News

March 25, 2015

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.

March 9, 2015

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students.

January 5, 2015

Director of Graduate Study (DGS) Meeting - Winter 2015

The winter quarter DGS meeting will be held on February 5, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

December 16, 2014

Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship.

December 15, 2014

U-Pass Coverage Continues Over Winter Break

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.

December 12, 2014

Library of Congress call numbers come to Northwestern University Library

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.

December 10, 2014

Tax Alert: Action Needed if Funding Changes

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.

December 10, 2014

Register with Multi-factor Authentication at Northwestern

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.

December 10, 2014

Winter Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

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.

December 8, 2014

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

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.

December 5, 2014

Spotlight on: Cassandra VanDunk, Northwestern Postdoctoral Fellow and Founding Member of NUPF

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.

December 5, 2014

Postdoc Position Available at the University of Michigan in Immunology

This position focuses on innate and acquired immunity in allergen and virus-induced disease.

December 4, 2014

TGS Student Featured on WBEZ's Morning Shift

Sociology PhD student Christopher Carroll discussed climate change along religious lines on December 4.

December 4, 2014

Graduate Women in Science Fundraising Event

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.

December 4, 2014

Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students at the NIH Clinical Center

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.

December 3, 2014

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship Program

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.

December 1, 2014

Cologne University’s Interdisciplinary Summer Institute 2015

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.

November 26, 2014

Ver Steeg Award Winners 2014

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2014 Ver Steeg Awards have been selected.

November 26, 2014

Chicago Graduate Students of Color Association (CGSCA) Meeting December 9

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.

November 26, 2014

Public Humanities in Practice: A Conversation with Elena Gonzales

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.

November 26, 2014

Introduction to Canvas for TAs Workshops

Teaching a Winter course? Need to know more about Canvas?

November 20, 2014

Cheryl Berriman, TGS's Inaugural Higher Education Leadership Intern

Cheryl, a Slavic Languages PhD student, talks about mentoring, running, and how she's helping TGS plan the future of our professional development programming.

November 20, 2014

SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships at Ohio State

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,

November 20, 2014

Student Health Insurance and Fall Quarter 2014 Graduation

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.

November 20, 2014

Student Health Insurance Open Enrollment for New Students Starting in Winter Quarter 2015

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.

November 20, 2014

Sociology Graduate Program Ranked #4 by Graduateprograms.com

Student reviews rank Northwestern's Sociology program amongst the best in the nation.

November 14, 2014

NU Winter Supply Drive for the Homeless

Winter is coming! To support the homeless, please donate supplies at a drop box near you.

November 14, 2014

CIRTLCast Series: The Academic Job Search

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.

November 14, 2014

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.

November 14, 2014

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

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.

November 14, 2014

Winter Break Childcare Information from the Office of Work/Life Resources

Are you looking for winter break activities for school-age children?

November 14, 2014

Plant It Purple End of Season Party

The Plant-it Purple Graduate Gardening club will be having a low key get-together to celebrate a successful season in the garden.

November 14, 2014

TGS Cross-Cultural Fall Community Dinner

Join TGS Cross-Cultural (formerly NU Cross-Cultural) for our annual Fall community dinner on November 25th from 6-8pm in Parkes Hall 122.

November 14, 2014

GWAN Networking Night at Bravo

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.

November 11, 2014

Humanities Happy Hour: Graduate Student Edition

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.

November 11, 2014

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award 2015

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.

November 11, 2014

Upcoming TGS Financial Aid Processing Deadlines

As a reminder, academic programs who wish their students to register and be paid for winter 2015 must meet the following deadlines:

November 6, 2014

Submit an Abstract for the 36th Annual Minority Health Conference

This year's conference theme is "Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health."

November 6, 2014

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Fellowship covers tuition plus an $18K stipend for living expenses renewable for up to three years.

November 5, 2014

University Career Services is now Northwestern Career Advancement

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.

November 5, 2014

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

November 5, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival Assistantship

Application deadline is November 21.

