News & Events

Important information and updates from The Graduate School and our campus partners.

Created: Thursday 08/16/2018

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

Social Sciences students are eligible to apply for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). First or second year graduate students are invited to attend one of the following information sessions hosted by the Office of Fellowships to learn more about the application process.

Social Sciences
Created: Thursday 08/16/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Pharmacology

An NIH-supported postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Geoff Swanson in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. They are investigating how kainate receptors contribute to neuronal and circuit-level development in the central and peripheral nervous system and how disrupted signaling through these receptors leads to human neurodevelopmental disorders.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Wednesday 08/15/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Quantitative Biology

The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University is a place where mathematical scientists and developmental biologists intensely work together on a broad range of questions arising from investigations into the biology of animal development. Supported fellows are designated Center for Quantitative Biology Fellows.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Wednesday 08/15/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Biomedical Education, Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellow to support a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded initiative. The fellow will assist the Searle Center and a multi-institutional team to develop, implement, research and assess a postdoctoral professional development program called the Postdoc Academy, offered at scale to postdocs across the country.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 08/15/2018

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37)

The purpose of the MHRT program is to develop and/or enhance a research training program that allows for both domestic and international training opportunities for eligible individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce, and who are interested in careers in these areas of minority health and health disparities research.

Training Grant Director
Created: Tuesday 08/14/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cell Polarity Signaling, The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position is available in a cell biology lab at The Ohio State University. The lab investigates GTPase signaling pathways involved in development of cell polarity using budding yeast as a model organism.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 08/13/2018

Spotlight on Lauren Leydon-Hardy: PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy

Lauren Leydon-Hardy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy who studies the social phenomena that shape what we know and how we know things. She is inspired to develop the implications of her research for the real world. Lauren also serves on the Graduate Student Advisory Committee for the Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) that launched this year.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 08/13/2018

Gayle E. Woloschak, PhD, Appointed as TGS Associate Dean for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs

Gayle E. Woloschak, PhD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs at The Graduate School effective September 1, 2018.

Announcements, From the Dean
Created: Sunday 08/12/2018

GSA Mix and Mingle at Smylie Bros. on August 15

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a mix and mingle event for graduate students of all departments and programs! Appetizers and beer will be provided to the first 80 attendees. An optional "speed friending" activity is scheduled from 5:30 - 6:00 PM.

Around Campus
Created: Friday 08/10/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - NSF-Simons Fellows Program

The NSF-Simons Fellows Program, which attracts early career scientists with diverse backgrounds and exceptional promise, is designed to enhance interaction and collaboration among participants in order to stimulate creative thinking and interdisciplinary science.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 08/10/2018

MSE and BSEE Professional Development Programs Celebration

On Monday, August 6, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program and the Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) program.

Around Campus, Postdoc News, Professional Development
Created: Friday 08/10/2018

QPGSA Queer Summer Picnic on August 19

Join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) for a Queer Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 19 at 3 PM in Evanston's beachside Centennial Park. Food and fun provided!

Around Campus
Created: Wednesday 08/08/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology of Cardiovascular Disease & Transplant

The Thorp Lab is looking to recruit self-motivated Postdoctoral Scientist/Fellows in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research & Renal Institute for studies of immune cells and their crosstalk during cardiovascular disease (including in the heart and vasculature and after myocardial ischemia or after heart transplant).

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 08/08/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Nanostructures on Microelectronic Platforms

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at Northwestern University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the area of protein development with novel functions by engineering protein structures with regulated conformational changes.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Wednesday 08/08/2018

HCA Spring Academy 2019: Call for Applications

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) welcomes applications from PhD students from around the world for its sixteenth annual HCA Spring Academy Conference on American Culture, Geography, History, Politics, and Religion. For the first time this year, HCA is also welcoming applications from the field of economics. The conference will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from March 18-22, 2019.

