News & Events

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

Created: Tuesday 10/16/2018

San Jose State University: 30+ Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Open

San Jose State University (SJSU) is seeking applicants for more than 30 tenure-track faculty positions open from across all disciplines at SJSU. All graduating PhD students and postdocs who are passionate about teaching and research are encouraged to apply.

Postdoc News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Humanities, Social Sciences
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Scientists as Educators Program - University of Florida (Online)

Learn strategies and build skills with a new University of Florida credential. The new and online graduate certificate in biomedical scientists as educators program will help you develop the essential skills required to become an instructional leader in any teaching environment - from writing a curriculum to developing a syllabus and teaching philosophy.

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

Spotlight on Max Shepherd: PhD Candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Max Shepherd is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering. His research focuses on the mechanical design and control of lower limb prosthetics and how prosthetic foot behavior affects the biomechanics of walking.  Max was recently named a Presidential Fellow, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University.   

Spotlight
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

TGS & NAA Host Inaugural Graduate Alumni Homecoming Gathering

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) were delighted to welcome TGS alumni back to campus during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend at our inaugural Graduate Alumni Homecoming Gathering in TGS Commons on Friday, October 12. 

Around Campus
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition is Now Accepting Applications

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is an ideas competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants will earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Announcements, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

Join SACNAS at the Field Museum

Take a walk across time on Earth while learning more about life in our planet! Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for a trip to the Field Museum of Natural History on Sunday, October 21. To participate, meet in front of the Technological Institute at 11:15 AM or in the front of the Field Museum at 1:15 PM.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

Professional Development Opportunities from the Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

Professional Development, Announcements
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

NEXT Applications Open on 11/20

The Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) is a unique job-shadowing program designed to help you explore career paths in a variety of professional fields. Alumni from national and international organizations will host students for a day between March 25 - April 26, 2019.

Announcements
Created: Monday 10/15/2018

STAGE Lab Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Fellowships

The Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Lab is now accepting applications for its fall 2019 fellowships.

Funding, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements
Created: Friday 10/12/2018

NPA: myPDO Monthly: Classification of Postdocs and Appointment Process

Sign up for "PDO Mentoring Program: Classification of Postdocs and Appointment Process". This webinar will cover the importance of defining postdoctoral titles at an institution so postdocs are identified easily and not placed in other titles used for multiple purposes such as instructor.

Faculty and Staff, Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 10/12/2018

NPA Travel and Childcare Support Awards

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel and childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 17th NPA Annual Conference, which will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, April 12 - 14, 2019.

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Thursday 10/11/2018

Important Billing Information for TGS Students

As we begin another quarter, we have reached out to Student Finance to help clarify some important information regarding the billing on your student account.

Announcements
Created: Thursday 10/11/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Researchers will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 10/11/2018

Sovereignty and Strangeness Graduate Conference, October 19-21

Sovereignty and Strangeness aims to explore the constitutive relationship between sovereignty and that which is strange, queer, or illegible. How might the language of sovereignty be useful for thinking about power in religious or secular contexts when spiritual communities, charismatic individuals, and state institutions make claim to and perform supreme authority over populations and territories? And how might the language of strangeness help trace the disruptive potential of places, practices, and bodies that exceed the logic of sovereignty?

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Thursday 10/11/2018

Women of Color in STEM Programs Research Study

Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel in the Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology at Indiana University is currently conducting a study that seeks to understand the gendered and racialized experiences that graduate and postdoctoral women of color may experience in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements
Created: Thursday 10/11/2018

Northwestern Nights with the Chicago Bulls

You're invited to experience great NBA action, non-stop entertainment and the energy of a sellout crowd! Enjoy the excitement of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center, as they take on the Hornets and Pacers.

Announcements
Created: Thursday 10/11/2018

John Judis on The Nationalist Revival

Trump in America, Brexit in the U.K., anti-EU parties in Europe, nativist and authoritarian leaders around the world – Why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade, immigration, and globalization? And can a new international order be created that doesn’t dismiss what is constructive about nationalism?

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Wednesday 10/10/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - The Ohio State University Fall 2018

The Ohio State University has released a list of available postdoctoral positions for Fall 2018.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 10/09/2018

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Welcomes HSI Pathways Fellows to Campus

The Graduate School Office of Diversity & Inclusion was pleased to recently host undergraduate fellows from the Hispanic Serving Institution Pathways to the Professoriate (HSI Pathways) Program from Sunday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 9 on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 10/09/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Disaster Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations

The Natural Hazards Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a postdoctoral research associate for a full-time, 12-month position, with benefits, beginning as early as January 1, 2019.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

Purple Pantry Launches October 11

Stop by the Purple Pantry to shop for free groceries. The Purple Pantry collects donations from the Northwestern community and provides groceries to students who experience hunger due to financial constraints.

