News & Events

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

Created: Wednesday 02/20/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Brain Tumors

The Becher Laboratory at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position. The lab focuses on brain tumor research using genetic mouse models with a focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable type of brain cancer that arises in the brainstem of children.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 02/20/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Vascular Biology & Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral trainee 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 Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 02/20/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Immunology

The Hematology/Oncology Department is looking for highly motivated candidates with a PhD conferred within the last three years in cellular and molecular immunology, with a preferred emphasis on cancer immunology.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Wednesday 02/20/2019

2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

Northwestern Postdoctoral Association's Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is very excited to invite you to the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8th, International Women’s Day! 

Around Campus, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 02/19/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Graduate/Postdoc Learning and Teaching

Northwestern University and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching invite applications for a postdoctoral trainee. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in and advance the scholarship of the training of graduate students and postdocs in learning and teaching.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Postdoctoral Trainee Position Opening at the Searle Center

Northwestern University and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching invite applications for a postdoctoral trainee. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in and advance the scholarship of the training of graduate students and postdocs in learning and teaching. Applications are open until Friday, March 15.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on March 8

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is  excited to announce that registration is now open for the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day! After the success of the 2018 Symposium, the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Association (NUPA) is committed to organizing this event every year. The purpose in 2019 is to celebrate local women's progress in STEM and advance an equitable vision for the future by raising community awareness of implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity. Everyone is welcome!

Postdoc Opportunities, Around Campus, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

NU in Chicago: Rogers Park

Join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and Neighbor2Neighbor to learn more about the diverse and vibrant neighborhood of Rogers Park. Long-time resident, business owner and political provocateur Katy Hogan will lead a bus tour through the 49th Ward. The second half of the visit will focus on the North of Howard area, beginning with a panel at Gale Community Academy and ending with site visits to local non-profits. CCE will close out the evening with dinner and conversation. FREE! Register here.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Applications Now Open for NSF Training Grant: IDEAS

The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted online by Sunday, April 7. IDEAS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

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, Announcements
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

"Search, Apply, and Negotiate for Your Future Job" on Tuesday, February 26

Join the Northwestern University Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for "Search, Apply, and Negotiate for Your Future Job" on Tuesday, February 26. Learn more about networking and effective ways of professional communication in person and through email.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Class

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills. “Skills & Careers in Science Writing” is a partnership between the Medill School of Journalism, The Graduate School, and Science in Society. In its fourth year, the course trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals. Students will work with former and current journalists and scientists-turned-journalists to develop a stronger understanding of narrative technique, story structure and the uses of metaphors and vivid language to convey complex topics.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Splash at Northwestern Seeking Teachers for April 6 Event

Splash is currently recruiting teachers for their 2019 event on Saturday, April 6! They encourage a wide variety of classes on academic and non-academic subjects, ranging from the physics of black holes to knitting. Splash also has a class budget, so feel free to design an engaging course that reflects your passions! 

Announcements
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Interfaith Conversation on February 21

Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Northwestern Hillel, the Sheil Catholic Center, the Luteran Camus Ministry, the University Christian Ministry, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and the Office of the President for "(How) Does Faith Matter in a Skeptical World", a special interfaith conversation on Thursday, February 21. This event will feature Scott Shay (WCAS '79, KSM '80), author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism and Tahera Ahmad, Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement, Northwestern University in conversation with Lallene Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Upcoming INVO Seminars

The Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) is hosting a variety seminars in the coming weeks.

Postdoc Opportunities, Professional Development
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Plant-It-Purple Houseplant Giveaway

It's that time of the year again: houseplant giveaway! Stop by and grab a new verdant friend for your home! Plant-It-Purple will have clippings of philodendron, pothos, and other houseplants for you to take home. They will provide the necessary materials and snacks, just bring yourselves!

Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Increasing Diversity of the Professoriate Initiative - Early Career Scholars with Disabilities/Disabled Scholars

The American Educational Research Association and the Spencer Foundation are sponsoring a Pre-Conference Seminar for Early Career Scholars with Disabilities/Disabled Scholars to be held in Toronto before the annual meeting. This initiative targets promising doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars with disabilities seeking to pursue tenure-track faculty positions to increase the diversity of the professoriate in all research areas represented within the AERA membership. Selected participants will participate in eight hours of programming specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by disabled scholars seeking to enter the professoriate.

