News

December 12, 2017

Message from the Office of Research on ORCID

Northwestern recently obtained an institutional license with ORCID, a nonprofit organization that provides a digital identifier to distinguish individual researchers and their work. The ORCID identifier (ORCID iD) is unique to you and remains associated with you over your career to provide a persistent identification, regardless of any institution with which you are affiliated.

December 11, 2017

Navigating Work/Life Issues during the Campus Visit Interview Panel

Several faculty will share their experiences serving on hiring committees and advise students on how they can succeed on the campus visit interview when it comes to work/life questions and concerns.

December 11, 2017

TGS Child Care Grant Winter Quarter Deadline: February 2

Take advantage of Northwestern’s portable childcare grants for eligible graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School (TGS)!

December 11, 2017

How to Balance Parenting and Productivity Brown Bag Discussion Series

Bring your lunch and drop by for any part of our 4 week discussion of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity webinar How to Balance Parenting and Productivity, accessible through your Northwestern institutional membership.

December 11, 2017

Academic Job Market Walk-Ins December 21

Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement and TGS Family Resource Liaison Lesley Lundeen will be holding open walk-ins for students on the academic job market.

December 11, 2017

MLK Day of Service - Transforming Learning Spaces

Join GSA for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

December 11, 2017

Toy Gift Wrapping with GSA

Join GSA to wrap gifts for local children at the Vineyard Church of Evanston!

December 8, 2017

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students. Available courses and instructions for requesting registration are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage.

December 8, 2017

Bogazici University Humanities Program Job Announcement

Bogazici University, Istanbul, has announced up to four instructorships for the Humanities Program. The courses are taught in English.

December 8, 2017

Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) Safety Awareness Week

The Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) is a graduate student run organization that aims to promote a stronger culture of safety across research laboratories at Northwestern.

December 8, 2017

Op-ed from Dean Woodruff

Message from Dean Woodruff about proposed tax on graduate student tuition sent on November 9

December 8, 2017

Proposed Tax on Graduate Student Tuition

Update from Dean Woodruff sent on November 22

December 8, 2017

Update on Proposed Tax on Graduate Students

Message from Dean Woodruff sent on December 1

December 8, 2017

Information and communications from The Graduate School regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Dean Woodruff and central administration at the Northwestern have been closely following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as it moves through the House and Senate. She has also been working with Northwestern’s Government Relations team to advocate on behalf of graduate students and higher education.

December 7, 2017

Congratulations to our advanced degree recipients!

Many graduate students will be receiving their advanced degrees during the month of December.

December 4, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Presents: Fit Interview 101 Workshop

Want to stand out from other candidates during the fit interview? This interactive workshop focuses on the classic fit questions and how to sell your unique experiences to interviewers.

December 4, 2017

Faculty Open Classroom Initiative (FOCI) - Winter 2018

FOCI is a week-long program to promote open conversation about learning and teaching across Northwestern.

December 4, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields. This Fall quarter, the program begins on September 25th. Applications due by September 11th

December 4, 2017

Apply Now: Process Identification Workshops presented by the Image Permanence Institute

This free three-day workshop will teach participants the tools and skills necessary for successful photographic process identification and care by breaking down the complicated subject into simple and easily manageable sections.

December 4, 2017

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every 2 weeks (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to write creatively in a collegial environment.

December 1, 2017

SplashNU

Splash! is an educational outreach program that brings together Northwestern and high school students for a day of teaching and learning.

December 1, 2017

PhRMA Foundation 2018 Awards

The PhRMA Foundation offers various types of awards, including predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

December 1, 2017

IBM: 2018-2019 Goldstine Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2018-2019 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the mathematical and computer sciences.

December 1, 2017

L'Oreal: USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

December 1, 2017

Winter Recess

The Graduate School's offices will be closed from December 22 to January 1 in observance of Northwestern University's winter recess.

November 29, 2017

Getting Started Guide: Preparing an Individual NRSA Application

With NIH's December 8th submission deadline fast approaching, OSR would like to draw your attention to a new resource that may be helpful to anyone planning to submit an NRSA Individual F Series Fellowship application: Getting Started Guide: Preparing an Individual NRSA Application.

November 29, 2017

Elizabeth Jablonski Joins TGS as Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development

We’re pleased to announce that Elizabeth Jablonski, PhD has joined The Graduate School in the role of Director of Graduate Postdoctoral Training and Development.

November 29, 2017

GREAT group Webinar on Holistic Approach to Graduate Admissions

The AAMC and GREAT Group Leadership invite you to join a webinar that will discuss holistic review in graduate admissions and perform an in-depth analysis of the role of GREs in the admission process.

November 29, 2017

NIGMS Feedback Loop: New Area for NIGMS Predoctoral Training

A NIGMS Feedback Loop blog post emphasized that a new area has been added to the NIGMS' new predoctoral training grant.

November 29, 2017

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 12-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

November 28, 2017

GSA Exam Stress Relief Game Night

Stressed out about finals? Stop by TGS Commons and join your fellow graduate students for a stress-busting game night!

November 27, 2017

CS Tenure-Track Position: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science with the anticipated start date of fall semester 2018.

November 27, 2017

BioProfessionals: Pathway to the Professoriate workshop on Finding a Post-Doctoral Position

Drs Oriana Fisher (Postdoc, Rosenzweig Lab), Erica Hartmann (Assistant Professor, CEE) and Andrew Stephens (Postdoc, Marko Lab) will discuss how they identified potential post-doctoral labs, interviewed and advice for choosing a post-doctoral position that can lead to successfully obtaining a faculty position.

November 27, 2017

GCF and QPGSA Holiday Party

The Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) and the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) are hosting a Christmas party on December 1 from 7-9 PM at TGS Commons.

November 21, 2017

Pathway to the Professoriate Workshop

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate workshop on Finding a Postdoctoral Position.

November 21, 2017

Computational-Research-Skill-Building Opportunity for Life Sciences PhD Students and Postdocs

The myDATA program, which provides training in computational methods for life sciences PhD students and postdocs, is offering a 20-week mentored research project during which trainees will work to complete a relevant, self-designed computational research project.

November 21, 2017

SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @Sasin 2018

SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2018 cordially invites graduate student team(s) in all disciplines from Northwestern University to submit a business plan that is proactive in sustainable development and innovation.

November 20, 2017

NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on February 21, 2018.

November 16, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancer

The laboratory of Dr. Jonna Frasor at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to conduct translational research in the area of hormone- dependent breast cancer.

November 16, 2017

Successful Assessments for Seminar Style Courses

This workshop expands the pedagogical toolkit to include strategies specific to seminar-style classes.

November 16, 2017

Hey, What the Tech?!

In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of teaching technologies as means to help students achieve their learning objectives.

November 16, 2017

NU IGSSA Diwali

The Indian Graduate Student and Scholars Association (IGGSA) is hosting a Diwali celebration on November 19.

November 16, 2017

Postdoctoral Position at The Ohio State University, Chakravarti Laboratory

Dr. Arnab Chakravarti, the chair of Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University, is looking to recruit postdoctoral fellows for his lab.

November 16, 2017

Changes in NIGMS Support of Institutional Predoctoral T32 Training Grants in the Basic Biomedical Sciences

The purpose of this Notice is to inform applicants of several changes in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) support of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional predoctoral training grants (T32) effective January 26, 2018.

November 15, 2017

Final call for papers and performances for In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders

The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2017.

November 15, 2017

WISER and GradSWE Holiday Social

Date: Monday December 11th Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm Location: 4th Floor Ryan Hall

November 15, 2017

Fall NuMilonga

NuTango is pleased to announce its Fall NuMilonga on December 3 at 1:00 pm in Seabury Hall.

November 15, 2017

Apply now to join a winter quarter interdisciplinary writing group. Virtual writing groups now available.

The Graduate Writing Place will be organizing several interdisciplinary writing groups this winter and invite PhD students who have completed their coursework and are working on writing associated with their research (i.e., dissertation chapters, articles, conference papers) to apply.

November 15, 2017

Being a Powerful Negotiator: How to Know What You Want and Get What You Deserve

Join Women in Science and Engineering Research at Northwestern (WISER) for their upcoming workshop presented by Alecia Wartowski, EdM, JD, Director of Programs, Northwestern University Women’s Center.

November 14, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern!

November 14, 2017

Navigating Careers in Arts Administration Panel

This event will be a good opportunity for students to explore the world of arts administration, gain career insights, and learn about industry trends.

November 12, 2017

Northwestern Machine Learning Meetup

Join Northwestern's Machine Learning Meetup club for their next event on November 16 at 4:30 PM in Room L211 of the Northwestern Technological Institute.

November 10, 2017

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Career Talks: Cecil Lynch, MD, MS & Ford Culver

This event is presented to you by the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) Student Group

November 10, 2017

Mentor Development Workshops

NUCATS invites all FSM faculty members to attend this workshop designed for experienced and novice mentors who want to develop mentoring skills on December 14, 2017.

November 10, 2017

Save the Date: NIH Train the Trainers Conference

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is hosting a Train–the–Trainers conference on July 16-17, 2018, for advisors, staff and faculty who work with graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.

November 10, 2017

AAMC Comments on NIGMS Undergraduate and Pre-Doctoral Diversity Programs

TeaserThe AAMC October 26 submitted comments to the NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences in response to a Request for Information for identifying strategies that will lead to more effective and efficient organization and administration of the NIGMS' Undergraduate and Pre-doctoral Diversity Programs.

November 10, 2017

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding 10-12 grants of up to three million for five years for FY2018 under its Research Traineeship (NRT) program.

November 10, 2017

Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Professional Development

Deadline extended to November 17 for the NIH-funded YCA for Professional Development.

November 10, 2017

GEO Community Practicum

Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) encourages grad students to connect theory and practice through a quarter-long internship with a community organization and a graduate seminar on engaged scholarship.

November 10, 2017

Career Development Grant Program for Humanists and Social Scientists

The Career Development Grant Program for Humanists and Social Scientists is intended to facilitate students’ next professional steps after graduate school.

November 10, 2017

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program designed to guide participants into cultivating a practice of mindfulness through techniques of body awareness, sitting and walking meditation, and mindful movement.

November 9, 2017

Information from Global Safety and Security

The Office of Global Safety and Security provides support to members of the university community that travel abroad, including both students and employees.

November 8, 2017

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund administered by JPMorgan, Trustee. Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.

November 8, 2017

Global Policy and Local Networks

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 on Monday, November 13 at 10 AM to welcome SONIC Speaker, Professor. Michael D. Siciliano of University of Illinois at Chicago, who will present his talk "Global Policy and Local Networks."

November 8, 2017

Science & Religion? What Do Scientists Really Think

The Graduate Christian Fellowship will be hosting Rice University Sociologist, Elaine Howard Ecklund November 15, 7-9 PM at Norris University Center, Lake Room (Rm. 203).

November 7, 2017

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide Update – Webinar Registration

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide(PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued.

November 7, 2017

2018 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars

Interested participants in the 2018 YSS must apply by December 10 to be selected.

November 7, 2017

Northwestern Curling Club

The Northwestern Curling Club holds curling practices weekly on the weekends for all skill levels, no experience or equipment needed.

November 7, 2017

Structural Engineering in Plasmon Nanolasers

On November 8, SPIE will have Danqing Wang, graduate student in Applied Physics in Prof Teri Odom’s group, presenting her research. Lunch from KOI will be offered.

November 7, 2017

ADCA presents Improv for Networking

Successful networking requires confidence, thinking on your feet, and finding the right words on the spot to impress strangers—the same qualities that many improv comedy performers demonstrate on stage. Stand out (positively!) in a crowd by attending this workshop hosted by the Northwestern University Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA).

November 7, 2017

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

On Thursday November 9, 2017, from 5-8 PM, students, faculty, and staff who show a valid Wildcard will receive free museum tickets for themselves and as many guests as they would like to bring.

November 7, 2017

ImageJ/Fiji Workshop

Learn how to use ImageJ/Fiji with this hands-on workshop that will cover basic concepts and tools available for image processing, facilitated by two members of the Center for Advanced Microscopy in the Feinberg School of Medicine.

November 3, 2017

Night with NU SACNAS

Join NU SACNAS for an evening of Puerto Rican Food. NU SACNAS will be providing transportation to the restaurant Ponce.

November 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Immunology/Nutrition/Toxicology at Michigan State University

An NIH-supported postdoctoral research appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan is available.

November 1, 2017

Faculty/Grad Symposium - Meeting Jesus In The Ordinary Academic Life: Practices That Pave The Way

The Graduate Christian Fellowship will host an outside speaker Tish Warren, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary from 6 PM - 9 PM in the TGS Commons on November 3.

November 1, 2017

Female Faculty Members Share Insights on Academic Careers with Graduate Students and Postdocs

Four Northwestern professors participated in a lively panel discussion on a theme of “How to stay on (tenure) track” on October 25 at Chemistry of Life Processes Institute in The Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics. The panel, consisting of Dean Teresa Woodruff (The Graduate School), and Professors Christine Froula (English), Emily Weiss (Chemistry), and Neda Bagheri (Chemical and Biological Engineering) discussed the pressures and satisfactions of an academic career and strategies for female advancement.

October 31, 2017

Schmidt Science Fellows Program

Northwestern University will nominate five doctoral students/alumni for the new Schmidt Science Fellows Program conducted in partnership with The Rhodes Trust.

October 30, 2017

Join us for a Fall Fête

Join Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Damon Williams and Associate Director of Graduate Student Engagement, Dana Bozeman for a Fall Fête.

October 30, 2017

Art History Research Assistantship

Professor Huey Copeland has an opening for a graduate Research Assistantship, beginning January 1, 2018, for the Winter and Spring 2018 quarters, with the possibility of extension through the 2018 Summer quarter.

