that funds graduate study at Stanford on Monday, April 10th at 7pm in Johnson Hall 102. The fellowship is open to students from all academic backgrounds and is open to citizens of all countries.

The program funds any graduate program at Stanford for up to 3 years of study.

Students can register to attend here:

Hope to see you there!



UW Info Session Flyer Apr 2017.pdf

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Job Opening with Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Online job posting here:

Position Title: Fellow – Carbon management, incentives, and markets

Position Description: Pinchot Institute Fellows collaborate with other researchers and policy specialists within and outside the Pinchot Institute to identify, develop, and test
new policies and business models for solving the complex conservation challenges of the 21st century. The Pinchot Institute is currently seeking a Fellow to work with our Western
Regional Office to coordinate a regional partnership deploying technical and financial assistance to family forest owners in Western Oregon and Washington focused on facilitating access to ecosystem markets.

Roles and responsibilities of this fellowship will include:

  • Targeted outreach to family forest owners
  • Providing consultations to forest owners to complete initial assessments of forestland carbon storage and offset potential
  • Assisting Institute staff and contractors in scheduling and completing forest carbon inventories with candidate landowners
  • Working with agencies to facilitate the strategic allocation of Federal conservation funding to priority landowners
  • Assisting technical service providers consulting directly with family forest owners to complete forest management plans that incorporate carbon management
  • Planning and coordinating planning calls and meetings with partner organizations
  • Participating in regional and national policy networks focused on forest carbon management, markets, and incentives * Monitoring and reporting programmatic accomplishments

Desired Qualifications: Seeking applicants with outstanding academic records, excellent organizational and time management skills, advanced interpersonal communication
abilities, a background in field work, and the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. Experience in providing conservation assistance to landowners is highly desired
as is an understanding of family forest management and ownership concerns. Field experience in forestry or related disciplines and a background in GIS are desired. Knowledge of cost-share programs and forest carbon offset protocols for improved forest management are a plus. Candidates should have a master’s degree in forestry, natural resources or environmental management, or a related field.

Compensation and benefits: Fellowships are a one-year appointment renewable after a year. Salary is competitive. Benefits include a collegial working environment, 10 days of
annual leave, federal holidays, family medical leave, health insurance, and other benefits.

Application details: Please send a cover letter describing your background and interest in the Fellowship, along with a current resume, writing sample, and the names of three
references (please include email addresses and telephone numbers) to

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FLAS Fellowship Announcement

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages!

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, including a list of upcoming information sessions, visit

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at

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Call for Applications for Graduate Fellow position/Scholars Strategy Network

This is an opportunity to work on behalf of the Scholar’s Strategy Northwest. The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is a nationwide collection of university-based scholars – mostly social scientists – who want to reach out with their research and ideas to policymakers, citizens’ groups, and journalists at the national and state levels. Many of us already do this individually, but SSN has the resources and connections to develop and deepen these connections. You can find more information about the network here: and in the attached membership description and brochure.

With hundreds of scholars around the country already on board, SSN is rapidly expanding. Northwest SSN is a regional network node based in Seattle housed here at the University of Washington. Over the past, we’ve organized events that brought together scholars such as Theda Skocpol, Leslie McCall, Matt Desmond and Chris Uggen with local advocates, policymakers, and journalists. This year we plan to continue to disseminate research findings from local scholars to a wider audience and to facilitate chapter organizing on state budget and tax issues, including the possible production of a report that will document the adverse effects of Washington State’s regressive tax system and underfunding in key policy areas.

As a regional network node, we have the opportunity to name an SSN Graduate Fellow who will help coordinate this effort. The Fellow will receive a $2000 honorarium, in two installments (January and June). Fellows will turn over from one year to the next; they cannot be reappointed.

SSN is currently seeking applications for this position and is especially interested in candidates who have some familiarity with tax policy and the Washington State tax system specifically. If appointed SSN Graduate Fellow, you would become a member of SSN, participate in upcoming SSN events and projects, and assist us as we plan and publicize SSN events, organize chapter initiatives, and in the production of the report. To be eligible for the position, you must have presented your research at an academic conference, completed your Master’s thesis, or published a peer-reviewed article.

To complete an application, please fill out the attached member profile template and send it to us via email along with an idea for your first draft brief. (We will provide plenty of assistance in the drafting of the actual brief). These briefs constitute the core requirement to be an SSN member. We’ve attached an example; please notice the plain English writing style. Many more examples are available here:

SSN is happy to answer any other questions you might have about becoming an SSN Graduate Fellow. Applications are needed back rather quickly – the deadline is August 31.