Announcements
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

Northwestern University Libraries' Data Analysis Workshops

Geospatial and Data Services at Northwestern University Libraries is pleased to offer workshops related to GIS and data analysis that can assist you in your research.

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

Fall Quarter Workshops by University Libraries

University Libraries is kicking of the fall quarter with a variety of free workshops designed to help students, faculty, and staff.

Professional Development, Announcements
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

Northwestern University Libraries' Geospatial (GIS) Workshops

Geospatial and Data Services at Northwestern University Libraries is pleased to offer workshops related to GIS and data analysis that can assist you in your research.

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

VATAT Fellowships for International Visiting Students

The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT) will award in 2018/2019 a few special fellowships to outstanding visiting students.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding, Announcements
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

Conflict Resolution Policy and Advising Guidelines

In June 2018, TGS’s Administrative Board approved a new procedure for graduate students to follow in resolving conflicts with faculty. This procedure has been posted to our website under Dealing with Conflict.

Announcements
Created: Monday 10/08/2018

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 Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 10/05/2018

BCCHR 2019 Postdoctoral Program for Scholars of Excellence Now Accepting Applications

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Postdoctoral Program for Scholars of Excellence to support exceptional research trainees and generate innovative research under the mentorship of BCCHR investigators.

Announcements, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Friday 10/05/2018

Fall 2018 Message From Dean Woodruff

Fall is an exciting time of the year. I hope you all had the opportunity to take some time from your academic pursuits to enjoy the summer months and are feeling rejuvenated and refreshed for the journey ahead. For me, it marks the beginning of my second year as dean of The Graduate School and associate provost of graduate education. I begin this academic season with a strong vigor and perspective for advanced education as well as gratefulness for the warm welcome I received this past year.

From the Dean
Created: Friday 10/05/2018

"Let's Talk" Drop-In Consultations Now Available

Let’s Talk, a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for Northwestern students, is now up and running in 5 locations on the Evanston Campus and 2 locations at the Chicago Campus.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 10/05/2018

Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium: Extension of Early Registration Deadline for December Session

You are invited to the December 2018 Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium (OWLS) at Somerville College, in the University of Oxford, UK.

Announcements
Created: Thursday 10/04/2018

Northwestern Family Weekend with the Chicago Blackhawks

Celebrate Northwestern’s Family Weekend by joining fellow Wildcats families at the United Center for Chicago Blackhawks Hockey on October 25 or 28!

Announcements
Created: Wednesday 10/03/2018

CNAIR Announces 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowship Awards

CNAIR is excited to announce its inaugural graduate student fellowship awards in 2018-2019! The Center’s graduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support research that is responsive to and engaged with Native communities and organizations, NAIS research, and historical and contemporary issues. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding, Announcements, Humanities
Created: Wednesday 10/03/2018

Join the International Office and CAPS for "Coffee Talk"! 

What does it mean to be an international student in the USA? Explore the answers through Coffee Talk, a free coffee and discussion series for international students, hosted by the International Office and CAPS!

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

2019 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding, Announcements
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

Office of Fellowships Sponsoring Two NSF GRFP Preparation Events

The Office of Fellowships will be sponsoring two events to help students prepare their applications for the 2018-2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) competition.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

INVO Series | Understanding Patents – Answering Common Questions From Academic Inventors

Calling all innovators! Join Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University for an informative luncheon program that will demystify the patent process on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 11:30 - 12:30 PM.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

NewCures Accelerator – Applications due October 22

Faculty applications are now being accepted for NewCures for Fiscal Year 2019. NewCures is a Northwestern biomedical accelerator that focuses on the preclinical development of potential therapeutic technologies.

Postdoc News, Faculty and Staff
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

ASCB/EMBO 2018: October 4 Registration Deadline Approaching

In 2018, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will team up with European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) for the second year to put on their annual meeting on December 8 - 12 in San Diego, California. October 4 is the LAST day to register for the meeting at a discounted price of $270 for postdoctoral member applicants.

Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

2019 NPA Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

The NPA Distinguished Service Award (DSA) represents appreciation for an individual that has demonstrated either a profound, sustained, or leadership contribution to improving the postdoctoral experience. Submit the nomination package by Friday, October 12, 2018.

Postdoc News, Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

2019 NPA Annual Conference: Award Nominations, Call for Proposals

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Meetings Committee is seeking proposals for (a) 75-minute concurrent sessions and (b) poster presentations to be included in the 2019 Annual Conference. Proposals will be accepted through Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:59 PM ET.

