News & Events

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

Created: Monday 04/22/2019

Join GWAN for Meals with Strangers this Quarter!

Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women? Come join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago through their quarterly Meals with Strangers  event! Meals with Strangers is a way for graduate women at Northwestern to meet and connect over a delicious meal at a restaurant in Chicago or Evanston.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Monday 04/22/2019

The Student Agenda: Advancing Higher Education for the Next Generation on April 25

Please join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and NU Votes for a panel discussion with US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi focused on issues in higher education at the federal and state level.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 04/22/2019

WISER Spring Faculty Seminars

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) in May for their next set of faculty seminars! Learn about research in other fields and career paths in academia all while engaging with the wider STEM community. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 04/22/2019

Register Now for the Spring Quarter Spirituality Reading Series

Registration for the Spirituality Reading Series for Spring Quarter is now open! They will be reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Announcements
Created: Friday 04/19/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Spinal Cord Injuries, The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position is available in the Tedeschi Laboratory at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio). The position is offered to study neuronal and non neuronal mechanisms of spinal cord injury.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Friday 04/19/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Environmental Exposure on Health, The Ohio State University

The laboratory of Loren E. Wold, PhD, FAHA, FCVS at The Ohio State University as part of the College of Nursing and the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute in the College of Medicine is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to aid in their investigation of the impact of environmental exposures on health and disease.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 04/16/2019

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative - April STEM Circuit Seminar

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative welcomes you to join them in Evanston on Tuesday, April 23 for their upcoming April STEM Circuit, entitled "Harnessing energy to reach your highest potential". The invited speaker presentation will be followed by small group discussions and networking. Registration is complementary and refreshments will be served. More information can also be found on their upcoming STEM Circuits webpage.

Postdoc News
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Spotlight on the Northwestern Prison Education Program

The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP), led by Jennifer Lackey, PhD, Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy, is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections. NPEP aims to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois by offering credit-bearing courses through Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies. This program enhances Northwestern’s academic mission by fostering the development of a dynamic and diverse intellectual community.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2019-2020 Applications Due May 15

The Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2019-2020.  This unique multi-site ten-month fellowship provides an opportunity to train in the Curatorial, Education, and Registration Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site.

Fellowships, Humanities
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

2019 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

We are pleased to announce the 2019 participants of the Northwestern University-Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program.

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Press Graduate Assistantship Applications Due May 13

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship is a competitive twelve-month position awarded to an outstanding graduate student at Northwestern University working on a PhD in any field of the humanities. This position will provide the student with an invaluable in-depth, comprehensive introduction to scholarly publishing. The student will gain familiarity with the publication process and goals of the university press in the context of the larger campus community; have access to the acquisitions, editorial, and marketing staff, who possess expertise in scholarly communications and the state of scholarship across many humanities disciplines; and enjoy a mentored team environment in which to build analytical skills that will be useful across many careers in the humanities. Students are expected to make progress on their dissertation while working at NUP; the opportunity is designed to approximate typical assistantship time commitments and responsibilities.

Humanities, Funding
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative April STEM Circuit on April 23

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative welcomes you to join them in Evanston on Tuesday, April 23 for their upcoming April STEM Circuit, entitled "Harnessing energy to reach your highest potential".  Their invited speaker presentation will be followed by small group discussions and networking. Registration​ is complementary and refreshments will be served. ​More information can also be found on the upcoming STEM Circuits webpage. ​

Around Campus, Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program provides support for local PhD candidates conducting research in the humanities. Advanced PhD candidates are invited to apply; preference will be given to applicants whose dissertation projects are well advanced. Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to Graduate Scholars-in-Residence, participants have access to the Newberry during extended hours, personal research space, and opportunities to present work-in-progress to local scholarly communities. The experience of the Newberry’s fellows, staff, and readers is much enhanced by the contributions that Graduate Scholars-in-Residence make to the Newberry’s shared intellectual life each year.

