Thursday, January 29, 2009

CSDE Funded Fellowships for 2009-2010

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is pleased to announce the availability of funded fellowships for students with interests in population issues for the academic year 2009-20010. To be eligible, applicants must be current or prospective graduate students in one of the following departments or schools of the University of Washington:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Social Work, Statistics, and Public Affairs

CSDE fellowships fund graduate students with research interests in population issues from two sources:
•Shanahan Fellowships are open to all students
•NICHD Training Fellowships are restricted to US Citizens and Permanent Residents

We expect up to six fellowships from these two sources will be open for either incoming or continuing students. Fellowships are renewable after the first year.

Applications for these fellowships should include:
•An application letter from the student stating academic and research plans.
•Two letters of recommendation.
•A current transcript.

Applications from current UW graduate students should include a statement of satisfactory progress from the director of graduate studies/graduate advisor in their home department or school.
Successful applicants will be expected to take the core sequence of courses in demography that include CSDE 502, CSDE/Sociology 513 and Sociology 433. In addition, they will enroll in and regularly attend the weekly CSDE seminar series (CSDE 501), and work for 15-19 hours per week with a CSDE faculty affiliate of their choosing on a mutually agreed topic. Students must be in continuous residence while holding the fellowship.

Please send applications directly to the graduate program director/coordinator in your department, or PhD program director in your school.

Completed applications must be received by 5 pm on
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

2009-2010 Chester Fritz Grants


For 2009-10 the Graduate School will award several grants from the Chester Fritz endowment to support the international study or research by UW graduate students in the social sciences and humanities. These grants are available to fund research and/or study periods of three months. The stipend will be equivalent to the stipend of a Predoc Teaching Associate II, currently, $1718 per month, and include paid health insurance and UW tuition. No extra money is included for airfare. At the end of the study/research period, students will provide the UW with a written summary and evaluation of their experiences.

In allocating these awards, PRIORITY will be given to applications with the following:
1. evidence of appropriate language competence, and

2. documentation of the relevance of the university or locale to the planned research, and

3. documentation of the relationship between the proposed study/research and the applicant's academic program, and

4. an indication that the international experience is new, that is, students returning to their home country or frequent visitors to the proposed site will have lower priority.

Students who have already received a Graduate School Pembroke Award or a previous Graduate School Fritz or Western Europe Travel Grant are ineligible to receive a Fritz Award.
For more information and the application form, please go to:

Monday, January 26, 2009

David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Sponsor: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program to support young faculty in the natural sciences and engineering.

Program: New Faculty Fellowship Program

Purpose: The intent of the Fellowship Program is to provide support for unusually creative researchers early in their careers; faculty members who are well established and well funded are less likely to receive the award. It is further the intent of the Foundation to emphasize support for innovative individual research that involves the Fellows, their students, and junior colleagues, rather than extensions or components of large-scale, ongoing research programs.

Number of Applications Allowed from UW: 2

Open to: physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in the social sciences will not be considered.

Eligibility Requirements: physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science and all branches of engineering. Candidates engaged in the social sciences will not be considered.

Applications Instructions:

1. Nominations must include a letter of support from the Chair, CV, list of three proposed references, and statement from the nominee that describes why the research is important and outlines general goals for the next five years (not to exceed two typewritten pages).

2. If more than one nomination is submitted from the school/college, a priority order from the Dean’s office would be helpful.

3. The original nomination and nine copies should be sent to Peggy Fanning, Office of Research, Box 351202, by Monday, February 23, 2009.

4. Nominations will be reviewed by the Proposal Review Committee. You and the nominees will be informed of those selected for submission by early March 2009. The nomination form is due no later than March 16, 2009- (this can be faxed from the Office of the President - Office of Research will take care of this.)

5. If selected for submission, a final nomination will be due in the Office of Sponsored Programs by April 6, 2009. Nomination procedure is now on line, and completed nominations must be submitted online by April 20, 2009. Please note that three letters of recommendation from scientists outside the University must be received at the Foundation independent of the package prepared by the university. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through file upload on the Foundation’s online application system or sent directly to Foundation staff by email or standard mail. As these letters are integral to the review process, nominees are encouraged to contact the Foundation via e-mail to ascertain whether or not recommendations have been received.

UW Due Date: 02/23/2009

Sponsor Due Date: 04/20/2009

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Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellowship

UW is now accepting applications for the Thomas Francis Jr, Global Health Fellowship!

Application deadline is March 11, 2009.

The purpose of the Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship is to promote global health by providing financial assistance to graduate or professional students who would like to gain practical global health field experience in international and/or underserved community settings. Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr. taught Dr. Jonas Salk the methodology of vaccine development, and designed and directed the Salk polio vaccine clinical trials. The Fellowship is administered by the Department of Global Health in conjunction with a faculty selection committee and the Dean's Office of the School of Public Health.

Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of Washington, and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem. Projects should be one month to three months in length and must be completed by the end of Winter Quarter 2010. The Fellowship of up to $4,000USD can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project. The Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school supplies, conference attendance or other non-project related expenses.

Applications will be scored based on the strength of the proposal, the relevance to global health and the applicant's academic and career goals, the significance to the host organization and the commitment by the host organization supervisor and a University of Washington faculty mentor. Fellowship recipients must meet all program deadlines, attend a travel preparation orientation and participate in other Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship activities. If a student is awarded and accepts the Fellowship, they must immediately withdraw their applications to other funding programs.

In order to be eligible you must:

A. Be enrolled in a full-time graduate school or graduate-level professional degree program at the University of Washington (undergraduates, recent graduates and medical residents are NOT eligible)

B. Identify an international experience, host organization (local or global) and host organization supervisor

C. Identify a University of Washington faculty mentor to assist you with the development of a project and connect the experience to your academic program and career goals

D. Submit via e-mail, a completed Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship application WITH supporting documentation by Wednesday, March 11, 2009 to

E. Supporting documentation must include: a signed Statement of Commitment from your host organization supervisor, a Letter of Commitment from your University of Washington faculty mentor, a copy of your current resume (no more than 3 pages) and a recent "unofficial" copy of your University of Washington transcript. (please send all documents by e-mail)

Questions, e-mail Daren Wade at

For a full application, go here:FrancisGlobalHealth FellowshipApplication2009.doc.

Teaching Assistantships for Comparative History of Ideas Department

The Comparative History of Ideas Department (CHID) at UW is now accepting TA applications. CHID has the funding for 12 single-quarter TA positions. The bulk of these TAs are assigned to discussion sections for large lecture classes. A few senior TAs are given the opportunity to teach stand-alone classes.

The application deadline is February 27th by 5pm. The application is available online here:

Contact for Questions:
Amy Peloff, Assistant Director
Comparative History of Ideas
206/543-7991 (phone) :: 206/543-7400 (fax) Padelford B102 :: Box 354300

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sea Education Association Tuition Match Scholarships

Spring 2009 Scholarships Available for University of Washington, Seattle Students!
Class 223: Ocean Exploration
March 24 - June 16, 2009

The Funding
SEA - Sea Education Association - is pleased to announce a limited number of SEA/University of Washington, Seattle Tuition Match Scholarships for Class 223, March 24 - June 16, 2009. This special scholarship will automatically be credited to your bill upon admission to the program, bringing your total tuition cost to the same amount as the spring term tuition at University of Washington, Seattle! Additional expenses include room, board, fees, & travel. However, federal financial aid may be applied to these costs; need-based financial aid is available to students who qualify for additional funding. Contact the SEA Admission Office for further information.

The Program
SEA is the only program in the world that brings students from all disciplines to the deep ocean under sail to study the science & culture of the sea. Our 12-week spring SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration program offers 17 credits & is open to students from all majors. Students first spend 6 weeks at our shore campus in the world-renowned scientific community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, taking classes and preparing for their voyage. They then spend the next 6 weeks aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, our 134' oceanographic research sailing vessel, traveling from Key West back to Woods Hole. For further information, please visit

The Coursework
Shore Component: SEA Campus in Woods Hole
• Oceanography, CAS NS 221 (3 credits)
• Nautical Science, CAS NS 223 (3 credits)
• Maritime Studies, CAS NS 222 (3 credits)
Sea Component: Sailing from Key West to Woods Hole
• Practical Oceanography I, XAS NS 225 (4 credits)
• Practical Oceanography II, XAS NS 226 (4 credits)

Admission Information
Why should you study the ocean? You can't afford not to. The ocean has a daily impact on your life, and you on it. SEA offers students a connection to this invaluable resource, an experience that you will likely never have access to again.

Apply online at or contact the SEA Admission Office.

1-800-552-3633 ext. 770

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bonderman Travel Fellowship

The annual Bonderman Travel Fellowship competition is upon us, and The Graduate School and UW Honors Program will be hosting information sessions on January 13 and 14 for interested applicants.

This fellowship is a unique-to-UW opportunity that you don't want to miss. There may never be another time in your life when you get paid to travel and explore your own interests.

Selected Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel for eight or more 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 five graduate (and five undergraduate) Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2009. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. Fellows should plan to begin their travel between May 2009 and June 30, 2010. Students who propose to travel beginning later than June 2010 should apply in the next round.

More information on the information sessions, the application process, etc. is here:

The application deadline is February 16, 2009. If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and have questions, do not hesitate to contact Helene Obradovich at