Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Office Assistant -- Work Study Position

JOB TITLE: Office Assistant – Work Study Position
DEPARTMENT NAME: Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)
JOB LOCATION: HCDE Main Office, 423 Sieg Hall
PHONE NUMBER: 206-543-2567
EMAIL ADDRESS: hcdehelp@u.washington.edu
BOX NUMBER: 352315
HOURS PER WEEK: Ip to 19 hrs/wk [ X ]
RATE OF PAY $11/hour (Compliance with current UW Student Pay Schedule)

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with daily activities of main departmental office, including reception, distribution of mail, copying and faxing documents, filing, and other administrative tasks. Periodically assist with space assignments and moves.
• Support for events, open houses, and receptions
• Fiscal support including matching BARs & receipts once a month, matching ProCard printout with receipts once a month, labels made for file folders, periodically pick up petty cash, assist setting up files

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge of computer and MS Word and Excel software,
• Able to work independently; able to answer busy phones, take messages, and direct calls; and able to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Availability in afternoons, approximately 2-5pm, Monday-Friday

Educational Benefits:

• To obtain hands-on knowledge of working in an office setting;
• To become familiar with administrative and financial activities of a campus department;
• To gain experience planning events;
• Opportunity to work with students, faculty, and staff in an academic environment.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jr. Technical Writer

Position Title: Jr. Technical Writer
Pay rate: $12-$14/hr
Hours needed: 12-19.5 hours/week

Job Description:
The Office of Research Information services is seeking a highly motivated, well-organized student for a Jr. Technical Writer with excellent writing skills. The Jr. Technical Writer will support the Learning & Communications team with a variety of administrative and writing duties. Our team primarily supports SAGE, a complex software system that supports research administration at the UW.

Required Skills:
• Excellent technical writing skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Enthusiastic team player
• Reliable

Desired (not required) Skills:
• Experience with Drupal, Wordpress, or other CMS
• Ability to format text using HTML
• Formal knowledge and/or real-world experience with Usability Testing and User Acceptance Testing

If you're interested, please reply to this email: Steve Merrill at oristw@u.washington.edu with resume and a writing sample.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships

Dolores Liebmann supported students and charitable organizations in her lifetime and created a fund to continue support after her death. The "Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund" supports graduate students who show "outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study." The University of Washington is one of the institutions selected to submit three nominees for this national fellowship.

AWARD: In 2011-12 the fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition. It is an annual award that may be renewed for a total of three years.

QUALIFICATIONS: A student must:

be pursuing a graduate degree in a field of study that may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training);
have received a baccalaureate degree and have an outstanding undergraduate record;
show financial need (i.e., must have a FAFSA on file with the University of Washington Office of Student Financial Aid--if you don't already have one on file for this year you should file one immediately);
be a citizen of the United States;
not support, advocate or uphold the principles and doctrines of communism.
UW DEADLINE: January 3, 2011, 12 noon (PST) (PLEASE NOTE that the UW deadline is earlier than the date listed on the Liebmann application.)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are available at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/liebmann/index.shtml. Applications must be submitted in paper to the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards (G-1 Communications Building) by the UW deadline. Applications will be reviewed and three nominees will be chosen for submission to the foundation.

Initial applications need only provide the first seven items. The three applicants chosen as nominees will be required to provide the last three items on the list.

Application Form (available at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/liebmann/index.shtml).
Statement of Purpose (three pages, considering the relationship of your graduate level study and your personal and/or professional goals).
Abstract of your Statement of Purpose in layman's terms that explains your degree program, giving emphasis to its eventual intellectual impact on your field of study.
Letter of recommendation from department chair.
Letters of recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you.
Personal vitae or resume.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (NOTE: the nominees will be required to submit official copies).

Official copies of graduate exam test scores. (the foundation requires official copies; they will not accept information on the UW transcript)
Financial Aid Information from university. NOTE: If you have not already submitted a FAFSA form for the current academic year, you should do so as soon as possible. If you are chosen as a nominee you will be required to provide need verification from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Copies of federal income tax forms for the prior two years.
Office of Fellowships and Awards
G-1 Communications Building

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Federal Highway Administration Research Library/National Transportation Library internships

Multiple Positions -- Paid Summer Internship Opportunities -- Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 6 - August 12, 2011. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with housing and travel (relocation) arrangements for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 11, 2011, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since selections may be made on an on-going basis. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/Stipdg.htm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

Note: When applying, please select your interest areas as the Federal Highway Administration (with specialty Research and Development) and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (with no specialty). List FHWA Research Library and/or National Transportation Library in the space provided for specifying areas of interest that are not included.