October 30, 2017

NIH Application Guides, Forms Version-E Instructions

The NIH recently released a complete set of instructions for the newly required Forms Version-E series grant applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.

October 30, 2017

Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival will be taking place from October 28 to November 12.

October 30, 2017

Northwestern Alumni Association November Webinars

The Northwestern Alumni Association believes in life-long career development to help you maintain your professional edge. In November, their webinars will focus on mental health and holistic wellness.

October 27, 2017

Spotlight on Lynn Meissner: Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Real World

Lynn Meissner’s passion and energy for facilitating strong connections with people can be seen throughout her tenure at Northwestern. Currently in her fourth year of a Human Development and Social Policy PhD, she works with Jim Rosenbaum to study the transition from high school to higher education and the workforce. Their research focuses specifically on community colleges, occupational certificates, and associate’s degrees that lead to mid-skill careers.

October 26, 2017

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

The next support group will take place on November 1 at 4 PM.

October 26, 2017

INVO Practicum

The INVO Practicum is an unpaid internship program open to all Northwestern students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern.

October 26, 2017

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program Information Session

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.

October 26, 2017

Pathway to the Professoriate panel: Insights from a Successful Job Search (Chicago Campus)

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to join some of Northwestern’s newest faculty, Gemma Carvill (Neurology), Paul DeCaen (Pharmacology), and Alicia Guemez Gamboa (Physiology) as they discuss their recent experiences on the academic job market.

October 24, 2017

Coffee Hours for TGS Students with Children are back

Come meet other graduate students with children over coffee and treats in either Chicago or Evanston.

October 24, 2017

Drinks with the Dean Chicago Campus

Join Dean of The Graduate School & Associate Provost for Graduate Education, Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, for drinks and appetizers at GreenRiver in Streeterville and a chance to discuss issues relevant to graduate education.

October 24, 2017

2017 People-Powered Publishing Conference

This conference is about making connections, working through ideas and sharing resources.

October 20, 2017

Painting the Black Gospel

Join art historian Kymberly Pinder for Painting the Black Gospel, a public lecture and seminar at Venue SIX10 on Saturday, November 11

October 20, 2017

Counterculture Study Group

A new Counterculture Study Group is being convened by faculty and graduate students from several departments and schools and is supported by the Center for Civic Engagement and the University Library.

October 19, 2017

Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: An Introduction to the OSF

The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

October 19, 2017

BioProfessional presents Dr. Nina Dudnik

BioProfessionals will be hosting Dr. Nina Dudnik, the CEO and co-Founder of the non-profit organization, Seeding Labs.

October 19, 2017

Kellogg Classes for Scientists

Kellogg is hosting an information session on Wednesday, October 25 about their two winter quarter experiential course offerings.

October 19, 2017

New Nature Communication on Charged Interfaces

NU Presidential Fellow Paul Ohno (PhD student with Franz Geiger) and co-workers demonstrate the importance of accounting for the interfacial potential-dependent terms in interpreting spectral lineshapes from charged interfaces.

October 18, 2017

Anatomy of a Job Search: A Webinar for Humanities and Social Science Grad Students and Career Changers

Stacy Hartman of the MLA’s Connected Academic initiative will address both concrete steps to take (networking, informational interviews, reading job ads, cover letters) as well as mindset shifts that are useful for people approaching a job search.

October 17, 2017

Drinks with Damon Williams

Join Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion Damon Williams and his team for drinks and appetizers at Terra & Vine in Evanston, IL on November 14.

October 17, 2017

Lecture by Dr. Herman Gray

The Screen Cultures department invites you to the Fall kickoff for our 2017-2018 Visiting Speaker Series, featuring a lecture by Dr. Herman Gray, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

October 16, 2017

Fall Quarter English Language Conversation Tables

All topics of conversation are welcome.

October 16, 2017

Tango classes Fall quarter

NuTango is excited to announce two 9-week series of Argentine Tango classes at Northwestern University.

October 16, 2017

Engaging the Disengaged: Active Learning in STEM

In this workshop, participants will experience hands-on utilization of active learning techniques for both small and large classroom settings and will leave with a new toolbox of active learning techniques to apply in their own classrooms.

October 16, 2017

Participation through Preparation: Planning to Get the Most Out of Your Classroom

This workshop encourages participants to think about participation in terms of the preparation that they put into each class session.

October 16, 2017

Upcoming events from GSA

Join GSA for one of their fall events offered this quarter.

October 16, 2017

Project Pumpkin Booth Volunteers Needed

On October 26, over 1,000 elementary and middle school children from the Chicago area come to Norris to play games and trick or treat as part of the Project Pumpkin, an annual event sponsored by NCDC.

October 16, 2017

Northwestern University Night with the Bulls

On October 26, the Chicago Bulls will be hosting College Night. Come cheer on Willie the Wildcat as he performs with Benny the Bull and Gus T. Bull.

October 16, 2017

Explore Biomedical PhD Careers: Medical Science Liaison

Learn more about this career path with From Science to Pharma’s new free online resources.

October 16, 2017

NIGMS Announces New NRSA Training Grant (T32)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has announced its new Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32).

October 16, 2017

Black Queer Utopia Fest

Black Queer Utopia Fest aims to promote social justice education and inclusivity on Northwestern’s Evanston campus by creating a platform for black queer artists and activists to share their personal vision of a utopia for black queer people.

October 10, 2017

Presidential Fellowship Information Session

Join TGS for the Presidential Fellowship Information Session in TGS Commons on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4 pm. It will also be webcast for those who cannot attend in person. Graduate program faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

October 9, 2017

Opportunity: Graduate Assistant, Buffett Institute

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies is seeking two (2) proactive self-starters with excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as an interest in acquiring additional administrative abilities.

October 9, 2017

Open Tenure-Track Position at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science with the anticipated start date of fall semester 2018.

October 9, 2017

ImaginePhD: Career Exploration and Planning Tool for Humanities and Social Science PhDs

ImaginePhD is a free, online career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in humanities and social sciences.

October 9, 2017

ADCA Presents: Consulting 101

Learn what it means to be a consultant at this event on October 18.

October 6, 2017

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts.

October 6, 2017

Northwestern Alumni Association Webinars

The Northwestern Alumni Association believes in life-long career development to help you maintain your professional edge.

October 6, 2017

Recruitment of Scholars and Experts at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)

Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is recruiting new faculty members with Doctoral degree in all fields.

October 6, 2017

Part Time Graduate Assistantship/Part Time Program Assistant for the Women's Center

The Women’s Center is seeking reliable, dedicated self-starters to work in an affirming environment, which strives to promote awareness and understanding of issues that affect people who identify as women as well as others experiencing societal marginalization.

October 4, 2017

2017 Terra Graduate Student Seminar in the Humanities

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in art, art history, religion, African American studies and related disciplines.

October 4, 2017

Call for Papers and Performances for In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders

The 2018 Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference, In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, invites graduate students—practitioners and scholars—to generate dialogue and debate by coming together around artistic work and interdisciplinary thinking.

October 4, 2017

Soul Food: Introduction to Mindfulness

Join Eric Budzynski, Associate for Religious and Spiritual Life, for an introductory practice session into mindfulness where you will explore bringing your attention to the present moment, without judgement.

October 4, 2017

Women in Academia Career Panel

All are invited to GWAN's Women in Academia Career Panel featuring female professors at different stages of their careers, from both the sciences and humanities. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and The Women's Center at Northwestern University.

October 4, 2017

Alternate Careers in Education (ACE) Panel and Career Fair

ACE is open to all Northwestern students--especially those interested in working in the field of education--to explore education organizations that hire across all majors and offer programs that can lead to certification.

October 4, 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: New England Science Symposium 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts is January 4, 2018

October 3, 2017

TGS Fridays with Dana Bozeman

Join Associate Director of Graduate Student Engagement for donuts and conversation this fall.

October 3, 2017

Spotlight on Josiah Rosario: Social Psychologist and participant in IGEN and SROP

Josiah Rosario’s interest in psychology started during his senior year of high school in an AP Psychology class. His teacher, a clinician, inspired him to pursue psychology as a career. Read more.

October 3, 2017

SPG Graduate Improv

SPG Graduate Improv hosts improv workshops every Thursday from 5-7 PM in 224 Parkes Hall.

October 3, 2017

Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program provides one-year fellowships to doctoral students to support research at Smithsonian Institution facilities.

October 3, 2017

Debra and David Tolchinsky make NewCity's Film 50 2017 List of Movers and Shakers

NU’s ambitious kino-twosome continue to broaden the ambitions of Northwestern’s department of Radio-TV-Film in their respective programs.

October 3, 2017

Meditating in Troubled Times, a lecture by Paul R. Fleischman, MD

Paul R. Fleischman, MD, will deliver a lecture at Northwestern University on November 15 at 7 PM.

October 2, 2017

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate's Open Dance

Come show off your dance moves (or learn some new ones) with other grad students and members of the Evanston swing dance community at Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate's first open dance of the year.

October 2, 2017

Beginning Dance Classes with Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate

The Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate invites you to brush up your dance skills (or start learning from scratch) with their fall beginning swing dance classes.

October 2, 2017

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition.

October 2, 2017

Teaching and Learning Outside the Classroom

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering Teaching and Learning Outside the Classroom. Please register to join them at the Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum on Thursday, October 19 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM and discover the innovative, creative, diverse, and inclusive learning assessments in which faculty from across the University have engaged.

October 2, 2017

Resources from the Office of Equity

The Office of Equity publishes a yearly Resource Guide on Sexual Misconduct and Title IX, as well as a yearly Resource Guide for Respondents in Sexual Misconduct Matters. The 2017-2018 guides are now available online and in print.

October 2, 2017

Changes to the IRB Review Process

There will be initial training sessions on October 9 for the roll out of the changes to the federal regulations that govern the IRB review of human research.

September 29, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Openhouse

Northwestern Toastmasters is a public speaking club that provides a unique opportunity to help member develop their speaking, listening and leadership skills. Members learn techniques for overcoming stage anxiety, connecting with any audience, assimilating verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and achieving a commanding executive presence. There will be established Toastmasters members in attendance to answer any questions you may have.

September 29, 2017

One Book One Northwestern Keynote Address

The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address Oct. 19 at Northwestern (on both campuses) and sign books.

September 27, 2017

GCF Fall Retreat

Northwestern’s Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) will be having their annual Fall retreat October 7 in TGS Commons.

September 27, 2017

December's Dissertation Boot Camp

Now's the time to apply for December's Dissertation Boot Camp. Boot Camp will take place from December 4-15. Applications are due October 18.

September 27, 2017

Negotiating Classroom & Teaching Conflict with Students, TAs, & Instructors

This workshop will give graduate students and postdocs a chance to grapple with real-life conflict scenarios from Northwestern grad students, to develop personalized strategies for engaging conflict as TAs and lead instructors, and to empower them to transform conflicts into teaching moments for students, colleagues, and themselves.

September 27, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Exploring STEM PhD Careers

This workshop will walk through the variety of databases you have access to in order to conduct a targeted search based on industries and organizations of interest.

September 27, 2017

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

CAPS along with support of The Graduate School is excited to once again offer the Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group. This year, the group will be held on the first Wednesday of every month beginning October 4 on the third floor of Searle Hall from 4:00-5:30 PM (snacks will be provided).

September 27, 2017

Making the most of your presentation

In this talk, Dr. Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

September 27, 2017

Navigating Scholarship, Teaching, and Life: A Lunch Chat with Professor Alyssa Westring, PhD

Join Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liason, and Alyssa Westring, PhD, Associate Professsor of Management at DePaul University, for an informal lunch discussion on October 18.

September 27, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowship at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The call is now open for three postdoctoral fellowship programs at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

September 27, 2017

Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Professional Development

YCA is an NIH-funded (1R25GM114000) initiative that connects PhD, MD/PhD, or PsyD students across the U.S. who are conducting biological, biomedical, or behavioral sciences research with a network of diverse peers and role models, and with professional development opportunities to help students navigate graduate school, identify their academic and professional goals, and gain the confidence to achieve them.

September 26, 2017

Attend a Dinner with Twelve

The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to participate in this year’s Dinner with Twelve program. This exciting Northwestern tradition is a wonderful opportunity for you to get to know alumni and your fellow students in an informal setting.

September 26, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

Northwestern Toastmasters Club is Northwestern’s Public Speaking Club. They meet weekly on Friday evenings. They are having their Annual Open House on October 6th (Friday) from 4:30 to 6 pm in Tech L361.

September 25, 2017

Multidisciplinary Training Program for Pediatricians, Engineers and Data Scientists

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a tentative March 1, 2018 start date.

September 25, 2017

Chicago Graduate Student Association Financial Literacy Seminar Series

Save the dates for an upcoming Financial Education Seminar series brought to you by CGSA.

September 25, 2017

Funding Opportunity: NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)

The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs with the goal of advancing the priorities outlined in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan and the research program priorities of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR).

September 25, 2017

NIH Releases A Reminder Regarding Application Completeness and Compliancy at Time of Submission

The purpose of this notice is to remind applicants, both sponsored programs officials as well as investigators, that to be fair to all concerned the NIH will consistently apply standards for application completeness and for compliance with all submission requirements and NIH policies.

September 25, 2017

Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: Galter to Sponsor OSF Workshop

The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center will provide a workshop titled “Practical Steps for Increasing Openness and Reproducibility: An Introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF)”.

September 25, 2017

Imaging Fellowship Opportunity at Harvard University

Harvard University is seeking life and physical scientists with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, lead biological investigations using these technologies, or both, for an exciting position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow (JHDSF).

September 25, 2017

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In

These drop-in sessions will take place on Fridays and are open to any level of experience.

September 22, 2017

NU SACNAS Meeting

Are you a STEM student interested in building a community, engaging in outreach, and promoting diversity and inclusion? Then join NU SACNAS at this year’s first club meeting. Meet the new SACNAS e-board, enjoy an evening of games, free food, and learn about the opportunities SACNAS has to offer this year.

