Current Funding Opportunities from the Office of Foundation Relations and the Office of Research Development
The Office of Foundation Relations and the Office of Research Development forward the following to graduate students and encourages them to apply for any awards relevant to their study.
Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students.
The winter quarter DGS meeting will be held on February 5, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 pm.
The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship.
TGS U-Pass coverage will continue over Winter Break. All U-Passes issued by The Graduate School are valid 365 days a year, as long as you are enrolled full-time.
Everything, regardless of location, is still searchable online, and browsing by call number is available via the library catalog. Don’t worry, nothing has been discarded. In fact, the library has been able to continue building its collection ensuring access to the resources you need, whether in print, digital, or other formats.
Each quarter, a number of students are subject to over-withholding due to changes in funding from scholarship payments to assistantship (GA, RA, TA) payments.
This new technology supports your privacy and insures that your personal information on FASIS Self-Service can only be accessed by you, using your NetID password and your smartphone, other cell phone, or landline phone to verify your identity.
Get a head start on winter quarter planning and reserve your spot in any of the six upcoming cross-disciplinary writing workshops. Topics of these 2-hour workshops range from Strategies for Outlining and Organizing Large Writing Projects to Advice for Creating and Getting the Most from a Peer Writing Group.
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951.
Cassandra VanDunk is passionate about science, both in her work as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor David McLean’s neurobiology lab, and outside the lab, where she is an involved member of Northwestern’s postdoc community, as well as a mentor for middle-school students through Northwestern’s Science Club.
This position focuses on innate and acquired immunity in allergen and virus-induced disease.
Sociology PhD student Christopher Carroll discussed climate change along religious lines on December 4.
The GWIS Eta Chapter invites you their first fundraising event on December 19th, 2014 from 6-8PM at the Goethe Institut. Their fundraising goal for this year is to provide a travel award for members.
The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in July 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2015-2016 academic year, most with stipends of at least $21,000.
Graduate students from Art History, English, German, History, Media, Film, Sound, Theatre, Performance, Classics, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies and related fields are invited to apply for this international program.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2014 Ver Steeg Awards have been selected.
The Chicago Graduate Students of Color Association will meet on December 9 to discuss their overarching goal, which is to foster an inclusive community amongst graduate students on the Chicago campus.
For the year's first meeting of the NU Public Humanities Colloquium, Elena Gonzales, American Studies Visiting Scholar, will tell us about her training in the Public Humanities program at Brown University, discuss the state of the field, and offer a glimpse into her current project on curatorial work for social justice. Lunch will be served.
Teaching a Winter course? Need to know more about Canvas?
Cheryl, a Slavic Languages PhD student, talks about mentoring, running, and how she's helping TGS plan the future of our professional development programming.
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, established in 2009, supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy,
Students who are graduating at the end of Fall Quarter 2014 will have 2014-15 NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance coverage for the duration of the policy.
Full-time students starting at Northwestern in Winter Quarter 2015 have until Friday, February 13, 2015 to complete an online student health insurance Coverage Selection Form (CSF) via CAESAR.
Student reviews rank Northwestern's Sociology program amongst the best in the nation.
Winter is coming! To support the homeless, please donate supplies at a drop box near you.
In developing your written credentials and preparing application materials for your job search, it is crucial to represent your professional experience, accomplishments, expertise, professional development experiences (e.g., CIRTL engagement) in the most impactful manner possible.
Searle Center Workshop: Creating Affirming and Validating Classrooms for Gender and Sexual Minorities
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of microaggressions towards LGBTQ+ students that may be present in a classroom setting.
The Graduate School will offer a five-day proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.
Are you looking for winter break activities for school-age children?
The Plant-it Purple Graduate Gardening club will be having a low key get-together to celebrate a successful season in the garden.
Join TGS Cross-Cultural (formerly NU Cross-Cultural) for our annual Fall community dinner on November 25th from 6-8pm in Parkes Hall 122.