Humanities, Professional Development
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Dress for Success with GWAN

Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) and Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) invite you to bring any questions, concerns, or stories you may have about how to dress for interviews and across work environment! They will be discussing tips for navigating different spaces and circumstances. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Professional Development, Around Campus
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Inaugural Master of Science in Law Symposium on May 10

Please join the Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program for their inaugural symposium, “At the Intersection: STEM, Law, Business, and the MSL” on Friday, May 10 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM in the Thorne Auditorium and Thorne Auditorium Lobby.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Around Campus, Social Sciences, Professional Development
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

TGS Student Group Funding Application Info Session on April 24

Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, PhD, associate director of student life (TGS), will be holding a student group funding application process information session for student leaders of TGS-sponsored groups on Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM in TGS Commons. In this session, Buchanan will explain the application process, go over the materials that will need to be submitted to request funding, and share key deadlines.

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Northwestern Public Health Review Symposium on April 24

The Northwestern Public Health Review's spring symposium, entitled "Access to Health in Lagos: An Interdisciplinary Partnership with the Community", is on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM in Hughes Auditorium. The event will include an interdisciplinary panel discussion, student presentations, and a reception with posters.

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

NDIAS Call for Residential Fellows for 2020-21

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports outstanding, innovative research in all academic disciplines and encourages its Fellows to explore the relationship between the world as it is and as it ought to be, as well as how their work related to the scholarship of others in an engaging academic community of scholars, artists, and scientists.

Fellowships
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Chicago Field Studies Graduate Assistant Needs for Academic Year 2019-20

Chicago Field Studies (CFS) is seeking an Instructor for CFS 392-0 Field Studies in Public Health (FSPH).

Funding
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

Applications are Now Open for Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grants

Applications are now open for qualifying Northwestern graduate students who could benefit from Wilderness First Aid training in support of their academic goals requiring remote or rural international travel to apply for a reimbursement grant. This award is also available for and applicable to graduate students who are traveling to urban areas of developing countries where access to quality, emergency medical services is limited.

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/15/2019

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: Friday 04/12/2019

Summer 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
Created: Thursday 04/11/2019

ELP Presents: Something to Talk About Events for Spring Quarter 2019

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: Thursday 04/11/2019

2018-19 Bouchet Society Inductees

The Graduate School was pleased to induct five graduate students into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Announcements
Created: Tuesday 04/09/2019

GLAC Presents: A Community Outreach Event in Honor of Shane Colombo on April 22

Meet leaders from various community organizations based in Rogers Park to learn how you can become more connected to and involved in the neighborhood at a community outreach event on Monday, April 22, from 12:30 - 2:30 PM at Hardin Hall in the West Tower of Rebecca Crown Center.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Applications Now Open for the Teaching Certificate Program & New TA Conference Workshop Leaders

Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that will help strengthen your knowledge and experiences in college teaching and learning? Applications for the Teaching Certificate Program and to be a New TA Conference Workshop Leader are now open through Monday, April 15.

Professional Development, Announcements
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities in Residential Life

Residential Services is excited to announce 4 openings in our Residential Life team for graduate students. Residential Services is seeking applicants for Assistant Resident Directors, a Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development, and a Graduate Assistant for Assessment & Community Development.

Funding
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Spotlight on Ana Maria Acosta, PhD: Director of Graduate Studies of the Physical Therapy Engineering Dual Degree Program

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD is the director of graduate studies (DGS) of the physical therapy and engineering (DPT/PhD) dual degree program, offered jointly by the Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering. Acosta is also the associate chair for post professional education and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on why individuals lose the ability to move their arms and hands freely following a brain lesion and how this loss impacts the musculoskeletal system.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

One Book One Northwestern Presents: Comedian Sarah Squirm Coming on April 10

On Wednesday, April 10 One Book One Northwestern will be hosting comedian and Northwestern alumnus Sarah Sherman “Squirm”.  Squirm has been featured on Adult Swim, Netflix, and was recently named one of Vulture's "38 Comedian's You Should and Will Know" and one of Thrillist's "Best Undiscovered Comedians from Every State”.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Apply Now to Serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow or The Graduate Writing Place GA in 2019-20

