News & Events

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

Created: Friday 09/13/2019

2019 NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP)

The application period for 2019 NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) is now open. Applicants must submit a completed and signed Northwestern Loan Repayment Program Certification Form by close of business on November 1, 2019.  The form must be completed, attested by the applicant, departmental administrator, department chair, and sent by email to Pamela Hawkins. Visit NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) page on the OSR website for more information about completing the institutional certifications.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 09/13/2019

LIMITED SUBMISSION: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

The NRT Program is dedicated to supporting highly effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas through the use of comprehensive traineeship models that are innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.

Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Confirm NU Student Health Plan Enrollment by October 1

All Students who have the NU Student Health Plan (Aetna) MUST CONFIRM enrollment by Tuesday, October 1. A late penalty will be assessed after this date. If you have defaulted into this plan, you must still “confirm coverage” to ensure there is no lapse in coverage.

Announcements
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Apply for Leadership Coaching by September 24

Today's world is calling for a generation of powerful leaders to step up, and no single formula can make all leaders effective. The Center for Leadership's philosophy rests in authentic leadership, focusing on developing each student leader's distinct talents rather than trying to mold a sole idea of what leadership looks like. 

Professional Development
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

A Note from the Northwestern Public Health Review

The Northwestern Public Health Review is looking for new editors, graphic designers, officers, and contributors. All graduate and professional students are welcome to participate.

Announcements, Professional Development
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

The Graduate School's New Online Graduate Catalog is Now Live!

The Graduate School’s new online graduate catalog is now live! Our section of the University catalog outlines TGS academic policies and procedures, degree requirements for all our programs, and descriptions of all graduate level courses. Questions regarding the catalog may be directed to TGS Academic Affairs.

Announcements
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowships Applications Now Open

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has opened its 2020 competition for several fellowships that support either dissertation completion or junior faculty progress toward tenure. Recipients not only receive support for their work, but also join a 75-year-old network of some 27,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows—a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. 

Social Sciences, Faculty and Staff, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Fellowships
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

LIMITED SUBMISSION: The Moore Inventor Fellows 2020

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the fifth competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Fellowships
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Help SustainNU Welcome Our New Wildcats!

As a new academic year approaches, sustainNU needs your help engaging new students in Northwestern’s efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. This September, you can pitch in by helping sustainNU at new student move-in on Sunday and Monday, September 15-16 at all Evanston campus residencies. Volunteers will support increased cardboard recycling, break down boxes, and direct students and families to recycling collection areas. Shifts are offered in two-hour segments. Sign up to volunteer here. All volunteers will receive a sustainNU t-shirt.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Office of Equity Student Advisory Board Applications Due October 1

The Office of Equity will once again be convening a Student Advisory Board (SAB) in 2019–20. The purpose of the Student Advisory Board is to provide a dedicated avenue for student perspective, feedback, and recommendations on the goals, policies, procedures, and services of the Office of Equity. The Office of Equity is committed to integrating student voices into their efforts, and particularly are seeking a Board that reflects the diversity of identities and experiences on campus.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Call for Graduate Student Contributions to an Edited Volume on Teaching!

Seeking the voices of graduate student instructors! Kacie Armstrong, Lauren Genova, John Wyatt Greenlee, and Derina Samuel, professors at Cornell University, are currently accepting essay proposals from graduate students for an edited volume that will serve as a guide to teaching and learning in higher education for their peers who are new to teaching. This book is under contract with Stylus Publishing, with support from the Center for Teaching Innovation at Cornell University.

Announcements
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

2020 Facebook Fellowship Program Applications Due October 4

The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.

Fellowships, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 09/09/2019

Spotlight on Emily Updegraff, PhD, TGS Chief of Staff

Emily Updegraff, PhD, joined The Graduate School (TGS) in September 2019 as the chief of staff. In this role, she is responsible for the school’s human resources administration, strategic communications, and daily operations. She facilitates communication within TGS and with other Northwestern schools and partners and serves as a strategic adviser to the dean and associate provost for graduate education. Prior to TGS, Emily spent nine years as the director of operations & outreach/assistant chair in Northwestern’s Department of Physics & Astronomy. She has also taught physiology and cell biology courses for the School for Professional Studies since 2011.