GWAN’s Networking Night is a professional program aimed at providing the environment for graduate women to practice their communication skills and broaden their career options.
The Humanities Happy Hour is the Hot Off The Press kickoff event—come and meet other graduate students, and sign up for Hot Off The Press, which is part professionalization workshop and part book discussion group.
The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) offers awards to recognize the importance of excellence in teaching and mentoring as a component of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students for future service as college and university faculty.
As a reminder, academic programs who wish their students to register and be paid for winter 2015 must meet the following deadlines:
This year's conference theme is "Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health."
The Fellowship covers tuition plus an $18K stipend for living expenses renewable for up to three years.
University Career Services is pleased to announce that it is now Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA). The new name underscores NCA’s focus on the forward progression of Northwestern students through their career development process.
TGS Professional Development Series: Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
The workshop meets three times on December 2, 9, and 11 from 4:00-5:30 PM, in addition to two one-on-one coaching sessions during the week. The
Application deadline is November 21.
Applications now available for the Spring 2015 Graduate Engagement Opportunities community practicum!
Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) is a quarter-long program that combines a personalized community practicum with a graduate seminar on engaged scholarship.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to attend a one hour seminar on Mathematica 10, presented by Roger Graves from Mathematica vendor Wolfram Research, Inc.
Have you ever wanted to ask your advisor/PI for something, but didn't know how? Interested in learning about how to negotiate with your advisor/PI?
Information Lunch Session on School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell and Institute for World Literature in Portugal
The Critical Theory Cluster awards funding, through The Graduate School, to one NU graduate student per year so that she or he may attend the SCT at Cornell University.
This group ("G-ISA") will work with existing cultural and graduate student groups on campus, so please join us even if you are already part of other student groups.
Ever heard about the following programs available through Northwestern? Do they sound interesting but you don't know how to apply?
The Winter Quarter 2014-15 deadline for entry of students’ awards in SES is Monday, December 1, 2014.
Please join SACNAS at their dinner panel, Off the Beaten Path: Broadening the Career Options for PhDs.
The Graduate School has awarded Community Building Grants to 34 different groups for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Should you mention your civic engagement projects on your CV? If so, where and how should you describe your experience?
Beat the flu this season with Northwestern University Health Service. Flu shots are covered by NU and other health insurance plans, so schedule your appointment today.
As a mid-sized, private, non-sectarian university in the Chicago area (loop and Schaumburg), Roosevelt University provides teaching opportunities for researchers in our Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences.
The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship provides financial support for outstanding Northwestern graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the sciences, engineering and management.
Versatile PhD will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Government Research, November 17-21.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) Building workshop on November 20.
TGS students who wish to graduate this quarter need to be aware of a few key dates.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) Building workshop on November 20th from 1145am-1pm in TGS Commons, Evanston campus
Art within Science: A Speculative Biological Approach
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle.
This evening of mingling, dinner, and drinks for gaduate students and faculty interested in race and ethnicity is sponsored by a TGS Community Building Grant
This retreat specifically focuses on how graduate students can grow and learn in God even in the daily stresses of research and classes.
In order to contribute to the creation of a thriving and supportive intellectual community for women in the profession, The Graduate School and the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University are sponsoring a work-in-progress workshop for all women philosophers (graduate and faculty) in the Chicagoland area.
SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.
The team who earns the most points during Green Cup (Oct. 20 - Nov. 16) will win a Whole Foods gift card!
Kathryn's op-ed discusses the Hobby Lobby legal battle on contraception.
Facebook created this fellowship program to encourage and support promising graduate students who are doing cutting edge research around the globe.
The Graduate School is seeking nominations of faculty, student, postdoc, and staff for awards in the following categories: diversity, service, and engagement.
Northwestern Law Presents Martin Luther King’s Lawyers: From Montgomery to the March on Washington to Memphis
Join Northwestern Law for a gathering of the lawyers who represented Dr. King in his major movements.
The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) currently has several open opportunities for economists.
Are you enthusiastic about sustainability? Do you live off-campus?