In the 2019-20 academic year, the Graduate Writing Place will offer two types of opportunities for advanced PhD candidates who wish to augment their writing, leadership, and teaching skills at the same time they improve the writing skills of other graduate students at Northwestern

Fellowships, Funding
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

BGSA 22nd Annual Graduate Research Conference

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) of Northwestern University is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Guild Lounge in Scott Hall on Northwestern's Evanston campus. This year’s conference theme entitled: Afrofuturism – Innovation, Imagination, and Improving Black Lives aims to showcase how our culture evolves in and through technological innovation.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

NU Day at Wrigley Field on May 6

Join the Northwestern community for our annual NU Day @ Wrigley to watch the Cubs face off with the Miami Marlins. The game will take place on Monday, May 6 at 7:05 PM. A block of student tickets is available now for purchase. Tickets are $20 and include entrance to the game as well as a special-edition Cubs hat in Northwestern colors. The seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Outfield section (203-208). Make sure you read the ticket distribution and FAQ sections on the event page before purchasing.

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Coffee Talk: Spring Quarter 2019

What does it mean to be an international student/scholar in the USA? Explore through a coffee + discussion series presented by the Office of International Students & Scholars (formerly the International Office) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

Around Campus
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Spring 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. 

From the Dean, Professional Development, Announcements
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Sign Up for Northwestern Believes Spring 2019 by April 13

Come to share and reflect on what it is that you believe...and why. Northwestern Believes is based on the popular National Public Radio program, "This I Believe," where participants create and share short essays which reflect what is most important in their lives. This three session series of mini-workshops guides Northwestern students as they find common values through story sharing and reflection. By the end of our time in small groups of 4-6, participants will have crafted a short personal essay, or statement, about a moment they noticed how their values shape their lives and influence their Northwestern experience! 

Around Campus
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Limited Submission: The KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The Office of Fellowships and the Graduate School is seeking applicants for the F99/K00 Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (KUH/NIDDK) transition award.  This award is administered by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and seeks to attract outstanding graduate students who have the desire to transition from their current PhD training program into postdoctoral positions in the Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic sciences (K, U, and H). The F99/K00 award provides up to 2 years of funding to complete the PhD training (F99 phase) and facilitates a stable transition into 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral work (K00 phase).

Funding, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

SPOT SciPol Symposium on May 11

The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce (SPOT) at Northwestern University is excited to organize its first annual SPOT SciPol Symposium! If you would like to learn more about careers and activities at the interface of science and policy while connecting with others who share these interests, then this is the symposium for you.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Register Now for Spring Quarter Writing Consultations & Workshops

Get your quarter off to a running start by booking an appointment in the Graduate Writing Place. Consultants can help you revise proposals or articles, outline or organize dissertation chapters, hone materials for your job search, and much more. Appointments are available on the Evanston campus or online.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars at Brown University

The Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars at Brown University will take place on June 6-7 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

Data Science Night on April 10

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 04/08/2019

TGS Hooding Ceremony Student Marshal Applications

TGS is seeking four current TGS students to be student marshals at our upcoming PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, June 20 at Cahn Auditorium. Student marshals will be compensated $100 each.

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/08/2019

2019 TGS PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony Deadlines

The 2019 TGS hooding ceremony for PhD and MFA graduates will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 3:00 PM in Cahn Auditorium. This ceremony includes PhD and MFA graduates from WCAS, Kellogg, SoC, Feinberg, and TGS interdisciplinary programs. (TGS students in SESP, McCormick, and Bienen are invited to participate in their respective school convocations.)

Announcements
Created: Thursday 04/04/2019

Kidney Technology Development Research Education Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.

Training Grant Director
Created: Thursday 04/04/2019

AAMC/FASEB Hosting Webinar on NAS Sexual Harassment Report

The AAMC and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) are hosting the sixth and final webinar in their 2018 National Academies reports webinar series. Study Director Frazier Benya, PhD, of the National Academies, will unpack the key findings of the report "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine," focusing on two essential recommendations: 1) addressing the most common form of sexual harassment – gender harassment and 2) moving beyond legal compliance to address culture and climate change. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation. The webinar is being held on April 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET and free registration is required.