The following are potential internship projects. Projects and responsibilities may be modified, combined, or shared, depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates. For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman@dot.gov or 202-493-3058.

PROCESSING ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS/RECORDS MANAGEMENT (Federal Highway Administration Research Library and National Transportation Library)

Arrange textual, cartographic, and/or photographic materials; create inventories and finding aids; apply subject headings; implement preservation measures; select materials for digitization.

Desired Qualifications:
Coursework towards a specialization in archives; familiarity and/or experience with archival practices, EAD, and DACS; knowledge of LCSH; strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills; willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks.

CATALOGING (Federal Highway Administration Research Library and National Transportation Library)
Create catalog records for a unique technical sub-collection; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers; perform collection assessment and prioritization; participate in workflow assessment. NTL cataloging includes both traditional and digital repository cataloging systems.

Desired Qualifications:
Cataloging coursework and/or experience; familiarity and/or experience with AACR2, MARC; knowledge of LCSH; knowledge of LC Classification System; strong organizational and analytical skills. For NTL only: knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).

DIGITAL SOCIAL MEDIA/REFERENCE (National Transportation Library)

Assist in furthering Flickr and YouTube efforts to promote the library; select, develop or implement products or services to support the needs of the reference staff.

Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity and/or experience with social computing, social networks, photography or videography; experience or coursework in reference; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

Federal Highway Administration Research Library: http://www.tfhrc.gov/library/index.htm

National Transportation Library: http://ntl.bts.gov/

UWTV Student Designer – Web and Broadcast

Student Designer – Web and Broadcast
Hourly rate – Depends on experience. $10 - $14 per hour
Hours per week – Negotiable, but no more than 19.5 per week
Application Deadline – Monday, November 22, 2010.

UWTV is currently seeking a talented student to assist the Marketing/Communications and Interactive Services teams in maintaining and developing our online properties (website at uwtv.org, YouTube, iTunes U and social media presences), and motion graphics pieces for on-air branding and promotion.
This is a unique opportunity on campus for a creative and motivated student to get hands-on experience in a “real world” professional web and broadcast production environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Update content and features on UWTV online properties, including flagship web sites, YouTube and social media presences (Facebook/Twitter)
• Assist design staff in the development and creation of web, print and on-air promotional material and elements
• Work with staff writers and designers to prepare e-newsletters for mailing
• Occasionally provide email Web support for public users of UWTV website
• Additional tasks as needed


• Strong sense of composition and graphic design skills.
• The ability to learn proactively and quickly in a fast-paced environment
• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and their cross-browser limitations
• Proficiency with industry-standard design software including the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
• The ability to work collaboratively with creative and technical teams
• Strong working knowledge of the Windows environment
• Excellent oral and written communications skills


• Experience designing ads for web and print (e.g., image comps that include multiple elements, such as text, photos, etc.)
• Experience with motion graphics/animation – Web (Flash) and/or broadcast. Proficiency with After Effects a big plus
• Familiarity with Web scripting languages, including Javascript/DHTML, C# and ASP/VBScript and experience developing interfaces for dynamic database-driven content, and a basic understanding of database design

UWTV is currently accepting applications for this fall and beyond. Please specify in your cover letter what dates you will be available to work (e.g., “Winter, Spring and Summer quarters AND 2011-2012 academic year”) and include a link to a portfolio that reflects your design skills (web-based is preferable, but a PDF compilation of your work is acceptable). If you were involved in a collaboration, be sure to indicate what your specific role was on a given project or piece.

Please submit your application no later than Monday, November 22, 2010.
Application materials can be emailed to Andre Tan (Manager of Marketing and Interactive Services) at andretan@uw.edu or delivered to the UWTV offices in Kane Hall 017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2011 Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Dear Students,

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2011 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. Graduate and professional students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs), undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.