The Searle Center will present "Difficult Images: Teaching Sensitive topics to a Diverse Student Population" on November 4 and "Diversity and Inclusion in the STEM Classroom" on November 17.
This internship position will give one doctoral or MFA student the opportunity to create and produce video pieces that caputer the work and initiatives of TGS.
International applicants are encouraged to apply for PhD positions in digital humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
The California Alliance invites underrepresented (URM) PhD recipients in the mathematical and physical sciences, chemistry, or engineering to apply for postdoctoral positions.
Miss Jubilee has been entertaining audiences in and out of St. Louis since 2007 with their exciting blend of authentic Hot Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues and R'n'R from the 1920s to '50s.
Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.
Advanced architectures for solar cells: materials optimization, performances improvement and aging analysis
The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares postdocs and PhDs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.
Build your Canvas course with confidence!
This technology workshop series helps researchers improve productivity.
Opportunities are available for students pursuing their graduate degrees in the ESAM, Statistics and NICO and Engineering programs.
The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for an asst/assoc/full professor position in complex networks and systems, in the Informatics Division, to begin in August 2015.
Drs Steve Du Bois and Tamara Goldman Sher, from the Family Institute at Northwestern University, are conducting an online research study investigating relationships and health.
In conjunction with the University Career Services (UCS), ADCA is hosting a Consulting 101 workshop for those just beginning to consider consulting as a career path.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev seeks applicants for two tenure–track faculty positions at all levels.
NU students can purchase a Divvy Pedal Annual Membership for a discounted rate of $55 (normally $75).
The next Versatile PhD panel focuses on an often overlooked career pathway.
Information sessions for various law school programs will be held in October.
Learn about civic engagement at Northwestern, meet other students involved in community projects and research, and share ways to get involved with organizations in Evanston and Chicago.
Known for their formal ingenuity, anarchic wit and oblique storytelling, John Smith's films have been widely shown internationally for over 30 years.
Named as the curator for dOCUMENTA 14 to occur in 2017 in Kassel, it is easy to see why the New York Times called Adam Szymzcyk a "superstar among curators."
Do you want to make fast, efficient progress on your dissertation this winter break?
Collaboration propels students to make impactful Commitments to Action
The ISEN Futures Summit will explore facets of the natural and built systems that underpin human well-being.
Presented by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University
Information from our office of Financial Aid breaks down Tuition Encumbrance information for program staff.
This interactive presentation offers useful tips for finding the perfect job.
Playful yet structured, vintage yet hip, Lindy hop is what swing dancers (and future swing dancers) fall in love with!
L.E.K. Consulting LLC seeks a PhD in a science field.
SPG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.
Graduate students can purchase tickets for 19 home games.
This year, The Graduate School (TGS) is adding an optional question about whether an applicant self-identifies as a member of the LGBTQI community.
With Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication at Cornell University
Read Dean McBride's letter to the graduate and postdoctoral community.
Join us on the lakefill for food and fun.
Faculty and Students from Art Theory and Practice present shows around Chicago this fall.
Registration for the Annual CBC Conference ends September 19.
Need legal advice?
The Writing Place has a bunch of great workshops you can take advantage of this fal!
Now's the time to reserve your spot in the five cross disciplinary writing workshops held this fall.
Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market?
Take advantage of all CAPS has to offer to get focused and relaxed this quarter!
International students: Register for English language classes, tutoring, and NativeAccent™ software accounts
Improve your English language communication skills by registering for English Language Programs’ fall quarter services, which include writing and pronunciation classes and weekly one-on-one tutoring.
The Office of the Provost will host a Learning, Teaching, and Assessment forum at Norris University Center.
The Evanston Running Club leads weekly runs at different times of the day (early morning or early evening) on various days of the week around Evanston.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowships.
The Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago will be in Norris's Louis ballroom for a night of dancing. Beginner Swing Dance lesson at 7:30 PM. $5 Students/$7 community
There will be an information session on the Presidential Fellowship and application process on Friday, October 3 at 10:00 AM in The Graduate School Commons.