September 22, 2017

Town Hall: Advances in Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

Join the Chemistry of Life Process Institute for a discussion on the next wave of cancer therapies on September 28.

September 22, 2017

Computational Skills for Researchers (CSR) - Evanston

CSR workshops help researchers expand their technical skills through workshops on using Quest, programming, and data analysis.

September 22, 2017

Researcher’s Toolkit - Evanston

The Researcher's Toolkit is a technology workshop series designed to help Northwestern researchers improve scholarly productivity and efficiency.

September 21, 2017

Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM

The Topics in STEMinism series examines the various ways in which social and cultural contexts shape the experiences of women in male-dominated STEM fields. Join other Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff on-campus as we participate in this series organized by the CIRTL Network.

September 20, 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Student Health Services and Northwestern University's Health Insurance Services at the Chicago Campus

Are you a new or current student on the Chicago Campus? Did you recently obtain the student health insurance plan after being on your parents’ plan? Do you have questions about using your health, dental, or vision insurance plan or using student health services? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, this is the seminar for you!

September 20, 2017

AAUW Educational Funding Opportunities

Lesley Perry, the AAUW Senior Program Officer of Fellowships and Grants will present funding opportunities for Master’s degree programs, dissertation completion, and postdoctoral study.

September 19, 2017

Fall Quarter Letter from the Dean of The Graduate School

As the new Dean of The Graduate School (TGS) and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, I am beginning this year the same way new students do: meeting new people, getting oriented, and navigating through the resources Northwestern offers to Ph.D. students, master's students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff.

September 19, 2017

Fall Workshops at Northwestern University Libraries

Checkout these upcoming workshops and events at Northwestern University Libraries

September 18, 2017

QPGSA Welcome Back Reception

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) invites you to attend their Welcome Back Reception this Friday, September 22.

September 18, 2017

NSF GRFP Proposal Support from Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships is providing a series of information sessions and workshops to support students applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

September 18, 2017

Tango classes Fall quarter

NuTango is excited to announce two 9-week series of Argentine Tango classes at Northwestern University.

September 18, 2017

Dancing Across Borders Party

Northwestern NuTango and the Graduate International Students Association are thrilled to offer an open and friendly environment for you to make new friends through food and dance.

September 18, 2017

Free Webinar for PhD Students and Postdocs: How to Write Effective Op-Eds

As a scholar, you know the value of your research and the impact it has on your subfield, discipline, and beyond. You speak about it formally and informally with peers and other academics. What about writing for the public?

September 18, 2017

Register Now for Fall Quarter Writing Workshop

The Graduate Writing Place and The Writing Program will hold five 90-minute workshops this quarter on topics ranging from Developing & Delivering Conference Papers to Reading and Note-Taking for Academic Writing.

September 18, 2017

Book Fall Appointments in the Graduate Writing Place Now

The consultants in the Graduate Writing Place are on hand to help, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.

September 18, 2017

Free Webcast: Live Training Event: A Recruiter's Perspective on Hiring Scientists and Engineers

In this webcast, Peter Carley describes the hiring process for STEM-related positions from the HR perspective – from the development of the job description and posting to making the job offer.

September 15, 2017

GWAN Welcome Breakfasts in Evanston & Chicago

All are invited to join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for breakfast! Stop by for a bagel and coffee while meeting fellow women at Northwestern.

September 15, 2017

Information for New Students from the Student Finance Office

Student Finance wants to make sure you are aware of a very important matter: your tuition and fees bill for the fall term.

September 15, 2017

Free Online Resource for Life Sciences Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

iBiology is offering a free online resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the life sciences: Planning Your Scientific Journey aims to teach students how to choose a good scientific problem as well as how to plan their journey ahead.

September 15, 2017

Auditions are open for The Keynotes

The Keynotes is a co-ed graduate a cappella group on campus who are hosting auditions this fall for new members.

September 15, 2017

Support Northwestern Science Showcase Video Contestants

Twelve alumni of the Northwestern RSG Communications Workshop have entered the 2017 Science Showcase Video Contest

September 15, 2017

Updating or Controlling Your Displayed Directory Information

We have heard recent concerns from students that their personal contact information was accessed by parties external to Northwestern.

September 14, 2017

TGS Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board

The Graduate School's Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board is comprised of graduate students associated with TGS who are parents or planning to become parents whether through childbirth or adoption.

September 14, 2017

Applications open for the Multicultural Dialogue Group

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.

September 12, 2017

Upcoming TGS Deadlines for Grants

The following grant submissions are due by Monday, October 2.

September 12, 2017

Northwestern Career Advancement presents: Two-day Fall 2017 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days, with a different set of employers attending each day.

September 12, 2017

Fall Message to Directors of Graduate Study

As the new Dean of The Graduate School (TGS) and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, I wanted to take the opportunity to greet you, and thank you in advance for the work you will do on behalf of the graduate population this academic year.

September 11, 2017

BGSA Welcome Back BBQ

BGSA invites you to attend their Welcome Back BBQ on September 15.

September 11, 2017

Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (K12)

The goal of the K12 Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) research is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development for junior PhDs and MDs in AIDS co-morbidities as well as cell and gene therapies for HIV cure and prevention of HIV transfusion transmission.

September 11, 2017

Kate Harrington-Rosen: the Equity Outreach and Education Specialist for the Office of Title IX/Equal Opportunity and Access

Kate started her career working in direct support of sexual assault survivors in college at McGill University. Post-graduation, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she was a case manager for adult survivors of sexual assault and youths in the sex industry, working in direct response and as an advocate at hospitals and police precincts. Although she loved this work, her career shifted slightly after moving to Chicago in 2015.

September 11, 2017

Symposium Highlights Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Story from Feinberg School of Medicine on the "Current Research and Future Careers Symposium,”co-hosted by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF).

September 11, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP

CHOP Research Institute has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create the CHOP Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Academic Diversity.

September 11, 2017

WISER Fall Welcome Social

Join Northwestern's Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for a reception to welcome new woman-identifying graduate students in STEM to campus.

September 11, 2017

Summer 2018 Pre-doctoral Career Diversity Workshop in the Humanities

The 2018 Humanities Without Walls consortium pre-doctoral career diversity summer workshop is currently open for application.

September 11, 2017

Fall Happy Hour with GSA

Join other grad students as they take over World of Beer for our new school year kick-off Happy Hour!

September 7, 2017

2017 Research Resources Forum

Northwestern Libraries invites doctoral students to attend the 2017 Research Resources Forum on Monday, September 18 to discover the vast array of information resources and services available through the University Libraries.

September 7, 2017

Academic and Conduct Policies

All students are subject to the polices in Northwestern’s student handbook, TGS’s Policy Guide, and their academic program’s handbook (please ask your program for a copy if you do not have one).

September 7, 2017

Upcoming Webinars by TGS Alumni

Check out the following webinars hosted by TGS Alumni.

September 5, 2017

Student Health Insurance Office Open Hours in September

The Student Health Insurance Office is holding office hours in TGS Commons Friday, September 8, 1:00-4:00pm and Tuesday, September 19, 9:00am-12pm.

September 5, 2017

Career Development workshops on the Evanston and Chicago campuses this fall

You can register for all of the workshops in CareerCat listed in the Events menu under Workshops. Grad students and Postdocs from all disciplines are welcome to attend.

September 5, 2017

Apply now to join a fall quarter interdisciplinary writing group. Virtual writing groups now available.

The Graduate Writing Place will be organizing several interdisciplinary writing groups this fall and invite PhD students who have completed their coursework and are working on writing associated with their research (i.e., dissertation chapters, articles, conference papers) to apply.

September 5, 2017

How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom Webinar and Facilitated Discussion

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching invites graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to attend this viewing of the webinar lead by Dr. Kathy Obear on How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom, 1 – 2:30pm.

September 5, 2017

Pre-doctoral Career Workshop in the Humanities

Explore careers in this 3-week, residential workshop presented by Humanities Without Walls.

September 5, 2017

Join the Alice Millar Chapel Choir

The Alice Millar Chapel Choir is at the heart of that program and is open to membership for all students, staff and faculty.

September 5, 2017

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction @ NU

A path into developing awareness & response to the everyday stress of life

September 5, 2017

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Info Session

The AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Information Session with Salaeha Shariff will take place on September 19 at from 9 - 11 AM in the Baldwin Auditorium.

September 5, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University

A postdoctoral fellow position is available as of October 1, 2017 in the laboratory of Dr. Randy Brutkiewicz at the Indiana University School of Medicine to study cell signaling in innate and adaptive immune responses in cancer and infectious diseases.

August 30, 2017

TGS Seeks GA for Social Media Management

The Graduate School (TGS) is seeking a Social Media Intern to join our Communications & Outreach team for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The intern will work in a paid, 10-month position, interacting with leadership in higher education and gaining experience creating strategic social media content across all TGS-affiliated accounts that showcase current activities of the graduate community, including students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows.

August 30, 2017

NuTango Argentine Tango Workshop

NuTango is pleased to announce a weekend Argentine Tango workshop and Milonga on September 15-17 at Northwestern University.

August 29, 2017

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

Congratulations to the following people on their funded training grant programs.

August 29, 2017

2017 Graduate Student Ticket Voucher

The 2017 Graduate Student Ticket Voucher offers graduate students an affordable and flexible option to attend Northwestern home Football and Men’s Basketball games.

August 29, 2017

STEM to Market: The AWIS Accelerator

The application for the Chicago cohort of STEM to Market: The AWIS Accelerator is now open. 

August 29, 2017

The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques

The Scientist is hosting its first ever conference, The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques, which will be focused on life-science tools and techniques, this fall in Chicago.

August 29, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

This is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.

August 28, 2017

Funding Opportunity: NIAID Research Education Program (R25)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.

August 28, 2017

AAMC Response to NIGMS RFI on Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training through the NIGMS MSTP

TeaserThe AAMC August 8 submitted comments to the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in response to a Request for Information on strategies to enhance physician-scientist training through the NIGMS Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP).

August 28, 2017

Inside Higher Ed: Writing Successful Grant Proposals

In an essay this week published in Inside Higher Ed, Victoria McGovern, PhD, explores strategies for writing successful grant proposals.

August 28, 2017

BEST Report from Meeting on Career Outcomes

An August 7 meeting sponsored by Rescuing Biomedical Research brought together a small group of representatives, including from the AAMC and GREAT Group, to discuss improving career transparency in biomedical career outcomes.

August 28, 2017

Training Grant Administrators Meeting Slides Available

The slides and information from the Summer 2017 Training Grant Administrators Meeting are now available in the Northwestern Training Grant Administrators folder in Northwestern Box.

August 28, 2017

Job opportunities at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

CCHMC is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 faculty members working across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges in improving child health.

August 22, 2017

2017 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event at OSU

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Research’s 2017 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event will be held November 2-3.

August 22, 2017

Skills & Careers in Science Writing

This is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences.

August 22, 2017

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement and Lesley Lundeen, the TGS Family Resource Liaison, will be holding open walk-ins for students applying for academic jobs this year.

August 21, 2017

Teresa Woodruff named Dean of The Graduate School

Beginning September 1, Dr. Woodruff will oversee all issues relevant to graduate education at Northwestern.

August 14, 2017

SPIE-MRSEC Student Seminar: Responsive Materials at the Atomic and Nanoscale

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Jarad A. Mason, PhD.

August 11, 2017

TGS Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School is currently accepting applications for Catalyst and Professional Development Grants.

August 11, 2017

Graduate Assistant Opportunity

The myDATA Program seeks a graduate student (4th-year or beyond, still on fellowship) to provide administrative support for all phases of the program.

August 11, 2017

GSA Beach Picnic

Hang out with fellow graduate students at a lakefront picnic on August 16.

August 9, 2017

Pat Mann, Assistant Dean of Financial Aid, to retire at the end of August

Pat Mann, Assistant Dean of Financial Aid at TGS, will retire from her role at the end of August. To ensure that your funding questions and inquiries are processed in a timely fashion, please direct any emails to tgs-fa@northwestern.edu.

August 8, 2017

N'CAT Tutoring Program: Call for Tutors

N’CAT Tutoring Program is seeking to hire Northwestern graduate students to tutor Northwestern student-athletes.

August 8, 2017

Nothwestern Toastmaster's Club

On August 11, the Toastmaster's Club plans to meet in the Shakespeare Garden.

August 4, 2017

New TA Conference

New TAs are invited to register for the New TA Conference (NTAC) which will be held from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Thursday, September 14, 2017.

August 4, 2017

Additional Guidance on Full-Time Training for NRSAs

The NIH July 24 released a notice to clarify and update the guidance on full-time training for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA).

August 4, 2017

Limited Submission Opportunity: NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

IGE projects will generate potentially transformative models for improvements in graduate education that prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the full range of possible STEM career paths to advance the nation's STEM enterprise.

August 3, 2017

Fall Financial Aid Processing Deadlines

Academic programs that want their students to register by the first billing in September, and be paid on the first pay date at the end of September, must meet the deadlines below.

August 2, 2017

Responsible Conduct of Research

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series hosted by the Center for Education and Career Development in NUCATS.

August 2, 2017

RSG accepting applications for fall program

Classes will meet 4-6 pm on Wednesdays. This program is FREE to all TGS graduate student and post-doctoral researchers. Applications are due August 15.

August 2, 2017

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course

This executive education-style workshop course teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to Researchers engaged in research as well as Research Administrators responsible for pursuing grant opportunities.

August 2, 2017

Improv for Interviewing

In 2.5 hours, a trained Second City facilitator will help explore ways to alleviate ‘job interview stress’ and learn effective communication techniques.

August 1, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 pm to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

July 31, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of engaging lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with Dr. Daniel Moser focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

July 25, 2017

Department Swap Happy Hour

GSA is hosting a department swap happy hour where you can get to know graduate students from all across campus.

