December 11, 2015

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students.

December 1, 2015

TGS Suspends Dissertation Embargo Policy

Last year, The Graduate School introduced a policy on embargoes intended to balance graduate students' ability to protect their work and the responsibility of institutions to share new knowledge. A dissertation embargo allows a student to delay public release of his or her dissertation via ProQuest's digital platform for a specified period of time in light of valid concerns about the protection of intellectual property.

November 9, 2015

Share Your Table for Thanksgiving Program 7th Year Anniversary

Share your table for Thanksgiving with an international student, scholar or family from Northwestern

November 2, 2015

Are you LinkedIn?

Join CGSA for an interactive LinkedIn workshop on November 12

November 2, 2015

The Graduate School Awards and Recognition Reception

Nominations are open from November 2 - December 13

October 19, 2015

Applications for December Dissertation Boot Camps Now Available

Applications for December Dissertation Boot Camps Due October 30

October 13, 2015

MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award 2015

Nominations for MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award are due on January 8

October 12, 2015

This Month, Be an Energy Star

Northwestern will participate in the 2015 ENERGY STAR Day Celebration on October 27th

October 1, 2015

RSG Program Finalists

Kavita Chandra and Ashty Karim are two of the five finalists for the North American EURAXESS Science Slam competition

September 30, 2015

Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) Questionnaire

NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking doctoral students and recent doctoral recipients

September 28, 2015

TGS Moves to New Admissions and Recruitment Platform

We are pleased to announce that The Graduate School will be implementing a new unified application, admission, and recruitment platform for the 2016/2017 academic year that will greatly improve the ability of our faculty and staff to recruit prospective students, oversee the admissions process, and track the progress of current PhD and Masters students.

September 24, 2015

Northwestern Interdisciplinary Global Health Symposium

The Northwestern Interdisciplinary Global Health Symposium is being held on the 19th and 20th of November 2015

September 22, 2015

New Students Receiving Stipends Must Complete E-Verify by September 23

Are you receiving a scholarship or fellowship from Northwestern? Have you completed your I-9 (e-Verification) to receive these payments?

September 21, 2015

GLAC Seeks Program Representatives

The Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council is actively looking for representatives from every program on campus.

September 21, 2015

New Students Receiving Stipends Must Complete E-Verify

The Graduate School wants to remind new graduate students receiving a stipend that you that must complete the E-Verify (I9) process (Section 1 and 2) and/or the FNIS process, if you have not done so already, by no later than noon on September 23rd in order to receive your pay on September 30th.

September 16, 2015

Northwestern Billing Info: Actions Required for New Students

Information about billing relevant to graduate students is provided by Student Financial Services.

September 10, 2015


The Learn@Northwestern system is now live.

September 2, 2015

TGS Night Out/Involvement Fest

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the school year with a barbeque on Norris's East Lawn.

September 1, 2015

Northwestern and CTA Offer Free Bus Service Throughout Evanston

An agreement between Northwestern University and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced today will allow Northwestern students, faculty, staff and anyone else with University identification to ride the CTA’s No. 201 bus to campus and other Evanston destinations for free beginning in September.

August 21, 2015

English Language Proficiency Testing Changes

The Graduate School is announcing changes to the English language proficiency testing procedures that will allow more flexibility for international students seeking to fulfill The Graduate School’s English proficiency requirement.

August 19, 2015

Apply Now to Join an Interdisciplinary Writing Group this Fall!

The Graduate Writing Place will be organizing several interdisciplinary writing groups this fall and invite PhD students who have completed their coursework and are working on writing associated with their research (i.e., dissertation chapters, articles, conference papers) to apply.

August 18, 2015

Introduction to Programming for Big Data

This seven-day bootcamp with face-to-face instruction is presented by Luis Amaral and Adam Pah.

August 17, 2015

TGS Orientation Activities

View our list of all orientation activities for new students.

August 14, 2015

The Graduate School (TGS) New Student Orientation

The Graduate School (TGS) New Student Orientation for new graduate students will be held on Friday, September 18, from 10am-7pm. This full-day orientation will provide you with all the information you will need to thrive in your first year at Northwestern! The following is the schedule for the Orientation day:

August 14, 2015

Research Resources Forum and Library Tour for Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D. Students

This program introduces incoming doctoral students in humanities and social science disciplines to the vast array of electronic tools and services available for research and scholarship, and provides a venue for exploring some of the ways in which technology can shape intellectual inquiry.

August 14, 2015

New International Student Reception

Join us for a reception where you can meet more of your peers and kick off the academic year! In order to attend you must have registered for a either Masters G-ISO or PhD G-ISO.

August 14, 2015

PhD Graduate International Student Orientation (PhD G-ISO)

At PhD G-ISO, you will learn important information about your visa status, academic culture in the US, NU resources, and make new friends!

August 14, 2015

Masters Graduate International Student Orientation (Masters G-ISO)

At Masters G-ISO, you will learn important information about your visa status, academic culture in the US, NU resources, and make new friends!