Postdoc News, Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 10/02/2018

Northwestern University Night at The Art Institute of Chicago on October 4

Please join Northwestern Student Organizations & Activities (SOA) on Thursday, October 4 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for the Fall 2018 Northwestern University Night at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Announcements
Created: Monday 10/01/2018

Spotlight on Nyree Zerega: Director of Graduate Studies of the Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Nyree Zerega is the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of the Program in Plant Biology and Conservation at the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, offered jointly with the Chicago Botanic Garden. Her research focuses primarily on evolution, systematics, biogeography, and reproductive ecology of plants; as well as conservation of plant genetic resources (especially underutilized crops and their wild relatives).

Spotlight
Created: Monday 10/01/2018

Apply to be Part of the TGS Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board

The TGS Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board, a group comprised of graduate students associated with TGS who are parents or planning to become parents whether through childbirth or adoption.

Announcements
Created: Monday 10/01/2018

Multicultural Dialogue Group: Applications Open for Fall Quarter

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

Around Campus
Created: Monday 10/01/2018

Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) 2019-2020 Fellowship Program Announcement

The Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) is pleased to announce that the application portal for this year’s fellowship awards is now open. CES is planning to award at least five fellowships of $25,000 each for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Social Sciences, Announcements
Created: Monday 10/01/2018

Presidential Management Fellows Application

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is currently seeking recent and current graduate students for  a highly selective, rigorous leadership program. This program recruits recent graduates (who completed an advanced degree within the past two years) and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2019).

Funding, Announcements
Created: Monday 10/01/2018

Upcoming TGS Deadlines for Grants

TGS deadlines for multiple grants are quickly approaching. Apply before it's too late!

Postdoc Opportunities, Announcements, Funding
Created: Friday 09/28/2018

NU in Chicago Offering Free Tours of Chicago on 10/6

The Center for Civic Engagement welcomes graduate students to sign up now for a free afternoon of guided exploration through Chicago's neighborhoods. On Saturday, October 6, Northwestern faculty, distinguished alumni and community leaders will lead excursions to key civic sites, museums and innovative organizations around the city. All tours are FREE, including transportation, any admission costs and refreshments.

Announcements
Created: Friday 09/28/2018

Postdocs and Graduate Students Are Invited to the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

Scientists, engineers, and students will discuss opportunities, challenges and ethical considerations of using big data in research during symposia at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

Announcements, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 09/28/2018

Center for Leadership Coaching Program Coming to Chicago Campus

Leadership isn't something you're either born with or without; the best leaders, collaborators, and team members improve through intentional practice and reflection. Northwestern University's Center for Leadership Coaching program enables students to do just that. The Center for Leadership is excited to expand this program to postdocs on the Chicago campus for the first time. Apply by October 5.

Postdoc News, Professional Development
Created: Thursday 09/27/2018

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals Workshop 2018

This executive education-style workshop course, to be held on November 8 - 9, teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to researchers engaged in research as well as research administrators responsible for pursuing grant opportunities.

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Thursday 09/27/2018

Survey on Values and Sense of Belonging for Graduate Students of Color

Researchers at Suffolk University are looking for graduate students currently enrolled in years 1-3 of a doctoral program who identify as an underrepresented minority population to participate in a study examining the relationship between values, racial stressors, and sense of belonging within their graduate community.

Announcements
Created: Thursday 09/27/2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Fall Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag Classes

Interested in learning something new? Join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag classes this fall. The first lessons, on October 2, are free to try out the format and dances!

Around Campus
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce, to pursue further studies or careers in research

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

Save the Date: Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers

Understanding Interventions is hosting its 11th conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers in Baltimore, MD, March 8-10, 2019.

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

FASEB Hosting Mentoring Webinar

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) will be hosting a webinar on September 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, titled “Promoting Good Mentoring in Science Careers.”

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

NINDS Intends to Support Two Research Training Programs (T32s)

The NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) posted two notices on intended Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to support advanced predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and fellowship-stage clinicians.

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group on 10/5

Please join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for their large group, "Understanding the Psalms." Guest speaker Professor Michelle Knight will share her insights on the Psalms.

Announcements
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Immunology

The Zhang Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology-Immunology is looking for highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular immunology within the last three years, with an emphasis on the cancer immunology preferred.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: Academic Diversity at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The CHOP Research Institute has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP. This partnership allows diversity fellows from CHOP and Penn to form a cohesive cohort that takes advantage of programming and support at both institutions.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 09/26/2018

Important Northwestern Billing Information for New Students

Welcome to Northwestern University and best wishes for a great year! Student Finance wants to make sure you are aware of a very important matter: your tuition and fees bill for the fall term.