July 25, 2017

Student Organization Budget Reports Due August 4

The Student Engagement office would like to remind all Graduate Student Organizations that end-of-year budget reports are due on August 4.

July 24, 2017

myDATA: Introduction to Programming for Neuroscientists

Application Open for myDATA: Introduction to Programming for Neuroscientists Course (open to NUIN PhD students and affiliated postdoctoral fellows)

July 24, 2017

What are Institutional Training Table Data Used For?

The NIH recently released a news item outlining the key items that the Institutional Training Table Data is used for by peer reviewers and NIH program staff in the evaluation of the application and making funding decisions.

July 24, 2017

History and Outcomes of Medical Scientist Training Programs

An article in Academic Medicine looks at the history and outcomes of 50 years of the physician-scientist training in Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTP).

July 24, 2017

NSF Proposal Writing Workshops for Fall Deadlines

The Graduate School will host a series of workshops on writing the application for National Science Foundation grants with late October deadlines. Dr. Charles Yarnoff will lead the series, which is open to both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

July 18, 2017

Welltended: Demystifying the plant care experience

This online platform, created by a Kellogg MBA graduate, allows customers to purchase houseplants based on their home, skill level, and style.

July 17, 2017

Volunteer at the Harvest Food Pantry with GSA

Join GSA on Wednesday, August 2, from 5:00 - 8:30 PM at the Vineyard Christian Church of Evanston (2495 Howard Street, Evanston, IL).

July 17, 2017

Multicultural Dialogue Group

Looking for a way to have meaningful connections with Northwestern students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries? Consider joining the Multicultural Dialogue Group (MDG).

July 17, 2017

Washington Ideas 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the brightest minds in government, business, sicence, technology, health, culture and journalism will gather to build dynamic conversations and connections.

July 13, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund myDATA Program, Deadlines Extended to August 4

The myDATA: Preparing Science PhDs for Careers in a Data-Driven World Program is a year-long program that provides science PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with training in computational skills, methods, and pedagogy along with mentoring that will enhance their research and facilitate their successful transition into a wide range of careers.

July 11, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern!

July 11, 2017

Digital Humanities Pedagogy Graduate Student Workshop

This workshop is a year-long, collaborative learning experience dedicated to supporting graduate students in the development of digital humanities skills and pedagogical practices.

July 10, 2017

How to Balance Productivity and Parenting: A brown bag discussion series

Managing parenthood is overwhelming. Managing grad school is equally stressful. So how do you handle both at the same time? Join us for a 4 week discussion of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity webinar How to Balance Parenting and Productivity.

July 10, 2017

Notice of Intent to Reissue the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)

The NINDS, with other NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Institutes and Centers (ICs), intends to reissue initiative RFA-NS-17-009.

July 10, 2017

Graduate Career Consultant, Notre Dame

Career services opportunity at Notre Dame College of Science.

July 10, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit 2017

ADCA is proud to host the 3rd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 3:00 - 8:30p on July 21st, 2017 at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave).

July 5, 2017

George Sink, P.A Injury Lawyers Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

In recognition of our nation’s service members and their families, twice per year the George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers firm bestows a $1,000 scholarship upon a hard-working U.S. college student who is an active duty servicemember, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member.

July 5, 2017

Sparrho Early Career Researcher Prize 2017-2018

Sparrho, a London-based science startup, is offering travel grants of $600 to PhD students and postdocs from any institute who want to share their research at an academic conference in the next 12 months, anywhere in the world.

June 30, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS)

ADCA is proud to host the 3rd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 3:00 - 8:30p on July 21st, 2017 at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave).

June 30, 2017

Doctoral Student Opportunity for 2017-18 Academic Year/Residential Academic Initiatives

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives seeks a Graduate Assistant (ORAI GA) for the 2017-18 academic year.

June 29, 2017

Jennifer Hobbs to leave TGS

Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD, will be leaving her position as TGS Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development, effective August 1, 2017, to begin the new role of Chief of Staff and Associate Vice Provost in the Office of the Provost at Emory University.

June 28, 2017

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Predoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance, and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017

This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-16-062, and establishes stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate and predoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the table below. The Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows and the Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged.

June 28, 2017

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

The overall purpose of the NIH extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in research.

June 28, 2017

Save The Date: Training Grant Administrators Meeting

The next Training Grant Administrators Meeting will take place Tuesday, August 1 at 12pm in Wieboldt Hall on the Chicago campus and in The Graduate School Conference Room, GSCR (first floor of the North Tower in the Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street), Evanston campus.

June 28, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exciting opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations.

June 26, 2017

Cornell Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows are high-profile postdoctoral research positions with significant independence and resources to attract some of the world’s best young scholars to interact deeply with faculty and students on Cornell’s Ithaca-based campuses.

June 26, 2017

Evanston Recycles

Come volunteer with GSA and help Evanston residents recycle nonstandard items.

June 22, 2017

NEDARC Scientific Grant Writing Workshop

The National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) will be hosting its annual Scientific Grant Writing workshop this year.

June 21, 2017

Science Outside the Lab 2017

Hear from two of our PhD students who are participating in this two-week workshop in Washington D.C.

June 21, 2017

NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce

The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.

June 21, 2017

Lawrence Crosby: Science Outside the Lab

Lawrence Crosby is a fifth-year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering, who studies small metal particles that sit on top of other small particles for applications in catalysis, the process of speeding up chemical reactions. He received funding from TGS Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development to attend Science Outside the Lab.

June 20, 2017

Career Workshop and Hiring Event for Veterans

Attend a career workshop and hiring event for veterans on Tuesday, July 25, from 1 - 5 PM at Norris University Center.

June 20, 2017

Science in Society's 2017 Scientific Images Contest

Submit your image by July 5.

June 20, 2017

Plant-it-Purple Harvest

It's time for the first harvest of the season because the radishes are poppin'!

June 20, 2017

Pat Mann to Retire from Northwestern

Patricia Mann will retire from her role as Assistant Dean of Financial Aid at The Graduate School, effective at the end of August after 40 years of service to the graduate community at Northwestern.

June 19, 2017

Graduate Student Ticket Package

Grad students can purchase a ticket package for $150 that can be used at 10 Northwestern sporting events.

June 19, 2017

UChicagoGRAD GRADTalk Coordinator

This is a 25-30 hr/week position leading a team of public speaking and interview coaches that support grad students and postdocs.

June 19, 2017

Applications open for the Multicultural Dialogue Group

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, apply to MDG.

June 13, 2017

Alicia McGeachy: Finding Balance between Science and Outreach

“Why?” and “how?” are two of Alicia McGeachy’s favorite questions. Her inquisitive mindset was encouraged by her father, who motivated her to consider why things were the way they were at an early age. Her interest in science grew during high school, where she had a chemistry teacher who made the subject engaging and relatable.

June 13, 2017

2017 PPI Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions

This Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (PPI) meeting is primarily intended for postdoctoral fellows, new assistant professors, and advanced PhD students (near conferral of PhD degree).

June 13, 2017

Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training through the NIGMS Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) seeks input on NIGMS’s institutional Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP).

June 13, 2017

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12)

The purpose of this FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH is to announce the re-competition of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP).

June 12, 2017

International Office (IO) After-hours Contact Number

The International Office (IO) is launching an after-hours contact number to be used when a current international student, scholar, or a dependent is experiencing interruptions in travel or entry to the United States related to the executive orders signed earlier this year.

June 12, 2017

'Cats Connect

The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect, an alumni and student networking reception in a city near you.

June 12, 2017

Mentorship Opportunities for Research Engagement (MORE)

The MORE program is actively seeking new members to join their Leadership Team next year.

June 8, 2017

TGS Hooding Participants: Win a Northwestern Diploma Frame!

TGS students who are participating in the 2017 PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony on June 15 can enter our Instagram contest to win a Northwestern diploma frame.

June 5, 2017

Science Writing Opportunity

Open Science DB is a student-run nonprofit organization founded by Northwestern graduate students that aims to make science more open and accessible to the public.

June 2, 2017

Surface engineering via bio-inspired, three-dimensional nanowrinkles

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Won-Kyu Lee on "Surface engineering via bio-inspired, three-dimensional nanowrinkles" as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

June 2, 2017

GWAN Pottery Painting Night at Norris

Join other GWAN ladies for an evening of painting pottery and dinner.

June 2, 2017

Serve at the "Community Feast" with GWAN

GWAN is looking for volunteers for the United Church's weekly "community feast", a decades-long tradition in Rogers Park.

June 2, 2017

Dinner with Twelve–Regional (July 21-23)

This extension of Northwestern Alumni Association's traditional Dinner with Twelve program provides the opportunity for alumni and students to engage with more established Northwestern alumni in an informal atmosphere.

May 31, 2017

BIDS End of Year Rooftop Meetup

Join the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Student Group (BIDS) at the 600 N. Lakeshore Drive rooftop after work on Friday, June 9 for drinks and snacks.

May 30, 2017

Dean McBride featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education

An announcement about Dwight A. McBride's appointment as Emory University's provost is the cover story in the June addition of Diverse Issues in Higher Ed.

May 30, 2017

New NRMN Articles Focus on Trainees with Disabilities

The May 2017 National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) update includes new articles that provide insight related to trainees with disabilities.

May 30, 2017

AI Journal Club: Robot and Frank

Northwestern's Student-run AI Reading Group is hosting a showing of the film Robot and Frank, Thursady, June 8 at 5 PM in Tech L251.

May 30, 2017

Plant-it Purple Main Planting Day

Mark off your calendar for Plant-It Purple's biggest event of the year: Main Planting Day!

May 24, 2017

WISER Interest Meeting

WISER wants to hear what else they can do to support Northwestern women in the sciences in coming years.

May 24, 2017

ORD LINC Series: Launching Interdisciplinary Connections

The Office of Research Development (ORD) is hosting a networking event on June 20 focused on quantum technologies and computational theory.

May 23, 2017

TGS Hooding Ceremony Student Marshal Applications

TGS is seeking four current TGS students to be student marshals at our upcoming PhD & MFA Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, June 15 at Cahn Auditorium.

May 23, 2017

New NIH "FORMS-E" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018

This notice informs the biomedical and health services research communities of changes to grant application form and application guide instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.

May 23, 2017

eRA Information: xTrain’s Statement of Appointment PDF Form will No Longer Display PII Information

The xTrain module will no longer display certain information in the Statement of Appointment PDF form (PHS 2271), in order to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

May 23, 2017

Spring NuMilonga

NuTango will host a Spring NuMilonga on June 4 at Norris University Center.

May 22, 2017

Community Building Grant Application and Deadline

The Graduate School’s Office of Student Engagement is pleased to announce that the updated Community Building Grant Application is now open.

May 22, 2017

DACA Student Resource

Northwestern has launched an informational resource page for students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, or have undocumented family members.

May 22, 2017

May Graduate Students with Children Coffee Hours

Stop by our last coffee hours of the year! There will be treats, toys, and books for your little ones and coffee and snacks for you and your fellow graduate students.

May 19, 2017

Integrated X-ray imaging and modeling of lattice dynamics at the nanoscale

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Mathew Cherukara on "Integrated X-ray imaging and modeling of lattice dynamics at the nanoscale" as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

May 19, 2017

Huey Copeland wins 2017 Absolut Art Writing Award

Huey Copeland, Associate Professor of Art History, has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Absolut Art Writing Award, intended to support new writing by the world's most creative talent.

May 19, 2017

GWIS Chicago Science Talks

The goal of these seminars is to provide a spotlight for scientists to share their work with a diverse group of women in science and science enthusiasts.

May 19, 2017

Welltended

Welltended is Chicago’s premier houseplant selection and delivery service, providing chic greenery options and modern container designs that are delivered directly to the customer’s home or office.

May 16, 2017

Angela G. Ray Appointed TGS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Effective September 1

I am pleased to announce that Angela G. Ray, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, will become Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The Graduate School beginning September 1, 2017.

May 16, 2017

Financial Aid Processing Deadlines for Summer 2017

Academic programs that want their students to register by the first billing in June, and be paid on the first pay date at the end of June, must meet our deadlines.

May 15, 2017

Journey through Science Day - Discover the Opportunities

On September 18, 2017 the Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences and PepsiCo will host a special Journey through Science Day in New York City.

May 15, 2017

SciPop Adventures!

Design your own communication adventure during this RSG keynote with Raychelle Burks, Assistant Professor at St. Edwards University.

May 15, 2017

Join the board of GWAN

Anyone interested in joining the board of Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for the 2017-18 school year is invited to the GWAN board recruitment party on Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:30pm.

May 15, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

This Friday, May 19, Ilya Davydov will be giving a guest speech titled ‘Appropriate Greetings.' Ilya is an executive coach and Leadership Trainer by profession.

May 11, 2017

Spring Slam Streetball Classic

The second annual Spring Slam Streetball Classic returns to Northwestern's Bobb-McCulloch outdoor courts for another basketball-filled Memorial Day Weekend.

May 10, 2017

IBiS Career Day

Considering a career outside of academia, but don't know where to start? Looking for help identifying and selling your skills to potential employers? ISO is hosting the IBiS Career Day focused on careers outside of academia on May 23rd (More information to follow). In preparation for this event, they are hosting a workshop on May 19th aimed at developing networking skills that you can use to make connections useful for marketing yourself in a variety of career paths.

May 10, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Working With (not against) Your Data

In this two part workshop Dr. Erik Andersen and Dr. Leah Welty will discuss best practices for collecting, analyzing and managing data in a reproducible manner.

May 10, 2017

iBiology Professional Development Planning Course and Feedback

iBiology is excited to announce the release of the beta version of a new course, Planning Your Scientific Journey. They are looking for interested trainees who can take the beta course and provide feedback.

