Professional Development

February 19, 2018

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: “Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom”

Join Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning on March 13 for "Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom". In this workshop, they will discuss the importance of primary literature as a teaching tool.

February 19, 2018

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: "Facilitating Learning with Small Group Work to Make a Bigger Impact"

Join Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Development on March 6 for "Facilitating Learning with Small Group Work to Make a Bigger Impact". This workshop equips TAs to identify opportunities for group work, utilize different small group formats that can target specific needs and objectives, and practice group work in their own classroom.

February 19, 2018

Searle Center's Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: "Climate Change: Establishing a Community-Centered Classroom"

Join the Searle Center's Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning program for "Climate Change: Establishing a Community-Centered Classroom" on March 1. This workshop focuses on building community among students as peers and students and their instructors.

February 19, 2018

2018 Balzan Prizes

Applications for the 2018 Balzan Prizes from the International Balzan Foundation are now open. They will be awarded in the following subjects: Social Anthropology, Global History, Fluid Dynamics, and Chemical Ecology. Each of the four Balzan Prizes is worth 750,000 Swiss francs.

February 19, 2018

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Winter Quarter 2018

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. This workshop will also be beneficial for postdoctoral fellows developing K99 proposals.

February 16, 2018

Computational Research Day 2018

Attention students and postdocs! Display your research, practice presenting, network with fellow researchers, and compete for prizes at Northwestern Computational Research Day on Tuesday April 10, 2018. All areas of research are welcome. This year’s event will include a Poster Contest, Visualization Competition and Lightning Talks.

February 16, 2018

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO)'s 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. NUBAO is always looking for enthusiastic science-minded volunteers!

February 16, 2018

Brady Fellowships Applications are due March 1

Please consider this unique opportunity to mentor undergraduates in the Brady Scholars Program. Sixteen WCAS undergraduates enter the program every year; each graduate mentor is responsible for four students for three years. These are some of the most impressive and politically engaged students at NU.

February 15, 2018

Tillman Scholars Application Now Open

The annual application for the Tillman Scholars fellowship program is open until March 1! The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self.

February 15, 2018

IDEAS Program Accepting Applications for 2018/2019

The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted on-line here. They will be evaluated as they are received, but are due no later than April 6.

February 12, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Information Session

Are you interested in translating your PhD into a career in nonprofits or government? The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations. This program provides PhDs with valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

February 12, 2018

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 6-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University. PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences within years 2 – 5 of their academic program should apply. Applications should be sent via email as single PDF attachment to Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, Mearah Quinn-Brauner by 5 PM on February 19, 2018.

February 9, 2018

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship 2018-19

The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this Fellowship to full-time graduate students who show promise of achieving distinction in their chosen field and who will bring credit to the University. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who choose a program in pursuit of a career that serves the public good.

February 8, 2018

Master of Biotechnology Program's Biotechnology Day

Each year, the Master of Biotechnology Program hosts Biotechnology Day, a one-day life sciences festival designed to inspire and inform curious minds. This year's event includes community outreach activities, tours of facilities, career panels (technical and non-technical focuses), a keynote speaker, and an open networking session.

February 6, 2018

Franke Graduate Fellowships for 2018-2019

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 2018-2019.

February 5, 2018

The ‘L’ Word: Using Engaged Lecturing in the Classroom

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for making their lectures engaging, focusing on both form (the presentational skills with which the lecture is given) and content (what is included in the lecture and how to make sure students get that message). Participants will be given the opportunity to practice engaged lecturing during the workshop.

February 5, 2018

NICO/SONIC Speaker - Sameer Srivastava

Join The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) for their latest speaker event featuring Sameer Srivastava on February 7, where he will discuss his research on how culture, cognition, and networks independently and jointly relate to career outcomes.

February 2, 2018

Future Institute Research Center Scholarship Spring 2018

The Future Institute Research Center supports graduate student research through awarding annual scholarships. All applicants should be doctoral students whose research topic aligns with the Center’s focus: post-secondary transition, college and career success.

January 30, 2018

Applications Now Open for ComSciCon 2018

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6 annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA on June 14-15 2017. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

January 29, 2018

SONIC/NICO Speaker - Adam Kleinbaum, Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks

Please join SONIC and NICO at 600 Foster Street, Chambers Hall on Wednesday, Jan 31 at noon to welcome Adam Kleinbaum of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, who will present his talk "Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks" as part of SONIC's collaboration with Wednesdays @ NICO.

January 29, 2018

Active Learning in STEM Online Course and Learning Community - Begins Week of February 5

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL MOOC, “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.”

January 25, 2018

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center – February Classes

Please take a look at the upcoming classes being offered by Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center for the month of February (Scopus, PubMed, EndNote).

