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August 26, 2014
The Federal Government is always looking to recruit highly qualified individuals to its workforce. As part of this effort, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has leveraged the strong reputation of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program to recruit and train future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) leaders.

The PMF Program offers a two-year appointment with leadership development training and upon certification of completion, fellows are converted to permanent or term positions with a full salary and benefits package. For 2014, OPM piloted and recruited from 41 disciplines for their new PMF STEM track. The STEM disciplines include but are not limited to: Biology/Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Population Biology, Public Health, and Statistics.
August 26, 2014
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open! NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)
August 26, 2014
The CTA recently shared with us a letter for students at the start of the academic year, which you may download here. Please disregard the "Riding when school is out of session" section, as TGS's U-Pass contract guarentees coverage 365 days a year. If you have questions about your U-Pass, visit our handy guide or contact tgs-u-pass@northwestern.edu.
August 26, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 3-5 pm
107 Harris Hall

Seven Minutes of Science will showcase graduate participants in Ready Set Go: Summer 2014 as they present their research in seven-minute presentations for a general, non-expert audience. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about the research going on at Northwestern. Learn more and sign up.
August 26, 2014
Do you wonder how graduate education fits into the overall University structure?  The primary functions of key University offices and senior leaders and how these offices and leaders collaborate for success?  Or how these leaders came to assume their current roles (either as a member of the faculty, the administration, or both)?  Through its inaugural 2014-2015 University Seminar: A Higher Education Leadership Dinner Series, TGS offers a forum for TGS doctoral students from all disciplines to address these questions and gain exposure to academic and administrative leadership roles in the institution.

This series of four dinners (held October 28, January 27, April 7 and May 19) provides a unique opportunity for a select group of graduate students to learn about university leadership and administration from senior leaders across the institution and to connect with peers with similar interests.  Interested graduate students can learn more and submit their application (which necessitates submission of your CV and availability on all four aforementioned dates) here by Wednesday, October 1, 2014.