May 9, 2017

Teaching Portfolio Boot Camp

Creating an effective teaching statement and teaching portfolio can be challenging, but they are increasingly important parts of preparing for the job market.

May 9, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Active Participation in Lecture and Discussion Classes

Conventional wisdom about innovative pedagogy holds that lecture = bad and discussion = good. This workshop will push back somewhat against these assumptions and offer strategies to break out of the traditional lecture/discussion binary.

May 8, 2017

African Gender and Speaker Expressive Series: 2017

The series will take place on May 16 and 23 at 6 PM.

May 8, 2017

The Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is “Cultivating Extraordinary Science Communities: Re-imagining Arts, Humanities, and STEM.”

May 8, 2017

Molecular Vibrational Nanoscopy: Chemical Imaging at the Nanometer Scale

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Naihao Chiang as part of thier student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

May 5, 2017

The American Historical Association Announces 2017 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institute Participants

Northwestern has been named one of the Historians Faculty Institute Participants.

May 5, 2017

2017-2018 Crown Fellowship

The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2017-2018 Crown Fellowship, an award given annually to a Northwestern graduate student or group of students whose works bears on some aspect of Jewish history, culture, or religion.

May 5, 2017

NU|Tutors

NU|Tutors, the Chicago based tutoring company, is looking to hire Northwestern graduate students.

May 3, 2017

GSA Does Dillo Day 2017

Come join GSA at Dillo Day 2017 for food, drinks, and live music!

May 3, 2017

Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Northwestern recipients of the Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship!

May 2, 2017

Damon L. Williams joins The Graduate School as Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion

I am pleased to announce that, effective June 15, 2017, Damon L. Williams will become Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in The Graduate School. Damon will be responsible for all recruitment and retention activities TGS conducts, continuing to build upon the solid foundation for this work laid by his predecessor, Nsombi B. Ricketts.

May 2, 2017

NuTango Argentine Tango Workshop

NuTango is please to announce a weekend Argentine Tango workshop on May 12-13 at the Wirtz center.

May 2, 2017

SACNAS Symposium 2017

Join NU SACNAS for the 2017 SACNAS Regional Conference, a free research symposium, on May 20 at the University of Chicago.

May 1, 2017

2017-2018 participants of the Northwestern University – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program

In partnership with Social Science Research Council (SSRC), we are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 participants of the Northwestern University – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program.

May 1, 2017

ADCA Presents: Consulting 101

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

May 1, 2017

Career Advising for Chicago Campus PhD Students

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) supports PhD students to explore careers; apply for positions in academia, nonprofits, government, and the private sector; and prepare for interviews.

May 1, 2017

Keynotes Graduate A Cappella Spring Concert

The Keynotes are hosting their annual spring concert on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 PM in Pancoe Auditorium on the Northwestern Evanston campus.

May 1, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Mentoring Student Writing: Balancing Student-Centered Feedback with Rubric-Based Assessment

Assessing and responding to undergraduate writing is one of the central tasks of post-graduate instruction, especially in the humanities and social sciences.

May 1, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: Viewing Difficult Conversations Through the Lens of Social Identity*

The diversity of social and cultural identities that we all bring to our research and teaching environments influences our behaviors and our interactions with colleagues and students within them.

May 1, 2017

Chris Moore of the Chicago Cubs

One Book will be hosting a discussion with Chris Moore of the Chicago Cubs on May 9.

May 1, 2017

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

May 1, 2017

Connect to ClearView

This is a unique opportunity for advanced degree candidates focused in the life sciences to experience three days as a life sciences strategy consultant and get to know ClearView.

May 1, 2017

Careers for Life Science PhDs at Procter & Gamble

Come learn about the opportunities for Life Science PhDs and how to successfully land a position.

May 1, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for TGS graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

May 1, 2017

Art of Negotiation

The Council of One Hundred (C100) would like to invite you to their second annual career event. This year's topic will be "Art of Negotiation".

May 1, 2017

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO): Brain Awareness Fair

Hosted in partnership with Sullivan High School, the annual Brain Awareness Fair is NUBAO's biggest event. Over 20 exciting demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how the brain works.

April 26, 2017

Chicago Communicating Science Conference

Chicago-area graduate students are invited to apply for the Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago), to be held at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the weekend of August 26-27, 2017.

April 26, 2017

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

Classes meet for approximately 1 hour and are free to Galter Library affiliates. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended.

April 25, 2017

Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Award Nominations

Take time to honor students making a difference on this campus by nominating recipients for the Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Awards.

April 24, 2017

McCormick Graduate Leadership Council

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is hosting the annual Wine and Dine, A Grad and Alumni Affair networking and dinner event on May 4.

April 21, 2017

10th Annual NIH Career Symposium

The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to the current generation of biomedical researchers.

April 21, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, April 28, they have a guest speaker Keeley Shoup who will speak about cuddle parties and professional cuddling.

April 20, 2017

BioProfessionals Career Development: John Magyar, Assistant Professor Barnard College

Dr. Magyar is a graduate of the Chemistry Graduate Program at Northwestern University and an alumnus of the Molecular Biophysics Training Program.

April 20, 2017

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

Congratulations to these programs!

April 20, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Pope on being awarded 2017 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize

Richard M. Pope, MD, Solovy-Arthritis Research Society Professor and professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize for excellence in research that emphasizes translational approaches, teaching, mentoring and leadership.

April 20, 2017

Consulting Career Trek

Northwestern Career Advancement invites PhD students to join us on a Consulting Career Trek.

April 20, 2017

SPG and The Recyclery invite you to "Improv and a Movie"!

SPG, Northwestern's graduate student improv group, and The Recyclery Collective, Rogers Park's educational bike shop, are co-hosting a free event on Friday, May 12, from 7-10 PM.

April 18, 2017

Franke Fellows Named

The 2017-18 cohort of Franke Fellows has been announced.

April 18, 2017

Interim Plan for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

As you know, Nsombi B. Ricketts moved from her role as Assistant Dean of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in TGS to become Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern.

April 17, 2017

Spring Swing Dance

Join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for their spring open dance!

April 17, 2017

3D-Painting: A New, Highly Versatile, and Scalable Materials-Centric Approach to the Design and Development of 3D-Printable Materials

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Adam E. Jakus as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

April 17, 2017

Community Conversations on May 10

The goal of Community Conversations is to provide a safe space for students to connect and discuss relevant and/or pressing issues that impact the graduate student community at large (e.g. staying motivated in the face of (academic) adversity or finding/creating community).

April 17, 2017

A&O Productions & FMO Present: Ball 2017

Ball is held at the Riviera Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier concert and special events venues, located in the historic uptown theater district.

April 17, 2017

Spring Quarter Letter from the Dean of The Graduate School

Let me begin my spring 2017 quarterly letter with warm spring wishes from The Graduate School.

April 17, 2017

Plant-it-Purple Garden Prep Day

The plants are quickly outgrowing their pots so it's time to prep their soon-to-be-home – the Plant-it-Purple garden!

April 17, 2017

Graduates Mentoring Undergraduates (GMU)

GMU, a new mentorship club on campus, is seeking Mentees and Mentors.

April 17, 2017

Graduate Teaching Spring Symposium

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is hosting a Symposium open to graduate students, postdocs, and faculty/staff. While the event is free, registration is required.

April 17, 2017

GWAN Meals with Strangers

Join GWAN for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago hosted by a member of GWAN.

April 17, 2017

GSA LinkLunch

Sign-up for LinkLunch, where GSA matches you up with another graduate student based on your topics of interest.

April 17, 2017

Rheaply Party

Garry Cooper, TGS Alum and CEO of Rheaply, invites you to join him for a launch party on May 4 in the Ward Building.

April 17, 2017

Summer 2017 Dissertation Boot Camp

Applications for Summer 2017 Dissertation Boot Camp are now available.

April 17, 2017

Office of Fellowships Graduate Assistantship

The Office of Fellowships seeks a doctoral candidate with an outstanding record of undergraduate mentorship to join them during the 2017-2018 academic year.

April 14, 2017

Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records in xTrain to Reflect Stipend Level Increases for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

The NIH has released a notice to provide additional guidance regarding the process recipients of Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) will need to follow in order to properly reflect adjustments to appointment records for trainees when the training grant received supplemental funding in response to NOT-OD-17-002.

April 14, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 pm in Ford ITW (Room 1-340) to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

April 14, 2017

BEST Symposium by The Dow Chemical Company

The 11th annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, will be held in Midland, MI on August 15 – 17, 2017.

April 14, 2017

NIH BEST Practices Workshop 2017

The NIH BEST Consortium is pleased to announce the BEST Practices Workshop, sponsored by the NIH Common Fund and Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

April 14, 2017

National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences (K12)

The objective of this research career program is to create a national Consortium that focuses on career development of the next generation of biomedical investigators in glycosciences.

April 13, 2017

Science Careers Virtual Job Fair: Research Opportunities in Germany

Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany.

April 12, 2017

Apply Now: Leadership and Funding Opportunities in English Language Programs

Doctoral and MFA students are invited to apply for leadership roles in two programs offered by English Language Programs.

April 12, 2017

ChiMaD Seminar

Using Modeling and Machine Learning to Accelerate High-Throughput Experimental Materials Discovery.

April 12, 2017

Volunteers needed for the Engineering Grand Prix

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student volunteers for a STEM outreach program, the Engineering Grand Prix.

April 12, 2017

INVO Practicum

The INVO Practicum is a 2 year-old program open to all Northwestern students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern. This program requires attendance at training sessions and a commitment of 10 hours per week over a six-month period. The interns will gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for patentabilty and marketability as well as be expected to effectively communicate their findings with INVO staff. Application deadline is May 19.

April 11, 2017

Northwestern Inducted into Bouchet Society

On April 7, Northwestern University was inducted as a new institutional chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. This society is named for the first African American doctoral student in the United States, Edward Alexander Bouchet.

April 11, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia – May Event

The Women’s Health Research Institute is hosting a Two X Chromosomes in Academia event: Coffee and Conversation, on May 2 at 3:15 PM in the Cohen Commons Dining Room, Technological Institute, Room L-482 (2145 Sheridan Rd, 4th Floor North).

April 11, 2017

Register for the 2017 Neural Conference

The NEURAL Conference is a 2.5-day event crafted especially for the neuroscience graduate and postdoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities. Scientific presentations, professional development & networking are all on the agenda.

April 11, 2017

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship is a competitive twelve-month position awarded to an outstanding graduate student at Northwestern University working on a PhD in any field of the humanities.

April 10, 2017

Info Session: Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Program

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentors program.

April 10, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: Engaging STEM Students with Active Learning*

This workshop provides strategies for weaving active learning into lecture-based classes. Active learning strategies provide students the ability to engage meaningfully with the material, to offer productive comments, respond to students’ questions and comments, and help students to respond to one another's thinking during lecture.

April 10, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (Part 2)

This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use.

April 10, 2017

Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to continue support of a national program of mentored research career development for junior neurosurgeon faculty at institutions nationwide that support neurosurgical research.

April 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Graduation Filing Deadlines

Spring (June) 2017 graduation and filing deadlines are fast approaching. Please take the time to check with your June 2017 candidates, review their files, and note the steps that you all need to take leading up to June 2017 graduation.

April 7, 2017

Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication

WGBH is looking for experienced science journalists, science media producers, or working scientists “with a commitment” to science communication to apply for the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication.

April 7, 2017

Industry Career Panel Discussion and Networking Event

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter and UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to their Industry Career event on April 27

April 6, 2017

Navigating Scholarship, Teaching, and Life: A Lunch Chat with Professor Julie Artis

Join Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liason, and Julie Artis, PhD, Associate Professsor of Sociology at Depaul University, for an informal lunch discussion on May 16.

April 6, 2017

Coffee Talk with Dr. Sue Hespos

Our April Graduate Students with Children Coffee Hour is back at Engelhart and features an informal Q and A with Dr. Sue Hespos!

April 6, 2017

Humanities Work: Careers for Humanists

Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium and Northwestern doctoral alumni for a half-day of career exploration and professional development.

April 6, 2017

Women's Health Research Monthly Forum April 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Presents: Sex Differences in Maternal Phenotype, Maternal Metabolites and Newborn Metabolites in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study European Cohort.

April 6, 2017

DIA Drug Development and Life Sciences Career Fair

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will be hosting its first ever complimentary Career Fair.

April 6, 2017

Falling Walls Lab New York

The German Center for Research Innovation will be hosting Falling Walls Lab New York on September 14, 2017.

April 6, 2017

Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Head Start programs, classrooms, and children that provides information about program performance, including improvement efforts, quality, and outcomes for children and families.

April 5, 2017

National Academy of Sciences Funding Opportunity for Science Communication Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences is pleased to offer two awards of $37,500 each to support the formation and development of collaborative science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships.

April 5, 2017

The Knight Lab Make-A-Thon

If you have a personal project you’ve been putting off, or even if you have an idea you want to kick into gear, join the Knight Lab at Fisk 111 promptly at 10 AM on April 8.

April 5, 2017

Birds of a Feather discussion: Educational Resources for Computational Skills and Research

The discussion in this session will focus on how graduate students can develop the digital skills i.e. programming, data analysis, using computing resources, visualization etc.

April 5, 2017

NLRB Update: Know Your Rights

We are aware that a group of Northwestern graduate students has invited officials and members from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union onto campus in the coming days to host meetings about graduate student unionization.

April 5, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series: Networking and Informational Interviewing

BioProfessionals and CGSA are pleased to present the second workshop in our Job Search Skills series, Networking and Informational Interviewing.

April 4, 2017

TGS Cross-Cultural 4-day Writing Retreat

The Graduate Student group "TGS Cross-Cultural" is organizing a 4-day writing retreat for advanced graduate students in beautiful cabin in Wisconsin.

April 3, 2017

Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

There is an upcoming OPA Professional Development workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney (Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC) on April 11 at 10am in Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago).