January 24, 2018

Northwestern Alumni Association's February Webinars hosted by TGS Alumni

The Northwestern Alumni Association will be hosting two TGS alumni for webinars in February. Each individual will discuss a topic relating to their experience and expertise that will help your professional development. These events are open to Northwestern students and alumni.

January 24, 2018

National Cancer Institute's National Graduate Student Recruitment Program (GSRP)

Applications are currently being accepted for the National Cancer Institute’s Graduate Student Recruiting Program (GSRP).

January 22, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Workshop Series - More than Making the Grade: Mentoring Student Writing before and after the Deadline

In this workshop, you will learn how to provide effective, targeted feedback that points your students toward further improvement--and how to head off your students’ most common writing mistakes before they get on paper.

January 22, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Workshop Series - Adopting the Purrr-fect CATs: Implementing Assessment Techniques that fit your Classroom

In this workshop, participants will learn what Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are and how to implement them as non-graded activities for enriching student engagement and comprehension.

January 22, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Workshop Series - Communication Strategies for the Multilingual Classroom

This workshop discusses challenges and considerations for multilingual classrooms -where either the instructor or student(s) may not be a native English speaker. This workshop will equip TAs with evidence-based communication strategies and tools to facilitate an effective learning environment.

January 19, 2018

Apply for the Buffett Institute's Graduate Student Organized Conference Grant

The Buffett Institute will provide up to $30,000 to fund a graduate student initiated and organized conference. Conferences are on an international or comparative topic with relevance to contemporary political, economic, or social issues. The deadline to apply is April 1.

January 19, 2018

NEXT 2018: Spend a Day Job-Shadowing a Northwestern Alumnus this Spring

Register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) -- a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields. Registration runs January 19 through February 6 and accounts take up to 2 business days for approval. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.

January 19, 2018

Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium

Please join us for the winter quarter Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on February 21. At this event, 2017 summer participants will discuss their experiences learning research design, implementing interdisciplinary theories and methodologies, and crafting dissertation prospectuses and proposals.

January 17, 2018

McKinsey APD Diversity Impact Award

McKinsey APD Diversity Impact Award is for graduate students who identify as Black/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino and who will receive their PhD, Postdoc or MD between May 2019 and December 2020. The deadline is to apply is January 22, 2018.

January 16, 2018

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

Northwestern’s Graduate School and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop, to be held in Washington DC on March 18-21, 2018.

January 11, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 6-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

January 11, 2018

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

The Brady Scholars Program seek four graduate students who will help mentor undergraduates. They offer a total award of $6,000 spread over three years.

January 11, 2018

Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Practicum

The final deadline for applications is January 22, 2018.

January 9, 2018

Research Computing Workshops

Research Computing Services and Northwestern University Libraries will be offering a variety of workshops during the winter quarter on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, as well as providing access to online training. There is no cost to attend most of these workshops, but registration is required. Visit the workshop series website for more details and to register.

January 9, 2018

NCA January Programming

Sign up for NCA's January career workshops! All of the following events are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

January 9, 2018

Northwestern Career Advancement presents: Two-day Winter 2018 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities.

January 8, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Call for Applications 2018-2019

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open.

January 8, 2018

Summer Research Funding Opportunity: Applications due March 2 for Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Second or third year Humanities and qualitative Social Science doctoral students who are prepared to research and write their dissertation prospectus or research funding proposal/fellowship application in summer 2018 are encouraged to apply!

January 5, 2018

HLTH Conference Accepting Papers

HLTH is a new conference driving disruptive innovation in healthcare, and the Academic Discoveries program will showcase the work of innovators and researchers who are creating the next generation of healthcare. They are accepting papers through January 31.

January 5, 2018

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 5, 2018

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Now's the time to start reserving appointments for winter quarter. Appointments are available on Evanston campus, Chicago campus, or online if you are no longer in-residence.

January 5, 2018

MSLCE Speaker Event - Deana Haggag, President & CEO, United States Artists

The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program is excited to present a speaker event with Deana Haggag, President and CEO of United States Artists, on January 11, 5:15 PM

January 4, 2018

Pursuit Award Nominations Due February 2

The Pursuit Award is an international award that recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year. Current PhD students (no more than 6 months away from defense), post-doctoral trainees or recent graduates may apply.

January 4, 2018

Master of Science in Law Program Information Session

The Master of Science in Law degree (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law arms STEM professionals with the tools they need to succeed in today’s innovative economy. They are holding information sessions in the coming months for all interested candidates.

January 3, 2018

Health Policy Research Scholars Application Opens January 12

Health Policy Research Scholars is looking for second-year, full-time doctoral students from any and all disciplines—as diverse as economics, political science, psychology, architecture, transportation, sociology, and environmental health—who want to apply a health policy lens to their research to advance health and equity in their communities.