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Funding Opportunity: Library Research Award for Undergraduates (Application Deadline: 05/15/17)

The UW Libraries is currently accepting student research projects to be considered for the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. The deadline is May 15th and based on previous years, students have a 1 in 5 chance of winning an award!

Full information and website link:

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.  New this year: additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 15, 2017, by 5:00pm PDT.

Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.


If you have questions, please email libaward@uw.edu.


Funding Opportunity: Mary Gates Endowment for Students

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/creative/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduates.  This includes students on all three UW campuses (Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma), in all disciplines and majors, in all class years (first-year through post-bac) and all residency statuses (including international and undocumented students)

Students can learn more about the scholarships and the application process at any of our upcoming information sessions and application-writing workshops.

Information Sessions (one or two sessions daily; select one session):*
Monday, Oct.3, 12:30-1:20 PM
Monday, Oct. 3, 3:30-4:20 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:30-3:20 PM
Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:30-1:320 PM
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:30-2:20 PM
Friday, Oct. 7, 1:30-2:20 PM

*Information Sessions listed above will be held on the Seattle campus in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171-E, in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD).  No registration necessary.

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AUT 2016 Course: Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D)

Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (General Studies 391 D, 1-credit)
Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.
Presentations by UW faculty from diverse fields focus on their own cutting-edge research and how undergraduates can get involved in the knowledge-making process at this research university. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Internship Opportunity: Seattle Public Schools Equity Initiatives & Outcomes Internships (Applications Due: 07/15/16)

Seattle Public Schools LogoSeattle Public Schools is now offering new and exciting internship opportunities for driven and self-motivated college and graduate students in its Equity Initiatives & Outcomes department. The goal of this department is to identify, address and close all Achievement Gaps that exist for students of color within the Seattle School District. These internships are a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about community engagement, education policy, research or any related field. Ideally these internships are designed to last between 3 months to 1 year and may be eligible for course credit.

Please see the attached internship description for more information. Applications (including a resume and cover letter) are due July 15th to equityoutcomes@seattleschools.org.

If you or one of your students have any further questions, feel free to contact Nikka Lemons, Director of Equity Initiatives & Outcomes at Seattle Public Schools at equityoutcomes@seattleschools.org.

Seattle Public Schools Equity Initiatives & Outcomes Internship Descriptions

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.

Leadership Opportunity: URP is Seeking Undergraduate Research Leaders! (Application Deadline: 01/01/16)

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2016-17 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here: www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/urls/

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp@uw.edu or (206) 543-4282

Paid Research Opportunity for Underrepresented Students: Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

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“If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live.”
– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

You read about environmental health problems every day:  diseases spread through unsafe drinking water, cancer-causing toxins, poor air quality leading to respiratory disease, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.  Have you ever thought about being part of the solution to these problems?  In environmental health science, you can, by studying the link between the environment and human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the largest research agencies dedicated to improving human health, has a funded opportunity for underrepresented students at UW to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health. This new program, Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented UW students.

Underrepresented students are those who come from a low income household, are first generation college students, or are a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander).

SURE-EH provides a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. Work alongside faculty as a paid student researcher for up to 2 years, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

Read about the research that current SURE-EH are conducting here: http://deohs.washington.edu/current-sure-eh-trainees

SURE-EH will provide academic opportunities to complement the research experience, including course recommendations, seminars, workshops, and research symposia. These educational opportunities will enhance your breadth and depth of the SURE-EH’s environmental health science training, and help you become a leader in the field of environmental health sciences.

The application (including instructions and eligibility information) is online here (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tsterry/301204).

Questions? Please contact: Trina Sterry, sure@uw.edu, 206-543-4207