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 09/25/2018

The Boston Consulting Group - Associate Opportunities

Consider an exciting full-time or internship opportunity with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors all over the world to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. 

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 09/25/2018

Chicago Campus U-Pass Distribution Day

TGS students who submitted or had their Wildcard photo taken prior to Friday, September 21 will have the opportunity to pick up their U-Passes on the Chicago Campus this Friday.

Announcements
Created: Monday 09/24/2018

Winter 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.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences
Created: Monday 09/24/2018

Book Your Fall Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market? That grant application that needs to cater to an audience outside your discipline? The journal article you finally managed to revise over the summer? Now's the time to start reserving appointments for fall quarter.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 09/24/2018

Now They See It: Visual Communication of the Patterns in Your Data

Within a well-designed graph or data visualization, the eyes can be a powerful tool for understanding patterns in data. But within a poorly-designed depiction of the same data, the same tasks can be inefficient, or even overwhelming. Hosted by RSG and led by Steven Franconeri, this workshop will combine an overview of data visualization techniques with hands-on exercises.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 09/24/2018

Spotlight on Amanda Corcos: Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry

Amanda Corcos, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry researching a new class of polymers, which she is developing into membranes for use in water purification and desalination. She was recently named a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is excited to connect her research to policy that will solve problems.

Spotlight
Created: Friday 09/21/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Dermatology

An exciting postdoctoral fellowship position is now open in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Paller, Chair of the Department of Dermatology, to study the application of nanotechnology and small molecule technology in the treatment of skin diseases (especially diabetic ulcers, eczema and psoriasis).

Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 09/20/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of John Pandolfino in the Department of Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Thursday 09/20/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Molecular Diagnostics

The Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT) is recruiting to fill one full-time year-long postdoctoral fellow appointment to develop and optimize molecular diagnostic tests for infectious diseases designed for an integrated molecular platform (in development) for use at the point-of-care.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 09/20/2018

Two-day Fall 2018 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days, with different employers attending each day hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities.

Around Campus
Created: Thursday 09/20/2018

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

Symantec is accepting applications for Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships. Symantec will award outstanding PhD students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business.

Funding
Created: Thursday 09/20/2018

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2018 Picnic

On Saturday, September 15, The Graduate School's (TGS) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) hosted its annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) Picnic for Northwestern University's postdoctoral fellows and their families.

Postdoc News, Around Campus
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

Data Science Nights - Fall 2018 Kickoff Meeting

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by fellows and scholars from the Northwestern Data Science Initiative.

Training Grant Director, Postdoc News, Around Campus, Professional Development
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

"Writing a Killer Faculty Application" Workshop - Rutgers University

Getting a faculty position begins with the application. While many graduate students and postdocs are familiar with how to put together a cover letter and a CV, the research and teaching statements can be trickier. At this workshop, they will go over what makes a good packet, provide examples, and help you with your application whether you have anything written or not.

Postdoc News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development, Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

“Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)” CIRTL Online Workshop

Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL).

Postdoc News, Training Grant Director, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community, CIRTL at Northwestern

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through CIRTL at Northwestern.

Professional Development, Training Grant Director, Postdoc News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

Call for Nominations: 2019 MAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Awards

The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2019 MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards. The awards are to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT), CIRTL at Northwestern

Observe and meet with faculty to discuss their approaches to teaching and learning through this flexible quarter-long program offered through CIRTL at Northwestern.

Postdoc News, Professional Development, Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

Cats Closet Open House

Join Northwestern Career Advancement for a first look at its clothes closet, ’Cats Closet. This new service offers all Northwestern students access to FREE gently used professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, information sessions and the workplace.

Around Campus, Professional Development
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

Funding Opportunity - HHMI 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Competition

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 09/19/2018

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship Opportunity

Applications are now open for the NPSC fellowship program. The NPSC Program provides a two-phase, six-year fellowship. Initial support is for two or three years, depending on the employer-sponsor.

Announcements, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding
Created: Tuesday 09/18/2018

Graduate Student Organization Welcome Events

Several of our graduate student organizations are hosting welcome events to kick off the fall quarter. We hope to see you there!

Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 09/18/2018

U-Pass Pick-Up Schedule at The Graduate School

If you were not able to pick up your U-Pass transit card during our New Student Orientation, it will be available to pick up at The Graduate School approximately two weeks after your Wildcard photo was submitted online or taken at the Wildcard Office. (We appreciate your feedback regarding the long wait time in line yesterday and will reevaluate our distribution process for next year.)