August 14, 2015

Upcoming Chicago Campus Events

The following events will be taking place on the Chicago campus during the week of orientation, on Tuesday, September 15.

August 14, 2015

Understanding Your Financial Landscape Workshops

Staff members from The Graduate School will provide an overview on your TGS funding package, including billing and health insurance subsidy. Students will also receive information regarding payroll and taxes.

August 14, 2015

Research Resources Forum for Kellogg Ph.D. Students

The Kellogg Research Support staff will first talk about their offerings and then library will feature services such as overview of business databases, copyright, data management, citation tools.

August 14, 2015

U-Pass Pick Up at McCormick on September 10, Norris Center Starting September 11

New students must obtain a WildCARD by August 28 to receive their U-Pass as soon as it becomes available. The U-Pass is only available to full-time graduate students.

August 4, 2015

ComSciCon-Chicago August 15 Workshop Featuring Dr. Dan Kahan from Yale

The ComSciCon-Chicago organizing committee is excited to announce that Dr. Dan Kahan from Yale University will be giving the public keynote lecture, “What is the science communication environment and why should you care?” for the ComSciCon-Chicago workshop.

August 4, 2015

Summer 2015 Graduation Deadlines

TGS students who wish to graduate in Summer 2015 must meet the following deadlines.

August 4, 2015

Participate in the Survey of Earned Doctorates by NORC at the University of Chicago

ORC at the University of Chicago is seeking doctoral students and recent doctoral recipients to take part in a cognitive interview and “think aloud” as they complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) questionnaire.

July 24, 2015

Craig Bina Named Acting Dean of The Graduate School During Dean McBride's leave

Bina has been appointed by Provost Daniel Linzer to serve as acting dean of The Graduate School (TGS) and acting associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern University during TGS Dean Dwight McBride’s upcoming leave from Oct. 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.

July 8, 2015

Patent and Invention Policy Added to TGS Policy Guide

TGS has added a policy to our Policy Guide section about patents and inventions. This policy reflects existing University policy. All students should review it.

July 7, 2015

Save the Date for TGS Night Out on August 6

The Graduate School’s summer social is an opportunity for TGS students to socialize and enjoy food from Koi and Hecky’s.

July 1, 2015

Tracy Davis Wins Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to Tracy Davis, TGS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award. This award is granted "in recognition of a researcher's entire achivements to date... whose fundamental discoveries, new theroies, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future."

June 25, 2015

Presidential Fellowship Video Posted

The Graduate School is pleased to present a video about the Presidential Fellowship featuring Dean McBride, and Fellows Dwayne Nash and Adam Hockenberry.

June 25, 2015

Revised information about Health Insurance for 2015-16

Northwestern University requires all students maintain health insurance while registered at the University. During the time you are registered at the University, you are required to enroll in the Aetna/Northwestern plan. You may waive enrollment by providing evidence that you have health insurance coverage that is comparable for the entire period of registration. International students holding a F1 or J1 visa may not waive the Aetna/Northwestern plan.

June 17, 2015

Call for Abstracts: Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium Featuring Speaker Jeffrey Sachs

The Northwestern University Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium will take place in Chicago on November 20-21, 2015. The central goal of this two-day symposium is to catalyze the exchange and cross pollination of ideas and research on the interdisciplinary factors, impediments, and solutions to the advancement of global health.

June 8, 2015

Iga Kozlowska Receives Fulbright Award

ga Kozlowska of Northwestern University has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Poland in Sociology, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

June 5, 2015

Northwestern University's Base Stipend Increase Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

On September 1, 2015, the base stipend rate will increase to $29,000 for all PhD and most MFA students at Northwestern.

June 2, 2015

Management For Scientists and Engineers Participants Announced

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the participants for Management for Scientists and Engineers have been chosen. Congratulations are in order for the 50 students who will participate in this summer's certificate program.

June 2, 2015

Health Insurance Rates for 2015-16

Following the announcement about the increase in the base stipend rate to $29,000 effective September 1, TGS is pleased to preview information about the student health insurance rates for the 2015-16 academic year.

May 20, 2015

Diversity & Inclusion Townhall

This event is sponsored by TGS and The Office of the Provost and is open to the university community to receive updates regarding particular campus diversity and inclusion initiatives.

May 20, 2015

Dow Chemical Company BEST: Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium

Dow Chemical Company BEST - Building Engineering & Science Talent Symposium will take place from September 14-16 in Midland, Michigan. BEST is primarily intended to introduce African American, Hispanic, Native American U.S. doctoral and postdoctoral scientists to the wide range of rewarding careers in industrial research

May 20, 2015

Move in Move Out Collecting Unwanted Items During Move-Out

Move in Move out (MIMO) is a nonprofit that collects unwanted, usable items from students during move-out and resells to incoming students at affordable prices in the beginning of the school year. MIMO is completely Northwestern student run and 100% of MIMO’s proceeds are donated to local charities.

