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August 28, 2014
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research 

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and about 30 fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website.

Deadline to apply: October 3, 2014
 
 


National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research 

The Postdoctoral Fellowship underwent an applicant qualification change last year. Please note the new eligibility requirements pertaining to the date in which the doctoral degree was earned. 


The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to twenty-five NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website.


Deadline to apply: November 7, 2014
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.