Announcements
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cardiac Electrophysiology

Applications are invited from interested candidates for a postdoctoral traineeship or research assistant professor position in a well-known cardiac electrophysiology laboratory at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cytokine Signaling, Cancer

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Leonidas Platanias, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer, to study mechanisms of cytokine signaling in malignant cells.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurobiology

The Lee Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral researchers to study the molecular and circuit basis of taste. Specific projects will be driven by the candidate's interests and expertise.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 02/18/2019

Winter Quarter 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: Wednesday 02/13/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Investigative Dermatology

A postdoctoral position is available starting immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Irina Budunova at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, located in Chicago, Illinois. The position is supported by the NIAID RO1 grant. The laboratory at the Department of Dermatology (one of the best dermatology departments in the United States) has been involved in the development of novel safe approaches to the glucocorticoid receptor – targeting therapies to reduce notorious metabolic and atrophic side effects of glucocorticoids.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

Spotlight on Harriette Kevill-Davies: PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Public Culture

Harriette Kevill-Davis is a PhD candidate in the Rhetoric and Public Culture program at the School of Communication. Her primary interest is in artifacts created for and marketed to children, particularly boys, and the ways in which they bring children into political projects to mold them into a particular kind of citizen. Her work focuses on the United States during the Truman era of the Cold War. In addition, she is currently a graduate associate in the Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

The International Office Seeking Graduate Sidekicks

Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students. “Sidekicks” help welcome new international graduate students adjust to life at Northwestern and living in the USA. All Graduate Sidekicks participate in a comprehensive leadership training program + plan and lead key components of Graduate International Student Orientation.

Announcements
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop 2019

The Graduate School (TGS) and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop. The CASE Workshop is a three-and-a-half-day program in Washington, DC (March 24-27, 2019) bringing together STEM students from across the country to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

Home Grown Curatorial Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) and The DuSable Museum of African American History are pleased to offer the Home Grown Curatorial Fellowship thanks to a joint grant by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation through their Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative.

Fellowships
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications

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: Monday 02/11/2019

42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop May 20-22

The 42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop (MBSW) will be held from May 20-22 at Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana. Online registration is now open! Students who are interested in biopharmaceutical statistics may fill out student financial application form for student travel grants. Preference is given to students presenting a poster. The workshop registration fee for students is expected to be waived if a travel grant is approved (students are responsible for the short course fees if interested.)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

ACMS Valentine's Day Candy Gram & Bake Sale

Already have a Valentine in mind? The Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) is happy to help you get a little something sweet for your sweetie! ACMS is back with the 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Candy Gram & Bake Sale! All proceeds will go toward providing school supplies for children in the Chicagoland area. Order today to give something sweet to someone you care for and do something sweet for someone in need! Baked goods and roses will also be available for purchase on Thursday, February 14 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Method Atrium.

Announcements
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

ISGMH Graduate Fellow Research Award 2019

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is a Northwestern University-wide institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals and communities through multidisciplinary research, community engagement, and training. Sexual and gender minorities include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people – anyone whose sexual or gender identity does not conform to social majority categories of sexual orientation or gender.

Announcements, Fellowships
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

Love Data Week February 11-15

Learn about data resources and show off your data skills during Love Data Week, February 11-15.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/11/2019

TGS Life Science Commercialization Course Information Session on February 20

The Graduate School (TGS) in conjunction with the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is offering "TGS 516 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences," a new course for spring 2019 course on Wednesday evenings in Weiboldt Hall, focused on the commercialization of life science research with a special emphasis on intellectual property. This offering is a Life Science adaptation of a course originally developed and taught by inventors/commercialization agents in the Kellogg School of Management.

Around Campus, Social Sciences
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

RSG Research Communication Training Program Information Sessions on March 12 and 13

The Ready Set Go (RSG) Research Communication Training Program is holding two information sessions for graduate students and post-doctoral trainees interested in this 8-week summer program. You may attend either session, click here for more information.