Have you heard that Canvas, the University’s new educational platform will begin replacing Blackboard this year?
UCS runs a “Views from the Cube” blog series in which students share their internship experiences. A recent blog post is from PhD student Monica So (Chemistry).
Versatile PhD will host two free web-based asynchronous panel discussions on Subject Matter Consulting, September 22-29.
Please join the NUtones for auditions for the 2014-2015 School year!
The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshop open to all graduate students.
SPG Graduate Student Improv will be holding upcoming events
The CTA recently shared with us a letter for students at the start of the academic year.
Ventra recently changed their policy regarding negative balances and suspension.
GWAN Career Day is a one-day program with a series of professional development workshops.
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities.
Kim Singletary, Communication Studies Alumna, Wins National Communication Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
She will be recognized at the award ceremony during NCA’s 100th Annual Convention in Chicago this November.
The 3rd annual Chicago LGBTQ health and wellness conference will be held on October 10th.
Five campus departments every Thursday at 5 in October!
Are you interested in exploring how Christian community fits into the grad school experience?
The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for fellowships from Northwestern University pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential summer workshop.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals.
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
This course is about quickly transitioning to a new job or work environment.
Argonne National Laboratory is accepting applications for the 2015 Named Fellowship.
The Graduate Writing Place will re-open for the fall quarter in their new Evanston location.
More than 100 employers from top companies in various industries will be waiting to meet Northwestern students.
IIE is now accepting applications for the Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.
These are two of the longest-standing, most competitive doctoral fellowships offered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.
Do you wonder how graduate education fits into the overall University structure?
Seven Minutes of Science will showcase graduate participants in Ready Set Go.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!
The Federal Government is always looking to recruit highly qualified individuals to its workforce.
NIAID is looking for science students with a passion to improve global health in the 21st century.
Mini Courses is excited to offer English as a Second Language this upcoming fall quarter.
This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.
Queer and Trans students, faculty, staff, alumni and allies are invited to the Qmmunity Welcome Reception.
A free BBQ picnic where you can relax, have fun, and meet new people.
A BBQ-style lunch for all new TGS students, hosted by Dean McBride.
An eight-week research experience for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the US
Participants selected for the 2014 certificate program.
Learn about the library resources and services available.
Explore over 30 recreational courses in everything from art and dance to language and digital canvas.
The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program.
The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NSF deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.
Registration will enroll you in health insurance and U-Pass coverage
IRWG at the University of Michigan invites graduate students to submit up to two works for inclusion in Re-imaging Gender
Chicago Field Studies (CFS) academic internship program seeks doctoral student, PhD. Candidate in 3rd, 4th or 5th year.
The Graduate School (TGS) is pleased to announce an increase in the amount of the Conference Travel Grant award.
The call for papers states that anything that stays within the intersection of Digital Humanities and Computer Science is acceptable for submission.
Dean McBride's remarks to the graduates
The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.
On May 8, Dean McBride inducted eight new Presidential Fellows into the Society of Fellows at the Orrington Hilton in Evanston.
Join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association on May 3 for Queergasm! 2014.
The spring quarter DGS meeting will be held on May 15, 2014 from 3:30-5pm.
All Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, as well as their families and guests, are invited.
On April 16, Provost Daniel Linzer and Dean Dwight A. McBride inducted 16 students into the Ryan Fellowship.
Message from the Dean
Mentors of PhD Students and Postdocs are invited.
Deadlines for stipend awards are approaching.
The Graduate School will be hosting TGS Night Out at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4-6pm.
Aetna Student Health recently made a business decision to cover travel vaccines the same as other routine vaccines.
The Graduate School's New Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 8:30 AM-5 PM.
Message from the Dean
An opportunity for students to get outside the lab and library, have a drink and a bite to eat with colleagues from across campus.
The Graduate School’s canned food drive and raffle gathered 447 pounds of food which were donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.