Training Grant Director
Created: Thursday 04/04/2019

NIGMS Posts New Emphasis on Reproducibility in Training Grant Applications

The NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) posted a notice on a change to Evaluation of Plans for ‘Training in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility’ in NIGMS Training Grant Funding Opportunity Announcements including the NIGMS Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32), Medical Scientist Training Program (T32), Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32), and Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32). To emphasize “the importance of instruction in rigorous experimental design and transparency to enhance reproducibility,” this notice updates the review criteria in these FOAs such that the evaluation of plans for ‘Training in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility’ will now factor into the Overall Impact score of applications.

Training Grant Director
Created: Thursday 04/04/2019

NSF Releases 2019 Report on Underrepresented Groups in Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center of Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) released its 2019 Biennial Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. The report discusses trends for women and minorities underrepresented in Science and Engineering education and employment, breaking down the data by discipline - grouping psychology, biological sciences, and social sciences. The report states that continuing disparities “may be rooted in differences in recollected course taking, participation in Science & Engineering higher education, and overall educational attainment.”

Training Grant Director
Created: Wednesday 04/03/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Youth Identity Development, Intersectionality

The Development of Identities in Cultural Environments (DICE) research group in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University invites applications for a postdoctoral trainee position starting in fall 2019. The postdoctoral trainee will work with Dr. Onnie Rogers and her graduate and undergraduate students on new and existing projects examining the development of identities (race, gender, sexuality, social class) among children and adolescents in diverse cultural and educational contexts.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News
Created: Wednesday 04/03/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Malaria Modeling

The malaria modeling team at Northwestern University is looking for great people with strong quantitative skills and an interest in global health to come work with them! Previous malaria or infectious disease experience a plus but not required. The lab seeks a postdoctoral trainee to collaborate on the development, refinement, and application of sophisticated infectious disease models for epidemiological research and intervention-campaign planning.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Wednesday 04/03/2019

Job Opportunity - Computation and Data Sciences Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Karagpur

The Centre for Computational and Data Sciences (CCDS), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India invites applications from Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) for permanent faculty positions at all levels in different areas of computational and data sciences. The candidates are expected to possess exceptional potential in conducting independent research activities, demonstrate a strong commitment to quality teaching and contribute towards the development of other professional activities.

Postdoc News, Funding
Created: Wednesday 04/03/2019

Science Policy Outreach Taskforce SciPol Symposium

The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce at Northwestern University is excited to organize its first annual SPOT SciPol Symposium for Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 - 2:00 PM! Speakers include: Diane Schanzenbach, Director of NU’s Institute for Policy Research and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Daniel Biss, Director of Rust Belt Rising and former Illinois state senator and University of Chicago faculty member; and more!

Professional Development, Postdoc News
Created: Tuesday 04/02/2019

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity - American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Program seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research, and is offering a limited submission funding opportunity for postdoctoral researchers.

Funding, Postdoc News
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

Spring 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

Spring is in the air! It is the start to longer days and warmer weather. It is also a time to celebrate our graduate community and recognize some of its many accomplishments. Spring is my favorite academic season, culminating in our hooding ceremony, an annual rite of passage to honor our PhD and MFA graduates and welcome them to our community of scholars.

From the Dean
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2019-20 Academic Year

Do you enjoy working with undergraduates? Are you interested in a rewarding employment opportunity on campus?  The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2019-20 academic year.

Funding, Announcements
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

Graduate Assistantship Openings at Northwestern Buffett

Northwestern Buffett is looking to fill multiple Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions to support the research activities of Global Working Groups (GWGs). Northwestern Buffett GWGs bring together international scholars and experts from global civil society, policy worlds, law, industry, and the arts to collaborate and implement a research agenda and active response to a critical global challenge. 