Humanities, Social Sciences
Created: Wednesday 08/08/2018

Dan David Prize: Call for Scholarship Applications 2019

The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. Each year, the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. 10 scholarships are awarded to students from universities all over the world and 10 scholarships are awarded to students from Tel Aviv University.

Postdoc News, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Wednesday 08/08/2018

Freelance Opportunity: Proteintech

Proteintech Group, Inc. is looking for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to help them improve their search engine optimization for their antibodies.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 08/08/2018

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health

Applications for the Northwestern Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) are now being accepted. The program provides postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics, engineering, and data science who are interested in solving child health problems with mentoring, protected research time, and other resources and training that are key to successful research.

Postdoc News, Training Grant Director, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 08/06/2018

Critical Contexts Writing Retreat on August 16 and 17

Critical Contexts (a student organization looking at the role of equity, ethics, and power in research and academia) is hosting a summer writing retreat for graduate students who are interested in critical scholarship, pedagogy, and decolonial research. The semi-structured retreat will be held in downtown Chicago on August 16 and 17.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 08/06/2018

Beyond the Bench Career Event on August 16

Meet prominent panelists from STEM fields and learn more about their careers by attending the Beyond the Bench Career Event on Thursday, August 16.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Around Campus
Created: Friday 08/03/2018

Graduate Assistant Opportunity: Global Humanities Initiative

Northwestern's Global Humanities Initiative (GHI) is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. The salary will be $20/hour for approximately 100-120 hours throughout the year.  Responsibilities include website, email account, and social media management; logistics and publicity for events; planning input for future GHI activities; and miscellaneous administrative support.

Professional Development, Humanities
Created: Thursday 08/02/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cancer Biology

Postdoctoral (postdoc) positions are available at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Yu lab combines bioinformatics analysis with cutting-edge genomics technologies to investigate transcriptional and epigenetic regulations of cancer with specific interests in hormonal transcription factors and chromatin modifiers.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Thursday 08/02/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-22 fellowship competition. Applications are due by August 22.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 08/01/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 08/01/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Otolaryngology, flow cytometry, ELISPOT assays

The chronic sinusitis immunopathogenesis laboratory is interested in understanding epithelial responses in the nasal mucosa relevant to Type 2 inflammation. Prior experience with flow cytometry, ELISPOT assays, cell sorting and assaying immunoglobulin specificities would be strongly preferred.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Wednesday 08/01/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Otolaryngology

The chronic sinusitis immunopathogenesis laboratory is interested in understanding epithelial responses in the nasal mucosa relevant to Type 2 inflammation. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in immunology or molecular biology and has experience with independent experimental design, troubleshooting of experiments and using published literature to guide future research directions.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 07/31/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study for early career researchers at the University of Konstanz. Since 2007, it has promoted outstanding postdoctoral researchers from the humanities, social and natural sciences.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 07/31/2018

Beckman Young Investigator Program

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is seeking candidates within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 07/31/2018

NIH-Funded Faculty Workshop: Mentoring Your Trainees in Scientific Communication Skills

As a mentor of a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow in STEM research, you are invited to participate in an interactive 3-hour workshop on helping your trainees develop verbal and written scientific communication skills.

Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 07/30/2018

ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 Free Public Keynote Lecture on August 25

The ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 organizing committee is excited to announce that Danielle Lee, Biologist, Blogger, and Co-Founder of the National Science & Technology News Service, will give a free public keynote lecture, "Building personal bridges: connecting your science to your communities" for the ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 workshop!

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/30/2018

Spotlight on Lars Steier: MFA Graduate in Writing for the Screen and Stage

Lars Steier graduated in June 2018 from the School of Communication with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for the Screen and Stage. With the support of a sitcom grant from the Department of Radio/Television/Film, Lars wrote and is producing a half-hour television pilot called "Cinerama" that draws from his experience of working in a movie theater in Oregon. In addition, he is currently directing an animated short film that takes place on a spaceship.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 07/30/2018

NIAID T32 and T35 Training Grants Maximum Number of Trainee Slots

Beginning fiscal year 2019 (FY19), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will limit the total number of predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training slots.

Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 07/30/2018

Office of Fellowships NSF GRFP Summer Writing Workshops

Join the Office of Fellowships for a series of writing workshops on July 31, August 2, and August 7 for tips on how to apply to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP provides funding for MS and PhD graduate studies, and the application requires both a research proposal and a personal statement. 

Professional Development
Created: Monday 07/30/2018

TGS Parents Summer Celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

On Saturday, July 28, TGS invited graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are parents to gather with their families for a summer celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

Around Campus
Created: Wednesday 07/25/2018

Changes to TGS Internal Fellowships and Grants

The Graduate School (TGS) recently evaluated its internal fellowships and grants to ensure these funding opportunities align with our funding policies. As a result, several changes will go into effect in September 2018.

Announcements
Created: Monday 07/23/2018

2018 New TA Conference Registration Now Open

All graduate students with teaching responsibilities at Northwestern are invited to register for the free New TA Conference (NTAC) on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Technological Institute in Evanston.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 07/23/2018

Fall 2018 TGS Student Activity Fee Increase

Since the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has raised its fares over the past several years, TGS will receive a substantial increase in our newest contract for graduate student U-Passes, effective September 1, 2018. To help offset this increase, TGS is raising our student activity fee by $15 per quarter, beginning in the fall of 2018. 

Announcements
Created: Friday 07/20/2018

Updated Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity

The NIH recently released an updated Notice of Interest in Diversity that outlines groups underrepresented in the U.S. Biomedical, Clinical, Behavioral and Social Sciences research enterprise and encourages institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations to enhance the participation of these groups.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 07/20/2018

iBiology: Using Internships to Explore Careers and Make Decisions

Dr. Alexandra Schnoes discusses how internships could be a good way for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to explore career options in two iBiology videos.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 07/20/2018

NIH BEST: Exposure to Multiple Career Pathways by Biomedical Doctoral Students

A study published in PLOS One discusses the outcomes of an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program at Wayne State University.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 07/20/2018

Save The Date: Training Grant Directors Meeting on September 18

The next Training Grant Directors Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 18, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 07/20/2018

NIH Resources for Rigor and Reproducibility

An NIH advisory council was charged with recommending ways to further enhance reproducibility of funded research, while being informed by the current policy. The group noted that many training resources are available to assist investigators with mixed-method research, methodology, and experimental design.

Training Grant Director
Created: Thursday 07/19/2018

NUPF Presents: 2018 Current Research & Future Career Symposium

NUPF is partnering with the Bioprofessionals Career Development Program, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and the Northwestern Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to bring you the 2018 Current Research & Future Career Symposium. The Symposium is open to all postdocs and graduate students in any discipline at Northwestern.

Training Grant Director, Postdoc News, Professional Development
Created: Thursday 07/19/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Nanosensors, Glucose, SERS, In Vivo Imaging, Plasmonics

A research position (post-doctoral fellowship) is immediately available to work on the development of nanosensors for in vivo biosensing, with a focus on continuous glucose monitoring.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities, Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 07/18/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Translational Brain Injury Research

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow for expansion of basic and translational studies related to the role of the Angiopoietin – Tie2 tyrosine kinase vascular signaling pathway in blood brain barrier function and cerebral edema after stroke and brain injury.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Training Grant Director
Created: Tuesday 07/17/2018

International Travel News and Information from Global Safety and Security

Stay up to date on international travel news by visiting the Global Safety and Security message website. Also note that GeoBlue has a new feature for students who need confirmation of coverage in order to apply for a visa.