Please see attached documents for an SSN member profile template and some tips on how to write an SSN brief.
2. SSN Member Profile Template.docx
3. How to Write a Two Page SSN Brief.pdf

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2017 Delta Science Fellows Program

This fellowship, offered by the Delta Science Program and California Sea Grant, is for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars working on scientific research projects related to the California Delta. Learn more about the program and how to apply here:

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Undergraduate Research Scholarships & Information Sessions

WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! – Apply by August 22
These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2016-17 funding.

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities: Thursday, July 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Register for an info session here:


Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.
As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.


Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty. Levinson scholarships target applicants who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge
As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

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Fellowship Announcement

Three Ph.D. fellowships are available starting no later than Fall 2017 at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. Research will concentrate on forest economics, management, and planning. Students will be responsible for organizing and analyzing data, preparing technical reports, presenting research findings at professional conferences, and drafting peer-reviewed publications. Students also will serve as teaching assistants for related classes at Warnell School and/or Terry College of Business. General information about these fellowships can be found at

See the attached flier for more information: Warnell GRA announcement NNF – 2016.pdf

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

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.

Selection of Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows

In 2016, we are piloting a summer intensive Jackson Munro experience with students funded to engage in a public service project between June 20-August 19th. 

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected for a summer intensive experience based on three primary factors:

  • An established partnership with a non-profit or public sector organization
  • A collaboratively thought out plan for a summer intensive project that will benefit the partnering organization while increasing student skills and learning
  • An articulation of how the work of the Fellow will contribute to their development as a public servant and leader

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


Award amounts range from $3,000-$4,000, depending on the number of fellows selected.

In addition to a monetary award, Jackson Munro Fellows are also supported through workshops throughout the summer. In addition, Jackson Munro Fellows receive individualized coaching about their community involvement by staff in the Carlson Center.


  • Active engagement in your Fellowship Project during summer quarter, 2016
  • Enrollment in summer quarter courses and/or enrollment in spring AND autumn, 2016 courses at the University of Washington
  • Willing to schedule and complete a site visit to your organization with a Carlson Center staff member
  • Available to present on your fellowship and associated learning at an event the week of August 8-12 (date and time TBD)

Deadline to Apply:
Applications for the 2016 Summer Intensive Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship are due by Monday, May 9th at 11:59 pm

Application Instructions:

The online application can be accessed via this link. 

Learn more about the history of the Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) 

Questions? Email Rachel Vaughn, director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center,

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Global Opportunities Spring Quarter Scholarships & Opportunities

Exciting opportunities for students:

· For UW undergrads majoring in Social Sciences & Humanities, studying abroad this summer or fall, the Fritz scholarship application is due April 10

· For Pell or State Need grant Washington state resident undergrads who plan to study abroad this summer or fall the GO! scholarship application is due April 17

· For Washington state resident students majoring in stem STEM and studying abroad on exchange next school year, the STEMxChange scholarship application is due April 17

· For Washington state residents who have some financial need and think they may want to study abroad for a semester or academic year on an exchange during their undergraduate time at UW, the Plan2GO scholarship application is due May 15

· Essay and application support workshops & sessions. Check online for details.


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Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Idaho

The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho seeks recent PhDs in forest economics or natural resource policy to participate in modeling and analysis in the areas of forest management, forest product markets, and forest governance. The fellow will contribute to research that complements the work of the Policy Analysis Group (; collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting with other social science and biophysical faculty; and develop new research directions in forest economics and/or policy analysis that focuses on the contribution of the forest products industry to the regional economy, forest carbon sequestration and markets, policies affecting the forest products industry, public land management policy and governance, or wildfire management. We seek individuals who are motivated to develop an outstanding program of research, thrive in a team environment, and will take a leadership role in all aspects of project design, implementation, and analysis. The fellow will also provide expertise to collaborators, scientists, and stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of publications, workshops, and related outreach activities as necessary.

Pay range: $45,000 – $55,000 depending on experience.

Application deadline:  Open until filled

For more information and to apply, please visit:

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Announcing WSG Science Communications Fellowship

Now accepting applications 

Washington Sea Grant
Science Communications Fellowship
Spring – Summer 2016 
Washington Sea Grant will offer a paid, two-quarter (24 weeks) communications fellowship that enables students to build portfolios and gain recognition as science writers and communicators.
Fellows are given opportunities to share their marine knowledge with WSG’s diverse audiences and may write features for Sea Star newsletter, work with the media and manage media lists, write for social media or develop video projects to connect people with marine science that matters.
Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in any field from Washington universities and colleges may apply. Applicants must demonstrate strong writing skills, a good general grounding in the sciences, and a special interest in marine science, education or policy.
Fellowship dates: April 18 – September 15, 2016
Application deadline — April 1, 2016 

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Scholarships & Fellowships Update

Look here to find the latest scholarship and fellowship information, brought to you by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

Scholarships Update – March.April.2016

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College of the Environment Funding Application Deadlines Approaching – Student Meeting & Travel Fund & Yakama Endowed Fund for Student Support

We want to draw your attention to two College of the Environment Funding Opportunities that have Winter Quarter application deadlines this month:

1) College of the Environment Student Travel & Meeting Fund DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Eligibility: Current students pursuing an undergraduate major or graduate degree within the College of the Environment who are giving oral presentations of their original work at national or international meetings OR  Student organizations that are organizing and hosting an interdisciplinary student-run meeting attended by College of the Environment students presenting their original research.