Funding
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

New Online Forms for Career Development and Dependent Care Grants

The Career Development Grant application and the Dependent Care Grant application are now online forms that can be found under “Internal Grants” in the Funding section of our website. The Career Development Grant is intended to facilitate the next professional steps for TGS students after graduate school and the Dependent Care Grant is intended to assist PhD and MFA students with dependents. We hope by migrating these applications to an online format that it will be even easier for eligible students to take advantage of these opportunities. Please email gradfund@northwestern.edu with any questions regarding these grants. 

Announcements
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Due May 1

Novartis is committed to training the next generation of scientific leaders. The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers aspiring drug hunters a unique opportunity to join the teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Mentored by NIBR scientific leaders, Innovation Fellows will gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. Novartis is looking for Innovation Fellows who will bring their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to tackle important therapeutic challenges. Join Novartis as they reimagine medicine together.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

MOCAD Ford Curatorial Fellowship Application Deadline April 15

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 Curatorial Fellowship. MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualize, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience.

Fellowships, Humanities
Created: Monday 04/01/2019

Plant-It Purple Seed Starting Event on April 3

Come help start the seeds for the vegetable garden this year and get a sneak peak of what you'll get to harvest this summer! Plant-It Purple will provide the necessary materials and snacks.

Around Campus
Created: Thursday 03/28/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Center for Deep Learning

The Center for Deep Learning (CDL) seeks an exceptional postdoctoral trainee in the areas of deep learning and reinforcement learning.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Tuesday 03/26/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Breast Cancer Prevention (Molecular Biology)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to understanding how selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) regulate the expression of HER2 and its amplicon, and SPRMs’ effect on the expression of interferon (IFN) signaling pathway intermediates.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Tuesday 03/26/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Breast Cancer Prevention (Bioinformatics)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to developing a model that predicts the eventual development of breast cancer.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Tuesday 03/26/2019

DataCamp Access for Researchers, Spring Quarter

DataCamp is an online service with over 200 self-paced, interactive courses on using R, Python, and SQL for data analysis. DataCamp subscriptions for researchers are funded by Research Computing Services, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, and a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Professional Development, Postdoc News, Training Grant Director
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs

The Jock Reynolds Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging arts professional considering a career in museum education with a focus on public programs. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, co-curricular, and community initiatives and interests through a wide range of engagement opportunities, including in-gallery artist and scholar talks, conversations, studio workshops, performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and scholarly lectures. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Programs and working collaboratively across the Education Department, other Gallery departments, Yale University, and the greater New Haven community, the Fellow will gain broad-based experience in museum programs. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection.

Fellowships, Humanities
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Cullman-Payson Fellowship in Academic Affairs and Outreach

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman–Joan Whitney Payson Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a full-time, two-year fellowship intended for an emerging professional considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs and working closely with colleagues and collaborators across and beyond Yale University, the Fellow will gain broad, hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects; university-level outreach and curricular programs; and the execution and evaluation of educational offerings for diverse audiences. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection.

Fellowships, Humanities
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education

The John Walsh Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging professional in the arts considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education and working closely with colleagues from the Education Department, other Gallery departments, and additional collaborators at and beyond the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fellow will be fully integrated into all aspects of the Education Department’s work, from planning to execution. They will gain broad-based experience in academic museum education over the course of the fellowship, including: K–12 public education; interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects; university-level outreach and teaching programs; execution and evaluation of educational offerings for various audiences; school, youth, adult, and community groups; and teachers, families, and adult visitors.

Fellowships, Humanities
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Call for Applications: Kaplan Humanities Institute Graduate Assistantship (2019-20)

Applications are being accepted for the graduate assistantship in the public humanities for the 2019-20 academic year. The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, research support, and undergraduate mentorship. The role will encompass a broad range of duties, from coordinating undergraduate student involvement in the humanities to building collaborations and outreach initiatives with Northwestern and outside organizations. The goal is to develop skills to build and expand credentials and portfolio in the public humanities, with particular training in understanding the mission and operations of an academic humanities institute.