November 5, 2014

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.

November 5, 2014

Mathematica 10 Seminar, November 14

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.

November 5, 2014

Graduate Women Across Northwestern Present: Smart Negotiating with your PI/Advisor, November 12

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?

November 5, 2014

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.

November 3, 2014

Graduate International Student Association General Interest Meeting

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.

November 3, 2014

CGSA Professional Development Opportunities Event

Ever heard about the following programs available through Northwestern? Do they sound interesting but you don't know how to apply?

November 3, 2014

Upcoming TGS Financial Aid Processing Deadlines

The Winter Quarter 2014-15 deadline for entry of students’ awards in SES is Monday, December 1, 2014.

October 31, 2014

SACNAS Networking and Dinner Panel

Please join SACNAS at their dinner panel, Off the Beaten Path: Broadening the Career Options for PhDs.

October 31, 2014

TGS Community Building Grant Recipients Announced

The Graduate School has awarded Community Building Grants to 34 different groups for the 2014-2015 academic year.

October 31, 2014

How to Describe Civic Engagement on Your CV

Should you mention your civic engagement projects on your CV? If so, where and how should you describe your experience?

October 31, 2014

Get your flu shot at Northwestern University Health Service

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.

October 30, 2014

Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs and Graduate Students at Roosevelt University

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.

October 30, 2014

Nicholson Fellowship Applications Due January 9, 2015

The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship provides financial support for outstanding Northwestern graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the sciences, engineering and management.

October 29, 2014

VPhD: Careers in Government Research

Versatile PhD will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Government Research, November 17-21.

October 29, 2014

OPA Professional Development Workshop

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) Building workshop on November 20.

October 29, 2014

Fall 2014 Graduation Deadlines

TGS students who wish to graduate this quarter need to be aware of a few key dates.

October 29, 2014

OPA Professional Development Workshop

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

October 29, 2014

Art Theory and Practice Visiting Artist Lecture: Pinar Yoldas

Art within Science: A Speculative Biological Approach

October 27, 2014

Parkinson's Disease Foundation - 2014-2015 Grant Cycle

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle.

October 27, 2014

Northwestern University Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Colloquium

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

October 24, 2014

Graduate Christian Fellowship Fall Retreat

This retreat specifically focuses on how graduate students can grow and learn in God even in the daily stresses of research and classes.

October 24, 2014

Women in Philosophy Workshop Meeting October 29

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.

October 23, 2014

SPG Improv December Workshops/Shows

SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

October 23, 2014

Take Part in the Off-Campus Green Cup Challenge!

The team who earns the most points during Green Cup (Oct. 20 - Nov. 16) will win a Whole Foods gift card!

October 23, 2014

Philosophy Student Kathryn Pogin Published in NYT

Kathryn's op-ed discusses the Hobby Lobby legal battle on contraception.

October 23, 2014

2015-2016 Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program

Facebook created this fellowship program to encourage and support promising graduate students who are doing cutting edge research around the globe.

October 23, 2014

Nominate Students, Faculty, Staff, or Postdocs for TGS Awards

The Graduate School is seeking nominations of faculty, student, postdoc, and staff for awards in the following categories: diversity, service, and engagement.

October 21, 2014

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.

October 20, 2014

Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.

October 16, 2014

Job Opportunities for Economists in the Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) currently has several open opportunities for economists.

October 16, 2014

Apply to be an Off-Campus Eco Rep!

Are you enthusiastic about sustainability? Do you live off-campus?

October 15, 2014

Upcoming Searle Center Workshops

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.

October 15, 2014

TGS Seeks GA for Video Development and Production

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.

October 14, 2014

Digital Humanities PhD Positions Available at NTNU (Norway)

International applicants are encouraged to apply for PhD positions in digital humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

October 14, 2014

The California Alliance Seeks URM STEM PhDs for Postdoctoral Positions

The California Alliance invites underrepresented (URM) PhD recipients in the mathematical and physical sciences, chemistry, or engineering to apply for postdoctoral positions.