April 3, 2017

Northwestern GCF Large Group

Northwestern’s Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) will be its next Large Group April 8th.

April 3, 2017

Graduate Writing Fellows

The Graduate Writing Place is now accepting applications to serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow during the 2017-2018 academic year.

April 3, 2017

TGS Summer Registration Guidelines

All students who receive funding over summer must register as follows:

April 3, 2017

TGS Student wins 2017 Google PhD Fellowship

The Google PhD Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.

April 3, 2017

Money Matters Week (April 3-7)

Started in 2014, Money Matters Week was created to encourage authentic discussions and shed light around the topic of identity, class, and income at Northwestern.

April 3, 2017

Public Health Matters Symposium & Art Exhibition

Global Health in Pictures: Through the Eyes of Refugee Migration

April 3, 2017

NU InfoSocial Technology Conference

The two-day event showcases rising talent and research across disciplines pushing the boundaries of HCI scholarship.

April 3, 2017

Graduate Assistant Positions at the Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement has two graduate assistant positions open for the 2017-18 academic year, including summer 2018. There is also the possibility for one GA to start their position in summer 2017.

April 3, 2017

CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop: If you are using one teaching technology in your class, it should be clickers*

Clickers, which go by more formal names like Audience Response Systems (ARS), have both supporters and detractors among faculty and students.

April 3, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Strategies for Engaging Student-Student and Student-Teacher Conflict at Northwestern

This workshop will give graduate students and postdocs a chance to grapple with scenarios and strategies to develop personalized tools for managing conflict.

April 3, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 pm in Ford ITW (Room 1-340) to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

March 31, 2017

Biomedical PhD Career Pathways Podcast

The Pathways Podcast features interviews with biomedical PhD holders working outside of academia.

March 29, 2017

The Goodman Theatre presents King of the Yees

For $10, students receive a ticket to the performance, a discussion with artists working on the production, and pizza.

March 29, 2017

Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training 2

On June 8-10, 2017, the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School are co-hosting a meeting, FOBGAPT2, in Denver to work through practical aspects of implementing new models.

March 29, 2017

Emma Chubb hired as first-ever curator of contemporary art at Smith College Museum of Art

Congratulations to Emma, PhD Candidate in Art History and Presidential Fellow, on this appointment!

March 29, 2017

Wayne State University Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship Program

This is a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by supporting promising scholars studying urban disparities to launch their academic careers at Wayne State.

March 29, 2017

Spring swing dance classes

Get ready for another quarter of amazing Swing Dancing classes with Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate!

March 29, 2017

The Marketing Department at the Kellogg School of Management Seeks Research Assistant

The Research Assistant will design and create web-based surveys using Qualtrics, manage survey completion, analyze results, and report results in summary form. All work may be completed remotely via computer.

March 29, 2017

NU Curling Club

The NU Curling Club holds curling practices weekly on the weekends for all skill levels, no experience or equipment needed.

March 29, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day: Poster Competition

Present your research to Northwestern faculty, students, and postdocs! All areas of research are welcome and postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at Northwestern are eligible to present their research at the poster session.

March 29, 2017

Spring Tango Classes by Northwestern NuTango

Northwestern NuTango is excited to announce its lessons for the Spring 2017 Quarter, with FREE CLASSES on April 11.

March 28, 2017

Grant Writing Teaches Valuable Professional Skills: Advice for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career—and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern.

March 28, 2017

Clarity Insights: Data Science Discussion Panel

Join a panel of data science consultants from Clarity Insights to hear about data science applications and careers in the industry.

March 27, 2017

Spotlight on Garry Cooper: Connecting Scientists across Northwestern and the Greater Chicago Community

Garry Cooper has long been aware of the wasteful practices that inadvertently go on in laboratories across college campuses on a daily basis. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern in 2014, and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship through Feinberg Medical School. It was during this time that he first identified a potential solution to this problem.

March 27, 2017

Attend The Whole Scientist Course to Build Skills for Your Career (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)

The Jackson Laboratory and partners are pleased to host The Whole Scientist workshop in New York on April 20, and in Bar Harbor, Maine, on May 15-19, 2017.

March 27, 2017

Next week is Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is a national initiative to show support and appreciation of the contributions, impact, and value of graduate students.

March 24, 2017

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

March 24, 2017

Book Your Spring Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place has opened for the spring quarter, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.

March 24, 2017

NPHR Public Health Matters Symposium and Art Exhibition

The Northwestern Public Health Review (NPHR) invites you to share your public health stories through pictures during their Annual Public Health Matters Symposium and Art Exhibition.

March 24, 2017

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2017-18 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2017-2018 academic year.

March 22, 2017

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN

Upcoming webinar for the NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) training program through NRMN.

March 22, 2017

NRMN-CAN Facilitating Mentor Training

National Research Mentoring Network’s (NRMNet.net) NRMN-CAN Program invite faculty and staff to apply to attend a fully funded train-the-trainer workshop to support efforts in implementing mentor training that strengthens productive research mentoring relationships with diverse mentees at Northwestern (and other NRMN-CAN partcipating institutions).

March 22, 2017

Postdoctoral opening at Purdue University

The Department of Youth Development & Agricultural Education at Purdue University has a position available for a postdoctoral fellow. Interested individuals should apply by May 1.

March 22, 2017

Salsa and Tango Night

G-SALSA and NuTango are excited to welcome you to Northwestern with introductory dance lessons and social dancing in both Salsa and Tango, FREE for Northwestern Students.

March 21, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day

The annual Northwestern Computational Research Day is being held on April 18, 2017.

March 20, 2017

Upcoming Events from McKinsey

McKinsey brings together an outstanding group of colleagues, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from medicine to law, engineering, economics and digital – to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges.

March 20, 2017

Creating Effective Learning Communities

This workshop will help graduate students and postdocs describe the relative value of learning communities and identify the characteristics of successful learning communities in either teaching or research settings.

March 20, 2017

A Day of Creative Communication for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) is hosting a talk by Mumu Xu and Lindsay Claiborn, co-creators of the podcast “Beyond the Microscope,” a podcast sharing the voices of women in STEM.

March 20, 2017

Data Science Career Evening

The NU Postdoctoral Forum, Chicago Graduate Student Association, and NICO invite all interested parties to a Data Science Career Evening.

March 20, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) Networking Brunch at Beatrix

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a Networking brunch at Beatrix in Streeterville.

March 20, 2017

Virtual Resume Writing Workshop

Join BCG in a virtual resume writing workshop for an overview of how to translate your CV into a business style resume.

March 20, 2017

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

March 17, 2017

Family Law Scholarship

This scholarship is meant to financially help any person looking to further their educational career.

March 17, 2017

Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship

True North Recovery Services offers a scholarship of $1,000 to help students who have overcome difficult obstacles to continue their education.

March 17, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exclusive opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Both are currently accepting applications.

March 17, 2017

CHIentist Spring Happy Hour

CHIentist is hosting its Spring Happy Hour. Come meet like-minded professionals and academics in various facets of the Life Sciences.

March 17, 2017

Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs

The American Society for Cell Biology, in partnership with Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive course from July 9-15, 2017, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.

March 17, 2017

Brain waves predict success of advertisements

Neuroscience and business professor Moran Cerf and neuroscience Ph.D. researcher Sam Barnett developed a new technique using brain monitoring (electroencephalography; EEG).

March 17, 2017

Plant-It Purple Potting Event

Plant-It Purple will together after Spring Break to give the tiny plants some more room to grow by transferring them into pots.

March 16, 2017

Bias in Big Data - How Information Systems can Perpetuate Inequality

Dr. Birkett will present several examples of how social inequalities are present within and perpetuated by data systems.

March 16, 2017

Digital Humanities Grants

The deadline for the Digital Humanities Research Grant and the Digital Humanities Travel Quarter Grant is April 10.

March 16, 2017

Graduate Research Grant (GRG)

The Graduate Research Grant (GRG) is intended to help PhD and MFA students, in historically underfunded disciplines meet expenses related to scholarly research and creative endeavors.

March 16, 2017

March for Science Chicago

The march will take place in downtown Chicago on April 22.

March 16, 2017

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

Graduate school is a high-demand learning environment, and the demand can be even greater when coupled with the unique stressors carried by graduate students of color.

March 16, 2017

Graduate student mentors needed for SICC

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student mentors for a STEM outreach program, Science In your Community Centers (SICC) Saturdays.

March 15, 2017

Microsoft: Diversity Conference Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field.

March 15, 2017

Microsoft: Dissertation Grant Program

This research grant is for PhD students at U.S. and Canadian universities who are members of groups under-represented in computing.

March 15, 2017

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Illinois at Chicago

A postdoctoral position is available immediately within the Kenter laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. Applicants will investigate the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms regulating humoral immunity

March 15, 2017

Northwestern's 23rd Annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"

This event is part of a national public education program designed to expose girls and boys to a variety of workplace roles.

March 15, 2017

Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)

The over-arching goal of this National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Bridges to Doctorate R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

March 13, 2017

March TGS Students with Children Coffee Hours

Spring is slowly arriving and we have coffee and treats to help you and your little ones celebrate the change of seasons and quarters!

March 13, 2017

InfoSocial 2017

InfoSocial 2017 is April 7-8 at Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

March 13, 2017

McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2017

McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to be inspired and make a difference!.

March 13, 2017

RSG Research Communication Training Program for Summer 2017 – APPLICATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 22!

RSG is a non-credit course that brings in experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.

March 13, 2017

Call for applications: Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotech

This one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse graduate students and postdocs with industry mentors who work at biotech companies.

March 13, 2017

Info Session: NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellows Programs

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellows programs.

March 13, 2017

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

In 2000 the Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program was established to fund unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the IC.

March 10, 2017

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students.

March 9, 2017

Overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Dr. Matheny will present an overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

March 9, 2017

Speakers hosted by Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG)

Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting three speakers next Wednesday from 4-5 PM in TGS Commons who are going to provide three perspective in energy efficiency for cities and large institutions.

March 9, 2017

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair

Connect with organizations in a variety of industries online via chat sessions to learn about their internship, job and co-op opportunities at the Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair.

March 9, 2017

Apply Now: Management for Scientists and Engineers Program

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, and quantitative social science programs are invited to apply for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Program.

March 8, 2017

ClearView Healthcare Partners

ClearView Healthcare Partners will be accepting applications for the entry level Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position until 10:59 pm CT on March 19. If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in March/April of 2017. The ClearView Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position will begin in summer or fall of 2017.

March 8, 2017

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Graduate Assistantship for 2017-18

The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, administration and leadership, and will provide hands-on experience in designing and coordinating undergraduate initiatives (like the Humanities Plunge), developing outreach initiatives, and managing programs of the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

March 7, 2017

Announcement on the Revised Executive Order Concerning Immigration from Philip Harris

Today, President Trump issued a new executive order on immigration. The revised order states that individuals who have valid visas from the affected countries – Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya – are no longer prohibited from entering the country.

March 7, 2017

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Research Education Programs (R25)

The over-arching goal of this NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

March 7, 2017

Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA)

The NLA is offering young professionals and university students an exciting opportunity to hone their leadership skills while exploring rural entrepreneurship in Nepal.

March 7, 2017

Informational Webinar on the Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program and Fi2 Application Process

The NIGMS PRAT Program is a three-year program providing outstanding laboratory research experiences in the NIH Intramural Research Program, access to NIH's extensive resources, mentorship, career development activities and networking.

March 7, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

MDT is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.

March 7, 2017

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Check out these events in March from ADCA and BCG.

March 7, 2017

Leading Bravely: Finding Strength in Diversity

The 2017 GlobeMed Summit will be held in Chicago from March 30 to April 1.

March 7, 2017

Information session for the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

There will be an information session on the Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program on Wednesday, March 15 at 12 PM in Graduate Student Conference Room (GSCR).

March 6, 2017

UCSF IRACDA Scholars Postdoctoral Program

The UCSF IRACDA Scholars Postdoctoral Program is currently soliciting applications for their 4-year postdoctoral program aimed at promoting diversity in the biomedical sciences.

March 6, 2017

Multicultural dialogue group, Spring session, applications open

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.

March 6, 2017

Astronomy on Tap Chicago Presents: A Survival Guide to the Galaxy

Join Astronomy on Tap Chicago for an evening of space and beer at Half Acre's taproom.

March 6, 2017

SPIE presents "Stretchable electronics" by Professor Yonggang Huang

SPIE be hosting a presentation by Professor Yonggang Huang on "Stretchable electronics" as part of their seminar series which is supported by the materials science department.

March 6, 2017

CGSA WhirlyBall

Spend an evening with the Northwestern Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) on March 28th from 6-9 PM. Dinner, drinks, and three hours of WhirlyBall, a game that is a mix of bumper cars-lacrosse-basketball.

March 3, 2017

Watch Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop & Symposium videos online

Videos of the lectures and panel discussion are now available online.

March 3, 2017

Funding Opportunity for Faculty: NSF Graduate Student Supplemental Support

NSF has identified improvement in graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce and workforce diversity as Agency Priority Goals.

March 3, 2017

BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series

In a series of 4 monthly workshops, stages of the non-academic job search will be covered, beginning with exploring careers and ending with interviewing for jobs.

March 3, 2017

Google News Lab

On Tuesday, Nick Whitaker, training and development manager for Google, will host a workshop about the Google News Lab initiative. This event is put on by the Knight Lab.

March 2, 2017

The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

March 2, 2017

Curious About Consulting (CAC)

Bain & Company invites graduate students and postdocs to attend their Curious About Consulting (CAC) event on Friday, March 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in their Bain Chicago office.

March 2, 2017

BCG's Ethnic Diversity Network Reception

BCG would like to invite you to join their Ethnic Diversity Network for a reception to meet members of their Black and Hispanic cadres and hear about various leadership opportunities you can take advantage of within the Network.

March 2, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern.