Funding, Humanities, Social Sciences
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics Postdoctoral Trainee Opening

The Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Larry Hedges and Dr. Elizabeth Tipton. This fellowship will be a part of a new center which focuses on the development of statistical methods for evidence-based policy.  This includes research on methods for meta-analysis, replication, causal generalization, and, more generally, the design and analysis of randomized trials in social, behavioral, and education settings.

Postdoc Openings at Northwestern, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Diversity Connect Program on May 17-18

McKinsey & Company welcomes you to apply to Diversity Connect, McKinsey & Company’s inaugural program for Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American students who are pursuing a PhD, postdoc, MD, and/or JD degree and plan to complete their program or degree in 2020.  

Professional Development
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Empowering Through Diversity Event on May 2

McKinsey & Company’s Empowering Through Diversity event is a discussion and networking session for Chicagoland students.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Spotlight on Alec Biehl: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Alec Biehl is an PhD candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at the McCormick School of Engineering. His research highlights, among other notions, the need to account for the influence of identity and norms on travel-related choices, especially when sustainability-oriented policy necessitates deviation from current habits. Alec currently serves on the executive boards of the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC) and the McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC). He is the current communications coordinator for the Social and Economic Factors of Transportation committee within the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. His work was recently featured by the Association for Psychological Science and Smart Cities Dive, among various other outlets.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 03/25/2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize TGS PhD and master's students. Click here for a comprehensive list of events put on in partnership with various campus partners.

Announcements, Around Campus
Created: Tuesday 03/19/2019

CACS Great Lakes Chapter 23rd Annual Conference on April 27

Consider attending the 23rd Annual Conference of the Chinese American Chemical Society – Great Lakes Chapter (GLCACS) at Abbott Laboratories on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Challenges and Opportunities for Chemists and Chemical Engineers in a Changing World”. Conference highlights include:

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Monday 03/18/2019

The Block Museum’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Applications Due April 15

The Block Museum’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship offers opportunities for Northwestern University doctoral students who are interested in exploring museum professions. There are many exciting opportunities in museums for PhDs, and museums benefit from working with professionals with diverse degrees, including history, performance studies, indigenous studies, African American Studies, and other fields. The fellowship is geared toward students whose work engage with visual culture, history, museum practice, and the questions of shaping and exhibiting knowledge. Graduate fellows will gain practical and professional experience by contributing to museum initiatives. Projects may include work on exhibitions, engagement, collections, community relations, publications, and/or programs.

Fellowships
Created: Monday 03/18/2019

2019 SAW Graduate Assistant Position

Sponsored by the associate provost for undergraduate education, the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is a three-week, credit-bearing summer program that develops the writing skills students will need to be successful during their academic career. SAW empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to successfully navigate the university and provides students with the writing skills needed to succeed throughout their academic careers. Students benefit from the mentorship of upperclassmen who serve as Peer Counselors; instruction of Faculty affiliated with Northwestern’s esteemed Writing Program; and support and guidance from staff in the Department of Campus Inclusion & Community. Open to all students, priority in SAW is given to first-generation and/or low-income students. Founded in 1966, SAW is the oldest program of its kind at Northwestern, benefiting more than 1500 students.

Announcements
Created: Monday 03/18/2019

Applications Now Open for Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

The Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop is an intensive professional development program that provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Participation is limited, and interested applicants must be nominated by their faculty advisor/mentor or department chairperson. This year’s workshop will take place October 6-7 in Denver, Colorado. Please apply by Monday, April 15.

Professional Development
Created: Monday 03/18/2019

Spring into Swing on April 5

You are invited to join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) in celebrating a very early spring at "Spring into Swing!" on Friday, April 5. There will be live music by The Westerlees.

Around Campus
Created: Thursday 03/14/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Cardiometabolic Health

A postdoctoral position is available in the Center for Circadian & Sleep Medicine under the mentorship of Kristen Knutson, PhD. Her research program primarily focuses on the links between sleep and circadian rhythms and cardiometabolic disease in humans.

Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc News, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Thursday 03/14/2019

Job Opportunity - Proteintech Group Senior Scientist

Proteintech, a rapidly growing Biotech company in the Chicagoland area, is seeking a energetic PhD-level scientist to be part of their molecular/cell biology team. The candidate should specialize in optimization of mammalian cell transcription/translation/secretory mechanisms and would be responsible for aiding the team in maximizing mammalian cell secreted protein yields.

Postdoc News
Created: Thursday 03/14/2019

Building Immunity with Biomaterials Seminar

Join Professor David J. Mooney, PhD, the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard University, for a lecture on Monday, March 25 at 4:00 PM about the development of biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and manipulating stem and immune cells.

Postdoc News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Tuesday 03/12/2019

TGS & OPA Wire Feedback Survey

The Graduate School (TGS) is reviewing the structure and design of TGS & OPA Wires. To help us in this process, please complete these brief user surveys by Friday, April 5. Your feedback and suggestions are very important to us. The surveys should take less than 10 minutes.

Announcements
Created: Monday 03/11/2019

2019 NAA International Student Reception

Join the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) for the 2019 NAA International Student Reception on Thursday, April 18 frmo 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Guild Lounge.

Around Campus, Announcements
Created: Monday 03/11/2019

Spotlight on Dolores Díaz: MFA Candidate in Writing for the Screen and Stage

Dolores Díaz is an MFA candidate in the Writing for the Screen and Stage program at the School of Communication. She is a playwright and television writer. Dolores recently completed a television pilot, Border Grammar. In October 2018, Three Cat Productions (Chicago, IL) presented her full-length play, Man of the People. Also in October, MOJOAA Performing Arts (Raleigh, NC) and Nothing Without a Company (Chicago, IL) presented her short play, Appreciation Day. Dolores was a semi-finalist for the 2018/2019 Goodman Playwrights Unit.

Spotlight
Created: Monday 03/11/2019

TGS Child Care Grant Spring Quarter Deadline April 2

If you didn’t apply for the TGS Child Care Grant this past fall or winter, it’s not too late to apply for the spring quarter installment! Take advantage of these portable grants, designed to give eligible TGS student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses wherever they may be residing, national or internationally. Apply by Tuesday, April 2 for Spring Quarter!

Funding, Announcements
Created: Monday 03/11/2019

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: Monday 03/11/2019

Applications Now Open for the Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums

The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.

Fellowships, Announcements
Created: Friday 03/08/2019

NU Votes Municipal Elections Education Guide - It’s Not Over Yet!

Whether you already voted, or didn’t get a chance to the first time around, you have one last chance to make an impact. Chicago hold its run-off elections for Mayor and City Council on Tuesday, April 2. NUVotes would like to help you vote with the NUVotes Municipal Elections Education Guide.

Announcements
Created: Monday 03/04/2019

Master of Science in Law Information Session on March 7

Designed exclusively for students with STEM backgrounds, the Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree allows PhDs and postdoctoral trainees to fortify their technical training with a set of legal and business skills that are essential in the workplace. Advanced degree candidates who are interested in careers outside academia - for example, in industry, entrepreneurship, government, policy positions, or administrative roles - will find this training especially beneficial.

Postdoc Opportunities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Around Campus
Created: Monday 03/04/2019

21st Chicago Ethnography Conference

You are invited to the 21st Chicago Ethnography Conference on "Issues of Gender in Ethnography" on Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM at Fisk Auditorium, on the Evanston campus.

Around Campus
Created: Monday 03/04/2019

Neisser Family Curatorial Internship: Summer 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago is excited to collaborate with Kate Neisser and the Neisser Family Foundation to launch the Neisser Family Curatorial Internship. This internship will serve as an opportunity for college and graduate level students of color to learn and work in a leading, globally-focused museum that is vested in their growth and progression. To be considered for this internship, applicants must be applying for an internship in the Curatorial department and identify as a person of color. A stipend of $3,200 is available each term.

