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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 31, 2014
The Boston Consulting Group invites those students pursuing an advanced degree (PhD, JD, MD, or post-doc) who are interested in a full-time consultant position with BCG to submit an application.  BCG partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors all over the world to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.  As a consultant, you will have the opportunity to utilize your quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, serve an integral role on their case team, meet partners and senior leadership, and experience the camaraderie of a BCG Consultant Class.

 Full Time Application Deadline for the Class of 2014 & 2015 – August 10, 2014

  • To apply, please go to the following link: http://apply.bcg.com/Midwest_ADC
  • You will be asked to provide a business-style resume, a cover letter, and your geographic preferences (up to three)

If interested in this opportunity, they encourage you to explore their website to see how advanced degree candidates have truly made an impact at BCG: http://adc.bcg.com/.  They also encourage you to visit BCG Perspectives (http://www.bcgperspectives.com/) for articles that detail some of the work that they do across consumer, healthcare, financial services, industrial goods, public sector, and other industry areas.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Nick Cormier at MidwestADCRecruiting@bcg.com

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.