Professional Development

May 14, 2018

Free Academic Job Search Webinar on May 16, 2018

Join Northwestern Presidential Fellow and PhD alumna, Alanna Hickey ('16 PhD, English), for a free webinar that will address key questions that arise in anticipation of and during the academic job search.

May 14, 2018

Northwestern Data Science Career Evening

Attend the Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop on May 15 from 4:30 - 8 PM.

May 14, 2018

Northwestern University is a Member of the Council for European Studies

Institutional membership means that students at Northwestern University are eligible for a wide range of grants and awards to support their studies, research, and publications, including CES Conference Travel Grants and the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

May 14, 2018

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.

May 11, 2018

Fulbright Application Workshops

The Office of Fellowships is hosting a series of workshops to discussFulbright application components and develop successful application strategies. During the workshop we will walk through the application form identifying areas where applicants typically go wrong.

May 11, 2018

'The X of England': Race, Diaspora, and Violence

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents 'The X of England': Race, Diaspora, and Violence — a talk by Dr. David Marriott (University of California, Santa Cruz) with Tyrone S. Palmer as discussant.

May 11, 2018

Brand Yourself: Tools to position yourself in the job market and in life

Learn how to improve your personal brand and become an effective communicator in this workshop led by Andrew Sykes, Founder & President of Habits at Work and BARTLAB.

May 7, 2018

Call for Applications for the Office of Fellowships Graduate Assistant (OFGA) 2018-2019

The Office of Fellowships seeks a doctoral candidate with an outstanding record of undergraduate mentorship to join them during the 2018-2019 academic year.

May 2, 2018

myDATA Phase III: Preparing PhDs for a Data-Driven World Application Instructions

Are you a graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching Python or R to your colleagues? Phase III of the myDATA program will be offering a short “train-the-trainer” series in which trainees will learn to effectively teach computational skills to others.

April 30, 2018

Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago)

The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex concepts arising in science, engineering and other technical fields to diverse audiences.

April 30, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The assistantship provides each student with the following: working experience in the country’s leading public humanities organization, access to world-renowned humanities scholars, interaction with Chicago’s top cultural institutions, and a mentored team environment in which to build varied skills for future employment.

April 30, 2018

Holocaust Educational Foundation - Graduate Assistantship

The graduate student assistant will be responsible for assisting HEF of NU Staff to carry out the daily operation of a university-based non-profit organization.

April 27, 2018

Bioprofessionals: Pathway to the Professoriate

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate series on academic job searches. In a series of panels this spring, they will explore all facets of academic job searches, from how to prepare to be a competitive candidate to negotiations and start up packages.

April 27, 2018

The Archive: Seminar Overview

The Newberry Library invites graduate students in the humanities to apply for a seminar that will explore the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary to negotiate historical and literary archives.

April 26, 2018

Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself in an informed and effective way. Topics will cover determining your “worth”, negotiation etiquette, and negotiating other relevant issues. 

April 25, 2018

INVO Series in Evanston

The Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern catalyzes the translation of university innovations out of the lab to benefit the public. 

April 25, 2018

Wilderness First Aid Training Opportunity

Northwestern’s Graduate Student International Travel Task Force and the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) are pleased to announce that applications are open for qualifying graduate students who could benefit from Wilderness First Aid training in support of their academic goals requiring remote or rural international travel to apply for a reimbursement grant. 

April 25, 2018

Senior Consultant Position at Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, is the health care industry’s premier authority on health care trends, insights and market analytics. Their analytics and expertise help hospitals and health systems achieve sustainable growth and ensure ongoing market relevance through the development of an effective System of CARE.

April 25, 2018

PhD Student Opportunities with Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program

In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the Chicago Field Studies Program will offer two types of opportunities for PhD students to gain experience in teaching and/or program management.

April 23, 2018

Apply now to serve as the Graduate Writing Place GA or a Graduate Writing Fellow

In the 2018-2019 Academic Year, the Graduate Writing Place will offer two types of opportunities for advanced PhD candidates who wish to augment their writing, leadership, and teaching skills at the same time they improve the writing skills of other graduate students at Northwestern.

April 23, 2018

Now Accepting Application for the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP)

The Teaching Certificate Program combines seminars, workshops, mentoring, and small-group discussions to prepare participants to teach in their disciplines.

April 23, 2018

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

In this workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners or teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements.

April 23, 2018

Graduate Learning & Teaching Symposium

The Searle Center invites you to a cross-disciplinary discussion about teaching and learning led by graduate students at Northwestern.

April 19, 2018

International Studies Graduate Teaching Opportunity

The International Studies Program in WCAS is hiring three PhD candidates to teach the course INTL_ST 395 (Integrating Project Seminar).

April 19, 2018

Call for Nominations: 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The Council of Graduate Schools seeks nominations for the 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards in the following fields: 1) Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and 2) Social Sciences.

April 19, 2018

Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

The event engages with the interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences subfield of animal studies, a new mode of research charged with the study of human-animal interaction in cultural, artistic, literary and other contexts.

