Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Non-Profit Summer Fellowship Program

2010 Summer Fellowship Program


Join graduate students from around the country to critically examine issues in the nonprofit sector and to work on your own research in nonprofit management, volunteerism, international civil society, social entrepreneurship and philanthropic studies.

Under the direction of Dr. Peter Frumkin, students participate in an intensive four week seminar that culminates in the completion of papers for the RGK Center's working papers series. Students are expected to submit a draft research paper that they would like to refine and prepare for academic publication during the summer program.

PhD and Masters-level graduate students considering doctoral work are invited to apply for the RGK Center's 2010 Summer Fellowship Program:

Program Details

* Dates: June 1 - June 25, 2010

* Application process is competitive and takes into consideration the academic potential of the student and the working paper topic

* $3,000 stipends are provided to each Summer Fellow

* Housing near the UT Austin campus is provided by the RGK Center

* No course credit is provided

* Application Deadline: March 5, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

ADAI Research Grants

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from University of Washington researchers for its Small Grants research awards. Proposed research must be in alcohol or drug abuse-related fields. The maximum amount considered for funding is $30,000 for faculty and research scientists. The funding limit for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows is $20,000.

The next application deadline is 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2010. Questions concerning the application process or suitability of a potential project should be directed to the Institute at 543-0937. Application guidelines are available on the ADAI website at or by calling ADAI at 543-0937.

ADVANCE Program Graduate Student Assistant

****************This position comes with a tuition waiver************************

ADVANCE Program Assistant

Department: ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change/College of Engineering
Date Available: 3/16/2010
Application Deadline: 2/24/2010

General Duties/Description:
The Graduate Staff Assistant at ADVANCE will assist with various day to day activities including:

• budget and invoice filing, including maintenance of budget files, sorting and photocopying invoices, and tracking down missing invoices as identified by the Program Operations Specialist
• web maintenance for the ADVANCE web site, including minor updates via DreamWeaver; web maintenance and updates for On-Ramps into Academia web site, posting updates to the On Ramps into Academia job listings blog and feed; and updating the ADVANCE online calendar and Lactation Room calendar
• writing/editing marketing materials for various ADVANCE projects; updating materials used for various ADVANCE workshops; printing and editing flyers and posters for various ADVANCE workshops
• web research for the ADVANCE research associate and program/research manager, including utilizing search engines, researching articles, researching organizations and identifying contacts, and preparing entries for EndNote
• event coordination and preparing event supplies, including communicating with vendors for workshops, creating and printing name tags, agendas, handouts, packets, and other materials used at events, and tracking RSVPs for events
• national workshops and symposium application processing, including collating application materials, distributing applications for review, responding to applicants, and maintaining a database of applicants and their status
• data entry through Microsoft Excel
• maintaining and updating ADVANCE e-mail lists
• other duties as assigned by the Program/Research Manager and Program Operations Specialist
Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship (must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits for spring quarter)

Candidates should have a genuine interest in the focus of ADVANCE, and enjoy working with diverse groups of people. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize. In addition, candidates must be comfortable with computers, work well as a member of a team and independently, communicate effectively with colleagues, exercise good judgment, be open to learning new skills, and meet deadlines.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired skills:
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel strongly preferred; other desired skills include knowledge of Dreamweaver, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to Apply:
E-mail Kristin Hofmeister, ADVANCE Program Operations Specialist, at with a note of interest and your resume. Please include where you learned of the position.

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline: March 8, 2010

University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This one-quarter fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $1761/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state-tuition . The fellowship must be used in 2010-11, but the choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his/her department.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree program and not in their last year of study. The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship. Students in fee-based programs are eligible but tuition waiver coverage would work differently.

Please see our website at for further information. Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.
The selected recipient(s) should plan to attend the UWRA luncheon on April 27, 2010. They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award.
Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, or 543-7152.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Huckabay Teaching Fellowships


Information and application form at:

For students interested in applying for the Huckabay Teaching Fellowship:
There will be an information session, details to be determined. Check the website for date and time.

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the availability of Huckabay Teaching Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Fellows will receive $800 a month plus state-tuition and Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP), and must enroll in GRDSCH 620 (Teaching Mentorship Seminar) in winter 2011.

These one-quarter awards are intended to give graduate students an opportunity to work on a specific project focused on teaching and learning at the college and university level. Projects are to be proposed by students, who will find faculty Teaching Mentors, either from UW or from a nearby community college, college, or university to collaborate with them in their projects. During the project, these collaborations between the Fellow and the Mentor should allow the student to benefit from the faculty member’s expertise in teaching, while maintaining a focus centered on the student’s teaching interests.

These fellowships are funded by a private endowment established by Durward and Susan Huckabay, UW alumni and Laureates, in order to further graduate education at the University of Washington.