Spotlight
Created: Thursday 09/05/2019

TGS Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Internship Applications Due September 20

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. The intern will work in a paid, monthly position on significant projects; interacting with senior leadership and gaining experience in implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy in higher education.

Humanities, Social Sciences, Professional Development
Created: Thursday 09/05/2019

Current Kellogg MBA Courses Available to TGS Students

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

Professional Development, Announcements
Created: Tuesday 09/03/2019

Join Morning Mentors Tutoring Program

Current graduate students are invited to join Morning Mentors, a before-school tutoring program taking place at Nichols Middle School in Evanston. Visit their website to learn more, and come to their orientation on Tuesday, September 10 at 5:00 PM in Tech M128.

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 09/03/2019

Diverse Perspectives in STEM: Retention of Underserved Groups in Academia Event on September 12

The Northwestern University Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) and Northwestern University Building on Diversity (NU BonD) will be co-hosting Diverse Perspectives in STEM: Retention of Underserved Groups in Academia on Thursday, September 12. Join them for a research symposium at 2:00 PM in Pancoe Abbott Auditorium, followed by a panel and small group discussion event at 4:00 PM in TGS Commons. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Around Campus
Created: Friday 08/30/2019

Fall Quarter 2019 Registration Deadlines

All active students in The Graduate School who are continuing their studies in fall quarter must register per The Graduate School’s continuous registration policy. Current students may register for fall quarter until 11:59 PM on Monday, September 9. 

Announcements
Created: Friday 08/30/2019

TGS Childcare Grant Fall Quarter Deadline: October 4

Take advantage of Northwestern’s portable childcare grants for eligible graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School (TGS)! The application deadline for the fall quarter is Friday, October 4.

Funding
Created: Thursday 08/29/2019

Job Opportunity: Intellectual Property Manager, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

The Ludwig New York Office seeks an Intellectual Property Manager to assist in identifying areas of Ludwig research suitable for patent protection. Working closely with scientists world-wide, members of Ludwig’s Intellectual Property Office, and outside patent counsel, the successful candidate will take part in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 08/29/2019

Job Opportunity: Scientific & Technical Lead, Biotherapeutics

Chicago Biotherapeutics Corporation is creating novel live biotherapeutic products that enrich infant animals’ gut microbiome, thereby preventing deadly bacterial infections. They are looking for an enterprising Scientific & Technical Lead.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 08/28/2019

SCOARE Faculty Workshop: How to Mentor Scientifi­c Communication

You are an important supporter of graduate and postdoctoral trainees. To provide additional opportunities to support your trainees, we are partnering with investigators at MD Anderson Cancer Center to bring you an NIH-funded faculty mentor training workshop “Scientific Communication Advances Research Excellence” (SCOARE).  The project includes a companion research study of workshop participants and their research trainees. You are invited to attend the workshop as well as to participate in the associated research study assessing workshop outcomes.

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 08/28/2019

Navigating the Research Enterprise Seminar Series

The upcoming series offers tools and resources for postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty. It will run from September through December 2019 (subject to change).

Postdoc News, Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 08/28/2019

Registration Available for Responsible Conduct of Research

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

Postdoc News, Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 08/28/2019

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Zuckerman provides scholarships for postdoctoral trainees from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once the postdocs complete their research in Israel, many of them are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, strengthening the US-Israel partnership by building on long-lasting relationships of mutual collaboration. In addition, the program provides support to Israeli PhD graduates who have been accepted to a postdoctoral program with a stipend at an American university, thus creating a cycle of excellence.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 08/27/2019

Funding Opportunity: Michelson Prizes (Immunology)

Postdocs and graduate students in the field of immunology are encouraged to explore the Michelson Prizes, which are awarded to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. 