Around Campus, Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

Call for Proposals - 25th Annual AAMC GREAT Professional Development Meeting

Celebrate 25 years of meeting with colleagues to share innovations in biomedical research training, discuss strategies and mentoring practices. The program committee for the 25th Annual GREAT Professional Development Meeting is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions and poster presentations that will inspire, challenge, and engage our learning community.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Office of Research is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in diet and exercise in the development of GI cancers.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

WISER Winter Faculty Seminar, Evanston Campus: Professor Yarrow Axford

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for their next set of faculty seminars! In Evanston this month they have Professor Yarrow Axford from Earth & Planetary Sciences discussing her research in climate science, her experiences in science communication, and how she has navigated a path in academia. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. 

Around Campus, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

RSSI Safety Awareness Week February 18-22

The Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) is hosting its annual Safety Awareness Week to promote awareness of research safety. RSSI would like to invite all researchers (graduate students, postdocs and PIs) to the opening event at 4:30 PM on Monday, February 18 at Pancoe Auditorium. Learn about the new safety system LUMEN, which will be replacing NSIS soon, while enjoying Tomate, drinks and chances to win prizes including $100 gift cards.

Around Campus
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

Apply Now for ComSciCon 2019 Flagship Workshop

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13. Graduate students at American and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on Friday, March 1.

Announcements, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

2019-20 New York State Senate Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Senate 2019-20 Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships application deadline is Friday, April 26. There are generally 16 fellowships awarded each year. Students are not required to presently reside or to attend school in New York. However, students must be United States citizens at the time of application. The Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career application information and materials are also available here. 

Fellowships
Created: Friday 02/08/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity: STEM Education and Computational Thinking

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellow in the learning sciences. The goal of the National Science Foundation-funded project is to broaden participation in computing fields, increase student interest in STEM fields, and bring STEM curriculum more in line with science as it is practiced in the 21st century.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 02/06/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology

A postdoctoral position is available in the NCI/R35 funded laboratory of Dr. Marcus E. Peter to study the role of toxic RNAs in health and disease. Projects are based on the recent discovery by the Peter Lab of a kill code embedded in the genome of multicellular organisms.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 02/06/2019

Remembering George Balgobin

Below is a portion of a message that was sent on February 5 by Professor and Chair of Sociology Steve Epstein to department faculty, graduate students, and staff members within the Department of Sociology. The Graduate School would like to inform others in our PhD community who may have known George while respecting the nature of the situation by not sending a message to the broader Northwestern community.

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 02/05/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Childhood Mathematics Policy and Practice

Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy is seeking a postdoctoral trainee to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. The multi-level, longitudinal study investigates the relationship between district policy efforts and students’ experiences, learning opportunities, and mathematics learning.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 02/05/2019

Pursuing a Whole Mind in Graduate School

Got the winter blues? Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a dialogue about helpful mental health practices in graduate school with Pastor Charles Miyamoto of the Counseling Center at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston and Mimoza Paloj, MSMFT of the Family Institute. They will be discussing what good mental health in graduate school looks like along with appropriate steps to seek help. RSVP here. For questions, please contact GCF. 

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 02/05/2019

Finding Chemical Information: Substances and Reactions

This session teaches substance and reaction searching techniques in Reaxys and SciFinder. You will learn how to build effective structure, substructure and reaction queries, and analyze and refine your answer sets. Some of the techniques that will be discussed include controlling substitution (defining generics and R groups, locking atoms and rings, adding variable points of attachment), mapping atoms, and forbidding transformations. Basic familiarity with chemical structure searching is recommended. Please bring your laptop.

Professional Development, Announcements
Created: Tuesday 02/05/2019

Call for Papers: Early Modern Bodies Graduate Early Modern Student Society Third Annual Symposium

The Graduate Early Modern Student Society (GEMSS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites papers exploring these questions to be presented at its third annual symposium. They seek to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue among graduate students interested in early modernity however defined.

Announcements, Humanities
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

Advocacy Mentor Circle with Illinois Humanities

The Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC) is proud to announce that the second Advocacy Mentor Circle will take place on Monday, February 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with Elliot Heilman in the Illinois Humanities office! The event will feature both informational and interactive components that highlight Elliot's experience with community engagement in the non-profit sector.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

The 2019-20 Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies Crown Fellowship

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2019-20 Crown Fellowship, an award given annually to a Northwestern graduate student or group of students whose works bears on some aspect of Jewish history, culture, or religion.  The award includes a tuition scholarship and monthly stipend of $2,737.