Huckabay Fellowships are not intended to fund a student’s academic research, but rather, to broaden the student’s graduate education, particularly in the area of teaching and learning. Proposals will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee which will use the criteria listed below. The proposal should:

- Clearly identify a need in instruction or curriculum and demonstrate why this need is important and should be addressed.
- Reflect a clearly explained methodology that is appropriate for addressing the need.
- Make clear the tasks the Fellow will undertake in the collaboration on the project, demonstrating the Fellow-centered nature of the proposal.
- Stipulate plans for assessing the success of the project (including but not limited to student ratings, if appropriate).
- Provide evidence that the student is well qualified to undertake the tasks outlined in the application.
- Describe the Teaching Mentor’s active participation in the project and make clear the ways in which he or she will assist the Fellow in becoming a better teacher.
- Provide evidence of the Teaching Mentor's reflective practice as a teacher that qualifies him or her to undertake the tasks outlined in the proposal.
- Outline the opportunities that the Fellow will have to teach or otherwise use the results of the project.

Any faculty member from UW or a nearby college or university is eligible to be a Teaching Mentor.

Graduate students benefit from having multiple faculty mentors, so applicants should consider working with someone other than their research advisors at the UW. Students can also benefit from working with faculty at one of the other higher education institutions in the Seattle area. Faculty mentors may work with only one Huckabay Fellow at a time.

Please note: The Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR) is available to provide consulting services for proposal development for interested students.

Questions can be directed to Marilyn Gray, Fellowships & Awards, at or 685-4248.

Funding for International Travel and Study

The Rotary International of the Rotary Foundation has two funding opportunities worth considering.

1) Ambassadorial Scholarships: Further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.The world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded for study in 2005-06. Awards will be $25,000 for a one year study abroad.

2) Rotary World Peace Fellows: Become leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree at six study centers in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field. Funding includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Internship

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NASA Space Grant Consortium

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium is happy to announce the opening of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program application as of today. We also have several funding opportunities for students interested in science, technology, engineering, or math, please see below.

- Due date: April 16, 2010: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), $4,000 for full-time summer research work or $2,000 for part-time.

- Due date: February 8, 2010: Graduate student fellowships; $5,000 and
tuition payment for Spring 2010.

-Due date: March 12, 2010: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: $10,000 scholarship.

Please check back on our private industry internship applications for the companies listed below at:

Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies

Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies (CTAS) at the University of Bath (UK) Fall 2010

The Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies (CTAS) is a unique program designed for UW students interested in sharing the experience of exploring contemporary European politics and trans-Atlantic relations with student colleagues from across Europe. What sets the program apart is that it brings the same group of European and US students together to study on both sides of the Atlantic, giving it a curricular and social dynamic unlike any other foreign study program. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to spend autumn quarter at the University of Bath, ranked by the Times and Guardian newspapers as one of Britain's top fifteen universities, to study European politics and culture with academic experts from across Europe. Accepted students will also have the option of joining a group of Euromasters students coming to the UW for Spring Quarter to study trans-Atlantic relations. Students who successfully complete both quarters, at Bath, and the UW, will receive a Certificate in Trans-Atlantic Studies from the EU Center of Excellence.

Program Features:
- Study with faculty and distinguished guest lecturers from the University of Bath and from throughout the UK and the European Union. All coursework and lectures are in English.
- Learn about Europe not only from the academic perspective of your coursework and instructors, but also from the personal points of view of the approximately fifty European students participating in the Euromasters program.
- Automatically receive a $750-$1,500 travel grant from the UW's EU Center of Excellence.
- Receive UW resident credits for your coursework in Bath and maintain your scholarship and financial aid status.
- Take the optional Spring Quarter special Trans-Atlantic Studies seminar, plus one course on US politics, history or culture, alongside a select cohort of Euromaster students coming to the UW from all over Europe.

Eligibility and Costs:
The CTAS program is open to upper level UW undergraduate students and graduate students currently enrolled in any related field, e.g. political science, public affairs, international studies. Accepted applicants pay their regular UW tuition for 1.5 quarters and receive 20-25 UW credits for their work. UW students pay their UW tuition and concurrent enrollment fee to the UW International Programs and Exchanges office. Students pay no additional tuition to the University of Bath.
All accepted CTAS students will receive travel grants from the European Union Center of Excellence. These awards typically range from $750-$1,500.

Applications and more information:
Applications for the CTAS program are due to the EU Center by April 9, 2010.
Application details and forms are available at the CTAS program website:

Fritz Grants for International Study and Exchange



For 2010-11 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 (see website for list of eligible departments). 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, $1761 per month, and include paid health insurance and UW state tuition. No extra money is included for airfare.