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 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 seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2011. 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.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions. Due to space limitations you must register for a session at http://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/bbkelly/117386
Monday, November 29, 2010, 12:30 p.m. in the Electrical Engineering Building, room 45 (EEB 45)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:30 p.m. in Smith Hall, room 102
Another January session will be held; date and time to be announced
The application deadline is Monday, January 31, 2010 at 12 noon (PST).

Information about the fellowship can be found at: http://grad.washington.edu/students/fa/bonderman/index.shtml .

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Helene Obradovich (helene@uw.edu) or Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly (bbkelly@uw.edu) in The University Honors Program.


The Graduate School and The University Honors Program

The Graduate School: www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/bonderman/index.shtml

The University Honors Program: depts.washington.edu/uwhonors/scholarships/current/bonderman

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, through its scholarship and grantmaking programs, helps exceptionally promising, low-income students, from middle school to graduate school, reach their full potential through education. Our work allows us to see first-hand how high-achieving, low-income students overcome obstacles and excel academically. Our research, however, has shown that many high-potential, low-income students are unable to successfully navigate these obstacles. In The Achievement Trap (2007), we found that there is a significant drop off in the number of low-income students who are identified as high-achieving throughout the primary and secondary education system. These student experiences raise important questions about the factors and contexts that help some low-income students overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically, and how a deeper understanding of such matters can be used to design programs and interventions that will help more low-income students identified as high achieving early in their primary and secondary school years to sustain their academic achievement levels through college and beyond.

In response to this gap in knowledge, the Foundation has created the Cooke Dissertation Fellowship to focus more scholarly attention on high-achieving, low-income students to better understand their educational pathways and experiences and enable parents, policymakers, and practitioners to better support such students in achieving their full potential.

Dissertation fellowships are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student for work done after the student’s dissertation proposal has been accepted. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, statistics, and psychometrics.

The fellowship is a one-time award of $25,000, which may be used for a period of not less than nine months and up to 18 months. We are offering two this year, with plans to increase the number to five in the coming years.

Selected Fellows agree to comply with Foundation requirements and requests for the duration of the fellowship. Some key requirements and terms are:

Fellows must be enrolled in a graduate degree program, and provide documentation of academic progress each term.
Fellows must participate in Fellowship activities, including the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars Weekend, August 4 - 7, 2011. The Foundation will provide travel expenses, lodging, and meals.
Fellows must be willing to present their research to Foundation staff and/or Scholars

The Cooke Fellowship must be used to support a graduate student while writing his or her dissertation. How the funds are expended depends on each recipient’s individual need. This fellowship does not provide funding for distance learning programs or for degrees heavily dependent on distance learning components. The fellowship does not cover overhead.

Please visit the FAQs page and the Guidelines document to learn more about the Fellowship.

If after reviewing the FAQs and Guidelines, you still have questions, please contact the Foundation at 703-723-8000 or through the email address fellows@jkcf.org.

February 4, 2011 (11:59 EST).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Student Web Producer

Student Web Producer
Pay rate: $12-$14/hr
Hours needed: 12-19.5 hours/week
Job Location: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
To apply: Please send a brief resume or portfolio of work to orisweb@uw.edu, including a statement of why you're interested in the position. Include "Student Web Producer" in the subject line.

Job Description:
Love CSS & HTML? Excited about excellent design? Need to expand your portfolio?

The UW Office of Research Information Services web team is seeking a highly motivated, well-organized student for front end designer and web producer with excellent HTML, CSS, and Javascript skills.

Responsibilities include front end design work, CSS and HTML coding, and various production support activities such as running link checks.

Required Skills:
- Enthusiastic team player
- Reliable
- Solid working knowledge of standards-based HTML, CSS, and Javascript
- Strong communication skills - clear and concise

Desired (not required) Skills:
- Visual or Graphic Design
- Hands-on experience with jQuery
- MySQL and PHP 5
- Drupal, WordPress, or other CMS
- CodeIgniter, Symfony, Zend Framework, or other PHP MVC-style web frameworks
- Working knowledge of source control software such as Subversion, Git or Mercurial

Student Web Developer

The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Clinical Trail Center seeks a STUDENT WEB DEVELOPER to join our team to help improve existing or implement new functionality for our web-oriented software system. Our software is a key part of a medical research project that aims to help save lives. The users of our site are the clinical staff at the UW Clinical Trials Center and staff at participating sites in cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Projects will be assigned based on your existing skills and interests as well as the importance and urgency of the projects. If desired and depending on arrangements with your department, work here may count for capstone project credits, independent study credits, or other project-oriented credits.

