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Funding Opportunity: Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship (Application Deadline: 11/08/16)

Sea Grant LogoWashington Sea Grant Science Communication fellows make stories happen. Fellows
may write features for Sea Star, work with media on coastal research, or develop their
own multimedia projects to connect people with marine science that matters. Along the
way, they build portfolios that help them gain recognition as writers and communicators
who can break down the barriers between scientific information and public

Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in any field from
Washington universities and colleges may apply. Applicants must demonstrate strong
writing skills, a good general grounding in the sciences, and a special interest in marine
science, education, or policy. Applicants should have at least some social media
experience or be interested in developing their digital content skills. The selection
committee will consider writing samples, related experience and studies, references and
the relevance of the fellowship to future career goals.

Award: Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend and are expected to work an average of 8-10
hours per week. Fellows are also expected to meet regularly with WSG communications
staff and to maintain consistent email contact when working offsite.

Application Deadline: Applications for the fellowship are due to Washington Sea Grant
by 5:00 p.m. PST on November 18, 2016. Finalists will be selected and interviewed early

For more information, see https://wsg.washington.edu/students-teachers/fellowships/washington-sea-grant-science-communications-fellowship/

Funding Opportunities: WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions (Application Deadline: 08/22/16)

WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! – Apply by August 22

NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2016-17 funding.

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities:
Thursday, July 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Register for an info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539 

WASHINGTON RESEARCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/wrff/)Washington Research Foundation Logo

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

LEVINSON EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARDS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/levinson/)

Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty.  Levinson scholarships target applicants who  have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

Graduate School Funding Opportunity: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans LogoGreetings from The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. We are delighted to announce that the application for the class of 2017 is now open— https://www.pdsoros.org/apply. We hope that you will start your application today!

Applicants who have applied in the past are more than welcome to apply again if they are still eligible. Several of our current Fellows applied more than once. Please note that we have added a brief question for re-applicants to outline any important updates that they would like to highlight since they last applied.

Webinars: We will be running a series of online webinars over the spring, summer and fall, in addition to our in-person information sessions. Students and advisors can find the schedule and register at www.pdsoros.org. We will continue to add webinars throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Questions about your application: If you have questions about applying again, please join us for a webinar where you can ask any and all of your questions.

Logging in: The login at the top of our new website is for our Fellows, not our applicants. Applicants can find the link to the online application here.

Social media: Please join us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn. We field application questions and will be giving application tips on social media, and the platforms are a great way to learn about our community. For example, every week a different Fellow takes over our Instagram account and tells a piece of their story.

We are pleased to announce our 2016 class of Fellows: A press release, a list of this year’s recipients and their bios, and a link to our new application can be found at www.pdsoros.org.

Funding Event: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Info Sessions

National Science Foundation (NSF) LogoNational Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards & the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer the following information sessions this spring:

In person:
o   Tuesday, May 10, 2016; 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Allen Auditorium (room 181L)

Webinars (To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1672084879455059457)
o   Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 7:00-8:30 p.m.
o   Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 4:00-5:30 p.m.

NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

Eligible fields include the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), but there are also a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology, among others. We encourage all students in these fields (or planning to be in) for their graduate research to consider applying for this fellowship.

Rising seniors, graduating seniors and alumni who are planning to attend graduate school starting in fall 2017 can apply this year and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend.  UW graduate students who will are starting graduate school in autumn 2016 are also eligible as are (usually) graduate students beginning their second year of studies in autumn 2016.  This year’s application cycle will be for funding starting in fall 2017.

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines are usually late October. Even though the official announcement may not come out until August, students are encouraged to start early on this process!

Basic eligibility criteria:
*Research in an eligible NSF research area (includes several of the social sciences)
*US citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline
*Students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations)
*Students who have not earned a previous graduate degree
*Graduating senior undergraduates and alumni who plan to apply to begin graduate studies in fall 2017

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March/April Scholarship Workshops and Deadlines

Did you know that all 3 UW campuses have dedicated scholarship & fellowship advising offices? All of our offices are hard at work helping students connect with scholarships, supporting them through competitive application processes, and offering workshops and information sessions for students interested in learning about scholarship opportunities from UW, local, national and international organizations.

Attached, please find information about upcoming March/April scholarship deadlines and workshops for undergraduate, graduate, professional students and alumni offered at all three campuses.

Scholarships Update – March & April 2016

Fellowship Opportunity: Teaching Fellow / Teaching Assistant – Kids Science Labs

Kids Science Labs LogoTeaching Fellow / Teaching Assistant
Chicago, Northbrook, Naperville, Seattle, United States · Education · Summer

Kids Science Labs, the leader in center-based hands-on science education, is hiring for our 2016 Summer Science Teaching Fellowship in Education (kids 4-12) at the same time that we are expanding to Seattle with our fifth location in the U.S., located in beautiful Greenlake just 2 miles north of the University of Washington Campus. We are looking for talented students to join us as part of our team of leaders that are changing science education forever for kids. Over 50 teaching fellows have graduated our fellowship program in Chicago and we are excited to bring the opportunity to Seattle and in particular to the community of educators at University of Washington. We offer a fellowship opportunity for both Undergraduates as well as Graduate and Doctoral Student Teachers, who are looking to improve their level of engagement with kids. The desire to be a part of our plan to change kids lives forever through Kids Science Labs is a must.

While we expect that most UW students are interested in our new Greenlake location, note, that we have Teaching Fellows at all of our Chicago area locations as well. The fellowship is highly selective as only about 10% of applicants are selected from schools around the country. We are hiring summer teaching fellows for our five locations: Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL), South Loop (Chicago, IL), Northbrook, IL, Naperville, IL, and Seattle, WA.

If you are a freshman through senior, and desire to learn how hands-on science education that is fun and engaging should be delivered, the KSL Summer Science Teaching Fellowship is for you. Please note that if you are a senior with an expected graduation date in Spring 2016 or pursuing your Masters and/or Ph.D, the details of our Graduate Fellowship are listed below.

This Kids Science Labs 2016 Summer Science Teaching Fellowship in Education a truly unique opportunity to gain leadership and teaching experience in an inspiring environment where we write on the walls, engage kids where their curiosity lies, and inspire the next generation of leaders through everyday hands-on science.

Just a few of the themes for 2016 for our kids include Toy Factory, Med School: Sports Medicine & The Olympics, and Artists are Scientists TOO, with all themes applying to kids as young as age 4 (during the academic year we start at 18 months). We are not a school. We are not a museum. We are a progressive and alternative home for creativity, imagination, and problem solving education. We are Kids Science Labs.

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Funding Events: Undergraduate Scholarship Information Sessions & Workshops

Scholarship search and application sessions:

Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
·         Tues., January 26, 2016, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/244, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop:
·         Mon., February 1, 2016, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities, experiences, jobs, honors, etc.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
·         Wed., February 3, 3016, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships
·         Thurs., February 4, 2016, 5:00-6:00pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245, though drop-ins are also welcome!

This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

Getting Great Recommendation Letters
·         Mon., February 8, 2016, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289, though drop-ins are also welcome!

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.