Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Intervention Research

Eric Garland, PhD, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah College of Social Work, is seeking an incoming social work PhD student in social work neuroscience and biobehavioral intervention research. The pre-doctoral fellow will assist in federally-funded research; faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work are currently conducting research projects funded by NIH -National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH-National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH-National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Patient Center Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI). The fellow will assist on several funded randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and biobehavioral mechanistic studies of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), a manualized social work intervention for chronic pain, emotion dysregulation, and opioid misuse. For additional information on MORE and current research studies, see

Pre-doctoral fellows will assist with the following duties: a) manuscript preparation from existing datasets; b) clinical data collection; c) psychophysiological data collection (autonomic and fMRI measures); c) data analysis; d) study coordination; and e) designing and implementing new translational research studies. Pre-doctoral fellows will have opportunities to coauthor scientific articles from existing primary datasets, as well as to conduct new research studies, leveraging the resources and interdisciplinary connections of the College of Social Work, which extend into Psychiatry, Psychology, Oncology, Public Health, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Family Medicine, Law, and Nursing, among other departments.

Required Qualifications: Dr. Garland is seeking doctoral applicants with a MSW, strong writing and analytical skills, and clinical experience working with persons suffering from mental health problems, addictive behaviors, and/or chronic pain and other health conditions. Applicants must also apply to the doctoral program in social work.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with a LCSW, previous experience with quantitative data analysis, computer programming, psychophysiological data collection/analysis, and/or previous study coordination experience on federally-funded studies will be given preference. Mindfulness practice experience preferred.

College, University, and Environment:  As a major research and teaching university—and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education—the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship, professional practice and teaching are observed.  The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, providing ready access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities.

The University of Utah College of Social Work has a number of excellent research facilities, including the state-of-the-art Bridge Training Clinic, consisting of four therapy rooms with one-way mirrors and videotaping capacity for behavioral observation and coding, as well as a Social Work Neuroscience Laboratory for assessment of neurocognitive and neuroaffective mechanisms of therapeutic change.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be open until filled. Applicants should provide cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, and published writing sample(s).

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Christina Gringeri, Director of Doctoral Studies,, 801-581-4864.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017 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 $2,572/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of a maximum of 18 credits of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and international student fee).  The fellowship must be used in 2017-18 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 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 spring 2017.  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, or 206-685-4248.

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

Applications now open! Due January 31, 2017 at 5 PM PST.
For more information and to apply, visit

Tu, Nov 29, 2-3 PM PST, Web Chat (see website for access instructions)
Th, Dec 8, 3:30-4:30 PM, Thomson Hall, Room 317
Wed, Dec 14, 1-2 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)
Wed, Jan 11, 3:30-4:30, Thomson Hall, Room 317
Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at

Following on the excellent and expansive Study Abroad Fair today, please encourage your students to take advantage of the series of scholarship information sessions offered next week geared toward funding international experiences. Please feel free to forward the details below, and attached are flyers and images that can be posted or shared on social media as well. Details are also on our website at

Focus on International Scholarships Week – Nov. 14-18, 2016

Monday – Funding for Study Abroad: November 14, 3:30 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Thinking about studying abroad and don’t know where to start or how to plan for it? Attend this info session to learn more about planning for study abroad and finding scholarships to support your study.

Tuesday – Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for Study Abroad: November 15, 11:30 a.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Join us to learn more about these undergraduate scholarships & graduate fellowships funding language studies abroad in wide range of critical languages. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Wednesday – Marshall Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK: November 16, 3:00 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans who have the potential to excel as scholars, leaders and contributors to improved UK-US understanding to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at any UK institution in any field of study. Join Mr. Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) from the UK Government Office in Seattle, to learn more about the program and application process.

Wednesday – Around the World with Scholarships Meetup: November 16, 4:00 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

Go around the world with scholarships! Stop by if you’re thinking about applying to international scholarships like the Fulbright, Schwarzman Scholars, Luce, DAAD and more! We’ll have some sweet treats to share too! Join us to hear from fellow students about their application process and international experiences!

Thursday – Foreign Affairs Fellowships: Pickering, Rangel, PPIA, Payne, Carnegie, Humanity in Action fellowships & more!: November 17, 3:30 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

A variety of foreign affairs fellowship programs provide funding for academic and professional preparation for undergraduate students and alumni considering international careers. Some fellowships prepare students specifically to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Others provide research experience. And still others have broader goals of expanding participation in public policy and exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance. Join us to learn more about these various programs and how you might take advantage of the opportunities they provide.