In allocating these awards, PRIORITY will be given to applications with the following:

1. 1. evidence of appropriate language competence, and
2. 2. documentation of the relevance of the university or locale to the planned research, and evidence of affiliation if required to carry out the proposed project, and
3. 3. documentation of the relationship between the proposed study/research and the applicant's academic program, and
4. 4. an indication that the international experience is new, e.g, 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:

Biology Teaching Assistant

Our Biology Department has outstanding opportunities for 50% FTE temporary Spring Quarter 2010 teaching assistants

Biology typically hires between one and eight non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students. TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels. Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities include: attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors. For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Health insurance and operating fee waiver for eligible graduate students.

Posting date: February 2, 2010
Application Deadline: February 16, 2010
Notification date: March 2, 2010
Acceptance date: March 18, 2010
Currently registered UW graduate student in good standing and eligible to hold a graduate student assistantship.

Availability for entire appointment timeframe (3/29/10-6/15/10).

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
Condition of Employment:
Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course.

How to Apply:
Fill out form available at:, and submit electronically to along with current CV, contact information for 2-3 references and proof of appropriate coursework.

Graduate Staff Assistant Position

******************This position comes with a tuition waiver*****************

Learning and Scholarly Technologies has an outstanding opportunity for Graduate Staff Assistant, Spring, Summer and Autumn Quarters.

Job Location: 4518 University Way
Posting Date: February 1, 2010

Date Available: Spring quarter 2010
Deadline: February 15, 2010
Notification Deadline: March 1, 2010
Acceptance Deadline: March 15, 2010

Learning & Scholarly Technologies (LST) supports members of the University of Washington (UW) community as they discover, work toward, and achieve their learning, teaching and research goals. We explore innovative technologies and offer proven solutions, in collaboration with our clients, to help them stay at the forefront of their work.

LST is seeking a UW graduate student to serve as a Graduate Staff Assistant for spring, summer, and autumn 2010. The Graduate Staff Assistant will contribute to current and future research projects at LST. Duties include: coordinating research activities, assisting with data collection and analysis (both quantitative and qualitative), and contributing to written reports of study findings.

# Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship

Candidates must have strong research and writing skills, including quantitative analysis abilities and expertise with SPSS. Applicants should also have experience conducting focus groups or interviews and experience analyzing qualitative data. In addition, candidates must work well as a member of a team and independently, communicate effectively with colleagues, exercise good judgment, and meet deadlines.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Experience in a field related to education and technology is a plus. Teaching experience or other relevant technology or research experience is also desired.
Condition of Employment:
# Currently registered UW graduate student

# Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during spring and autumn quarters and two credits or more of graduate coursework during summer quarter.
# Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
# The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Salary information:
This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessments will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For priority consideration, apply by: February 15, 2010
Notification Deadline: March 1, 2010
Acceptance Deadline: March 15, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

CSDE Funded Traineeships

CSDE Funded Traineeships for 2010-2011 - Information for Applicants

Up to six funded CSDE Traineeships will be available for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Eligibility: Current or prospective graduate students in departments and schools with CSDE-approved training programs in demography (Economics, Geography, Sociology, Statistics, Anthropology, Social Work and Public Affairs). US citizens and Permanent Residents can apply for NICHD Traineeships; traineeships funded by the Shanahan Endowment are open to all students.

Deadlines: Students should submit their applications directly to the director/coordinator of graduate studies, or the PhD program director, in their respective departments or schools, by 5 pm on Tuesday, February 16th. The CSDE Training Committee will make their selection decisions in the third week of March. Decisions will be announced by the end of March.

Please see the attached information for more details about the requirements of the CSDE Traineeship program. General information about the CSDE Fellows/Trainee program is at

Please direct questions to Wolfram Latsch, CSDE Training Coordinator, at

Scan|Design Fellowships

Several Scan|Design Fellowships will be available for the 2010/11 academic year to advanced UW undergraduate and graduate students who wish to participate in existing exchanges with universities in Denmark.

Deadline for fall semester 2010, spring semester 2011, academic year 2010/11 is: March 1, 2010
The Fellowships will pay for in-state UW tuition, air fare and some of the living costs in Denmark.

Most coursework in English.

Requirements: US citizenship and acceptance to a UW exchange in Denmark.


Further info and application:

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships provide support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad. Funded through a small endowment, the Doctoral Research Fellowships are named after Dr. Charles Ping, a gifted teacher and scholar, a tireless advocate for the internationalization of U.S. higher education, President Emeritus of Ohio University, and a long-time former Chairman of the CIEE Board of Directors.

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive process. Full-time graduate students who are interested in these awards should read all of the information on the following pages related to eligibility and the nomination process (listed in the navigation menu to the left) before they ask their Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair to nominate them.

Deadline: April 30, 2010