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Deadline Feb. 8th at noon.

Graduate School fellowships that support current UW graduate students for one quarter of international study or research abroad.  Fee-based students not eligible due to funding sources.

International Research and Study Fellowships

funded by the Chester Fritz and Boeing International endowments

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2016, 12 noon (PST)

Website for more info: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fritz/index.shtml

Award Information

These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing international research or study. Successful applicants are awarded either a Chester Fritz Fellowship or a Boeing International Fellowship.

The fellowships are available to fund research and/or study periods of one quarter (three full months) abroad during the 2016-2017 year (autumn 2016 through summer 2017). These awards DO NOT support faculty-led UW study abroad programs. Read more

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) UW Chapter is excited to invite graduate students to compete for the 2016 National Clarion Case Competition.  This is an interdisciplinary healthcare case competition comprised of four-person student groups competing at the university and national level representing the University of Washington.  As a team member, you would address healthcare quality issues, with specific emphasis on the IHI’s Triple AIM goals (community health, fiscal sustainability, quality).  This is a unique opportunity to work intimately across disciplines to propose innovative and cost-effective solutions to the most timely health issues facing our healthcare system.  Participants will receive a patient scenario and setting that they analyze to identify areas for improvement.  Teams then create proposals for making these improvements at the patient, hospital and regional healthcare level.   For more information, please contact us by email.  The local competition will be held on February 29th, time to be determined.

The winning team at the National Competition will be awarded with the following Scholarship:

  • 1st place (shared award): $7,500
  • 2nd place (shared award): $5,000
  • 3rd place (shared award): $2,500

DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL HEALTH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIELDWORK & GRADUATE CERTIFICATES INFORMATION SESSION

When: Friday, January 29, 2015, 12– 1 p.m.
Where: Student Union Building (HUB), Room 214

*Department of Global Health Fellowships*

Come learn about the Department of Global Health’s five funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences for graduate and professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health.

• George Povey Social Justice and Activism in Global Health Fellowship
• Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
• Strengthening Caring Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship
• Stergachis Endowed Fellowship in International Exchange
• Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

These funding opportunities are administered by the Global Health Resource Center and provide assistance for costs associated with doing fieldwork outside of Seattle. Applications for each may be submitted via a Common Application and Catalyst Dropbox. Visit the Funding for Fieldwork page to learn more!

The fellowship application will be available beginning Monday, February 1, 2016 and will close Monday, March 14, 2016.

*Department of Global Health Graduate Certificates*

Come learn about the Department of Global Health’s graduate certificate programs. A graduate certificate is a linked series of graduate courses that constitute a coherent body of study. It is designed to enhance the education of matriculated graduate and professional students beyond the requirements for a graduate degree, or to provide continuing education to graduate non-matriculated (GNM) students. The Department of Global Health offers four certificates in the following fields:

• Global Health
• Program in HIV & STIs
• Global Injury & Violence Prevention
• Global Health of Women, Adolescents & Children

Visit the Department of Global Health Graduate Fellowships page to learn more!

For MSW Students, up to 6 credits of courses that are taken as electives for both programs may be double-counted for both the degree and the certificate.  For more information about how certificates work with the MSW program, please speak with Lin Murdock, linm@uw.edu.

Scholarship search and application sessions:

Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

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:

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

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

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

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.

 

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships  

Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y) for master’s students graduating with an MSW in 2017 (so graduating BASW students entering the Advanced Standing Program AND Students who are currently in their first year of the MSW program.)

Deadline will be in Spring, but you may want to review eligibility now.

The MFP-Y fellowship is designed to enhance the training of full-time, direct-practice focused, master’s social work students in the final year of study at a CSWE-accredited program (graduating between May-December 2017). The program is funded by SAMHSA and aims to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and transition-age youths.

Fellowship recipients receive a 1-year fellowship that includes specialized training on mental health issues related to the target population, professional development supports, and a monetary stipend (the 2015-2016 stipend amount is $6,500).