October 14, 2014

NSDS’s Fall Dance with Miss Jubilee from St. Louis!

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.

October 13, 2014

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

October 13, 2014

French American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx) 2015

Advanced architectures for solar cells: materials optimization, performances improvement and aging analysis

October 13, 2014

The Data Incubator Six-Week Fellowship in New York City

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.

October 9, 2014

Upcoming Searle Center Workshop

Build your Canvas course with confidence!

October 7, 2014

NUIT Presents: The Researcher's Toolkit

This technology workshop series helps researchers improve productivity.

October 7, 2014

Allstate Data Scientist Career Opportunities

Opportunities are available for students pursuing their graduate degrees in the ESAM, Statistics and NICO and Engineering programs.

October 7, 2014

Indiana University Faculty Position in Complex Networks and Systems

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.

October 6, 2014

Participate in Family Institute Online Research Study

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.

October 6, 2014

ADCA Consulting 101 Workshop

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.

October 2, 2014

Faculty Positions at Ben-Gurion University in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev seeks applicants for two tenure–track faculty positions at all levels.

October 2, 2014

Divvy at a Discount for NU Students

NU students can purchase a Divvy Pedal Annual Membership for a discounted rate of $55 (normally $75).

October 2, 2014

Versatile PhD Presents: Careers in Higher Ed Development

The next Versatile PhD panel focuses on an often overlooked career pathway.

October 2, 2014

Upcoming Law School Information Sessions

Information sessions for various law school programs will be held in October.

October 1, 2014

Civically Engaged Grads First Fall Meeting

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.

September 30, 2014

Art Theory & Practice Visiting Artist Lecture: John Smith

Known for their formal ingenuity, anarchic wit and oblique storytelling, John Smith's films have been widely shown internationally for over 30 years.

September 30, 2014

Art Theory & Practice Visiting Artist Lecture: Adam Szymczyk

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."

September 30, 2014

Applications Now Available for December Dissertation Boot Camp

Do you want to make fast, efficient progress on your dissertation this winter break?

September 30, 2014

Northwestern Joins Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Network

Collaboration propels students to make impactful Commitments to Action

September 30, 2014

ISEN Summit: Ecosystem and Infrastructure Resilience

The ISEN Futures Summit will explore facets of the natural and built systems that underpin human well-being.

September 30, 2014

Community Event: Who Owns Anne Frank in the Twenty-First Century?

Presented by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University

September 30, 2014

Tuition Expense Encumbrances are here

Information from our office of Financial Aid breaks down Tuition Encumbrance information for program staff.

September 29, 2014

Professional Development Session: What it Takes to Find an R&D Industrial Position

This interactive presentation offers useful tips for finding the perfect job.

September 29, 2014

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Fall Swing Classes

Playful yet structured, vintage yet hip, Lindy hop is what swing dancers (and future swing dancers) fall in love with!

September 25, 2014

Life Sciences Specialist Opportunity with L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting LLC seeks a PhD in a science field.

September 25, 2014

Join SPG Improv Thursdays for Weekly Workshops

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.

September 25, 2014

Discounted Men's Basketball Season Tickets Available

Graduate students can purchase tickets for 19 home games.

September 23, 2014

TGS Adds Question about Sexual Orientation to Application for Admission

This year, The Graduate School (TGS) is adding an optional question about whether an applicant self-identifies as a member of the LGBTQI community.

September 23, 2014

Ready Set Go Presents: Science Communication: Deficits, Dialogues, and Deniers

With Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication at Cornell University

September 22, 2014

Fall Quarter Letter from the Dean

Read Dean McBride's letter to the graduate and postdoctoral community.

September 19, 2014

Welcome Back Bash

Join us on the lakefill for food and fun.

September 19, 2014

Current Art Theory & Practice Shows

Faculty and Students from Art Theory and Practice present shows around Chicago this fall.

September 17, 2014

CBC Conference and Grant Program

Registration for the Annual CBC Conference ends September 19.

