Monday, September 28, 2009

CDSE Fellowship Program

CSDE Fellowship Program: Advanced Graduate Training in Demography

Applications welcome now!

This is to announce this year's round of applications for the CSDE Fellowship Program for Advanced Graduate Training in Demography. Applications to become a CSDE Fellow are now open, until end of day on Friday, October 9th.

Participation in the CSDE Fellows program is open to any graduate student at the University of Washington.

The idea behind this program is to create a group of graduate students who are affiliated with CSDE, and a training program for students interested in demography. Many students regularly attend CSDE Seminars, and are linked to CSDE through advisers or mentors who are CSDE Faculty Affiliates; CSDE wants to offer the support of CSDE core services to these students; limited financial support for conference attendance is also available. Otherwise, these Fellowships are not funded.

For more details on Fellowship requirements, instructions and an application form, please visit the CSDE Fellowships page at


1. Applicants should register for CSDE 502 (Population Proseminar) in Autumn quarter right away. In CSDE 502 they will be introduced to the core services offered by CSDE.

2. Applications can be submitted online by visiting (NetID required). The application is in the form of an online WebQ survey. Applications are due by end of day on Friday, October 9th.

Questions? Send an email to Wolfram Latsch at

Monday, September 21, 2009

Awards from The Institute of Humane Studies

IHS Journalism Internships provide a stipend, housing allowance, and travel allowance. Placements are available for spring, summer and fall. The deadline for spring placement is November 15, and the deadline for the summer is January 31. For more information, please visit

• Newspaper & Print track: Interns are placed at daily newspapers across the country and participate in an opening career building workshop. The internship offers real reporting assignments—interns this summer averaged 30 clips.
• Broadcast Journalism track: Interns work at major media networks or news production houses on projects such as researching news stories and setting up interviews. Last year we sponsored internships at CNN in Atlanta, ABC's "20/20" in Manhattan, and Fox News in Los Angeles, among others.
• Investigative Journalism track: Interns work under the guidance and supervision of a professional investigative journalist; writing, researching and analyzing state policy.
State and Federal Policy

INTERNSHIPS: Public Policy
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships for students and recent graduates interested in public policy at the state or federal level. All placements offer participation in the Washington, DC, opening and closing workshops, a $1,500 stipend, travel reimbursement, and housing (or a housing allowance). Application Deadline: January 31, 2010.
• State-based Policy: Placements available at policy organizations in more than 30 states.
• Public Policy: Interns will spend the summer working at think tanks and nonprofit organizations around the Washington, DC, area.

IHS Production Internships offer placements in feature films, documentaries, video game development and animation. Placements are available for spring, summer and fall and take place in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other major media centers across the country. Past internship hosts have included Warner Brothers, Focus Features, Big Mouth Productions, and more. We consider applicants at all levels of experience — from extensive camera work and training in Final Cut Pro to simply a general interest and desire to work in the film and media industry. The deadline for spring placement is November 15, and the deadline for the summer is February 15. Find out more at

SCHOLARSHIPS: Master of Fine Arts
IHS Film & Fiction Scholarships award up to $10,000 for tuition and expenses. Open to all students who will be pursuing an MFA full-time in the 2010-2011 school year. The application is online; the deadline to apply is January 15. More information is available at

Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
The Humane Studies Fellowships award up to $12,000 to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including those in the fields of law and journalism, who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Open to all students pursuing a degree full-time in the 2010-2011 academic year. The deadline to apply is December 31.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Announces 2010 - 2011 Awards

Over $1 million will be offered by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to outstanding American and Scandinavian students, scholars, professionals and artists in its 2010 - 2011 award program. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants beginning at $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

Fellowships and grants are awarded competitively, based on qualifications of the applicants, the significance and feasibility of the projects, and the merit of pursuing the program overseas. The American competition, open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, has a deadline of November 2. Awards to Scandinavians are made on the recommendation of ASF's cooperating organizations abroad, with each country setting its own deadline. Contact information for the ASF's cooperating organizations in Scandinavia can be found on the ASF website (

Friday, September 18, 2009

GPSS Open Positions

Note: These jobs are not RA/TA/GA positions with a tuition waiver. They are however incredible opportunities to do good work and get rare experience in policy.

The UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate currently has several open positions for UW students. For more information on each of the positions follow the links below.

Legislative Assistant:
Policy Analyst:
Publications Assistant:
Resource Assistant:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Scholarships and Fellowships Available Through the East-West Center

The East-West Center administers a number of graduate fellowships for students from the United States, Asia, and the Pacific to participate in educational and research programs in residence at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai'i Manoa.

The following graduate fellowships are open to competition for the 2010 Academic Year:

  • Asia Pacific Leadership Program
  • ADB Scholarship
  • EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship
  • EWC-NSF Doctoral Fellowship
  • Student Affiliate Program
  • Obuchi Student Scholarship
  • United States South Pacific Scholarship
Eligibility and deadlines vary by competition. Application materials are available at:

ITHS Technology and Resources Access Grants

ITHS Technology and Resources Access Grants

The "Institute of Translational Health Sciences" (ITHS) was funded through the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The ITHS brings together scientists at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, Group Health Research Institute, Benaroya Research Institute and other partner institutions in the Puget Sound region and in the WWAMI states to advance and transform clinical and translational research.