April 18, 2018

2018-2019 GLAC Executive Board

GLAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Board. They invite all graduate students to nominate themselves or another individual for a position on the executive board for the next academic year.

April 16, 2018

Talking the Talk: Techniques from Language Classrooms for Teaching Academic Jargon

This workshop will equip instructors with pedagogical techniques based on research in second language acquisition, giving them a range of tools to empower students to engage fearlessly with new ideas, improve their comprehension of academic discourse, and articulate their own thoughts in this specialized language.

April 16, 2018

No Tear Grading: Responding to Student Writing with Realistic Expectations

This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for setting clear expectations for feedback--both for themselves and for their students.

April 16, 2018

Information Session on Leadership Opportunities at the Searle Center

Learn more about the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Program at an information session on April 18 from 3 - 4:30 PM at the Searle Center Library.

April 16, 2018

AHA seeks summer bloggers

The American Historical Association (AHA) is seeking three aspiring graduate student bloggers, each to write a series of posts on a topic of their choosing.

April 16, 2018

Apply Now for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camps

Applications for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camp are now available. Session One will run from June 18-29 and Session 2 will run from August 6-17.

April 16, 2018

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

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

April 16, 2018

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.

April 16, 2018

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)

SICSS Chicago brings master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from across Chicago to learn computational techniques at the nexus of data science and social sciences.

April 12, 2018

TGS Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Internship

The Graduate School (TGS) announces a new Diversity and Inclusion internship position, which gives one non-STEM doctoral student the opportunity to support the TGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

April 12, 2018

Call for Applications: Black Arts Initiative Graduate Assistantship

Applications are being accepted for the Black Arts Initiative Graduate Assistantship for the 2018-19 academic year. The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, communications, and administration. Duties include but are not limited to:

April 9, 2018

HerStory 2018

HerStory is an outreach event for high school and middle school girls. They are currently seeking scientists and engineers to help with the event.

April 9, 2018

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 9, 2018

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 9, 2018

Research Assistant Opportunities at Kellogg School of Management

Current Northwestern University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for paid research assistant positions at Kellogg School of Management.

April 3, 2018

Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS) 22nd Annual Conference

The Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) Great Lakes Chapter will host their 22nd Annual Conference: Transformation of Chemical Industry on May 19 starting at 8:30 AM.

April 2, 2018

Early Sign-Up Opportunity: Council of One Hundred Spring Networking Reception

Join your fellow Northwestern graduate students, recent graduatess, and other alumnae for an informative and interactive networking session sponsored by the Council of 100.

April 2, 2018

Boston Consulting Group Resume Writing and Recruiting Processes Webinar

BCG will be holding an information session on Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM CST for Northwestern University and University of Chicago MD, JD, PhD, and postdoctoral fellows interested in opportunities at BCG. This session will cover their three day Bridge to BCG summer program.

April 2, 2018

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 a vacation house in the Indiana Dunes.

March 30, 2018

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. Attend a professional development opportunity on April 11 to learn more.

March 30, 2018

Free Registration to QPGSA's 11th Annual Conference: Queertopia

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is proud to announce free registration for its 11th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, April 21 on the Evanston campus.

March 30, 2018

The Second Annual Inclusive Teaching Forum: Promising Practices: Learning from Our Community

On April 18, 2018, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will host a half-day event for faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff who teach to explore issues of inclusion, equity and diversity in learning and teaching; and engage in discussion around promising practices for inclusive teaching and learning at our community. 

March 30, 2018

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2018-19 academic year.

March 29, 2018

Upcoming Webinars from Alumni Relations

Check out the upcoming webinars from Alumni Relations featuring TGS alumni.

March 29, 2018

NU SACNAS Abstract Workshop

NU SACNAS in preparing for SACNAS 2018: The National Diversity in STEM Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas on October 11-13. Join them for a workshop on April 4 to learn how to write the perfect abstract and apply for travel awards.

March 28, 2018

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement has two openings for graduate assistants for the 2018-19 academic year, including Summer 2019.

March 23, 2018

The “No Tears NRSA” : How to Successfully Prepare and Submit an Individual NRSA Fellowship Application

Just in time to prepare for the NIH April 8 deadline for Individual (F Series) NRSA Awards, OSR has posted a new microlearning module about how to successfully prepare and submit a “No Tears NRSA” to help fellows - and the RAs working with fellows.

March 19, 2018

Exploring Intersectionality: A Panel Discussion with SACNAS & QPGSA

Please join SACNAS, in partnership with QPGSA, for a discussion panel called “Exploring Intersectionality.” This is the first event from the Series: Diverse Perspectives in STEM organized by SACNAS.

March 19, 2018

2019-2020 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders

The German Chancellor Fellowship is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience.

March 16, 2018

Career Fair: American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is having their Annual Meeting in Chicago. As part of the meeting there will be a Career Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 AM - 3 PM at McCormick Place. There is no cost to attend the Career Fair, but registration is required by March 23.