Fellowships, Announcements
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

A Message About Student Loans and Tax Liability from TGS Student Funding

Please note when you apply for and take out student loan funds (e.g., Stafford loans) for your educational needs, this is not considered taxable income. The government expects you to pay back your student loans, with interest, at the appropriate time, therefore they do not take taxes out on the loans. However, when you begin repaying your loans, you may qualify for a student loan interest deduction when you file taxes, depending on your income at the time and how the loan funds were used.

Announcements
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship 2019-20

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

Fellowships, Announcements
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

Join ODI for Donuts & Diversity on February 21

Please join The Graduate School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) for hot drinks, donuts, and conversation on Thursday, February 21 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at TGS Chicago campus, Abbott Hall 3rd floor conference room (720 N Lake Shore Drive). Assistant Dean Williams looks forward to personally meeting you and learning more about your experience at Northwestern.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

Upcoming Events from the Graduate Women Across Northwestern

Take a look at the upcoming events hosted the Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN).

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance Webinar on February 12

TGS alumnus, Aaron Schirmer ’09 PhD, will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 12 at 12:00 PM titled “Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance”

Announcements
Created: Monday 02/04/2019

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

Lavender Friday in Boystown is back and this winter social is set to be the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's (QPGSA) biggest one yet! Join QPGSA for a night of fun at D.S. Tequila Co. for bottomless food, unlimited drinks, and the company of your fellow gays in both TGS and Kellogg.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Microfluidic Technology, Reproductive Tissues

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Julie Kim’s lab at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. The candidate will join a dynamic research team that has pioneered microfluidic technology for the study of reproductive tissues.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Scleroderma

A postdoctoral position is available in the Scleroderma Research Laboratory of the Department of Rheumatology to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of organ fibrosis, focusing on skin, lung and muscle fibrosis.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

Jointly Sponsored NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) (T32)

The purpose of the JSPTPN program is to provide strong, broad neuroscience training that will enable students to become successful research scientists at a time when the field is advancing at an astonishing pace. A key component will be a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology and quantitative reasoning. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that will have a significant impact on our understanding of nervous system function and the health-related research needs of the nation. The career outcomes include research careers in academia and industry and research-related careers in various sectors, e.g., academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit businesses, and private foundations.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

NIGMS Hosting Webinars on Training Grants

The NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is hosting two pre-application webinars on training grants.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

NASEM Hosting Symposium to Address the Underrepresentation of Women

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is hosting a Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. This symposium will focus on strategies to remove institutional barriers to representation of women in STEMM from the 2007 Academies report Beyond Bias and Barriers that have proved effective.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer Workshop

This evidence‐based, intensive and dynamic 4-day course provides a hands-on experience that prepares you to deliver an unconscious bias workshop. This unique professional development opportunity is aimed at leaders in academic medicine and other professionals in healthcare and biomedical research who are looking to integrate unconscious bias learning opportunities into their organizations.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

NIH Requests Input on Definition of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The NIH is seeking broad community input on a revised definition of behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) for use by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in the NIH Director's Office Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) to assess and monitor NIH BSSR funding.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

iBiology Provides New Course on Working at the Bench

A new six-week course is freely available from iBiology, called "Let's Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench." This course "features scientists from a variety of backgrounds, who provide concrete advice on how to design and carry out experiments in biological research" and uses case studies for tangible examples.

Training Grant Director
Created: Friday 02/01/2019

Nature Article: How Four Winning Mentors Help to Build Skills and Dispel Doubt

A Nature article describes the efforts that its four 2018 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science winners have put forth to support their trainees. The article states that "conversations and words of encouragement aren't as easy to quantify as grants or publications, but great mentorship deserves to be recognized." The four winners, who will split two $10,000 prizes between them, are two senior researchers being recognized for lifetime achievements and two mid-career researchers.

Training Grant Director
Created: Tuesday 01/29/2019

Nominations for the Edward Alexander Bouchet Honor Society Are Now Open!

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society commemorates the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university (Physics, Yale University, 1876). The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy—exemplifying the spirit and example of Dr. Bouchet.