Looking for current final-year BSW students applying for the MSW Advanced Standing program and/or current first-year MSW students. Fellowship’s key requirements so that eligible students can be most competitive in the applicant pool:

  • Applicants must identify mental health service delivery to at-risk children, adolescents, and/or transition age youths (16–25) as their focus;
  • applicants must have completed/be enrolled in at least two advanced social work master’s courses, in one or more of the following categories: (a) mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery; (b) culturally competent evidence-based practices; or (c) services for children, adolescents, and/or transition-age youths;
  • during the fellowship period, applicants must be in an internship/placement setting that provides the opportunity to deliver behavioral health services to the target population; and
  • applicants must be committed to seeking employment in behavioral health with the target population immediately after graduation.

Complete eligibility information and application materials for 2016-2017 will be posted on the MFP-Y “How to Apply” webpage in spring 2016. In the meantime, students can refer to this page for eligibility criteria related to the 2015–2016 cycle, though these are subject to change.

The UW Center for Labor Studies is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate Research Grants. We have awards open to graduate students with a strong interest in labor, human rights, and social justice.

2015-2016 Labor Research Grants for 

Graduate Students

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduates students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

Deadline to apply

Monday, February 15, 2016

Eligibility

  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active the upcoming academic year (2016-2017)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website at http://depts.washington.edu/hbcls, or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at hbcls@uw.edu.

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Dear University of Washington students,

Do you have a Big Idea? Come and learn about Amazon Catalyst! 

Amazon Catalyst is a new a program supported by Amazon.com, CoMotion and the Office of Research to fund bold, disruptive, solution-focused projects proposed by members of the UW community.  Grants will be awarded for projects that take place over a period of several months to up to two years, and will range from $10,000 to $100,000 each (yes, you read that right – we’re awarding up to $100,000 per project).  All you need is an idea for how to solve a big problem in the world, and the passion to make it a reality.  UW students, faculty and staff from *all* disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Want to learn more?  We will be hosting two information sessions for students who wish to learn about this exciting funding opportunity:

Thursday, January 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
CoMotion MakerSpace, Fluke Hall, Room 215

Tuesday, January 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Building, Room 303

After a quick introduction and Q&A, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with other students and Catalyst representatives. Food and refreshments will be provided.

To find out more about the Program, visit the Amazon Catalyst website at catalyst.amazon.com.

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2016 12 noon (PST)

The University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $2,378/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and international student fee).  The fellowship must be used in 2016-17 academic year.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition-based program and not in their last year of study.  (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.)  The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see our website at http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml for further information.  Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

The selected recipient(s) will be invited to attend the UWRA luncheon in late April.  They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, megray@uw.edu or 206-685-4248.

Department of Global Health Fellowships Information Session

When: Friday, December 4, 2015, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: South Campus Center, Room 303

Come learn about the Department of Global Health’s five funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences for graduate and professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington.

  • George Povey Social Justice and Activism in Global Health Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Strengthening Caring Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship in International Exchange
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

These funding opportunities are administered by the Global Health Resource Center and provide assistance for costs associated with doing fieldwork outside of Seattle. Applications for each may be submitted via a Common Application and Catalyst Dropbox. Visit the Funding for Fieldwork page to learn more!

The application will be available beginning Monday, February 1, 2016 and will close Monday, March 14, 2016

You Grow Girl! is currently accepting applications for our Art / Mental Health Therapist Internship. Please share with students who would benefit from a 6-12-month internship within a creative, empowering and awesome girl-serving organization.

 

See attachment for internship description.

You Grow Girl!

Several Deadlines are quickly approaching!