Funding, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 08/26/2019

Youth Mentoring Opportunity: Science Club

Science in Society is seeking graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and/or staff to volunteer at an afterschool science mentorship program called Science Club. This initiative, now in its 11th year, is designed to spark middle school kids' interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" through challenging, hands-on lab activities.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 08/26/2019

Postdoctoral Research Position in Correlates of Immune Protection in Congenital Viral Infections

The Mohr Laboratory at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to join their team in studying antibody responses in congenital viral infections. Their laboratory focuses on the correlation of antibody protection in congenital virus infection using a translational macaque model.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 08/26/2019

Emily Updegraff, PhD, Named Chief of Staff for The Graduate School

I am pleased to announce that Emily Updegraff, PhD, has been named chief of staff for The Graduate School (TGS) effective September 1, 2019. In this role, Emily will provide operational leadership to all TGS staff members, coordinate communication with stakeholders across our partner schools, manage our human resources portfolio, and broadly enable our Vision 2025 strategic plan.

Announcements, From the Dean
Created: Monday 08/26/2019

Spotlight on Vadim Shifrin, Esq., TGS Consulting Attorney

Vadim Shifrin, Esq. is the new consulting attorney for The Graduate School (TGS). He is the central point of contact for TGS students seeking legal consultation. In addition to serving TGS students, Vadim is the principal and founder of Shifrin Law Group, a Chicago-based law firm that specializes in a variety of practice areas. He is a respected and entrepreneurial attorney with a history of success representing clients in the personal injury, criminal law, real estate, media, and sports and entertainment fields.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 08/19/2019

Lawrence Fellowship Applications Due October 1

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory invites rising graduate students to apply for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Lawrence Fellowship. 

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 08/19/2019

Upcoming Activities from GSA

Northwestern University's Graduate Student Association (GSA) is hosting a variety of events in coming weeks. Please consider joining them for one or more of these activities.

From the Dean, Around Campus
Created: Friday 08/16/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Signal Transduction and Cancer

Postdoctoral positions, funded by the longstanding Training Program in Signal Transduction and Cancer (T32 CA070085) at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, are available immediately.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 08/13/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Energy (Liquid Fuels)

A postdoctoral candidate is sought for a position in the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE). The successful candidate will analyze systems-level energy and environmental benefits of co-optimization of liquid fuels and engines in the light-duty and heavy-duty sectors.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 08/13/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Financial Impact of Customer Engagement

The Medill Integrated Marketing Communications Spiegel Digital and Database Research Center at Northwestern University seeks to hire a full-time postdoc to start no later than September 2020.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 08/12/2019

AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to attend the Faculty Career Workshop on Wednesday, October 9 and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, Thurday-Saturday, October 10-12, via the ASSIST Travel Grant.

Professional Development, Funding, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Thursday 08/08/2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Program Reception, 2019

On Monday, August 5, 2019, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Wednesday 08/07/2019

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to register for the American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society's (AISES) Faculty Career Workshop on October 9, 2019 and the AISES National Conference on October 10-12, 2019. Assistance for travel is available by applying to the ASSIST Travel Grant.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 08/05/2019

Postdoctoral Opportunity: The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases T32 Training Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases T32 Training Grant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking to fill two postdoc slots late this fall. This unique grant focuses on the basic mechanisms of aging, prevention interventions, and clinical problems encountered by older adults. The grant provides career development for postdoctoral students starting their research career through mentored training, the Biology of Aging Seminar series, and conferences.

Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 07/31/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Basic & Translational Breast Cancer Research

A postdoc position is immediately available in a breast cancer research lab (Dai Horiuchi, Principal Investigator) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 07/31/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Tuesday 07/30/2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Applications Due August 30

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

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 07/29/2019

Apply for IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth Event by August 30

Join Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth event on Thursday and Friday, October 10-11. 

Professional Development
Created: Monday 07/29/2019

Invitation to Participate in Study About Existing Routines

Yongsun Kim, a PhD candidate in Technology and Social Behavior, and Professor Haoqi Zhang are searching for participants who are interested in participating in a study that will assist in designing apps that use people's existing routines to conveniently help each other deliver items around Northwestern. 