Friday – Study, Research or Intern in Germany: DAAD Scholarships & Fellowships: November 18, 12 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP to attend.

For undergraduates and graduates, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides financial support to over 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study each year. There are scholarship opportunities for students from all fields interested in participating in study, research or internship programs in Germany.

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November 7, 2016

Social Work Post-Masters Fellowship (2 Positions Available)

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016



Counseling and Psychiatric Services is now accepting applications for its Social Work Post-Masters Fellowships. The positions will begin (depending on fellow’s availability) between August 7, 2017 (preferably beginning 8/7/17) and September 7, 2017.

We are offering two tracks for the 2017-2018 academic year, described below: Read more

The 2017 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!
Deadline: January 9, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

The 2017 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

The first information session is Wednesday, 11/2, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library!

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2017. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. Read more

The application for the 2017 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in fourteen critical foreign languages is now open!  The CLS is a fully funded language immersion program that occurs during the summer for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.  This year the languages are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.   If you would like to learn more about the program and application, I hope you’ll be able to attend this information session.  Please also note that there is no service requirement for this program. Thank you!

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session

Wednesday, October 19th

3:45-4:45 pm

Mary Gates Hall 173R


About CLS: The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications will be due November 16,  2016


On this day, we are proud to announce that

GSBA Scholarship applications are now available.

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations.

Students should be enrolled in community colleges, four-year public or private colleges or universities, or vocational/technical/trade programs. Current college students, individuals planning to enroll in a program next year, and current high school seniors are eligible to apply.


Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants

  1. To receive a GSBA Scholarship, you must be a Washington State resident*. However, since GSBA shares an application with the Pride Foundation, those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington are encouraged to apply. Both GSBA and Pride Scholars may study at any college or university out of state.
  2. Preference is given to students who are self-identified LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBTQ community. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to equality and human rights for all.
  3. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. For applicants that have not received a GSBA Scholarship in the past, you must be working toward an undergraduate degree. For current or former GSBA Scholars, you may be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  4. Students should be enrolled in community colleges, four-year public or private colleges or universities, or vocational/technical/trade programs. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. High school freshman, sophomores, or juniors are not eligible nor are individuals who are not planning to enroll in higher education next year.

*Applicants are considered a resident if they:

  1. Currently live in that state and have done so for at least three months prior to the application deadline; or
  2. Have lived in that state for at least one year at any time in the five years prior to the application deadline; or
  3. Have lived in that state for more than one year at any time and have been continuously enrolled in an accredited academic institution for the five years prior to the application deadline.

Graduate Scholarship Application Requirements

  1. Must have been a GSBA Scholar within the past 4-years
  2. Must have received a GSBA scholarship for at least 2-years
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.3+ upon completion of undergraduate degree
  4. Must be earning a degree in alignment with GSBA mission

As fall kicks off, we are excited to share our October workshops & events with you.  As usual, we are offering basic information sessions and workshops focused on supporting your students in both connecting to scholarship opportunities and being competitive for them.

New this quarter, we are dedicating one full week to scholarship basics.  October 24-28th is Getting Started with Scholarships Week. You’ll find our full calendar, which includes all info sessions and events, on our website.

Without further ado, below is our list of October Workshops!

October Workshops: All workshops in MGH Suite 171.

Date Title Description Time
October 12 Scholarships 101 Introduction to searching and applying to scholarships 4:00 p.m.
October 18 Getting Great Recommendation Letters We’ll talk about letters, how to ask for them and how to follow up. 12:00 p.m.
October 19 Scholarships 201 We’ll discuss scholarship opportunities and timelines for continuing students. 4:00 p.m.
October 20 CV for Scholarships & Applications This workshop-information session hybrid will go through how to write a CV and offer time to work and receive feedback. 12:00 p.m.
October 20 Approaching the Personal Statement This workshop will offer ideas on how to approach your personal statement writing and practical exercises to get you started. 4:30 p.m.
October 24-28th Getting Started with Scholarships Week! Visit our webpage for times and events: Check times online
October 26th Why Apply? Meet up Meet former scholarship applicants and advisors to discuss opportunities and tips. 4:00 p.m.


We also meet with students individually to talk through just about any academic application they are working on—please let them know we will happily meet with them to talk about their scholarship applications as well as admissions essays and grant proposals. Thanks for sharing!

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages!

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, including a list of upcoming information sessions, visit

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at


The Fellowship package provides a stipend, language and teaching training, transportation, insurance, accommodation and educational trips in China for two UW students or alumni, specifically those who have passion in teaching English to Chinese students and learning about Chinese cultures.