Announcements
Created: Monday 07/16/2018

"Seven Minutes of Scholarship" Free Public Lectures

Attend “Seven Minutes of Scholarship” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern! “Seven Minutes of Scholarship” is the final symposium of Northwestern’s RSG (Ready, Set, Go) Research Communication Training Program.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/16/2018

Spotlight on Sadie Witkowski: PhD Candidate in Psychology

Sadie (Sarah) Witkowski is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology with a focus on Brain, Behavior, and Cognition who researches how sleep can improve memory. She has a passion for science communication and founded the PhDrinking podcast to interview graduate students across fields about their research.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 07/16/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Fulbright Israel

Fulbright Israel is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright family.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Friday 07/13/2018

Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) Participation

The Northwestern Prison Education Program Graduate Student Advisory Council invites graduate students to participate in the new Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP). NPEP is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois.

Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements, Humanities
Created: Tuesday 07/10/2018

Graduate and Professional Student Poster Presentations: Request for Abstracts

UC Davis Global Affairs is seeking abstracts for poster presentations from graduate and professional students for the 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis on September 17 and 18, 2018. 

Professional Development
Created: Monday 07/09/2018

U-Passes Available for Pickup at The Graduate School

If you are eligible for and do not currently have a U-Pass, or if your card will expire this month (July 2018), please email tgs-u-pass@northwestern.edu, or call TGS at 847.491.5279 to confirm if we have a card waiting for you to pick up during our normal office hours.

Announcements
Created: Thursday 07/05/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available immediately at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Vassar, Professor of Neurology. The postdoctoral research project will involve investigations of molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 07/05/2018

Plant-It Purple Graduate Gardens Summer Harvest on July 11

Join Plant-It Purple Graduate Gardens for the first harvest of the season on July 11 from 12-2 PM in the Technological Institute Courtyard.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/02/2018

Spotlight on Manish Kumar: Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurobiology

Manish Kumar is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurobiology with a PhD in physics who is developing a class of microscopes that can study neurons in action. He is proud that his current work can advance medical research, particularly in neuroscience, by making advanced microscopes faster and more affordable.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 07/02/2018

Ravinia Festival with GSA on July 21

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for some outdoor music at Ravinia!

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/02/2018

GSA LinkLunch on July 17 and 18

Want to connect with a graduate student from a different department and take part in a meaningful and substantive conversation about curricular or extracurricular areas of interest?

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/02/2018

Volunteer with GSA at Evanston Recycles on July 7

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) in volunteering at the annual Evanston Recycles Collection Event!

Around Campus
Created: Friday 06/29/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Clinical Neuroscience for Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Theresa Pape and the Pape Lab at Hines VA and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, are focused on multiple aspects of advancing the care of traumatic brain injury (TBI), including novel treatments, methodologies and advancing neurobehavioral and neuroscience psychometric measures in TBI.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 06/28/2018

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

Congratulations to the following faculty and their teams on their recently funded training grant programs:

Training Grant Director, Announcements
Created: Thursday 06/28/2018

NIAID Policy for T32 and T35 Competing Renewal Application Submissions

NIH Notice Number: NOT-AI-18-040 outlines guidelines for T32 and T35 competing renewal applications.

Training Grant Director
Created: Thursday 06/28/2018

JAMA: Supporting the Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers

Ron Daniels, JD, LLM, president of Johns Hopkins, and Victor Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, published a JAMA article on the “Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers.”

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 06/27/2018

Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

Candidates from all areas of research and scholarship—who are no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment—are eligible for the Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 06/27/2018

The Data Incubator for Fall 2018

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences, Postdoc News, Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 06/26/2018

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Thursday 06/21/2018

Limited Submission Funding 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. Faculty members interested in applying with Northwestern as the lead or as a partner institution are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by July 9th.

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 06/20/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Urology T32 Training Grant

Postdoctoral fellow positions in basic and translational research are available immediately at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Sponsored by an NIDDK T32 training grant to the Department of Urology, these positions require US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 06/19/2018

TGS Parent Summer Celebration at Peggy Notebaert Museum

The event will take place on July 28 from 10 AM to 2 PM, and tickets will be available on June 25 at 10 AM.

Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 06/19/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Microbiome Neuroscience

Immediate opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows to study microbial modulation of cognitive function and pelvic pain in clinically relevant models at Northwestern University. Join their well-funded, interdisciplinary team to characterize the impact of the microbiome in novel mouse models where they study symptom mechanisms at the molecular, microbiologic, physiologic, and behavioral levels.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 06/19/2018

Book Summer Writing Consultations in the Graduate Writing Place Now

The Graduate Writing Place is open for summer consultations. If you are working on job/fellowship applications, articles for publications, or dissertations/theses, Graduate Writing Fellows are there to help.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 06/18/2018

Spotlight on Alexis Reyes: PhD Student in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS)

Alexis Reyes is a second-year PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Graduate Program and active member in Northwestern's chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicagos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Beyond her research on genetic integrity in eukaryotes, Alexis is passionate about expanding equitable access to STEM education opportunities and resources for underrepresented students. 

Spotlight
Created: Monday 06/18/2018

Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio

Attend a two-day workshop series hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning, Searle Center on Wednesday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 25 from 10 AM - 12PM at TGS Commons.

Professional Development
Created: Wednesday 06/13/2018

NURAP and AHEAD Present: Careers in Research Administration

Join NURAP and AHEAD for Careers in Research Administration, a panel discussion about Research Administration careers at Northwestern. Panels will be held on both campuses.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 06/12/2018

Two Northwestern Students Named Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows in 2018

Two Northwestern graduate students have been selected as part of the eighth annual cohort of Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows. This year’s 24 fellows will take up two-year, full-time positions with top nonprofit organizations and government agencies working in the fields of policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and the media. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Announcements, Social Sciences, Humanities
Created: Tuesday 06/12/2018

Notice of Intent: Funding Opportunity for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) intend to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for new behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) predoctoral training programs that focus on innovative computational and/or data science analytic approaches and their incorporation into training for the future BSSR health research workforce.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 06/08/2018

NAA Webinar Series: Mapping the Levers for Cultural Change

Cultural change and transformation are two of the hardest feats to accomplish in most organizations. Although we tend to be pretty savvy as far as emotional intelligence and psychological trends, there are almost no definitions of culture, and how to change it, which are shared by individuals.

Professional Development
Created: Friday 06/08/2018

PhD/Postdoc Specific Secondary Education Panel

Interested in learning more about opportunities in Secondary Education as a PhD? Come hear recruiters, educators, and administrators provide advice and insight on navigating the process. Speakers include Philosophy PhD and Academic Dean and Theory of Knowledge Instructor from Beacon; Physics PhD and science teacher at ETHS; and Carney, Sandoe & Associates recruiters.

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 06/08/2018

WISER Discussion Social

Join WISER this month to talk about ways to approach the issue of sexual harassment on campus.

Around Campus
Created: Friday 06/08/2018

Game Night with GSA

Join GSA for an end-of-quarter celebration with fellow graduate students at the game room at Norris Center, Thursday June 14, 5-7 PM.

Around Campus
Created: Thursday 06/07/2018

Dinner for Twelve

The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to participate as a guest in your area for Dinner with Twelve. During these events, hosts open their home or host alumni and students at a restaurant where all arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

Professional Development
Created: Wednesday 06/06/2018

Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium

The Graduate School is a member of The Center for Renaissance Studies consortium. The center promotes the use of the Newberry collection by graduate students and postgraduate scholars in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (ca. 1300 – ca. 1750), offering a wide range of scholarly programs and digital and print publications based in the Newberry collections, and provides a locus for a community of scholars who come from all over the world to use the library’s early manuscripts, printed books, and other materials. 

Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 06/05/2018

Spotlight on Andrew Sabin, PhD, Entrepreneur and Research Engineer at Bose

Andrew Sabin, PhD, an inventor and entrepreneur who is creating new solutions for people suffering from hearing loss, graduated from Northwestern University in 2011 with a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He then founded Ear Machine, a company dedicated to creating and distributing novel and accessible hearing tools, such as the EarMachine app.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cardiovascular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available at the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of the cardiovascular system using mouse models and stem cell-based approaches. They are particularly interested in understanding signaling pathways leading to transcriptional regulation of genes involved in developmental and pathological (lymph) angiogenesis.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Graduate Assistantships at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is accepting applications for a Graduate Associate position beginning fall 2018.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities begin the week of June 18 on both the Evanston and Chicago Campuses.

Postdoc News, Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Data Science and Programming Summer Workshop Series

The series offers 22 workshops from June to August on Python, R, SQL, command line, and GIS across the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  Northwestern graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and research staff of all experience levels are welcome in the workshops. 

Professional Development, Postdoc News, Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - June 2018

The NIH has released its job openings for the month of June.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Metal Carboxylates in Oil Paints

The Northwestern University / Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU- ACCESS) is offering a two-year postdoctoral research scholarship (possibly extendable for a third year) to study the chemistry of zinc soaps: organic/inorganic compounds that form by reaction of the Zn oxide pigment with an oil-based (lipidic) binding medium. Overall, the grant activities aim to develop computational and experimental tools needed to understand how artworks undergo change over long periods of time.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Uro-Microimmunology

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD in the Department of Urology and Stephen Miller, PhD in the department of Microbiology and Immunology on a combined research focusing on immune cell involvement in benign and malignant urologic conditions.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 06/04/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Urology

A post-doctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The selected candidate will take part in the collaboration with the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics to work on the genetic, epigenetic, and immune mechanisms of cancer biology and epigenetic-based therapies.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 05/31/2018

Plant-It Purple: Main Planting Day

Mark your calendar on June 4 for Plant-It Purple's biggest event of the year: Main Planting Day! Plant-It Purple has ordered a ton of flowers for their garden and will need help planting them all. It will be a nice way to break from your studies or research and spend some time outdoors!

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Wednesday 05/30/2018

Recent NIH Training Award Notices

The NIH has posted several notices for small changes to various training awards. Please click the links below to learn more.

Training Grant Director, Announcements
Created: Tuesday 05/29/2018

2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Deadline

The national deadline for the 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition cycle has been announced by the program director as July 2, 2018. Our campus deadline is Monday, June 18, 2018 at noon. Please email Stephen Hill at s-hill@northwestern.edu in the Office of Fellowships as soon as possible if you would like to apply in this current cycle.

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 05/29/2018

Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session

Click here to register for the free Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern event: "Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session" that will take place on Wednesday, June 13, from 3-5 PM at the Searle Center Library. 

Around Campus, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 05/29/2018

Free Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab" that will take place on Thursday, May 31, from 10-11:30 AM at the Searle Center Library.

Postdoc News, Training Grant Director, Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Tuesday 05/29/2018

Free Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review" that will take place on Wednesday, May 30, from 3-5 PM at TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Road). 

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 05/29/2018

Cast Your Vote for the 2018-2019 GSA Executive Board

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) has a wonderful group of candidates who are looking forward to bringing you more social and service events during the upcoming school year. Please show your support by casting your ballot for the nominees here. The poll is open until midnight on Wednesday, May 30.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Friday 05/25/2018

Essay Scholarship Opportunity from Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Dr. Usha Rajagopal is offering a $1000 scholarship opportunity to eligible college, or university, students in the United States. Full details on eligibility, applying, winner selection, and more can be found below.

Around Campus
Created: Friday 05/25/2018

TGS Student Receives Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grant

Congratulations to TGS student Annie Nelson, a PhD candidate in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, who is the Office of Global Safety and Security's (OGSS) first recipient of the Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grant!

Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 05/22/2018

Save the Date: NUPF 2018 Current Research and Future Career Symposium

The 2018 Current Research and Future Careers Symposium will held on the Chicago Campus on August 30 .

Postdoc News, Training Grant Director