Announcements
Created: Monday 07/29/2019

RSG Seven Minutes of Scholarship Events on August 14 & 15

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 Ready Set Go (RSG) Research Communication training program. After 8 weeks of instruction from experts in theatre, journalism, communication and design, graduate student and postdoctoral researchers will give a FREE public lecture where they explain their research in just seven minutes each. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/29/2019

Spotlight on Lucky Stiff: MFA Graduate in Directing

Lucky Stiff graduated in June 2019 from the School of Communication with a master of fine arts in directing. Their thesis, Becoming Lucky, explores the art of Drag through the intersections of nightclub culture, performance art, and theater. In addition to regular performances around Chicago, Lucky is cohost of The Tea, a weekly podcast cohosted by Chicago-based drag queen, T Rex.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 07/22/2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University

The laboratory of Drs. Nathan Doble and Stacey Choi in the College of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at The Ohio State University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 07/22/2019

Write to Change the World Seminar Opportunity

The Graduate School is excited to partner with the Op-Ed Project to offer ten graduate students and postdoctoral trainees the opportunity to participate in one of three "Write to Change the World" seminars in Chicago this fall.

Professional Development, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 07/22/2019

New TA Conference Registration Now Open

All graduate students with teaching responsibilities at Northwestern are invited to register for the New TA Conference (NTAC) on Thursday, September 19 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Technological Institute.

Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 07/16/2019

Job Opportunity, Part-time: Postdoctoral Administrative Fellow, Rush University

Rush University Graduate College invites applications for a part-time Postdoctoral Administration Fellow position to support the Office of Career Development and Industry Outreach. This part-time position is designed for postdoctoral scientists who are interested in developing academic leadership skills while working to solve current challenges in graduate education in biomedical sciences.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 07/16/2019

Sci-ROI Annual Event 2019

The Sci-ROI Annual Event 2019 will be held on September 7-8 at The University of Chicago. Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the U.S. and India. Sci-ROI organizes the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) every year and invites participation from scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers from all across the U.S. who are seeking for a career in India in the STEM fields.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 07/15/2019

University Libraries’ Annual Research Resources Forum on September 23

The University Libraries’ annual Research Resources Forum will be held on Monday, September 23 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM in the University Library (1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208). This invitation-only forum is an introduction to library and information services for incoming graduate students in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, School of Communication, and School of Music.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/15/2019

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens

Fulbright Israel is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars planning to pursue research in Israel for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 academic years. Participants will receive $47,500 per year, for up to two years. Interested applicants are invited to apply by Monday, September 16.

Fellowships
Created: Monday 07/15/2019

Spotlight on Liliana M. Hernandez Gonzalez: PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering

Liliana M. Hernandez Gonzalez is a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering. Her research focuses on determining the ecological resilience of urban green spaces in the Chicago metropolitan area and their benefits for storm water retention using a distributed high-frequency sensing network. Liliana is a former Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) participant and has been recognized as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, National GEM Consortium Associate Fellow, and Walter P. Murphy Fellow. In addition, Liliana was recently inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 07/15/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Rowland Institute at Harvard

The Rowland Institute at Harvard is seeking applications for Rowland Fellowships that commence in the 2020 calendar year. They seek the best young experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering. The Rowland Fellowship program provides an opportunity to establish an independent program within the rich intellectual environment at Harvard.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 07/10/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Bone and Mineral Metabolism

A postdoctoral research traineeship position is available in Dr. Aline Martin laboratory at Northwestern University. The postdoctoral trainee will work on projects focusing on molecular mechanisms that control the regulation of the bone-derived hormone FGF23 and its impact on bone, renal, and cardiac health, with the goal to improve bone and cardiac health in chronic kidney disease.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 07/10/2019

2019 AAMC Group on Graduate Research Education and Training (GREAT) Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration

The AAMC’s Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) Annual Meeting this fall in Seattle will discuss contemporary topics and emerging issues, and build upon the values and best practices established over the past 25 years.

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 07/10/2019

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course on December 5 & 6

The next offering of the Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course through Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies will be Thursday and Friday, December 5-6. Grantsmanship for the Research Professional is a two-day executive education-style workshop that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science.