Details of the program are on the attachment. Additional details about the Chinese school are available at .


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GFIS is the Graduate Funding Information Service and they run workshops and will sit down 1:1 with students to explore options.  They also have previous webinars that students may watch, including “Finding Funding for Graduate School,” and “Summer Strategies: Organizing Your Funding Search,” and “Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding.”More info at:

There’s also an Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards on campus:

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:

We also put all of the scholarships we hear about via emails on our MSW blog at:

Click on Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships in left column.

You can look back through last year’s 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:

Good luck!

A new scholarship opportunity is available to UW students this year. Unfortunately, it’s only a one-time scholarship, but it’s a great opportunity that I hope you’ll share with Native American or Alaska Native students you may know.


The Seattle Indian Health Board and Seattle Foundation Scholarship for Native American or Alaska Native Students will provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students at UW. This is a one-time gift of $9,000 to UW to fund a single scholarship during the 2016-17 academic year only. Selection of the scholarship recipient will be based on active community involvement, interest in social services or healthcare services to communities, and financial need.


To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be:

  • Enrolled Native American or Alaskan Native tribal members.
  • Enrolled full time at UW in 2016-17 as an undergraduate, graduate or professional student, in any field of study, including pre-majors.
  • Interested in social services and/or health services fields.
  • Actively engaged members of their tribal, campus or other communities.
  • Receiving financial aid, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Complete details and the online application are available at The deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.


Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Please share widely!

The deadline (May 27th) is approaching for you to submit a $1,500 winning clinical paper. The Holm and Osman Awards competition, sponsored by the American Clinical Social Work Association, is open for submissions. First and second year master’s students, please take advantage of this opportunity! For more information and guidelines, please visit the ACSWA website:

The Holm Award is a $1,500 prize for a final-year grad student who writes the best paper about a clinical intervention.

The Osman Award is a $1,500 prize for a first-year grad student who writes the best paper about a clinical intervention.

Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants

Disability Studies Program, University of Washington Call for Proposals, Spring 2016

CFP website:


Award Description

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.


2016 Call for Proposals

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2016. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.


Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:

  • Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
  • Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
  • Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
  • Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Application Process

Application deadline: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11pm.

All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox:

The Harlan Hahn Fund Committee will notify the award recipients of its decisions by June 3, 2016. Applicants may request feedback from the Committee for improving their chances in the next year’s competition.


To apply, submit all of the following:


  1. A brief (1-2 page) proposal outlining the specific activities that will be funded by the Harlan Hahn grant, how the project fits the award criteria, and the expected outcomes.
  1. A brief personal statement describing how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria. This should include a description of the applicant’s Disability Studies related experience, research, teaching, and/or career goals, and an explanation of how the grant support will advance the applicant’s research and/or education.
  1. Resume/CV.
  1. Official or unofficial academic transcript (for students), or UW employment history (for staff and faculty).
  1. Name and contact information for one professional reference.
  1. A detailed narrative budget justification. Request a specific total amount of funds needed for the project, and provide estimates for how funds will be spent on particular needs. Sample spending categories are outlined in “Selection criteria.”

Eligibility Requirements


  • You must be an enrolled University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  • Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to Disability Studies (e.g. courses completed in related disciplines, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant, or scholarly work conducted as a research assistant).
  • Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.


  • You must be a University of Washington academic or staff employee with a minimum 50% appointment at the time of application.
  • Eligible applicants should have exhibited and sustained efforts towards incorporating the Disability Studies approach into research and/or teaching and contributing to the knowledge base of Disability Studies.
  • Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

NOTE: Everyone interested in submitting a proposal is welcome to consult with members of the Harlan Hahn Fund Committee about the grants and/or the application process. Please request a consultation as early as possible in the preparation process. For 2016, the contact person is Professor Sara Goering  (

Selection Criteria

Disability Studies content: We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of Disability Studies (DS). DS focuses on the social, cultural, political, and historical meanings of disability. DS is not medicine, special education, or professions oriented towards prevention or treatment of disabilities, but it should inform those disciplines. The field of Disability Studies explores how disability has been constructed, demarcated, and represented in culture and art, laws and policies, professional practices, and everyday life. The intersections between disability and other identity categories such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity are addressed in DS teaching, scholarship, and activism. The voices and roles of disabled people themselves are emphasized in defining problems and evaluating solutions. For more information about the field, please visit the websites of the UW Disability Studies Program ( and the Society for Disability Studies (

Concept and impact: We will be looking for proposals with a well-conceptualized research methodology or manuscript idea. For research and/or writing projects, explain how you plan to disseminate your findings or what other concrete products you anticipate. If you propose attendance at a conference, explain how this conference will inform your future work or how your contribution to the conference disseminates Disability Studies content. If you propose to develop a course, explain how the course will be implemented and made sustainable.