Announcements
Created: Monday 01/28/2019

Spotlight on Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, PhD, Associate Director of Student Life for The Graduate School

Associate Director of Student Life Lauren-Ashley Buchanan joined The Graduate School (TGS) at the start of the year. After receiving a bachelor of arts in psychology from Northwestern, Lauren completed her PhD in communication studies at the University of Iowa, where she most recently worked as a visiting assistant professor and research administrator. In her new role with TGS, Lauren serves as the primary liaison to our campus partners and graduate student organizations.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 01/28/2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.” Topics include peer instruction, problem-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and flipped classrooms. Connect with Northwestern MOOC participants through a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) to enhance your learning experience and keep yourself on track with course material.

Professional Development, Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc News, Social Sciences, Announcements
Created: Monday 01/28/2019

NU-SACNAS Abstract Writing Workshop on February 4

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for an Abstract Writing Workshop on Monday, February 4 at  5:30 PM in Tech LG66 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208). Learn more about the 2nd Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS conference at University of Chicago. The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, March 1, and to submit abstracts is Friday, February 15.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Monday 01/28/2019

Data Science Night on February 6

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome! 

Announcements, Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 01/28/2019

2019 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine invites senior graduate students from underrepresented groups to apply to attend the 2019 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event to be held April 8-9 in conjunction with the annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Symposium, which will be held on Tuesday, April 9.  Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Announcements
Created: Monday 01/28/2019

2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships Deadline

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in US curricula. 

Fellowships, Announcements
Created: Thursday 01/24/2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program Information Session on February 13

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, math, and quantitative social science programs are invited to an information session for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program. This session will provide the opportunity to hear about the program from professors and former students and to ask any questions you may have.

Social Sciences, Announcements, Training Grant Director, Around Campus, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Wednesday 01/23/2019

L'Oréal USA for Women in Science 2019

The L'Oréal USA for Women in Science program is seeking five exceptional women scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of women in STEM. Apply by February 1, 2019.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Funding
Created: Tuesday 01/22/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cell/Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position (MD/PhD) is available to study the cell/molecular biology of renal complications of diabetes mellitus and other diseases. Potential candidates must have demonstrated experience in this area of research and in cell and molecular biology techniques backed by the good publication record.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 01/22/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Rheumatology

A full-time, postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the Northwestern University Rheumatology Department to study osteoarthritis prevention.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 01/22/2019

One Book Presents Keyword: Reproduction

Join One Book One Northwestern on Tuesday, February 5 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in Trienens Forum (Kresge 1-515) for Keyword: Reproduction. This panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators, and activists will discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Monday 01/21/2019

Spotlight on Ju Ying Shang: PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Ju Ying Shang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering. She studies low-dimensional electronic materials and how the application of these materials will improve the functionality of electronic devices. She currently serves as president of the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC).

Spotlight
Created: Monday 01/21/2019

Applications Now Open for the 2019 DOE Geothermal Design Challenge: Data Visualization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are excited to announce that the application window for the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge™ is now open.

Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

Save the Date: Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair on February 28

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is partnering with the University of Chicago to host a graduate student-only data science career fair on Thursday, February 28 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Select employers include: 84.51, AbbVie, Allstate, Bain & Company, BCG Gamma, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leo Burnett Group, Mathematica Policy Research, and United Airlines.

Announcements, Professional Development, Around Campus
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

QPGSA Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on January 25

Please join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) for a Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, January 25 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM in TGS Commons. Less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women, and the LGBTQ+ community is similarly underrepresented. Let's help change that. Dinner provided.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

IO Spring Break Service Trip to Memphis: March 23-30

Let the International Office (IO) plan your Spring Break 2019! Join fellow graduate students and scholars in Memphis, Tennessee for the fifth annual #IOinMemphis trip, to explore the food, music, and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social justice issues and sharing the value of volunteerism!

Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

Reserve a Ticket - Nina Simone: Four Women Play on February 3

In the aftermath of 1963's 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone rocked the nation with "Four Women," her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragedy. Powerful anthems such as "Mississippi Goddam," "Old Jim Crow," and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" followed, fueling the Civil Rights movement and transforming her public persona from songstress to activist. Celebrate Ms. Simone's lasting legacy in this provocative and personal musical journey. 