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 07/10/2019

Register for the GREAT/GRAND Community Forum

The AAMC is providing a series of GREAT/GRAND Community Forums as a platform for sharing important policy updates and other timely information with the GREAT Group and GRAND communities.Teaser

Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 07/08/2019

Join GSA for Movie Night at Gallagher Way on August 14

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) on Wednesday, August 14 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM for Movie Night at Gallagher Way. This is a FREE outdoor bi-weekly movie showing right near Wrigley Field. They will be showing 10 Things I Hate About You. GSA will meet at Gallagher Way for the evening and will provide some picnic snacks and blankets (but feel free to also bring your own).

Around Campus
Created: Monday 07/08/2019

RocDocs Program to Increase Diversity Among Postdoctoral Trainees in STEM

RocDocs, a postdoctoral career advancement initiative, is seeking graduate students nearing the completion of their studies and early career postdoctoral scholars. Join RocDocs at the University of Rochester for two days to share your research and take part in professional development programming and networking.

Professional Development, Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 07/08/2019

NSF-GRFP Fellowship Workshop on July 15, 16, and 18

The Office of Fellowships is holding a three-day writing workshop to help students prepare their application materials for the NSF-GRFP Fellowship. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) provides three years of funding for early career MS and PhD graduate students in STEM fields. The application requires both a research proposal and a personal statement. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development
Created: Monday 07/08/2019

New BME Course Offering this Fall

How can we use MRI to measure brain activity, blood flow, and tissue microstructure? Learn how we process, model, and ultimately interpret brain-imaging data in BME (Biomedical Engineering) 495, MRI Modeling of Brain Physiology. This class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays this fall from 4:00 - 5:20 PM on the Evanston Campus and is open to all TGS students.

Announcements
Created: Monday 07/01/2019

'Cats Connect 2019 Networking Receptions

The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect, a student and alumni networking reception that will be held in various cities between Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 18. 

Announcements
Created: Friday 06/28/2019

McKinsey & Company APD Applications Due July 14

McKinsey & Company is seeking candidates to fill multiple positions in 2020. Visit their Advanced Professional Degree Showcase site for more information about their offices & practices, diversity & inclusion, and recruiting timelines geared toward Advanced Professional Degree candidates.

Announcements
Created: Friday 06/28/2019

Spotlight on Everett Lasher, PhD: PhD Alum in Earth and Planetary Sciences

Everett Lasher received his PhD in earth and planetary sciences from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in June 2019. His research focuses on how the climate and environment along the west coast of Greenland have changed over the last 11,000 years. Everett’s work was recently featured on CNN, among various other news outlets.

Spotlight
Created: Friday 06/28/2019

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in earlier sessions, the Data Incubator will be holding another fellowship.

Postdoc News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences, Fellowships, From the Dean
Created: Wednesday 06/26/2019

Postdoctoral Opportunity: German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites postdoctoral trainees to apply for this year's “Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour”. This program is a funded, week-long trip to Germany for postdocs working related to AI, The Internet of Things, Cyber-physical Systems and the Future of Manufacturing (“Industry 4.0”) and who are interested in job opportunities in Germany (academic and non-academic).

Postdoc News, Professional Development, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 06/24/2019

Schmidt Science Fellows Program Applications Due July 29

Northwestern University will nominate six doctoral students and/or recent alumni for the Schmidt Science Fellows Program conducted in partnership with The Rhodes Trust. The program allows students with extraordinary records of leadership in STEM to spend one year conducting research tangentially related yet pertinent to their doctoral work in a world-class laboratory and participate in a series of global seminars. Fellows will enjoy a stipend of $100,000 and their conference expenses covered in full.

Fellowships, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 06/24/2019

Part-time Staff Funding Opportunity in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and individual fraternities and sororities are often seeking graduate students who would like to earn pay working in their office or as a house director for one of the fraternities and/or sororities. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life often works in conjunction with university alumni associations to hire these individuals. House director positions include pay, housing, and most come with a meal plan

Announcements
Created: Monday 06/24/2019

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. To book your appointment online, visit www.writing.northwestern.edu.