Budget justification: We will evaluate whether the proposed budget is appropriate to meet the stated goals of the project. Include in your narrative explanation: clearly defined and realistic expenditures; a plan of action to implement spending; exact dates or clearly defined time frames for completion of segments of the project; full description of the conference, people who will be hired and for what skills, survey population, etc. Also identify whether Harlan Hahn funds will be sufficient to cover all costs of the activities, and what additional sources of funding you have sought and/or received for the project. Provide approximate values for expenditures in any of the following categories:

  • Salary (NOTE: Salary is subject to applicable UW benefits costs)
  • Travel costs
  • Conference fees, lodging, per diem
  • Research subject payments
  • Routine supplies
  • Research or writing support services (e.g. fees to outside consultants)
  • Other (provide explanation)

Previous grantees: Past performance with Harlan Hahn Fund awards will also be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous winner.

Additional Information for Applicants

Payment of grants: After the decision process is complete, each grant recipient will be required to consult with the Disability Studies Program fiscal administrator and devise a precise budget.

Required outcomes: Recipients of the Harlan Hahn Grant are expected to give a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as submit a short written summary of how the funds were spent. Funds must be used for the proposed project.

Time to completion: All grant-funded activities must be completed by June 30, 2017.

Questions: If you have any questions about the grants and/or the application process, please contact Professor Sara Goering  (


Submit application materials to this dropbox:

CFP website:

Please see below for information regarding the Graduate Student Travel Grants through the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS).

I am pleased to announce a new round of funding to support graduate student travel to research conferences or training courses.   These grants will support student travel between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016; travel outside this period will be considered with justification. Additional details and application information are provided in the attached flyer.  Applications are due April 25, 2016.

Travel Award Flyer Spring 2016

Spring Quarter Travel Grants
Deadline April 22 (early consideration deadline March 28)
GPSS contributes funds to qualifying students’ travel expenses for conference participation in the US and abroad. Students must be presenting in some form in order to be eligible (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.)

Deadline for funding for a Spring application is April 22nd.  Summer applications open on 4/29 and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

More info:

Spring Quarter 2016 programming:

“Finding Graduate Funding,” Tuesday, April 12th, 12:30-1:30, Research Commons, Red C

The first in a two-day workshop series, this Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) event will introduce UW graduate students (current and admitted) to the graduate funding landscape. The workshop provides an overview of timelines, databases, and strategies for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and awards to support graduate education, research, and travel. No RSVP necessary. Attendance at the second workshop in the series — “Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding” — is recommended, but not required.

“Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding,” Wednesday, April 13th, 12:30-1:30,

Research Commons, Red C The second in a two-day workshop series, this event will introduce UW graduate students to the components of a quality funding application and strategies for creating one. Moderated by the Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) Manager, the workshop will include presentations by representatives from the UW Libraries and Office of Fellowships, in addition to a panel discussion with current students and faculty. No RSVP necessary. Attendance at the first workshop in the series — “Finding Graduate Funding” — is recommended, but not required. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Core Programs.

Further details about these events are available via the Research Commons events calendar<>.


Rachel Wishkoski
Graduate Funding Information Service Manager

Mortar Board/Tolo Merit Scholarships – Due April 4th but requires letter of rec

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation is seeking qualified candidates to receive merit scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Foundation awards over $30,000 in total scholarships at UW each year. The program annually recognizes UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students (class status based on 2016-17) based on distinguished achievement in scholarship, leadership and service to the campus and community. Applicants are encouraged from all UW academic levels and from all fields of study, including those students who have not yet declared a major.  Membership in Mortar Board is NOT required. The Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation will award scholarships on an objective and non-discriminatory basis.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of the University of Washington, including branch campuses, throughout the 2016-2017  academic year.
  • If selected as a semifinalist, applicants must be available for a personal interview to be scheduled with the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee during spring quarter.
  • Applicants must not be related to a past or present director and/or employee of the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation.
  • An awarded scholarship can be used only for tuition and other eligible education expenses.

Details and application materials are available on the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards website.

Deadline for applications is April 4

For questions, please contact: Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee,

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