Announcements
Created: Monday 09/17/2018

CAPS Announces New Support Group for Black Women

The 2018/2019 academic year is underway and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) wants to make sure that you are equipped with plenty of self-care. Sister, Sister is a new support group for Black women who face the demands of graduate and professional school at Northwestern.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 09/17/2018

Apply Now for the 2018-19 Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites humanities students to apply to the Graduate Student Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop (DHPW) for 2018 - 2019.

Humanities
Created: Monday 09/17/2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship First Meetings of Fall Quarter

Looking to connect with other Christian graduate students? Check out one of Graduate Christian Fellowship's (GCF) weekly small groups! 

Around Campus
Created: Monday 09/17/2018

Register Now to Attend Fall Quarter Graduate Writing Place Workshops

Registration for fall quarter cross-disciplinary writing workshops is now open. Topics of fall quarter workshops include writing cover letters for the academic job market, developing your academic presence online, and strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading your own writing.

Professional Development
Created: Sunday 09/16/2018

An Evening with Dolores Huerta on October 11

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Northwestern University Women's Center as we begin a year of exploring Gender, Work, & Power with a keynote address from American labor and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta. This event is free and open to the public! For more information, check out the GSA Facebook page. To learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at www.doloreshuerta.org. 

Around Campus
Created: Sunday 09/16/2018

Kick(Boxing) off Fall Quarter on September 27

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a group fitness boxing class hosted by Title Boxing, Evanston. In exchange for a $10 donation toward school supplies for Chicago Public Schools, enjoy a fun, high-energy, 45-minute interval training workout led by one of Title's talented trainers (normally a $35 value!). Complimentary boxing hand wraps will be provided.

Around Campus
Created: Sunday 09/16/2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through an 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. This 8-week program is flexible and designed to accommodate the busy lives of graduate students and postdocs.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development, Social Sciences, Postdoc News, Training Grant Director
Created: Thursday 09/13/2018

Summer 2019 Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop in the Humanities

Explore humanities careers outside the traditional tenure-track academic system! The 2019 Humanities Without Walls consortium predoctoral career diversity summer workshop is currently open for application.

Professional Development, Humanities
Created: Tuesday 09/11/2018

Northwestern Career Advancement Workshops

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) will be offering a variety of professional development opportunities for graduate students throughout September on Northwestern's Chicago and Evanston campuses. Topics covered will include: consulting, job searching, and resume building, in addition to NCA's Fall Career Fair.

Professional Development
Created: Tuesday 09/11/2018

GCF Welcome BBQ on September 22

Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a barbecue on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 AM in Evanston's lakeside Centennial Park. Meet other graduate students while enjoying free food and fun.

Around Campus
Created: Sunday 09/09/2018

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) Discussion on September 17

All members of the Northwestern community are invited to a discussion aimed to educate attendees on the next steps to address the firearm epidemic, with guest speakers and a panel discussion on gun violence. There will also be a moment of silence in memory of Shane Colombo, an incoming PhD student who lost his life on September 2 as a victim of gun violence in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic: How Can We Address Gun Violence? Monday, September 17, Noon - 1:00 PM, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center - John Hughes Auditorium, First Floor, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Postdoc News, Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Sunday 09/09/2018

TGS Childcare Grant Fall Quarter Deadline is October 2

The Graduate School's graduate student childcare grant application cycle is now open for the fall quarter. Northwestern offers portable childcare grants for eligible graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School (TGS). These grants are intended to provide funded TGS student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses wherever they may be residing, national or internationally, and to enable them to pursue their graduate studies. The childcare grant is designed to be flexible so that families can choose the type of childcare best suited to their needs. 

Announcements
Created: Sunday 09/09/2018

English Development through Guided Exploration (EDGE) Program

Applications are now being accepted to participate in the English Development through Guided Exploration (EDGE) program during fall quarter 2018. EDGE is designed to provide international graduate students with an opportunity to practice English conversation skills with international and American peers.

Professional Development, Around Campus
Created: Sunday 09/09/2018

NU-SACNAS iMentor Information Sessions

Are you a college graduate (graduate student, postdoc, faculty, etc.) looking to give back to the Chicago community? Join Northwestern’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for an information session with iMentor! iMentor is an organization that pairs college grads with high school students in underserved areas of Chicago who will be first generation college students.

Around Campus
Created: Sunday 09/09/2018

“Practicum in Developing Assessments” CIRTL Online Course

Develop two commonly used STEM assessments, multiple choice questions and classroom activities, and strengthen them through peer-review feedback in this 3-part online course offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This 3-week online course has biweekly sessions on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 PM CT on October 2, 16, and 30. Register by Monday, September 24 to participate.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development, Social Sciences