Full details, including application information, can be found here:

2) College of the Environment Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support DEADLINE: Friday, January 22, 2016

The Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support was created to support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College of the Environment, and to deepen the connection between UW and the Yakama Nation via informal and formal gatherings, exchanges and co-learning.

There are 2 types of funding available:

  • Support of recruitment, retention and co-learning activities: College staff, students and faculty and Yakama Nation tribal members may apply for up to $1500 to support activities that either support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College, and/or deepen the connection between the Yakama Nation and UW.  Applications are accepted quarterly. The Winter Quarter deadline is January 22, 2016.
  • Direct support of Yakama Nation students in CoEnv: the fund provides awards of up to $3,000 to be used for any reasonable expense that supports the student’s progress in the College.  Applications may be submitted at any time.

Full details, including application information, can be found here:


Questions? Please contact the Student Services team at

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Oren Pollak Memorial Student Research Grant for Grassland Science RFP


Request for Proposals

The Nature Conservancy will be granting up to $7,500 for assistance to one or more students to conduct research on grasslands in California or Oregon. Preference will be given to projects explicitly focused on grasslands and relevant to TNC’s conservation efforts in California or Oregon. Proposed projects may include, but are not restricted to, research on grassland management practices (e.g., restoration, grazing), habitat value for rare and threatened species, and community ecology. Studies conducted on TNC preserves and coordination with TNC preserve managers is desirable but not mandatory. Requests for amounts between $3,000 and $7,500 will be considered.

Any undergraduate or graduate student needing assistance for the implementation of a grassland research project may apply. To apply – send a project prospectus that includes:

  • Title of the project
  • Your name and contact information
  • Who the project will be supervised by
  • Project Summary, including the project’s proposed contribution to conservation
  • Summary of the proposed methods
  • Time table for project completion
  • Budget

    The project prospectus should be no longer than 2 pages, including maps and figures and must be received by February 5, 2016. Notification of the award recipient will occur by March 18, 2016. Grant funds must be spent within 15 months of the award, and the recipient must submit a brief progress report at that time, summarizing the work completed and how the funds were spent.

    Please email the proposal (include “OREN POLLAK RESEARCH GRANTS” in subject line) in Microsoft Word format to

    Questions can be directed to Dani O’Brien at

    A list of past recipients and summaries of the 2015 funded projects can be found at


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2016 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship — Deadline April 1, 2016

The Bul­litt Foun­da­tion will start accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Bul­litt Envi­ron­men­tal Fel­low­ship on Jan­u­ary 1, 2016. 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, 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, 2016. More infor­ma­tion, FAQ’s, and appli­ca­tion instruc­tions can be found on our web­site.

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Fellowship opportunity for study or research in Denmark

There is a great oppor­tu­nity for under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents to receive gen­er­ous fel­low­ships for study or research in Denmark.

The pro­gram is sup­ported by the Scan|Design Foun­da­tion and oper­ated out of Col­lege of Built Envi­ron­ments. How­ever, it is open to stu­dents from across cam­pus (includ­ing ESS).

Here is the web­site with more infor­ma­tion:

Appli­ca­tions for stu­dent oppor­tu­ni­ties are due Jan­u­ary 15, 2016. Please con­sider applying!

There is also a pro­gram to pro­vide sup­port for fac­ulty travel to Den­mark that would pro­vide up to $4000 reim­burse­ment for travel expenses to Den­mark. Appli­ca­tions for fac­ulty exchange are due April 15, 2016.

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Carnegie Junior Fellowship Program

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2015-16) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2014-15). 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 $38,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2016-17 projects are:

  • Democracy & Rule of Law
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy & Climate
  • Middle East Studies: Strong reading fluency and the ability to do academic as well as on-line research in Arabic essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.
  • 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.
  • China Studies (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
  • Japan Studies (Asia Program): Japanese reading skills required.
  • Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program): Strong background in economics essential. Background in politics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
  • Economics (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Strong background in economics essential.
  • Russia/Eurasian Studies: Excellent Russian reading skills required.

UW application information:

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 designated nominating officials (Robin Chang in UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards)
  • 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 are encouraged to contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards with any questions, concerns, etc.

Additional information, campus application procedures and forms are available at

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