News & Events

Important information and updates from The Graduate School and our campus partners.

Modified: February 23, 2018

NCA Social Impact Series Starting on 3/6

NCA is excited to announce the Social Impact Series which, will be taking place in March. Please see the e-graphic below and attached with more details. For RSVP and additional details, log into CareerCat under the Events tab.

Professional Development
Modified: February 23, 2018

Tango Party: Milonga del Norte

NuTango and the University of Chicago Argentine Tango Club will host a Tango Party on March 3rd. This event is about giving dancers from college clubs across Chicago a chance to dance with their crosstown peers. Non-students are welcome too, and a beginner lesson will be conducted at the beginning.

Around Campus
Modified: February 22, 2018

Spring Enrollment for Dental and Vision Insurance

The spring enrollment period for Northwestern student health Dental and Insurance plans has opened.

Around Campus
Modified: February 22, 2018

Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference

Join NU SACNAS at the Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference on April 28 at the University of Chicago.

Around Campus
Modified: February 22, 2018

Spotlight on Anna Leenay: TGS Alum and Alumnae Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Anna Leenay, 2015 Recipient of the Northwestern University Alumnae Graduate Fellowship, graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with an MS and BS in Environmental Engineering. Currently, Anna works as an Environmental Engineer at Jacobs (formerly CH2M), where she works mostly on remediation projects, which involve investigating, remediating (removing pollution), and monitoring of contaminated sites.

Spotlight
Modified: February 21, 2018

Announcement regarding insurance subsidy and fee structure from the Bienen School of Music

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Bienen School of Music will provide a subsidy to cover the cost of Northwestern’s health insurance plan.

Announcements
Modified: February 21, 2018

Hype your RESEARCH, Meet the Dean!

Are you creating a transformative environment for learning and discovery in your seminar, lecture, colloquium, or discussion section? The Graduate School wants to know about it!

Announcements
Modified: February 21, 2018

Controversial Conversations with NU CAPS

Controversial Conversations is a progressive support group for students, staff, and faculty to come together to discuss important issues in today's society. Stop by their event on February 28 and join the discussion.

Around Campus
Modified: February 21, 2018

Join NU-SACNAS for Volunteer Opportunities

Join NU-SACNAS to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities! They will be hosting information sessions on February 26-27.

Around Campus
Modified: February 21, 2018

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship 2018-19

The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this Fellowship to full-time graduate students who show promise of achieving distinction in their chosen field and who will bring credit to the University. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who choose a program in pursuit of a career that serves the public good.

Funding, Professional Development
Modified: February 21, 2018

2018 Balzan Prizes

Applications for the 2018 Balzan Prizes from the International Balzan Foundation are now open. They will be awarded in the following subjects: Social Anthropology, Global History, Fluid Dynamics, and Chemical Ecology. Each of the four Balzan Prizes is worth 750,000 Swiss francs.

Professional Development, Funding
Modified: February 21, 2018

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Winter Quarter 2018

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline. This workshop will also be beneficial for postdoctoral fellows developing K99 proposals.

Professional Development
Modified: February 21, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Information Session

Are you interested in translating your PhD into a career in nonprofits or government? The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations. This program provides PhDs with valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

Professional Development, Social Sciences, Humanities
Modified: February 21, 2018

IDEAS Program Accepting Applications for 2018/2019

The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted on-line here. They will be evaluated as they are received, but are due no later than April 6.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development
Modified: February 21, 2018

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Modified: February 21, 2018

Master of Biotechnology Program's Biotechnology Day

Each year, the Master of Biotechnology Program hosts Biotechnology Day, a one-day life sciences festival designed to inspire and inform curious minds. This year's event includes community outreach activities, tours of facilities, career panels (technical and non-technical focuses), a keynote speaker, and an open networking session.

Professional Development
Modified: February 21, 2018

Science and Fake News: Communicating Science in an Era of Post-Truth

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science. What are the insights provided by science communication research that can help us address the fake news phenomena in this brave new world of science communication? Find out from Dominique Brossard, professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Around Campus
Modified: February 21, 2018

Summer Research Funding Opportunity: Applications due March 2 for Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Second or third year Humanities and qualitative Social Science doctoral students who are prepared to research and write their dissertation prospectus or research funding proposal/fellowship application in summer 2018 are encouraged to apply!

Professional Development, Social Sciences, Humanities
Modified: February 20, 2018

Searle Center's Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: "Climate Change: Establishing a Community-Centered Classroom"

Join the Searle Center's Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning program for "Climate Change: Establishing a Community-Centered Classroom" on March 1. This workshop focuses on building community among students as peers and students and their instructors.

Professional Development