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

ELP Presents: Something to Talk About

Free and open to all members of the Northwestern community. All events held in Room 202 on the second floor at 2016 Sheridan Rd (Department of Linguistics). Each event highlights a specific aspect of American culture. Ask questions, share experiences and opinions with peers and ELP staff. A supportive environment for speakers at any level of English proficiency.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

Inclusive Teaching Forum 2019

The third annual Inclusive Teaching Forum (ITF) will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at Norris University Center on Evanston Campus from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The forum is designed to help educators at Northwestern (faculty, PhD students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, and administrators) to collectively advance equitable and inclusive learning and teaching environments across the university. The ITF is a day-long experience which includes workshops, a lunchtime plenary on intersectionality, and small group discussions aimed at fostering inclusive learning environments.

Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

Norris University Center Foodhall Grand Opening on January 25

Norris University Center will be having a grand opening for their renovated foodhall on Friday, January 25 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  There will be music, games, vendors, food sampling, giveaways, and prizes (including two Apple watches) to celebrate the transformation of their ground floor. The Norris University Center staff hopes you are able to stop by and celebrate with them. 

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

Graduate Student International Travel Information

The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) has made it even easier for graduate students traveling independently to disclose their university-sponsored international travel by creating a SHORT Qualtrics form accessible from the OGSS website. See the graduate student travel policies page for more information. To learn more about how OGSS staff can support your graduate students, contact Julie Friend. OGSS has presentation materials that can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour.

Announcements
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

Two-Day Winter 2019 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. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume, and dress in business casual attire. Log into Handshake and use the “School Years” filter on the left-hand side to identify employers with opportunities for graduate students. Hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Friday 01/18/2019

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

The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students who will help mentor undergraduates in the Brady Scholars Program.

Fellowships, Announcements
Created: Thursday 01/17/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany is pleased to announce the start of a new call for application in the field of Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Thursday 01/17/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stem Cell Core, iPSC-based Models

The Stem Cell Core Facility, directed Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis and Dr. Angel Alvarez at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Thursday 01/17/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Computational Biology and Neurodegeneration

The Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration directed by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab. 

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Thursday 01/17/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stanford Bio-X Institute

The 5th request for proposals for the Visiting Scholar or Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) is open, and Stanford Bio-X and NNF are looking forward to reviewing interdisciplinary bioscience project proposals.  

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 01/16/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Child and Family Policy and Programs

The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative at the Institute for Policy Research is seeking a postdoctoral trainee with a PhD in psychology, public policy, economics, or other relevant social science discipline. They expect this position to start Summer/Fall 2019.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Monday 01/14/2019

GEO Community Practicum Information Sessions

The Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Community Practicum enables PhD students to connect theory & practice through a quarter-long internship with a community organization and a credit-bearing graduate seminar on public scholarship.

Announcements
Created: Monday 01/14/2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

Announcements, Social Sciences, Professional Development, Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 01/14/2019

Research Assistant Opening with Buffett Institute for Global Studies

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies is supporting a Global Working Group on “interoperability” in the digital financial economy. The group is bringing together central bankers, people from the Fintek industry, lawyers involved in these matters, and academics from a variety of disciplines—from anthropology to management studies to economics to law—from around the world.

Announcements
Created: Friday 01/11/2019

Winter Social with SACNAS

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for a Winter Potluck/Social. Come and network with Chicagoland SACNAS chapters including: University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University!

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Friday 01/11/2019

Super Bowl Workshop Presented by the International Office

You are invited to join the International Office for Super Bowl Workshop led by Northwestern football alum (and American football expert) Jacob Schmidt. Learn the rules of American football, the history of the Super Bowl, and why the commercials are the best part! Free Super Bowl snacks will be provided!This event is open to students, postdocs and their spouses. 

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Thursday 01/10/2019

Winter 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.

Announcements, Professional Development, Around Campus
Created: Thursday 01/10/2019

Coffee Talk: A Coffee + Discussion Series for International Students!

Join the International Office and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for Coffee Talk (formerly Discovering USA)! 

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Thursday 01/10/2019

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Winter Swing Dance Lessons

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) invites you to come learn some new steps with them indoors during the winter months. This quarter's lessons will be taught by Nicolle and Ismene (Intermediate Lindy Hop and Charleston with a special Tranky-doo feature).

Around Campus, Announcements