Professional Development
Created: Friday 06/21/2019

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

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals for the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 06/21/2019

Explore xTRACT Before Its Required Use in FY 2020

Beginning with NIH RPPRs due on or after October 1, 2019 (FY2020), recipients must use the xTRACT system to create the required training tables for submission with NIH and AHRQ T15, T32, T90/R90 and TL1 progress reports. While it is not mandatory to use xTRACT for new and renewal applications for these types of training grants, it may be required in future years. 

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 06/21/2019

Two New T32-Funded Training Programs for Predoctoral Trainees

Congratulations to faculty members Michael Markl, PhD and Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, who will lead our two newly funded training grant programs that will be available to support graduate students in these exciting, important research areas.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 06/21/2019

Save the Date: Training Grant Directors Meeting on July 26, 2019

The next Training Grant Directors Meeting will take place on Friday, July 26th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in the Baldwin Auditorium on the Chicago campus and in The Graduate School Conference Room, GSCR, (first floor of the North Tower in the Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston campus).

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 06/19/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Immunology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge immunology laboratory that focuses on the microglia and macrophage response to traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 06/18/2019

Considering Fulbright to Fund Your Major Project in 2020–21?

Fulbright is an excellent opportunity for internationally-minded graduate students who need to complete 9-10 months of international dissertation or thesis research.  

Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding
Created: Monday 06/17/2019

Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Postdoctoral Position Opening

The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Comparative Pathobiology and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory seek a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to conduct research at the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in the molecular R&D (research and development) lab. The individual will have an opportunity to work on the development of targeted next-generation sequencing panels to detect infectious diseases, including foodborne pathogens, as well as vector-borne pathogens and other infectious diseases of dogs and cats. This individual will also be responsible for sequencing panels, along with previously developed bovine/small-ruminant and horse infectious disease panels running in the lab for diagnostics, according to quality standards required by our AAVLD accredited laboratory.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 06/17/2019

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an Evanston or Chicago on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. Register by Tuesday, June 25.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 06/10/2019

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are made each year to individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.

Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development
Created: Monday 06/10/2019

Succeeding in Academia After a PhD from Northwestern Talk on June 13

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is pleased to invite you to "Succeeding in Academia after a PhD from Northwestern," a talk by Professor Peter Nelson, a Northwestern alumnus and the Dean of Engineering at University of Illinois Chicago. This talk will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Ford ITW. 

Social Sciences, Around Campus, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Humanities
Created: Monday 06/10/2019

Spotlight on Julian Kevon Glover: PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Julian Kevon Glover is a PhD candidate in the Department of African American Studies at the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. Their dissertation is a performance ethnography of the experiences of transgender women in the ballroom scene across Chicago, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Glover is currently a Franke Fellow at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and was recently inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Their work appears in various publications, including Harvard Kennedy School’s LGBTQ Policy Journal, American Quarterly, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and Text & Performance Quarterly.

Spotlight
Created: Thursday 06/06/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - NeuroImaging at DPTHMS NU

Drs. Julius Dewald and Jun Yao in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral trainee with expertise in neuroimaging using EEG, fMRI and DTI, and/or using bio- mechanical methods to quantify movement features in human subjects.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

NUWorkWell Podcast Now Live

Interested in hearing from speakers on how to manage the stress of being a PhD student, searching for a full-time position, and maintaining well-being? Listen to the new Podcast: NUWorkWell! From graduate alumni offering insight and support regarding specific job search processes, to practitioners sharing strategies and resources for managing wellness throughout career exploration and searches, the interviews will help graduate students conduct a job search with sanity!

Announcements
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

TGS Forms moving to GSTS on June 5

TGS Forms, formerly housed in CAESAR, are used by students in The Graduate School to document their progress toward degree completion.

Announcements
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

Learning and Teaching Spring Symposium on June 12

Join the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching on Wednesday, June 12 for wine, cheese, conversation, and an opportunity to find out what graduate students and postdocs are doing to improve learning and teaching at Northwestern.