March 1, 2017

Teaching Assistantships available for Spring Quarter

The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) has two Teaching Assistantships available for spring quarter.

February 28, 2017

TGS Night Out: Wrigley Rooftop Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 AM!

February 28, 2017

Developing Work/Life Resilience

Demonstrating resilience through challenging situations is a critical component of professional success.

February 28, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Presidential Fellows

I write to inform you that the winners of the Presidential Fellowship have been selected for the 2017 academic year. This fellowship is the most prestigious award available to graduate students at Northwestern: it is funded by the President of the University and awarded by The Graduate School.

February 27, 2017

Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference

Jointly hosted by SIAM chapters of UIC, IIT, and NU, CASSC is a conference that highlights application of mathematics in diverse disciplines.

February 27, 2017

Swing and Tap Dance Workshop

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate presents a west coast swing workshop and tap workshop for swing dancers.

February 27, 2017

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every two weeks on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 PM to write creatively in a collegial environment.

February 27, 2017

Nsombi Ricketts to Leave The Graduate School

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Nsombi B. Ricketts will leave TGS on March 31, 2017 to become Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern. Nsombi will begin her new appointment in the Office of the Provost on April 3, 2017.

February 27, 2017

NU Curling Club

The NU Curling Club holds curling practices weekly on the weekends for all skill levels, no experience or equipment needed.

February 27, 2017

VLC: How a student project became more known than its university

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Jean-Baptiste Kempf as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

February 24, 2017

Norris Winter 2017 Exam Relief

Norris will keep students motivated during their studies with food and stress-free activities.

February 24, 2017

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

Classes meet for approximately 1 hour and are free to Galter Library affiliates. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended.

February 23, 2017

Windy City Smokeout

Every summer, Lettuce Entertain You sponsors a huge BBQ + country music festival called Windy City Smokeout, on Grand Ave and the Chicago River, not far from Northwestern's downtown campus.

February 22, 2017

NuTango Anniversary Milonga

Northwestern NuTango is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a tango party.

February 22, 2017

Northwestern’s Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) Large Group

GCF will have Christian academics from both secular and Christian institutions discuss how their faith affects their work at their universities aid how they view the faith and work interaction.

February 21, 2017

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

Northwestern PhD/Master’s students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni are encouraged to attend this free recruiting event, which will feature employers from a range of career fields!

February 21, 2017

SEIU Authorization Cards

We have recently learned that a local union, Local 73 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has sent emails to Northwestern graduate students asking you to follow a link to sign a “confidential authorization card.” We would like to provide you with some information about both union authorization cards and Local 73 of the SEIU.

February 20, 2017

Machine Learning Meetup: Finding and Telling Stories at Internet Scale

Northwestern Machine Learning is excited to host Professor Larry Birnbaum from Northwestern at their next meet up

February 20, 2017

Bridge to BCG

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.

February 20, 2017

2017 Arts Soirée: Connecting Communities Through the Arts

Close out winter quarter with a fabulous night of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and community engagement!

February 20, 2017

Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement.

February 20, 2017

Workshop: Evidence-Based Strategies for Implementing Group Work in STEM

Focusing on enhancing community and inclusivity in the classroom, this interactive workshop will include evidence-based tips for implementing group-worthy activities, forming groups, and dealing with the common challenges of facilitating group work.

February 20, 2017

Beyond Politics: Engaging Congress

After a vitriolic anti-science and anti-evidence national election, Republicans control The White House and Congress.

February 20, 2017

Interdisciplinary Writing Groups: PhD Students in All Disciplines Welcome

Apply now for Spring Quarter Writing Groups! Virtual Groups Now Available!

February 20, 2017

Case Competition Opportunity: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) will host its 6th Annual Consulting Case Competition on March 31, 2017.

February 20, 2017

Northwestern Public Health Review

In this issue of the NPHR, the authors focus on public health challenges of forced migration.

February 20, 2017

Summer Research Funding Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Study in Humanities and Social Sciences

Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program​

February 17, 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Student Health Services and Northwestern University's Health Insurance Services at the Chicago Campus

CGSA and TGS presents: Part 2: Everything You Wanted to Know about Student Health Services and Northwestern University’s Health, Dental, and Eye Insurance for Graduate Students.

February 17, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 PM in Ford ITW (Room 1-340) to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

February 17, 2017

Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA

BioProfessionals presents “Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA” with Sally McIver, PhD (Assistant Director, NUIN).

February 17, 2017

Leadership Coaching for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Leadership offers opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their skills in an environment that nurtures experimentation and innovation.

February 17, 2017

Notice of Informational Webinar for Applicants for NIMH Institutional Training Grants (T32)

This NIMH notice (NOT-MH-17-013) is to inform individuals who may apply for NIMH institutional training grants (T32; PA-16-152) that the NIMH will conduct an informational webinar on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

February 16, 2017

#YouAreWelcomeHere

#YouAreWelcomeHere started as a social media campaign designed to reassure international students, scholars, spouses, families that despite the election and change in government, you are welcome here and we truly value your presence on campus.

February 16, 2017

DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS)

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium.

February 16, 2017

Job Opening: Manager of Data Analytics, Procured Health (Chicago, IL)

The Manager of Data Analytics is responsible for driving actionable insights from a diverse collection of data assets specific to Procured Health’s new Pharmacy Solution.

February 16, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) 3D Printing Networking Event

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a 3D Printing Networking event at mHUB, (965 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago), featuring Dima Elissa, Founder and CEO of VisMed-3D.

February 15, 2017

Apply to be a Graduate Sidekick

Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students.

February 15, 2017

Science Outside the Lab Workshop: Opportunity for a PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow to Learn about Science Policy

This two-week workshop, Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 23, in Washington, D.C. explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes.

February 15, 2017

Professional Development Opportunities at Northwestern: Learn What Opportunities Are Available to Graduate Students from Alumni of the Programs

Hear from graduate students who have participated in professional development to improve their writing, science communication, presentation, teaching, leadership and management abilities.

February 15, 2017

R Programming Workshop on the Chicago campus

Join Northwestern IT Research Computing Services and the Chicago Graduate Student Association for an R programming workshop on Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th from 9am-5pm.

February 14, 2017

Deferral option for international graduate applicants

To help reassure and retain current applicants who your program has recommended, or plans to recommend, for admission, you may offer these applicants the option to defer enrollment for up to one year.

February 14, 2017

Step Up Workshop

Step Up is a program that focuses on equipping its audience on how to become an active bystander by facilitation of tools such as the 5 Steps of Bystander Intervention, the 4 D's (Distract, Delay, Delegate, Direct), and the See Model.

February 14, 2017

Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

February 14, 2017

G-SALSA Winter Warmth Party

The TGS Latin American association would like to invite all graduate students to their Winter Warmth Party.

February 14, 2017

2017 CPLC Summer School

The mission of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois is to create a quantitative, predictive, and physically-based description of living systems.

February 14, 2017

The Illusionists Screening- Body Acceptance Week 2017

CAPS, in collaboration with the Law School, will be screening the documentary The Illusionists.

February 14, 2017

The Fantasticks - GWAN & GSA Winter Quarter Party

Come support excellent local theater and see the longest running musical in the world on February 24.

February 14, 2017

The Lilac Tree

The Lilac Tree is a nonprofit in Evanston, IL that specializes in providing resources to women experiencing divorce.

February 14, 2017

NU Science Advocacy Group

The inaugural meeting for the NU science advocacy group is February 14 at 2 PM.

February 13, 2017

Upcoming Financial Aid Processing Deadlines for Spring 2017

Academic programs that would like their students to be paid for Spring 2017 at the end of March must meet the following deadlines.

February 10, 2017

Fighting for LGBTQ Rights and People in a Trump-Pence Era

On February 22, 5-8 PM, the inaugural NU Queer Coalition Event will be an interdisciplinary discussion panel followed by a reception.

February 10, 2017

Open Position: Assistant Director of Professional Psychology Programs, American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is seeking an Assistant Director of Professional Psychology Programs to support programs and initiatives to enhance the quality of graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology.

February 10, 2017

Open Position: Director of Graduate Diversity and Outreach at UCSF

The Graduate Division at Univeristy of California-San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting for a new Director of Diversity and Outreach.

February 10, 2017

Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week

Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education.

February 10, 2017

Careers in Publishing Panel

Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.

February 10, 2017

February TGS Students with Children Coffee Hours

Our February coffee hours are coming up and we’re excited to announce that the Evanston coffee hour will be held at the Engelhart Hall playroom.

February 9, 2017

Skills & Careers in Science Writing

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills.

February 9, 2017

Summer School on Intellectual Property

The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn.

February 9, 2017

"Mining Pictures: Stories from Above and Below Ground"

The new photo-centered Block Museum of Art exhibit explores the visual representation of industrialization and the plight of the common laborer.

February 8, 2017

Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow

The Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow will participate in the planning and preparation for the library’s major scholarly initiative framed to respond to the question What is the Midwest?

February 7, 2017

Spotlight on Krystal Villanosa, doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences and TGS Diversity & Inclusion Intern

Krystal Villanosa, a doctoral candidate in Learning Sciences, spent six years in the education department at the Field Museum before attending Northwestern for graduate school. While she initially came to Northwestern to study digital learning in museum settings, she realized she also needed to ask more fundamental questions about museum visitors.

February 7, 2017

Huey Copeland to Leave TGS August 2017

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Huey Copeland will step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 31, 2017, to return full-time to the Graduate Faculty and his duties as Associate Professor of Art History with affiliations in African-American Studies, Art Theory & Practice, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

February 6, 2017

NIGMS Advisory Council Meeting Approves Concept for New T32 Training Grant

The Advisory Council of the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) met from January 26-27, and discussed several items of interest, including an update on the NIH Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs.

February 6, 2017

Science Careers: Student Performance Measures Don't Perform

Two research studies published recently in PLoS One by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, find that neither GRE scores nor GPA are positively correlated with the number of first-author papers a biological/biomedical doctoral student publishes, or his/her progress through the PhD training program.

February 6, 2017

Science Letters: Building Community for Deaf Scientists

A letter sent in to Science Magazine highlights specific challenges present for deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) individuals, who remain significantly underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce.

February 6, 2017

Building an Inclusive Learning Environment: Power and Positionality in the Classroom

. In this workshop, we will reflect upon different techniques to balance classroom dynamics on a course design level with conversations on how to recognize and respond to issues that may arise during classroom interactions.

February 6, 2017

TGS Eliminates 513 Registration

The Graduate School, in conversation with its Administrative Board, has elected to eliminate TGS 513 (Advanced Continuous Registration) effective in Spring 2017.

February 6, 2017

Open Advising Hours from the International Office

Come ask questions, discuss yours plans and talk to an IO staff member.

February 6, 2017

Workshop: Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (PART 1)

This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use.

February 6, 2017

Evanston Mayoral Debate

Evanston candidates for mayor will answer questions about issues that affect Northwestern students and the Evanston community, including affordable housing, construction, police conduct, and more.

February 6, 2017

GWAN Clothing Swap and Donation Drive

Come refresh your wardrobe for free and enjoy pizza.

February 6, 2017

2017 Congressional Budget Office Internship

CBO is accepting applications from graduate students for the 2017 Summer Internship Program until February 27.

February 6, 2017

LinkedIn Profile Workshop

Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively.

February 6, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering Networking Brunch

Join Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) for "Careers and Conversations with..." Erika Jefferson.

February 3, 2017

Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group is now available

The TGS Family Resource Liaison cordially invites you to join the new Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group on Canvas.

February 3, 2017

TGS Wins Coveted SSRC Opportunity

Northwestern has been chosen by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) as one of five universities to bring together humanities and social science scholars both on campus and at peer institutions in pre-doctoral research summer institutes.

February 3, 2017

Patient Support Services Program

The Health Service encourages students to take advantage of the new Patient Support Services program for students to access one-on-one guidance and support with their use of healthcare resources while attending Northwestern.

February 3, 2017

Knight Lab's Month of Making

The Knight Lab is a vibrant community of people interested in media, technology, storytelling and design

February 2, 2017

CV to Resume Workshop

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Northwestern Career Advancement will be hosting CV/Resume workshops on February 13th (Chicago campus) and 14th (Evanston Campus).

February 2, 2017

Extra Man: Dining (Out) Beyond the Marriage Plot

The Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium presents a talk by Helena Michie (Rice University).

February 2, 2017

Technology Commercialization Specialist - Physical Sciences, Cornell University

The Center for Technology Licensing at Cornell University, has an opening for Technology Commercialization Specialist for the physical sciences.

February 2, 2017

Optional Dental and Vision Plans Available

This year, Northwestern contracted with Delta Dental of Illinois to offer optional dental and vision insurance plans to all registered students. Open enrollment for 6-month plans begins today, Feb. 1, providing coverage March 1-August 31, 2017.

February 2, 2017

Job Opening for a Project Associate at Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, provides analytics-based health care expertise to help hospitals and health systems integrate, prioritize and drive growth and performance across the continuum of care. Since Sg2’s formation over a decade ago, our team has had a singular focus—to help guide the transformation of health care.

February 1, 2017

Code for the Kids

On February 24th and 25th, the Illinois Institute of Technology will host more than 75 undergraduate and graduate students from Illinois universities to leverage their technical skillsets to improve the lives of children and families within the foster care system.

February 1, 2017

CAPS Presents: Coping with the Current Political Climate

Many in the Northwestern community have been impacted by the current political climate including recent immigration executive orders. CAPS remains committed to affirming value, inclusivity, and belonging of all students.

February 1, 2017

ReD Associates Consultant Training Program

Calling social sciences and humanities PhD students and postdocs: ReD Associates, a strategy consulting firm, is currently accepting applications for the entry-level consultant training program.

February 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Chicago

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Megan McNerney, MD, PhD, in the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago.

February 1, 2017

Upcoming Events from One Book One Northwestern

One Book is offering several exciting opportunities in February.