This is a good opportunity for students to get experience in a real-world environment and gain an edge when applying to jobs in the summer or after graduation. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome to apply.

Hours and Salary:
* Hours are flexible. We need students to commit to a schedule that's in the range of 25hr-40hr/wk
* Students should commit to at least 2 quarters, and we prefer longer commitments
* Pay will be based on experience, roughly ranging from $12 to $18 per hour

What the applicant can expect to learn while working here:
* Database-driven web application (Perl, Mason, HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, MySQL)
* Software engineering best practices (project planning, design documents, bug-tracking, source control, etc.)

* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Basic programming proficiency

Experience in the following is a plus:
* Web programming related technology (Perl, PHP, ASP, Python, HTML/CSS, Javascript, AJAX, etc.)
* Software engineering methods (project planning, design documents, bug tracking, source control, usability testing, etc.)
* Usage of relational databases (MySQL, MSSQL, Access, etc.)

To apply, please send resume to Art Kerr, adkerr@uw.edu

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UW Position -- Information Technology Service

The UW Information Technology Service Center is currently hiring for training beginning November 22, 2010. We are looking for students with a passion for technology and helping others, to provide customer support for over 80,000 University of Washington students, staff, faculty, and affiliated customers. We provide tier-one computing and communications support answering technical questions, assisting with account administration, and routing callers to University departments, faculty, and staff.

Students should have a desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds, be able to analyze, diagnose, and troubleshoot simple to complex technical computing issues as well as be able to solve problems on their own.

Student employees provide first-level support via phone, email, and in person for University systems.

Gain Experience:
Students build customer service, technical, and computing experience in a professional office environment. Opportunities are available to gain leadership experience, expand programming skills, and work on projects to enhance their resume or portfolio. After graduating, several of our student employees have become employed by highly competitive companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and the University of Washington.

We offer flexible scheduling where students are able to work 10 to 19.5 hours a week while in class. During the summer quarter and quarter breaks, students are able to work up to 40 hours per week.

Our office is located at the UW Tower on the corner of NE 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm and on Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm.

Online Applications:
Applications are accepted year-round via our online application. No phone calls please.

To view the full job description and submit an application online, please visit: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/sjobs.html.

NASA 2011 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concept Academic Linkage Competition

*2011 RASC-AL Competition*

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2011 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Competition. RASC-AL is a design project competition aimed at university-level engineering students.

The RASC-AL contest challenges participants to design projects based on real NASA projects. Participants can choose from four different themes. These design projects potentially could be implemented by NASA.

Interested teams are requested to submit a notice of intent as soon as practical, and teams must submit an abstract for their proposed project by *Feb. 4, 2011*. The RASC-AL Steering Committee of NASA and industry experts will evaluate the proposals and select as many as ten undergraduate and five graduate teams to compete against each other at a forum in June 2011 in Florida.

The RASC-AL competition is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in engineering or science at an accredited university. University design teams must include one faculty or industry advisor with a university affiliation and two or more undergraduate or graduate students. A group of universities may also work in collaboration on a design project entry. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

For more information about this competition, visit http://www.nianet.org/rascal/index.html.
If you have questions about this competition, please contact Shelley Spears at Shelley.Spears@nianet.org .

