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Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities
share a common application
with a deadline of May 31. Please share widely.
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships
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
Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of
time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers
their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.
View more information here:
Deadline: May 31
Levinson Emerging Scholars Program
The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly
motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced
research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics,
chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.
As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will
receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including
funding to present their findings at a professional conference.
By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program
nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in
turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich
the future of academe.
View more information here:
Deadline: May 31
To apply for either or both of these opportunities, visit:
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION WORKSHOP (Click for the announcement in pdf.)
Have you the academic ability to thrive at one of the world’s leading universities?
Are you passionate about improving the lives of others?
Have you the leadership skills to take others with you?
If so, apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. These highly-competitive, full-cost scholarships are available to citizens of countries outside of the UK to undertake a postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. With a global network of over 1,000 Gates Cambridge Scholars and Alumni from over 90 countries, you can be part of a life-changing experience and change the lives of others.
Unlike the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, applicants must first apply and be admitted to the University of Cambridge in order to be eligible to be considered for the Scholarship. As a result, interested candidates do not have to be nominated by their University to apply.
Eligible candidates must:
- Have received a baccalaureate degree by the time they plan to enter the graduate programs
- Have outstanding intellectual ability and leadership potential
- Be committed to improving the lives of others
- Be a citizen of any country outside of the United Kingdom.
For additional information, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or
a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a
fully-funded abroad experience during the 2014-15 academic year? Consider
the Fulbright U.S.
Student Program. This program is designed to give students, artists,
and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study
or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.
The application cycle for the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student competition
opened on May 1, 2013. The campus deadline for applications is
September 10, 2013.
WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?
- It allows for
individually designed study/research or an English Teaching
Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan
that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the
- It provides support for
study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited
opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can
meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country,
sharing daily experiences.
- It facilitates cultural
exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the
classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an
appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do
things, and the way they think.
- It promotes mutual
understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can
interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of
openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
Two upcoming Fulbright
U.S. Student discussion sessions have been scheduled for potential
applicants to connect with current UW students who are either Fulbright
alums (already returned from their time abroad) or recently selected
Fulbright scholars (planning to begin their trips abroad this fall). These
sessions are opportunities for applicants to ask questions of these
students who have been through the application process, share ideas about
potential projects, brainstorm ways to find affiliations, find out how
they made use of their faculty and mentors, etc:
- Wednesday, May 29 at 12:30-1:30pm, MGH
- Thursday, May 30 at 4:30-5:30pm, MGH
RSVP to attend either or
both sessions at
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 1:30-3:00pm, online
UW Fulbright Program Advisers will also be on-hand to answer technical
questions about this year's application process, but we will not be
attempting to cover any of the program basics already discussed during the
information sessions. If you haven't yet attended an information session,
there is one more upcoming:
To be eligible, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen.
(International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply
through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S.
Embassies. Additional information is available at:
- A graduating senior (by
June 2014) or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree
candidate, or a young professional or artist,
- Thinking of studying,
teaching or conducting research abroad, and
- In good health. (Health
conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require
preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In
addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for
existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement
for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)
- Awards grants in all fields of study.
- Awards approximately 1,500
grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
- Offers one academic year of
study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may
include university course work, independent library or field research,
or professional training in the arts.
- Preference is given to
candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding
undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.
FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISERS AT UW:
- For graduate students or alumni at Seattle or
- For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle
- UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:
Please contact the appropriate adviser above
if you have questions or concerns. Additional information is available at
EIP is sponsored by
The Office of Minority Affairs.
Early Identification Program
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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845