January 31, 2017

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

January 31, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

January 31, 2017

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis: Social Medicine In Practice Today

The Social Medicine Consortium is a collective of committed individuals, universities and organizations fighting for health equity through advocacy,

January 31, 2017

PhD Careers in Conservation: Versatile PhD Virtual Panel Discussion

Versatile PhD will host a free panel discussion on PhD Careers In Conservation, Feb. 6-10, 2017.

January 30, 2017

Response to Executive Order on Immigration

I write you today to follow up on the message President Schapiro sent yesterday, and to reaffirm that The Graduate School supports all members of our intellectual community.

January 30, 2017

Chinese Lantern Festival Gala

The Chinese Students and Scholars Assocaition (CSSA) invites you to attend the Chinese Lantern Festival Gala on February 11.

January 30, 2017

GWAN Meals with Strangers

Come join GWAN for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago hosted by a member of GWAN (Graduate Women Across Northwestern).

January 30, 2017

40 DAYS: An Invitation to Spiritual Renewal

40 Days is a program designed for a similar experience for those of any or no faith tradition to set aside a marked time in their calendar for self-reflection, renewal, and ultimately, an awareness of their relation to others.

January 30, 2017

NUBAO 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop

In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and Northwestern University's Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, NUBAO invites middle school and high school science educators from the Chicago area to apply to attend their 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop.

January 30, 2017

Research Assistant Position Available

The Art History program is seeking a research assistant to help with book and web-based archive projects.

January 26, 2017

Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group

The Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) will be studying integration of faith and work during these upcoming months starting with their next Large Group next Saturday, February 4, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Graduate Student Commons.

January 25, 2017

IO Spring Break in Memphis

Join fellow graduate students in Memphis, Tennessee to explore the food, music and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social issues and sharing the value of volunteerism

January 25, 2017

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, February 3, Maya Michele Fein will be giving a speech.

January 24, 2017

New Lactation Room in The Women's Center

There is a new on-campus lactation room located on the 1st floor of the Women’s Center. Access to the lactation room is coordinated through the Office of Work/Life & Human Resources.

January 24, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

This annual seminar series takes place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month from October through March. It is offered in an effort to provide support for all early career faculty members and postdoctoral fellows at Northwestern who have protected time for investigation to focus on developing the key skills young scientists require in order to progress beyond just doing good research.

January 24, 2017

Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards

The next application cycle for the Postdoc Professional Development Travel Awards administered by the OPA is now open and will close on February 3rd at 5pm!

January 24, 2017

Indian Graduate Students and Scholars Association is hosting a Movie Night

The Indian Graduate Students and Scholars Association invites you to Movie Night this Thursday, January 26, to celebrate India's 68th Republic Day!

January 24, 2017

Northwestern BGSA announces 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 15th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at the University Center in downtown Chicago.

January 24, 2017

Call for papers: Equinoxes 2017 at Brown University

As an interdisciplinary conference, Equinoxes encourages submissions from a variety of fields including but not limited to history, ethnography, anthropology, literature, media studies, sociology, art history, and political science, provided that the presentation relate to French or Francophone spheres.

January 24, 2017

Upcoming Events at Norris University Center

Norris University Center is offering several events this January.

January 24, 2017

Tea and Social Event for International Students and Postdocs

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

January 23, 2017

"Disciplinas, lndisciplinas"

the 2nd Chicago Graduate Conference in Hispanic and Lusa-Brazilian Studies will take place from April 13th to 15th, 2017 at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

January 23, 2017

Franke Graduate Fellowships for 2017-2018

With generous funding from Richard and Barbara Franke, and in partnership with The Graduate School, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities will offer exclusive fellowships to the most promising graduate students in fields across the humanities for 2017-2018.

January 23, 2017

LabLearner Career Development Opportunity

Apply your scientific knowledge and expertise to shape PreK-8 teach training through LabLearner.

January 23, 2017

SIAM Call for Speakers

Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is looking for speakers for the winter quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar.

January 23, 2017

NuTango Winter Classes (Beyond Beginners Level)

Northwestern NuTango is offering tango classes for beyond beginners this winter quarter. A previous course in basic tango is highly recommended.

January 23, 2017

2017 Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Awards

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pursuit Award competition. This international award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year.

January 23, 2017

Science Writing Course for PhD Student Scientists

The Science Writing and Communication course is a free evening course that allows science and engineering PhD students to distill their scientific research into engaging stories for lay-audiences and to get feedback from professional science writers.

January 23, 2017

NU BonD presents Dr. Jenny Yang

Northwestern's NU BonD (Building on Diversity) is a graduate student-led organization whose primary goal is to foster a community built on inclusivity and diversity of thought, ideas, and backgrounds within the Department of Chemistry.

January 23, 2017

Childcare Grants for Eligible Graduate Students

These grants are intended to provide graduate student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses and to enable them to pursue their graduate studies.

January 20, 2017

Workshop: Promoting Active Learning in STEM: Strategies for Labs & Lectures

This workshop will introduce participants to active learning strategies and discuss how to design active learning lessons for different types of classroom environments (either a large lecture or smaller lab section).

January 19, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Protical

The English Language Programs (ELP) staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews.

January 19, 2017

How to Get Hired in Arts Administration

Learn from HR experts at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Contemporary Art who will be sharing their insights into the industry as well as what they look for when reviewing applications.

January 19, 2017

Networking 101: Breaking the First Barriers

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) and CHIentist cordially invite you to a free event that will feature a panel with highly-experienced industry professionals discussing their own tips for making useful connections that can alter the course of your career.

January 19, 2017

Critical Theory Cluster Graduate Assistant Position

The graduate assistant works with faculty, staff, and graduate affiliates of the Cluster to coordinate planning of interdisciplinary activities. This position is funded for 4 quarters, which means that the assistant will be funded for work done during the summer quarter.

January 18, 2017

Upcoming Versatile PhD Panel Discussions

Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that The Graduate School (TGS) students and postdocs can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially.

January 18, 2017

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) Visiting Scholars Award Program

The Visiting Scholars Award Program provides financial support for faculty and students to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year.

January 18, 2017

LinkLunch

GSA LinkLunch matches you up with another graduate student based on your topics of interest. Lunches will be held on Jan 25th and Feb 2nd at Food for Thought on campus.

January 18, 2017

An Evening with Matika Wilbur

Northwestern is pleased to announce that Matika Wilbur, a photographer and documentarian of the Indigenous experience, will be delivering a talk entitled “19 Lessons from Indian Roads” on campus on January 26.

January 18, 2017

Hidden Figures Screening

Current Northwestern students can attend a free screening of the movie "Hidden Figures" on January 28.

January 17, 2017

Winter Quarter Letter from the Dean of The Graduate School

First off, a very Happy New Year to everyone. It has already proven to be a momentous year due to both local and national events. And many of us are engaged in serious and soul-searching discussions not only about our future directions, but also about the individual and collective roles we will play in that future.

January 17, 2017

Step Up Workshops

Step Up is a program that focuses on equipping its audience on how to become an active bystander.

January 17, 2017

Upcoming Events at the Goodman Theatre

Take advantage of these events at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago.

January 17, 2017

Summer Language Grant

The Summer Language Grant (SLG) is intended to assist PhD students with expenses related to language training during the summer for their research.

January 17, 2017

Grant submissions due today, January 17

The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), Digital Humanities Research Grant and Digital Humanities Travel Quarters Grant are due today.

January 17, 2017

An Introduction to Evidence-Based STEM Undergraduate Teaching.

Learn how to implement effective teaching strategies in the college classroom through the CIRTL MOOC.

January 17, 2017

Evaluating Your Teaching: Measuring Teaching Effectiveness in the Classroom

This workshop covers different ways in which educators can use evaluations at different times in their course to achieve different pedagogical objectives.

January 17, 2017

NETG Dr. Said Al-Hallaj Lunch Seminar

The Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting a lunch talk on January 25th 12-1PM by Dr. Said Al-Hallaj (CEO of AllCell Technologies) on how his company is making lithium-ion batteries safer through phase change composite packaging.

January 17, 2017

Register for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT)

Register for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) -- a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to explore different professional fields.

January 17, 2017

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt, and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

This grant provides two $25,000 grants to undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scientists who show a strong interest in the research of the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics.

January 17, 2017

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

This fellowship provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

January 13, 2017

NSDS Open Dance

Come join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for their winter quarter open dance

January 13, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, January 20, the club’s mentor, Gloria Kim, will be giving a speech.

January 13, 2017

Language Table Sessions

These sessions are free and open to all members of the Northwestern community.

January 13, 2017

GWAN Galentine's Day Movie Night

Join fellow women in academia for Galentine's Day. GWAN will be streaming a movie and providing sweet treats.

January 13, 2017

Upcoming Research Space Assessments

The Office of the Provost and Office for Research are beginning to examine research spaces on campus in preparation for a strategic planning and space planning process. This will allow Northwestern to assess current and future needs regarding new research buildings and space.

January 13, 2017

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Math Fair

Judges are needed on January 19 & 20 for the Chicago Public Schools’ Elementary and High School Science and Math Fairs hosted by Chicago State University.

January 12, 2017

Fellowship Opportunity: The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life

The Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students to help mentor undergraduates in their Brady Scholars Program.

January 12, 2017

Trailblazing astronaut physician to keynote MLK observance

Northwestern’s MLK commemoration features two-week-long series of events

January 11, 2017

Opportunity: Apply for All-Expenses-Covered International Symposium on Politics, Management, and Civil Society

Master’s and PhD students are invited to apply for the 47th St. Gallen Symposium, which will take place May 3 – 5, 2017 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

January 11, 2017

Applications are open for ComSciCon 2017

ComSciCon is a science communication workshop for graduate students, by graduate students.

January 11, 2017

The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship Program

The deadline for online applications is 1 February 2017.

January 10, 2017

TGS Students with Children Coffee Hour

Coffee hours will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses the last week of the month.

January 10, 2017

Upcoming Grant Deadlines for TGS's Internal Grants

Apply for the Graduate Research Grant (GRG), the Digital Humanities Research Grant, and the Digital Humanities Travel Quarters Grant by January 17.

January 9, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs in Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program.

January 9, 2017

Northwestern Men's Basketball Tickets

Northwestern's graduate student package includes ten tickets for only $150!

January 9, 2017

Simulating neuromechanically driven propulsion

SPIE will host a presentation by Namu Patel as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

January 9, 2017

One Book One Northwestern Events

Check out these upcoming events in January for One Book One Northwestern

January 9, 2017

Mindfulness Course through CAPS

The Introduction to Mindfulness workshop series will be held a number of different times this quarter on the Chicago and Evanston Campuses.

January 9, 2017

2017 GCF Winter Regional Retreat

GCF will be bringing in a conversation specialist, Dr. Mark Good, author of the upcoming book Real Talk: Creating Space for Hearts to Change, to speak with attendants at the GCF Regional 2017 Winter Retreat.

January 6, 2017

Join NETG for Green Drinks

All are welcome to join the Northwestern Energy Technology Group.

January 6, 2017

Northwestern Information on NLRB Ruling

Northwestern has put together a comprehensive website following the NLRB ruling that graduate students are considered statutory employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.

January 6, 2017

"You and Your Advisor" article by Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor

Seth Stein wrote an article for American Geophysical Union on the relationship between graduate students and their advisors.

January 6, 2017

Spotlight on Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liaison for the Office of Work/Life and Family Resources

Lesley is the central point person for graduate student parents at The Graduate School.

January 6, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia

Last year the WHRI launched the Two X Chromosomes in Academia (2XA) workshop series in order to promote the advancement of women in STEM at Northwestern throughout all stages of their career.

January 6, 2017

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline.

January 4, 2017

Register Now for Winter Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

January 4, 2017

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market? That grant application that needs to cater to an audience outside your discipline?

January 4, 2017

Career Development Event at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago from April 22-26, 2017.

January 4, 2017

Facebook Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholar Award is open to first or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented in the technology sector.

January 3, 2017

The Office of Fellowships welcomes Dr. LaTanya Williams as Associate Director for STEM

In this capacity, LaTanya serves as the campus representative for the Churchill and Goldwater Scholarships as well as the point person for students at all levels in STEM fields.

January 3, 2017

Save the date for The Graduate School's Awards and Recognition Ceremony

The ceremony will take place on March 28 at the Hotel Orrington Evanston

January 3, 2017

Multicultural dialogue group, winter session, applications open

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.

January 3, 2017

Plant-it-Purple is providing house plants to students

Stop by at Hogan G-160 (6th floor) from 5:00 - 6:15 on Tuesday, January 10 to adopt a new little plant for your home.

January 3, 2017

Two-day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair

Meet 80+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, hiring for both internships and full-time positions. The fair is open to all Northwestern students and alumni to learn about internships and full-time opportunities, with different employers attending each day.

January 1, 2017

Deadline Extended: Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 12-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

December 31, 2016

Webinar Series: Fundamentals in Data Science

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce the spring semester of The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.

December 31, 2016

Intensive Argentine Tango for Absolute Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn tango, but haven't had the time? NuTango will teach you the basics in just one weekend.

December 31, 2016

Graduate Internship Opportunity: International Policy Research

Crown Agents USA wants to collaborate with qualifying students to analyze the impact of development work and its implications.

December 31, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Publicly Engaged Humanities, National Humanities Alliance Foundation

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to implement a project entitled “The Publicly Engaged Humanities: A Survey of the Field.”

December 31, 2016

CGSA Presents: How to Make Scientific Figures

A workshop for formatting publication-worthy figures

December 31, 2016

NSF Releases Data Tables on Doctorate Recipients

The National Science Foundation (NSF) December 6 released Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2015.

November 17, 2016

Engendering Change 2017: Institutionality and Precarity

Engendering Change is an annual Graduate Student Conference focused on issues of gender and sexuality.