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July 29, 2014
This five-day proposal writing workshop is for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NSF deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.
The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts. The goal is to help students and postdoctoral fellows produce the strongest possible writing for proposals, understand what reviewers are looking for, edit writing to be clear, concise, interesting, and persuasive, and increase the likelihood of securing funding. Participants should be prepared to bring drafts of their grant proposals to each session for peer and instructor review. This is a writing workshop, and you will be expected to work on your material in these workshop sessions.
The workshop will meet on ALL of the following dates from 3:30 – 5:00 PM on the Evanston campus:   August 19, August 26, September 2, September 9 and September 16
Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TGZ6BHX  and have your advisor send a very brief email of support to k-veraldi@northwestern.edu no later than August 15, 2014.
July 29, 2014
Northwestern Memorial Foundation announces the availability of the 2015 Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Grants Initiative and the 2015 Northwestern Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Advisory Council Grants Initiative.
At this time, proposals for both awards will be accepted for innovative contributions to the understanding, research and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Both initiatives are seeking proposals that impact patient care through translational clinical research studies.  Prospective proposals will be ones which provide support for all work associated with Parkinson’s Disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.  Eligible investigators may apply to both competitions, but the proposals must be for different projects.
The Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Grants Initiative
For the 2015 initiative, grants between $25,000 and $50,000 will be awarded from an estimated funding pool of $100,000.
The Northwestern Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Advisory Council Grants
For the 2015 initiative, up to two grants of $25,000 will be awarded from an anticipated available funding pool of $50,000.
The deadline to submit applications to trupti@northwestern.edu is Friday, September 5, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
For questions, please feel free to contact Trupti Patel at trupti@northwestern.edu or at 312.503.3320.
July 28, 2014
TGS encourages current and continuing students to register for Fall 2014 as soon as possible, as your registration will enroll you in health insurance and U-Pass coverage, where applicable. Current/continuing students, including Summer 2014 admits, may register through September 12 at 5 PM, when a registration freeze begins. The freeze ends on September 23. The last day to add a class or change a section is September 29.

 New students may register beginning September 19 at 8:30 AM. The last day new students can register is September 29.
July 22, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 4-6:30pm
Where: A Just Harvest Kitchen, 7649 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626
4-5pm: Pre-dinner prep work
5-6pm: Dinner service
6-6:30pm: Clean up.

Do you want to help people in need and serve the community kitchen during the summer? Come to join GWAN for a volunteer event to serve in community kitchen. A free GWAN dinner elsewhere will follow after the volunteering event. Please RSVP to participate.

Important information:
Volunteers need to wear long pants, closed toe shoes and shirts with sleeves.
Please contact gwan@u.northwestern.edu for questions.
July 28, 2014
Chicago Field Studies (CFS) academic internship program seeks doctoral student, PhD. Candidate in 3rd, 4th or 5th year to help CFS continue to deliver high quality courses, internship search and career/mentoring programs to undergraduate students.  We have funding for you for an entire year if you are in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th year.   We need someone with strong organizational and administrative skills as well as attention to detail and interpersonal savvy.  Projects may include: data analysis (assessments, evaluations, and course pedagogical methods), facilitating practice interview program, benchmarking CFS against similar programs, processing CFS Scholarship recipients, leading outreach and information sessions, registration communication and trouble shooting, budgeting and more.  We will shape this opportunity based on our needs to fit your interests and skills. Teaching with CFS in the future is an option.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Karen Allen at Karen-allen@northwestern.edu.   http://www.internships.northwestern.edu/