Announcements
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

Job Market Materials Working Group August 19-23

The Job Market Materials Working Group is a pilot program developed by the Graduate Writing Place and The Graduate School to create a collaborative working group in which each participant will develop all the materials required for their academic job market search. Through an intensive, week-long program, the Working Group will demystify application materials, allow for writing time, and workshop drafts. Especially attuned for students who thrive in collaborative settings, the Job Market Materials Working Group seeks to create community in the midst of the academic job market season.

Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences, Professional Development
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

Research Data and Computing Consultations

Looking for help working with your data? Stuck on a problem and want some advice? Northwestern IT Research Computing Services provides a range of no-cost data science, programming, and visualization services to help you work with research data more effectively and efficiently.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

Summer Data Science and Programming Workshops

Do you want to improve your programming skills? Ever wonder how to explore data in Python? Or why people keep telling you to learn R? Want to learn what a database is? How to navigate in a terminal or use GitHub? Then there’s a summer workshop for you!  Registration is open for workshops in Evanston running from late June to mid-August.  Workshops are brought to you by Northwestern IT Research Computing Services. 

Professional Development
Created: Monday 06/03/2019

New xTRACT System Requirement for All NIH and AHRQ Training Grant Progress Reports

NIH and AHRQ have announced that training grant recipients will be required to use the xTRACT system in the eRA Commons to prepare the required data tables for Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) for pre- and postdoctoral research training grants beginning in FY 2020

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 05/29/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease

A postdoctoral position is available at Lurie Children’s Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute’s Heart Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. They are looking to recruit a self-motivated postdoctoral scientist/trainee for studies of pediatric cardiovascular disorders and cell and molecular determinants of disease progression and therapy.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

Apply Now to Write for The Illinois Science Council's Blog

Interested in spreading your research to the general public? The Illinois Science Council invites you to write a brief piece for their blog, Science Unsealed, a platform that reaches thousands of science enthusiasts.

Announcements, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

WISER Implicit Bias in STEM Symposium on June 7

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) on Friday, June 7 for an Implicit Bias in STEM Symposium, featuring Professor Corinne Moss-Racusin as the keynote speaker. Professor Moss-Racusin is a psychologist from Skidmore College, whose research areas broadly include stereotyping processes, gender roles, and diversity science, especially as these topics apply to the STEM disciplines. This has included studies published in in Science and PNAS. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

Join Chicago Women in STEM for STEM Circuits on June 5

The last STEM Circuit of the academic year with a theme of Industry Career Perspectives will take place on Wednesday, June 5 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM in Evanston.

Around Campus, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

Apply Now to be a Postdoctoral Trainee at The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in The Ohio State University Department of Surgery. The candidate should have a recent PhD in biological sciences and publications in muscle/heart biology, genome editing, or viral vectors, and the ability to work independently.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Due June 30

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH (Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

Apply to Teach a Class at Cook County Jail

The Northwestern Prison Education Program (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. Through NPEP, advanced graduate students at Northwestern can offer "mini-courses" at the Cook County Jail. The classes typically run for 4 to 6 weeks, and are meant to be introductory, skills-building classes. They can be in any discipline; NPEP has previously offered courses in sociology, philosophy, theater, biology, and poetry.

Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 05/28/2019

Stanford PRISM Now Accepting Applications

Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford University. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. The goal of PRISM is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at Stanford.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 05/20/2019

Spotlight on Kaylin McMahon, PhD: Postdoctoral Trainee in Nanotechnology

Kaylin McMahon, PhD, is a postdoctoral trainee in nanotechnology at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research involves many disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and materials science, with a focus on designing and synthesizing materials for new diagnostic tests and therapeutics. Kaylin recently co-founded a start-up biotechnology company called Zylem Biosciences, Inc., which aims to perform the complementary work required to move invented therapies from the lab to the clinic.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 05/20/2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in NeuroImaging at DPTHMS

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (DPTHMS) at Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University is involved in cutting-edge research to 1) understand the neuromechanisms underlying movement deficits following various neuropathological conditions, and in 2) the development of novel rehabilitation interventions and devices based on the latest scientific findings.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math