September 17, 2014

Legal Services Available at TGS

Need legal advice?

September 17, 2014

Fall Quarter Writing Workshops at The Graduate Writing Place

The Writing Place has a bunch of great workshops you can take advantage of this fal!

September 17, 2014

Register Now for Fall Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the five cross disciplinary writing workshops held this fall.

September 17, 2014

Book Fall Appointments in the Graduate Writing Place Now!

Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market?

September 17, 2014

CAPS Fall 2014 Workshop Evanston Schedule

Take advantage of all CAPS has to offer to get focused and relaxed this quarter!

September 17, 2014

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.

September 17, 2014

Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum for Students and Postdocs

The Office of the Provost will host a Learning, Teaching, and Assessment forum at Norris University Center.

September 17, 2014

Evanston Running Club

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.

September 17, 2014

AAS S&T Policy Fellowships: Application Deadline November 1

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.

September 17, 2014

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate's Welcome Dance

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

September 17, 2014

Presidential Fellowship Information Session

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.

September 17, 2014

NUIT Offers Canvas Workshops for Graduate Students

Have you heard that Canvas, the University’s new educational platform will begin replacing Blackboard this year?

September 17, 2014

TGS PhD Student Featured in UCS “Views From the Cube” Blog

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).

September 17, 2014

Versatile PhD Presents: Subject Matter Consulting

Versatile PhD will host two free web-based asynchronous panel discussions on Subject Matter Consulting, September 22-29.

September 17, 2014

NUtones Graduate Student A Cappella Auditions

Please join the NUtones for auditions for the 2014-2015 School year!

September 12, 2014

Searle Center Graduate Workshops

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshop open to all graduate students.

September 12, 2014

SPG Improv Workshops and Shows

SPG Graduate Student Improv will be holding upcoming events

September 12, 2014

Friendly U-Pass Reminders

The CTA recently shared with us a letter for students at the start of the academic year.

September 12, 2014

U-Pass Inactiviation Due to Negative Balances

Ventra recently changed their policy regarding negative balances and suspension.

September 12, 2014

GWAN Career Day

GWAN Career Day is a one-day program with a series of professional development workshops.

September 12, 2014

CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

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.

September 10, 2014

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.

September 10, 2014

Chicago LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference

The 3rd annual Chicago LGBTQ health and wellness conference will be held on October 10th.

September 10, 2014

International Office Presents: Meet NU!

Five campus departments every Thursday at 5 in October!

September 10, 2014

Chicago Graduate Christian Fellowship Kick-Off Event

Are you interested in exploring how Christian community fits into the grad school experience?

September 10, 2014

Humanities Without Walls Graduate Student Public Humanities Conference

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.

September 10, 2014

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program

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.

September 10, 2014

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

September 10, 2014

Coursera Power Onboarding MOOC

This course is about quickly transitioning to a new job or work environment.

September 4, 2014

Argonne 2015 Named Fellowship

Argonne National Laboratory is accepting applications for the 2015 Named Fellowship.

September 4, 2014

The Graduate Writing Place: New Location, Same Comprehensive Services

The Graduate Writing Place will re-open for the fall quarter in their new Evanston location.

September 4, 2014

Fall Internship & Job Fair September 30 and October 1

More than 100 employers from top companies in various industries will be waiting to meet Northwestern students.

September 4, 2014

Confucius China Studies Joint Research PhD Fellowship

IIE is now accepting applications for the Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.

September 4, 2014

Charlotte Newcombe and Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships

These are two of the longest-standing, most competitive doctoral fellowships offered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

September 4, 2014

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.

September 4, 2014

The Graduate School’s University Seminar: A Higher Education Leadership Dinner Series

Do you wonder how graduate education fits into the overall University structure?

September 4, 2014

Ready, Set, Go Presents Seven Minutes of Science

Seven Minutes of Science will showcase graduate participants in Ready Set Go.

September 4, 2014

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!

September 4, 2014

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Federal Government is always looking to recruit highly qualified individuals to its workforce.