NCORE Student Scholarships

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Click here for Scholarship Details

 

Call for Presentations

CLOSES ON DECEMBER 4, 2015

Click here for submission details

 

National Advisory Council Membership

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON DECEMBER 31, 2015

Click here for Council information

 

register at ncore.ou.edu

UWRA Fellowship in Aging

The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

Eligibility: Open to UW graduate students who are currently enrolled and not in their last year of study at the time of application; must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic focus on aging-related concerns or issues
  • Personal commitment to aging-related concerns or issues
  • Academic merit

Requirements:

  • Cover sheet, available at
    www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml
  • Application including academic/research statement, personal statement, curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
  • Current unofficial UW transcript
  • All materials DUE in early 2016 by date posted on website above

For more information, contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, gradappt@uw.edu.

UWRA Scholarship in Aging

Up to four $4,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing research or careers related to aging. Scholarship funds will apply to student accounts for spring quarter.

Eligibility: Open to UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students currently enrolled at any UW campus. Students should have completed the first year of their program by the time they apply.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to working with older adults (paid or volunteer)
  • Academic performance
  • Communication skills
  • Financial need

Requirements:

  • Application, available at
    uw.edu/uwra/scholarships-fellowships-in-aging/
  • Current unofficial UW transcript
  • Current academic year FAFSA on file with UW Office of Student Financial Aid
  • All materials DUE by 3:00 p.m. on January 28, 2016

For more information, contact the UW Retirement Association, retiremt@uw.edu.

GFIS is the Graduate Funding Information Service and they run workshops and will sit down 1:1 with students to explore options.

More info at:  http://www.lib.washington.edu/commons/services/gfis

There’s also an Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards on campus: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/omsfa/office-of-merit-scholarships-fellowships-awards.html

They offer workshops on writing personal statements, getting letters of recommendation.  They also offer scholarship search workshops.

There are also links to scholarship resources for different populations off the left menu of this page: http://socialwork.uw.edu/admissions/scholarships

We also put all of the scholarships we hear about via emails on our MSW blog at: http://depts.washington.edu/mswnews/

Click on Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships in left column.

You can look back through last winter and spring postings and contact those organizations to see if they will be offering the same scholarships again this year.

For campus jobs, many are posted at husky jobs: http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs

Good luck!

The CORO Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that prepares early career professionals for effective and ethical leadership to serve the common good. Fellows gain real job experience on project assignments in five organizations and in a variety of sectors – government, business, labor, political campaigns, and non-profit organizations. Utilizing these urban experiences as a classroom, CORO Fellows gain hands-on experience to better understand complex public issues, organizations, and people. In weekly seminars, the 12 Fellows develop high-level skills in self-awareness, group dynamics, critical thinking and decision-making.  Fellows also benefit from a national alumni network of over 10,000 whose members include influential leaders from all sectors.

The application deadline is January 20, 2016. It requires 3 essays, 2 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. Visit corofellows.org or email recruitSF@coronorcal.org for more information.

Click here for a printable brochure on the information above

Are you interested in public health and/or social justice? If so, check out the UW Tobacco Studies Program (TSP), which is offering educational and scholarship opportunities to graduate and doctoral students for the fourteenth consecutive year. The attached fact sheet has more information. Please note that the deadline for scholarship applications is October 30.

  • Tobacco Studies Career Development Award
    • Award: $500 (up to four per year)
    • Eligibility: Graduate or doctoral students in any UW program
    • Requirements: Enroll in HSERV 558 + lead one Tobacco Studies Journal Club (TSJC) session + attend two more TSJC sessions + present a tobacco-related project to department, school, agency, or at a conference
  • Tobacco Studies Fellowship
    • Award: $1,000 (up to four per year)
    • Eligibility: Graduate students in any UW program
    • Requirements: Career Development Award requirements + complete a 120-hour tobacco-related practicum/internship + complete a tobacco-related Masters thesis or capstone

Application information:

http://depts.washington.edu/tobacco/scholarships/how-to-apply/

        à 2015-16 application deadline: October 30, 2015

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS: 

WEBSITE: http://depts.washington.edu/tobacco/ | EMAIL: tobacco@uw.edu 

Interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master’s program at Peking University? Join John Holden, Associate Dean at Yenching Academy, to learn more about this new international graduate program at Peking University offering a Master’s in China Studies with scholarship support. Students who will have a bachelor’s degree in any field by Aug. 31, 2016 are eligible to apply this year. With some exceptions, applicants must be aged 26 or younger on August 31, 2016 (see below for complete eligibility requirements).