March 14, 2018

Teaching Assistantship in Latinx Studies

The Latina and Latino Studies program is accepting applications for a teaching assistantship for the 2018-19 school year.

March 14, 2018

Make Our Planet Great Again: Call for Applications

Four new funding programs have been launched as part of President Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative.

March 12, 2018

Searle Center Leadership Opportunities

Applications for the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellow programs and Searle Graduate Associates are now open. Learn more about each of these opportunities during an information session led by current Searle Graduate Associates.

March 12, 2018

The Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Student Group Career Talks: Quiddity Solutions’ Robert Gerovski

What do graduate students need to know about pursuing careers in informatics and data science outside of academia? The BIDS student group explores this question in their monthly career talks with professionals in the field.

March 12, 2018

Information on Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern Computational Research Day will take place on April 10 on the Evanston campus. This event allows Northwestern researchers, faculty, students and staff from diverse disciplines to come together to learn, connect and share their experiences with computational research. A complimentary lunch and cocktail reception will be provided for registered attendees.

March 12, 2018

Graduate Assistantship (2018-19) — Call for Applications

Applications are being accepted for the Graduate Assistantship in the public humanities for the 2018-19 academic year.

March 9, 2018

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.

March 8, 2018

2018 Physics of Living Cells 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. The 2018 CPLC Summer School will offer multi-scale training in the latest experimental, computational, and theoretical biophysical approaches.

March 8, 2018

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

The Graduate Writing Place will be organizing several interdisciplinary writing groups this spring 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. Applications are due on Monday, March 12.

March 8, 2018

March Webinars: A Week with Northwestern Women

Reserve your spot in celebrating the Second Annual Week with Northwestern Women. Join these alumnae and faculty members to hear the most valuable and powerful tactics you can master to overcome some of the most common challenges we encounter at work or home.

March 7, 2018

Graduate International Student Orientation 2018

Save the date for the Graduate International Student from September 6-7 2018.

March 5, 2018

Block Museum Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship 2018-2019

The Block Museum’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship offers opportunities for Northwestern University doctoral students from various academic programs and disciplines who are interested in exploring museum professions. The Block Fellow will have an opportunity to meaningfully contribute to an ongoing or upcoming project, and is invited to participate fully in the museum’s activities, including departmental and staff meetings and programs organized by the Block when possible. Applicants should be Northwestern University non-Art History graduate students in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year. The application deadline is April 16, 2018.

March 5, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning Workshop: Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom

Introducing primary literature into the STEM classroom promotes critical thinking and facilitates applied understanding of discovery in STEM. In this workshop, they will discuss the importance of primary literature as a teaching tool.

March 5, 2018

Information Session on Leadership Opportunities at the Searle Center

Learn more about the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Fellows programs at an information session on March 15 from 2-4 PM at TGS Commons. Applications for both programs are due April 11, 2018.

March 5, 2018

Applications now open for Graduate Assistantships at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is now accepting applications for two Graduate Associate positions beginning fall 2018.

March 5, 2018

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 on April 11. A number of the organizations in attendance have opportunities available for PhD and master's students.

March 2, 2018

Northwestern IT to Host Computational Research Day – April 10

Northwestern Information Technology will host the annual Northwestern Computational Research Day on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Norris University Center from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All Northwestern University faculty, postdocs, students, and staff who are interested in computational research are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event and learn from student and faculty researchers about computational research projects that are being explored at Northwestern.

March 2, 2018

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program and Information Session 2018

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School, and the Kellogg School of Management offer Northwestern University postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to participate in Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education Program (BSEE). This 5-day certificate program will introduce business concepts, industry specific tools, accounting, strategy, finance, marketing and management programming.

February 26, 2018

NCA: Careers in Digital Media Panel

NCA invites you to the Careers in Digital Media Panel on Wednesday, February 28. This event will be a good opportunity for students to explore the world of digital media, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends. Students will be able to ask questions during the panel, and there will be time for 1-on-1 networking.

February 26, 2018

Critical Theory Graduate Assistantship

The Critical Theory Cluster is currently looking to fill a Graduate Assistant position for the upcoming academic year 2018-19. 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. The compensation and expected work hours are the same as a regular TAship/GAship (the stipend per month for 17/18 is $2,643, and for 18/19 is $2,683; the expected hours range from 15-20 per week).

February 26, 2018

BioSurvival Skills: Job Search Series

BioProfessionals is pleased to present the BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series for 2018! Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement will discuss different types of jobs outside academia and resources to help you explore your options.

February 26, 2018

NCA and MSA Present: Identity and the Workplace

Are you looking for guidance on how to navigate your identity in the workplace? Learn from and meet with a diverse group of young professionals at an informative discussion regarding how to be authentic in a wide range of fields such as Media, Corporate, Education, Law, Medicine, Research, and Technology! A full dinner will be served.

February 23, 2018

NCA Social Impact Series Starting on March 6

NCA is excited to announce the Social Impact Series which, will be taking place in March. Please see the e-graphic below and attached with more details. For RSVP and additional details, log into CareerCat under the Events tab.

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

Upcoming Deadline: 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.