Funding & Career Development

March 25, 2015

Current Funding Opportunities from the Office of Foundation Relations and the Office of Research Development

The Office of Foundation Relations and the Office of Research Development forward the following to graduate students and encourages them to apply for any awards relevant to their study.

December 16, 2014

Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship.

December 10, 2014

Winter Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Get a head start on winter quarter planning and reserve your spot in any of the six upcoming cross-disciplinary writing workshops. Topics of these 2-hour workshops range from Strategies for Outlining and Organizing Large Writing Projects to Advice for Creating and Getting the Most from a Peer Writing Group.

December 8, 2014

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951.

December 5, 2014

Postdoc Position Available at the University of Michigan in Immunology

This position focuses on innate and acquired immunity in allergen and virus-induced disease.

December 4, 2014

Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students at the NIH Clinical Center

The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course offered by the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in July 2015 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

December 3, 2014

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship Program

Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2015-2016 academic year, most with stipends of at least $21,000.

December 1, 2014

Cologne University’s Interdisciplinary Summer Institute 2015

Graduate students from Art History, English, German, History, Media, Film, Sound, Theatre, Performance, Classics, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies and related fields are invited to apply for this international program.

November 20, 2014

SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships at Ohio State

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, established in 2009, supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy,

November 14, 2014

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a five-day proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop will focus primarily on those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline, though other grant writers are welcome.

November 11, 2014

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award 2015

The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) offers awards to recognize the importance of excellence in teaching and mentoring as a component of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students for future service as college and university faculty.

November 6, 2014

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Fellowship covers tuition plus an $18K stipend for living expenses renewable for up to three years.

November 5, 2014

TGS Professional Development Series: Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The workshop meets three times on December 2, 9, and 11 from 4:00-5:30 PM, in addition to two one-on-one coaching sessions during the week. The

November 5, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival Assistantship

Application deadline is November 21.

November 5, 2014

Applications now available for the Spring 2015 Graduate Engagement Opportunities community practicum!

Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) is a quarter-long program that combines a personalized community practicum with a graduate seminar on engaged scholarship.

November 5, 2014

Information Lunch Session on School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell and Institute for World Literature in Portugal

The Critical Theory Cluster awards funding, through The Graduate School, to one NU graduate student per year so that she or he may attend the SCT at Cornell University.

November 3, 2014

CGSA Professional Development Opportunities Event

Ever heard about the following programs available through Northwestern? Do they sound interesting but you don't know how to apply?

October 31, 2014

SACNAS Networking and Dinner Panel

Please join SACNAS at their dinner panel, Off the Beaten Path: Broadening the Career Options for PhDs.

October 31, 2014

How to Describe Civic Engagement on Your CV

Should you mention your civic engagement projects on your CV? If so, where and how should you describe your experience?

October 30, 2014

Teaching Opportunities for Postdocs and Graduate Students at Roosevelt University

As a mid-sized, private, non-sectarian university in the Chicago area (loop and Schaumburg), Roosevelt University provides teaching opportunities for researchers in our Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences.

October 30, 2014

Nicholson Fellowship Applications Due January 9, 2015

The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship provides financial support for outstanding Northwestern graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the sciences, engineering and management.

October 29, 2014

VPhD: Careers in Government Research

Versatile PhD will host a free web-based asynchronous panel discussion on Careers in Government Research, November 17-21.

October 29, 2014

OPA Professional Development Workshop

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) Building workshop on November 20.

October 27, 2014

Parkinson's Disease Foundation - 2014-2015 Grant Cycle

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle.

October 23, 2014

2015-2016 Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program

Facebook created this fellowship program to encourage and support promising graduate students who are doing cutting edge research around the globe.

October 20, 2014

Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.

October 16, 2014

Job Opportunities for Economists in the Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) currently has several open opportunities for economists.

October 15, 2014

Upcoming Searle Center Workshops

The Searle Center will present "Difficult Images: Teaching Sensitive topics to a Diverse Student Population" on November 4 and "Diversity and Inclusion in the STEM Classroom" on November 17.

October 15, 2014

TGS Seeks GA for Video Development and Production

This internship position will give one doctoral or MFA student the opportunity to create and produce video pieces that caputer the work and initiatives of TGS.

October 14, 2014

The California Alliance Seeks URM STEM PhDs for Postdoctoral Positions

The California Alliance invites underrepresented (URM) PhD recipients in the mathematical and physical sciences, chemistry, or engineering to apply for postdoctoral positions.