Funding
Created: Sunday 03/03/2019

Putting Theory to Work: A Career Exploration Workshop Series for Humanities PhDs

Join Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) for bagels, coffee, and career reflection the next two Wednesdays! Sessions will be led by Tracie Thomas, Director of Career Development at NCA and Elysse Longiotti, the dedicated career adviser for PhDs. NCA will also be planning a career site visit as a group to learn how advanced degrees in the humanities can be leveraged in a variety of fields. PhD students at all stages of their programs are welcome.

Social Sciences, Humanities, Around Campus
Created: Sunday 03/03/2019

Deadlines Approaching for Mercatus Graduate Student Fellowships

Don't wait—deadlines are approaching, but the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is still accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2019-2020 academic year! The Mercatus Center offers fellowships for students pursuing a graduate degree in economics at George Mason University, as well as in other disciplines at universities around the world. Their fellows explore and discuss the foundations of political economy and public policy and pursue research on pressing issues.

Fellowships
Created: Sunday 03/03/2019

ComSciCon-Chicago Workshop on August 24-25

Interested in building your science communication skills? Want to learn how to engage an audience outside of your field? Want to attend workshops and expert panels to expand your communication prowess? Consider attending ComSciCon-Chicago 2019, August 24-25 at the Technological Institute.

Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Created: Sunday 03/03/2019

CRLT Players Performance on May 6

The University of Michigan invites you to attend the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Players interactive sketch, CUTS: Responding to Student Climate Concerns. There will be two performances, both in the Louis Room, Norris University Center. Participants will experience and discuss the many forces that shape campus climate both positively and negatively.

Around Campus
Created: Friday 03/01/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - The Ohio State University, Health Services

Dr. Naleef Fareed at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to undertake independent and specialized research training and experience under his guidance.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Wednesday 02/27/2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Thoracic Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a postdoctoral trainee to participate in cutting-edge research in transplant/tumor immunobiology. The laboratory uses sophisticated and state of the art murine and tissue cultures models to detect immunopathogenesis of allograft dysfunction and rejection.

Postdoc News, Postdoc Opportunities, Postdoc Openings at Northwestern
Created: Monday 02/25/2019

Spotlight on James Hedrick: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering

James Hedrick is a PhD candidate in the Chemical and Biological Engineering program at the McCormick School of Engineering. His work focuses on the advancement of 3D printing technologies. In addition, he is a co-founder and CEO of CDJ Technologies, a company that aims to revolutionize advanced manufacturing with high throughput 3D printing technologies that take ideas from prototyping to manufacturing in a streamlined, low cost solution. 

Spotlight
Created: Monday 02/25/2019

LARB Summer Workshop Applications Now Open

The Los Angeles Review of Books and University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2019 Publishing Workshop. Next year will bring some exciting changes: to best serve the needs of students who want an intensive introduction to the world of publishing and those seeking to launch their own independent ventures, the 2019 Workshop will feature both an intensive three-week publishing course and an optional five-week, guided Project Incubator to follow. The Incubator will also be open to Publishing Workshop alumni from the 2017 & 2018 cohorts.

Social Sciences, Humanities, Professional Development
Created: Monday 02/25/2019

University of New Hampshire Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars Applications Now Open

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to invite applications for the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program. They are seeking current postdoctoral trainees or PhD students who are graduating by June 2019.

Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Funding, Announcements
Created: Friday 02/22/2019

Applications Invited for SCELSE Summer Course at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Applications are invited from graduate students and early postdoctoral trainees for the 9th Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) Summer Course from Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, July 12 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Announcements, Professional Development, Postdoc Opportunities
Created: Friday 02/22/2019

Queertopia 2019 Registration Now Open

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) is proud to announce free registration for the 12th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, March 2 on the Evanston campus. Themed LGBTQ+ Media Cultures, this year's conference features keynote speaker Fran Tirado, Deputy Editor of OUT Magazine and co-host of Food 4 Thot, and a screening of Happy Birthday, Marsha!, a short film about iconic transgender artist and activist Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson. 

Announcements