UW Information Session: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 from 4:30-5:30pm, Mary Gates Hall room 224 | RSVP to attend | Free food is provided!

Brief Program Information:

The Yenching Academy offers an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development.  As a college integrated within Peking University (PKU), the Yenching Academy prepares a diverse group of exceptional international and Chinese students with the knowledge of China that they need to fulfill their potential as global citizens and leaders. Yenching Academy offers courses in English. Concentration options include:

  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Economics and Management
  • Law and Society
  • Politics and International Relations
  • History and Archaeology
  • Literature and Culture

Scholarship Support:

The Yenching Academy provides a competitive postgraduate financial package. All students receive a fellowship that covers tuition, accommodation and living costs, as well as round trip airfare from their home country. The fellowship for international students ends after twelve months; they may complete and defend their thesis within one year after they have completed their Yenching Academy residence. Additional funding, in the form of research or teaching assistantships, will be available for international students in good standing who choose to complete their thesis at PKU during their second year. Mainland Chinese students will be supported on campus for two years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Foreign Students & Students from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan
    • Bachelor’s degree in any field
    • 25 years old or younger on August 31, 2016; students from countries with mandatory military service for college graduates must be 27 years old or younger on August 31, 2016
  • Chinese Mainland Students
    • Chinese students will be admitted according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education. They must be qualified to be exempt from the examination based on their mainland Chinese university’s recommendations.  This process differs from that for foreign students and students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Learn more at http://yenchingacademy.org/, and join us on Oct. 1! Please RSVP to attend the information session at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/560.

UW students and alumni must apply for UW nomination to be considered. Details about UW’s application and nomination process are at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=yenching. UW’s deadline for applications is Dec. 21, 2015.

Applications accepted Oct. 16–Nov. 13
We invite proposals from graduate students to undertake projects in public scholarship in summer 2016. Awards in this new program are in the amount of $6,500 with an additional research budget of $2,000.
More information and registration →

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students

FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic –Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Bulgarian –Burmese -Canadian First Nations-–Chinese-–Czech-–Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog-–Finnish-–French-–German-–Hebrew-–Hindi -Indonesian/Malay-–Italian-–Japanese-–Kazakh-–Khmer-–Korean-–Latvian-–Lithuan! ian-–Norwegian-–Persian-–Polish-–Portuguese-–Russian-–Sl! ovenian-–Spanish-–Swahili- –Swedish-–Tajik-–Thai-–Turkish-–Uighur-–Urdu-–Uzbek-–Vietnamese

FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:

Thursday, October 29, 10-2 Undergraduate Fellowships Fair, Mary Gates Hall, FLAS session 10:30, Mary Gates Hall 171
Tuesday, November 10, 10-2 UW Study Abroad Fair, HUB Ballroom
Thursday, November 12, 2-3 PST Web Chat*
Wednesday, November 18, 3:30-4:30 in Thomson Hall 317
Tuesday, December 1, 2;30-3:30 in Thomson Hall 317
Wednesday, December 16, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat*
Tuesday, January 5, 1:30-2:30, Thomson Hall 317
Thursday, January 14, 2:30-3:30 Virtual Office Hour
*see FLAS website (link below) for access instructions for web chhat sessions and virtual office hours

Applications due January 29, 2016. Questions: email rldavis@uw.edu

For more inform! ation, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

The Prevention Fellowship Program is proud to announce OPEN RECRUITMENT for the 2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the Prevention Fellowship Program.

The Prevention Fellowship Program invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week.  There are 15 Fellow positions available. These individuals will be assigned to a mentor from participating State agencies and National Organizations throughout the United States and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. (Visit the application Web site at www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship<http://www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship> for a list of participating locations).

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