October 13, 2014

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

October 13, 2014

French American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx) 2015

Advanced architectures for solar cells: materials optimization, performances improvement and aging analysis

October 9, 2014

Upcoming Searle Center Workshop

Build your Canvas course with confidence!

October 7, 2014

Allstate Data Scientist Career Opportunities

Opportunities are available for students pursuing their graduate degrees in the ESAM, Statistics and NICO and Engineering programs.

October 7, 2014

Indiana University Faculty Position in Complex Networks and Systems

The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for an asst/assoc/full professor position in complex networks and systems, in the Informatics Division, to begin in August 2015.

October 6, 2014

ADCA Consulting 101 Workshop

In conjunction with the University Career Services (UCS), ADCA is hosting a Consulting 101 workshop for those just beginning to consider consulting as a career path.

October 2, 2014

Faculty Positions at Ben-Gurion University in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev seeks applicants for two tenure–track faculty positions at all levels.

October 2, 2014

Versatile PhD Presents: Careers in Higher Ed Development

The next Versatile PhD panel focuses on an often overlooked career pathway.

September 30, 2014

Applications Now Available for December Dissertation Boot Camp

Do you want to make fast, efficient progress on your dissertation this winter break?

September 29, 2014

Professional Development Session: What it Takes to Find an R&D Industrial Position

This interactive presentation offers useful tips for finding the perfect job.

September 25, 2014

Life Sciences Specialist Opportunity with L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting LLC seeks a PhD in a science field.

September 17, 2014

CBC Conference and Grant Program

Registration for the Annual CBC Conference ends September 19.

September 17, 2014

Fall Quarter Writing Workshops at The Graduate Writing Place

The Writing Place has a bunch of great workshops you can take advantage of this fal!

September 17, 2014

Register Now for Fall Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the five cross disciplinary writing workshops held this fall.

September 17, 2014

Book Fall Appointments in the Graduate Writing Place Now!

Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market?

September 17, 2014

AAS S&T Policy Fellowships: Application Deadline November 1

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowships.

September 17, 2014

Presidential Fellowship Information Session

There will be an information session on the Presidential Fellowship and application process on Friday, October 3 at 10:00 AM in The Graduate School Commons.

September 17, 2014

Versatile PhD Presents: Subject Matter Consulting

Versatile PhD will host two free web-based asynchronous panel discussions on Subject Matter Consulting, September 22-29.

September 12, 2014

Searle Center Graduate Workshops

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshop open to all graduate students.

September 12, 2014

GWAN Career Day

GWAN Career Day is a one-day program with a series of professional development workshops.

September 12, 2014

CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities.

September 10, 2014

Humanities Without Walls Graduate Student Public Humanities Conference

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for fellowships from Northwestern University pre-doctoral students to participate in a three-week intensive, residential summer workshop.

September 10, 2014

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals.

September 10, 2014

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

September 10, 2014

Coursera Power Onboarding MOOC

This course is about quickly transitioning to a new job or work environment.

September 4, 2014

Argonne 2015 Named Fellowship

Argonne National Laboratory is accepting applications for the 2015 Named Fellowship.

September 4, 2014

The Graduate Writing Place: New Location, Same Comprehensive Services

The Graduate Writing Place will re-open for the fall quarter in their new Evanston location.

September 4, 2014

Fall Internship & Job Fair September 30 and October 1

More than 100 employers from top companies in various industries will be waiting to meet Northwestern students.

September 4, 2014

Confucius China Studies Joint Research PhD Fellowship

IIE is now accepting applications for the Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship.

September 4, 2014

Charlotte Newcombe and Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships

These are two of the longest-standing, most competitive doctoral fellowships offered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

September 4, 2014

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.

September 4, 2014

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!

September 4, 2014

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Federal Government is always looking to recruit highly qualified individuals to its workforce.

September 4, 2014

Opportunity for Aspiring Biomedical Researchers at NIAID

NIAID is looking for science students with a passion to improve global health in the 21st century.

September 4, 2014

NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research 


This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.

August 8, 2014

Management for Scientists and Engineers

Participants selected for the 2014 certificate program.

July 31, 2014

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

July 31, 2014

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program.

July 31, 2014

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop 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.

July 30, 2014

IRWG Re-Imaging Gender Call for Art

IRWG at the University of Michigan invites graduate students to submit up to two works for inclusion in Re-imaging Gender

July 15, 2014

Changes to Conference Travel Grants

The Graduate School (TGS) is pleased to announce an increase in the amount of the Conference Travel Grant award.

March 19, 2014

Aetna Covers Travel Vaccines

Aetna Student Health recently made a business decision to cover travel vaccines the same as other routine vaccines.