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

NASA Process Based Mission Assurance

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
(NESSF) Program

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship
proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science
Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2011-2012
academic year. This call for fellowship
proposals solicits applications from
accredited U.S. universities on behalf of
individuals pursuing Master of Science
(M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth
and space sciences, or related disciplines.
The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued
training of a highly qualified workforce in
disciplines needed to achieve NASA?s
scientific goals. Awards resulting from the
competitive selection will be made in the
form of training grants to the respective

The deadline for NEW applications is February
1, 2011, and the deadline for RENEWAL
applications is March 15, 2011.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission
instructions are located at the NESSF 11
solicitation index page at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ - click on
"Solicitations" then click on "Open
Solicitations" then select the "NESSF 11"
announcement. Also refer to ?Proposal
Submission Instructions? and ?Program
Specific Questions? listed under ?Other
Documents? on the NESSF 11 solicitation index

All proposals must be submitted in electronic
format only through the NASA NSPIRES system.
The advisor has an active role in the
submission of the fellowship proposal. To
use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the
student, and the university must all
register. Extended instructions on how to
submit an electronic proposal package are
posted on the NESSF 11 solicitation index
page listed above. You can register in
NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

For further information contact Ming-Ying
Wei, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth
Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0771,
E-mail:mwei@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program
Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics
Research, Planetary Science Research, and
Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-
0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.

UW Hourly Position -- GPSS Office Manager

GPSS Office Manager

*Posted*: October 22, 2010
*Expected Closure:* November 19, 2010
*Expected Start Date*: December 1, 2010
*Supervisor:* Marc Jaffrey, GPSS Treasurer

*Essential Functions:
* The GPSS Office Manager is primarily responsible for
keeping the GPSS Office operational during the year. This includes
administrative tasks as assigned, as well as supporting the four GPSS
Officers with their duties. Acts as the public face for GPSS at the front
desk by answering questions about University services and programs,
assisting graduate and professional students, and coordinating meetings
between GPSS Officers and University administrators. Additionally, the
Office Manager assists with GPSS social programming.

*Additional Duties:
* Office tasks such as maintaining office supplies,
answering phones, delivering messages, and acting as a backup minutes taker
when the Publications Assistant is unavailable.

*Hours and Salary:
*$9-12/hour – 19 hours per week

* Must be a student for the 2010-11 academic year at the
University of Washington. In addition, candidate must possess the
- Excellent telephone and email communication skills
- Ability to multi-task and work efficiently with limited supervision;
ability to work on multiple long-term projects and high priority short-term
- Good typing skills
- Knowledge of University services, programs, and community
- Service-friendly attitude
- Well organized, efficient, and willing to take initiative in solving
problems and improving office environment\
- Works well with different personalities and operating styles
- Experience with *Microsoft Office Suite* is required; detailed
knowledge of *Google Calendar *and* *other online software is a bonus

*Preferred Experience:*
- Large event-planning (400+ people)
- Event logistics
- Promotion and outreach

*Application Materials:
*Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume
with two references. You may also submit an optional writing sample no
longer than five pages. For more information, contact the GPSS Treasurer at
gpsstres@uw.edu or (206) 543-8576.

Please turn in applications and other materials to Condon 401 or at

Monday, November 8, 2010

GPSS Travel Grant Deadline

Graduate and Professional Student Senate, University of Washington

Upcoming Dealine
Wednesday @ Noon, December 1, 2010, for travel between December 15, 2010, and February 14, 2011.

Other deadlines for 2010-2011 academic year
Wednesday @ Noon, February 2, 2010 , for travel between February 15, 2011 and April 14, 2011.
Monday @ Noon, April 4, 2011, for travel between April 15, 2011 and June 14, 2011.

Travel Allocations
Travel Allocations are available to fund individual graduate and professional students who are traveling to an academic or professional conference that relates to their area of study and will enhance their professional development. Typically the funds have paid for conference registration fees, meals, transportation or hotel costs. Travel allocations are up to $500 for domestic travel and $750 for international travel. A student may only receive one travel grant during their graduate career at UW. If awarded, the funds will be transferred to a budget number provided by the travel coordinator in your department. You will make all travel arrangements and reimbursements through your department travel coordinator.
Who Can Apply For Travel Allocations?

Travel funds are available to any graduate or professional student at the University of Washington Seattle campus.
Where Can You Get An Application?

Download the Travel Allocations Application Form or pick up a hard copy from the GPSS Office (CONDON 401).