September 4, 2014

Opportunity for Aspiring Biomedical Researchers at NIAID

NIAID is looking for science students with a passion to improve global health in the 21st century.

September 4, 2014

Norris Mini Courses Now Offering ESL

Mini Courses is excited to offer English as a Second Language this upcoming fall quarter.

September 4, 2014

NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research 


This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.

August 22, 2014

Qmmunity Welcome Reception

Queer and Trans students, faculty, staff, alumni and allies are invited to the Qmmunity Welcome Reception.

August 8, 2014

Graduate Christian Fellowship Welcome Picnic

A free BBQ picnic where you can relax, have fun, and meet new people.

August 8, 2014

Mix and Mingle BBQ

A BBQ-style lunch for all new TGS students, hosted by Dean McBride.

August 8, 2014

Summer Research Opportunity Program

An eight-week research experience for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the US

August 8, 2014

Management for Scientists and Engineers

Participants selected for the 2014 certificate program.

August 8, 2014

Annual Library Research Resources Forum

Learn about the library resources and services available.

August 8, 2014

Norris Mini Courses

Explore over 30 recreational courses in everything from art and dance to language and digital canvas.

July 31, 2014

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

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.

July 31, 2014

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program.

July 31, 2014

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NSF deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.

July 31, 2014

Fall Registration and Deadlines

Registration will enroll you in health insurance and U-Pass coverage

July 30, 2014

IRWG Re-Imaging Gender Call for Art

IRWG at the University of Michigan invites graduate students to submit up to two works for inclusion in Re-imaging Gender

July 28, 2014

Graduate Assistant Position Available with Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program

Chicago Field Studies (CFS) academic internship program seeks doctoral student, PhD. Candidate in 3rd, 4th or 5th year.

July 15, 2014

Changes to Conference Travel Grants

The Graduate School (TGS) is pleased to announce an increase in the amount of the Conference Travel Grant award.

July 7, 2014

The 9th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

The call for papers states that anything that stays within the intersection of Digital Humanities and Computer Science is acceptable for submission.

June 27, 2014

Dean's 2014 Hooding Ceremony Remarks

Dean McBride's remarks to the graduates

June 16, 2014

Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.

May 8, 2014

Presidential Fellows Inducted

On May 8, Dean McBride inducted eight new Presidential Fellows into the Society of Fellows at the Orrington Hilton in Evanston.

May 1, 2014

Queergasm! A Cabaret

Join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association on May 3 for Queergasm! 2014.

May 1, 2014

Spring Director of Graduate Study (DGS) Meeting

The spring quarter DGS meeting will be held on May 15, 2014 from 3:30-5pm.

April 21, 2014

Spring Northwestern Night Out at The Art Institute of Chicago

All Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, as well as their families and guests, are invited.

April 16, 2014

Ryan Fellows Inducted

On April 16, Provost Daniel Linzer and Dean Dwight A. McBride inducted 16 students into the Ryan Fellowship.

April 9, 2014

Spring 2014 Message to the Northwestern Community

Message from the Dean

April 8, 2014

TGS Faculty Workshop for Research Mentors

Mentors of PhD Students and Postdocs are invited.

April 1, 2014

TGS Financial Aid Processing Information for Awards Starting After 9/1/2013

Deadlines for stipend awards are approaching.

April 1, 2014

TGS Night Out

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.

March 19, 2014

Aetna Covers Travel Vaccines

Aetna Student Health recently made a business decision to cover travel vaccines the same as other routine vaccines.

February 17, 2014

Save the Date: New Student Orientation

The Graduate School's New Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 18 from 8:30 AM-5 PM.

February 11, 2014

Winter 2014 Message to the Northwestern Community

Message from the Dean

February 3, 2014

TGS Night Out

An opportunity for students to get outside the lab and library, have a drink and a bite to eat with colleagues from across campus.

January 9, 2014

Holiday Party Gives Back to the Community

The Graduate School’s canned food drive and raffle gathered 447 pounds of food which were donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.