The ITHS is pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for modest "technology and resources access" grants. These grants will cover costs associated with the provision of services to you through an ITHS-approved facility core, shared resource, or cost center.

The aims of the Technology and Resources Access grants are to:
• Support the incorporation of new technologies into translational and clinical research.
• Foster collaborations between approved applicants and technology service providers.
• Encourage the utilization of the latest technologies and instrumentation into translational and clinical research.
• Promote the career development of junior faculty members in the ITHS.
Technology and Resources Access Grants information:
• Up to $10,000 per accepted applicant will be directly applied to the costs of the ITHS-approved facility core, shared resource or cost center.
• Applications are due no later than Nov 2, 2009 11:59 PM.
• The ITHS will pay the service provider directly.

Further instructions can be found at:

ITHS KL2 and Tuition Support Now Open

The Institute of Translational Health Science (ITHS) is pleased to announce that the KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program and Tuition Support Fellows Program are now accepting applications for positions starting in Summer 2010.

The ITHS KL2 Program is a major initiative supported by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) that has been carefully designed to develop a new cadre of clinical and translational researchers. The ITHS KL2 Program provides rigorous training in clinical and translational research for senior fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This program will train researchers to perform rigorous research on human subjects, ranging from early translational work, to clinical trials, to health services and epidemiological research.

The ITHS KL2 Program will provide 75% or up to $85,000 in salary support and tuition support for those interested in pursuing an advanced degree in clinical and translational science for up to 4 or 5 years for members of your department. Schools/departments/divisions appointing KL2 Scholars will be required to provide institutional support for any KL2 Scholar whose salary support for their committed ITHS KL2 effort exceeds $85,000.

The goal of the ITHS Tuition Support Fellows Program is to enhance the fellowship programs offered to physicians and other health-care professionals who wish to become independent clinical researchers. The program provides tuition support for four quarters (with the possibility of up to seven quarters) of intense training leading to an MS or MPH degree in Epidemiology or Health Services from the School of Public Health.

We are strongly encouraging applications from individuals who would be interested in becoming ITHS KL2 Scholars or Tuition Support Fellows from all of the health science schools: the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work.

The most competitive applicants will be those who are currently in research fellowship and post-doctoral positions, or junior faculty members who are in their first 2 years.

The application deadline is October 15, 2009. For more information, please visit our website at for information regarding the KL2 Program or for information regarding the Tuition Support Fellows Program.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey 2010 - 2011

The Fellowships: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for two or three advanced fellowships made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguisitics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for four to twelve continuous months during 2010 - 2011. Stipends in the range of $16,800 to $50,400 are available on the basis of individual proposals.

Eligibility: Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Institutes: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. ARIT in Istanbul has a research library concentrated on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey. ARIT - Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both institutes have residential facilities for fellows and provide general assistance as well as introductions to colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

Research Permission: Turkish law requires foreign scholars to obtain formal permission to carry out research at institutions in Turkey. ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the research permission and visa. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this includes researchers who wish to work in libraries housed in Turkish museums. Most foreign scholars may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for a research visa from within Turkey, or they may choose to procure a research visa from the Turkish embassy in advance of their arrival. Researchers who wish to work with collections housed in the Turkish archaeological museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. In addition, if the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out research. The application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT website Permit.htm. ARIT reserves the right to withhold payment of fellowship stipends if appropriate research permission is not obtained.

Application Deadline: Applications and three letters of recommendation must be received by NOVEMBER, 1 2009. Please use the ARIT application format accessible on the ARIT website and submit all materials to the address below. The ARIT Committee on Fellowships expects to notify applicants of its decision by January 25, 2010.

Further Information:

The American Research Institute in Turkey
Unversity of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324

2010 INRO Program is Open for Applications

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the second largest Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.

Candidates who are a college-level junior or senior, medical school student, or doctoral candidate, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.

During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute's Maryland and Montana laboratories. The program takes place in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH campus, February 1-4, 2010. Students' expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.

Applications will be accepted from August 15 through October 15, 2009. Interested students can apply through the program's Web site at

UW Grant Runner is Now Available to SAGE Users

UW Grant Runner is now available to all SAGE users! A word from the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS) at the University of Washington:

Grant Runner is the first integration with For some funding opportunities, it combines the SF424 (Research & Related) form set with the UW's internal electronic Grants and Contracts form (eGC1), enabling you to complete the SF424(R&R) form package within SAGE (System to Administer Grants Electronically).

Many US Research institutes are already using this system-to-system technology to submit applications and retrieve status information via As of August 2009, the UW has successfully submitted more than
25 applications to the using Grant Runner.

Grant Runner currently supports NIH R01, R03 and R21 applications with Modular Budget only. The ORIS Learning Team is offering free Grant Runner classes -SAGE 102.

To view class schedules & register, go to Onsite classes are also available for groups of 3-10 participants, at no cost. Please email to arrange one for your department.

For technical questions, please contact the SAGE Help Desk at or call 206-685-8335 M-F, 8am - 5pm.

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If you have any further questions be sure to contact the Office of Research Information Services.