Application Process

Review GPSS funding policies outlined below as well as the University of Washington travel guidelines.
Download the Travel Allocations Application Form and fill it out.
Have your departmental travel coordinator fill out the travel coordinator section of the application. This will most likely be the administrator in your department.
Have a faculty member familiar with your work submit a letter of recommendation of 400 words or less either in a sealed envelope signed across the seal or emailed directly to the GPSS Treasurer.
Attach a printout of the conference homepage or a conference brochure to your application.
Submit the completed application form along with all supplemental materials to the GPSS office (CONDON 401, Box 352238) by Noon on any of the deadline dates listed above.
Incomplete, late applications or incorrectly filled out applications will not be considered. Meaning missing or incorrect budget number, missing conference information, missing letter of reference, student statement over 400 words, missing budget information or requests over the specified limits. No exceptions! We receive vast more applications than we can fund. It is always a difficult decision for the committee*.

FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Sessions

Ø Monday, November 8, 3:30-4:20pm, Denny 216

Ø Tuesday, November 9, 2:30-3:20pm, Thomson 317

Ø Wednesday, November 10, 3:30-4:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258

Ø Monday, November 15, 3:30-4:20pm, Denny 216

Ø Tuesday, November 16, 1:30-2:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258

Ø Wednesday, November 17, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317

Ø Tuesday, November 30, 2:30-3:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258

Ø Wednesday, December 1, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317

Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students* planning to take intensive foreign language** courses during Summer 2011 and/or intending to study foreign language and area or international studies during Academic Year 2011-12, mark your calendars for one of the above sessions and R.S.V.P. to macurtis@uw.edu.

Each workshop will cover FLAS fellowship benefits and requirements, the application process, and how awards may be used for study in the U.S. or abroad.

Summer awards for all fellows pay tuition up to $5,000, plus a $2,500 stipend. Travel money up to $1,000 is usually available, but is not guaranteed.

Academic year awards grant tuition up to $10,000 for undergraduates, plus a $5,000 stipend. Graduate students receive tuition up to $18,000 and a stipend of $15,000.

For undergraduate guidelines visit: https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/flasundergrad

Contact: Robin Chang, Assistant Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, robinc@uw.edu or 206-543-2603.

For graduate student information visit: http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas Contact: Mary Ann Curtis, FLAS Fellowship Coordinator, macurtis@uw.edu or 206-616-8679.

Applications will be available from the above websites after November 15. All applications and supporting materials are to be submitted online by January 15, 2011.


*To qualify for the awards, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

**2011-12 FLAS award languages: Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French (graduate students only), German (graduate students only), Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kirgiz, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish (graduate students only), Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation 2011-2012 Fellowship Opportunity

The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation
2011-2012 Fellowship Opportunity

Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

Deadline: January 24, 2011

The Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) provides an opportunity for a diverse, highly motivated cohort of 4 to 6 University of Washington doctoral candidates to develop their teaching skills in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts and sciences. Project fellows will work closely with faculty mentors in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and create teaching portfolios that include evidence of their hands-on experience with various theories and practices of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.
Prior to the start of autumn quarter, PIP fellows will participate with their faculty mentors in a day-long workshop focused on interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy. During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters, each fellow will teach one interdisciplinary course (totaling three) in an area related to his or her teaching and research interests, while engaging in quarterly workshops with the other students in the cohort and continuing to work closely with mentors. Further teaching opportunities during the 2012-2013 academic year may also become available.

Award Project fellows will be compensated at the appropriate annual Graduate Student Service Appointment rate, including tuition waivers, and will receive an additional stipend of $750 for their participation in the early fall and quarterly workshops.

Applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program at the time of appointment (September 2011) and have at least one year of teaching experience. We encourage applications from any doctoral student with a serious interest in interdisciplinary pedagogy and research. We also strongly encourage applicants with an interest in the theory and practice of community-based learning and/or service-learning course design.

How to Apply
Please email the following application materials as MS Word or PDF files (please no zip files) to ias-pip@uwb.edu by 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2011.
1) Cover letter of no more than 500 words outlining your pedagogical experience and research interests, and how they prepare you for teaching in the IAS program. Please include your name, mailing address, primary telephone, email address, department or program, date of advancement to doctoral candidacy, and advisor’s name in the top right corner of your letter.
2) A detailed proposal or syllabus for an interdisciplinary course you have taught or would like to teach.
3) Curriculum Vitae.
4) One letter of support from a UW faculty member familiar with your pedagogy and research. This letter may be written by your advisor, but does not need to be. This letter should be emailed directly to ias-pip@uwb.edu by the recommender with your name in the subject line.

Finalists will be interviewed on campus, with notification of acceptance by March 4, 2011.

Further Questions
If you have questions about PIP, contact the 2010-2011 Co-Directors: Bruce Burgett (burgett@uwb.edu), David Goldstein (dgoldstein@uwb.edu), or Martha Groom (groom@uw.edu). For information about IAS: http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/. For information about PIP: http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/about/pip.xhtml.

Monday, November 1, 2010

UW Position -- Program on the Environment

Predoctoral Instructor, Program on the Environment

Requisition Number 69028

Winter 2011, 1/03/2011 to 3/18/2011
Spring 2011, 3/28/2011 to 6/10/2011

Program on the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for a Predoctoral Instructor.

Winter 2011, 12/16/011 to 3/15/2011
Spring 2011, 3/16/2011 to 6/15/2011

The Program on the Environment (PoE) is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing undergraduate education in environmental studies. A central focus of the major is skill in reading and writing within scholarly frameworks used by practitioners, including those prevalent in humanities, in policy, and in natural science. The core course Environmental Studies: Communication and Information (ENVIR 200) is explicitly structured to achieve these goals.

PoE seeks a Predoctoral Instructor to teach sections of Environmental Studies: Communication and Information Winter and Spring quarters 2011.

Course Information:
Quarters Offered:
Autumn, Winter, Spring

Course and Concept Description:
ENVIR 200 is a writing-intensive class in which students compose three essays, each using the conventions of a different disciplinary framework, and each focusing on a different environmental issue or problem.

One of the primary learning goals of the course is to ensure that Environmental Studies students are exposed to and practice the writing, communications, and secondary research skills needed in the analysis of multifaceted environmental issues. Explicitly designed as a skill-building seminar, ENVIR 200 also prepares students for upper-division coursework, and specifically for an individualized and scholarly exploration of the environment (capstone senior project).

Enrollment is capped at 26 students, allowing the instructor to meet with each student and provide individualized feedback. A commitment to active learning shapes the organization of ENVIR 200: students learn not only by receiving direction from the instructor, but also by practicing skills in workshops and peer writing groups.

Because ENVIR 200 is offered multiple times each year, the structure, assignments and evaluation techniques, amount of required reading, and grading rubrics, are all standardized across offerings. Creativity and the chance to add personal expertise are inserted in the choice of environmental issue within each of the three course sections. To insure that new ideas, teaching techniques, and content innovation are facilitated, instructors meet on a regular basis (at least quarterly) in teaching retreats.

For more information about ENVIR 200, see: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/workspace/meyera/9304/

Course Schedule:
Winter 2011:
10:30-12:20 MW, 10:30-11:20 F
2:30-4:20 MW, 2:30-3:20 F

Spring 2011: TBD

Responsibilities include:
- Cover required readings in class
- Conduct writing workshops
- Organize research workshops
- Create assignments (longer papers and daily homework)
- Hold writing conferences
- Locate supplemental materials to aid in teaching required texts
- Provide feedback on student work
- Maintain records and grades
- Hold office hours
- Maintain a class Catalyst website

- Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Predoctoral Instructor position
- Must register for 10 credits during the quarters appointed
- Availability for full appointment timeframe
- Advanced Ph.D. candidate, preferably in English, Comparative Literature, or related field
- 3 years minimum of university-level teaching experience
- An interdisciplinary background and knowledge of scholarly methods and tools across a range of disciplines
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

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

- Experience in writing and/or teaching writing in the humanities, in policy, and in natural science
- Experience in writing and/or teaching writing focusing on environmental issues or problems

Condition of Employment:
- Currently registered UW graduate student
- Compensation: Based on standard UW rates determined by student standing

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

Salary information: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salary-schedules.shtml
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.

Applicants should submit:
(1) Current CV/resume, no more than 2 pages worth of text
(2) Two or three references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
(3) Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a Predoctoral Instructor in an interdisciplinary environmental studies course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description. Address to Julia Parrish, Director, Program on the Environment.

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

For priority consideration, apply by: November 3, 2010
Notification: November 12, 2010
Acceptance: November 15, 2010
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.