May 20, 2015

TGS Extending Deadline to Apply for Higher Education Leadership Internship

TGS is extending the application period for the 2015-2016 Higher Education Leadership Intern to July 31. This paid internship gives graduate students (in years 1 through 6) the opportunity to explore careers in university administration.

May 20, 2015

Humanities for Nepal

The Program in Comparative Literary Studies, along with partnering humanities programs/departments, extends its sincere sympathy to all those affected by the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 & May 12, 2015. They will be hosting an event to generate support for Nepal.

May 14, 2015

Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare Through Wellness- Seminar Featuring Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

Join the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute for Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through Wellness, a seminar featuring Leroy Hood, MD, PhD.

May 6, 2015

First-Ever Alternative Spring Break Program Offered by the International Office a Memorable One

Spring Break 2015 marked the first-ever Alternative Spring Break program offered by the International Office at Northwestern University. In recognition of the lack of similar programming available to graduate students, and desire on the part of the graduate student community to engage in civic-minded pursuits, the International Office decided to target this immersive, week-long program toward international graduate students

May 6, 2015

AAUW Recognizes TGS Alum as Distinguished Woman of the Year

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded Jeannette Seloover Johnson its 2015 Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, which honors a woman for her personal qualifications and contributions to society on a local, state or national level.

May 5, 2015

State Department Travel Warning for Nepal

Non-essential travel to Nepal is discouraged, and people with the means to depart the country should do so as soon as possible.

April 30, 2015

Variety Names Two Screen and Stage Students as Film Students to Watch

In their "Education Impact Report", Variety has named current MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage students, Will Arbery and Nayna Agrawal as 2 of their 110 film students to watch.

April 29, 2015

Robert Mills Receives Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society

TGS would like to announce that Robert Mills, a Rhetoric and Public Culture program doctoral candidate, has received a Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society to support his research for his dissertation project, which is tentatively entitled “The Pirate and the Sovereign.”

April 22, 2015

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help post-doctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

April 17, 2015

Debra Tolchinsky and the MFA in Documentary Media Program Spotlighted in Documentary Magazine

Documentary Magazine has spotlighted Debra Tolchinsky, Director of the MFA in Documentary Media program. The interview with Debra covers a range of topics including her background, the impetus for the creation of the Documentary Media program, why Chicago is a prime location for pursing that degree, future goals for the program, and more.

April 17, 2015

Nominate Outstanding Faculty and Staff for Ver Steeg Awards

If you have a great faculty advisor, or program staff member, reward them for their hard work by nominating them for a Ver Steeg Award. They will be formally recognized at TGS’s Awards and Recognition dinner, and with a small monetary award.

April 7, 2015

University Library Makes ArcGIS Mapping Software Available Across All Campuses

Northwestern University Library is proud to offer all members of the Northwestern community universal access to the powerful mapping software ArcGIS from Esri, the leading developer of geographic analysis tools.

April 7, 2015

Ryan Fellows Inducted

On March 31, Dean Dwight A. McBride inducted new Ryan Fellows in a ceremony held at TGS Commons.

April 3, 2015

Beyond Graduate School Success: Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

A panel of six NU alumni will discuss achieving success in their respective STEM fields after graduate school and host small-group breakout sessions. The event includes lunch with the panelists and breakout sessions for attendees to engage in small-group discussions with individual alumni.

April 2, 2015

Purple Heart Service Foundation Shoe Collection for Disabled Veterans

In honor of Earth month, Northwestern's Office of Sustainability, Northwestern Library, Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee, Eco-Reps, and Athletic Sustainability Committee are working with the Purple Heart Service Foundation to collect used shoes to benefit disabled veterans and their families.

April 1, 2015

Buffett Institute for Global Studies Announces New Programs and Funding for Graduate Students

For almost 20 years, the Buffett Institute has offered significant academic and financial support for graduate student research on global issues. The Institute is now dramatically expanding their successful dissertation research funding and creating new opportunities to position graduate students at the forefront of relevant research communities.

March 31, 2015

TGS Accepting Northwestern Alumni Association Merit Award Nominations

TGS has announced a new nomination and selection process for the NAA Merit Award. The award is “presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their particular professions or fields of endeavor in such a way as to reflect credit on their alma mater.”

March 27, 2015

Plant Biology Students Win NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

Aleksander Radosavljevic and Elliot Gardner both received DDIGs to support their research.

March 25, 2015

Subscribe to Canvas Minute

TGS encourages students to subscribe to NUIT's newsletter on use of technology in teaching at Northwestern.

March 25, 2015

Postdoc Research Associate position in Digital Humanities at UIC

The Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center (LCLC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate in the Digital Humanities, starting July 15, 2015

March 12, 2015

GEM4 Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

The GEM4 2015 Summer Institute: Mechanobiology of the Brain, will allow attendees to participate in two weeks of lectures and hands-on training in engineering, biology, and physical science laboratory techniques by experts in the field.

March 4, 2015

Graduation and the NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan

If you will be graduating from Northwestern at the end of Spring Quarter 2015, you may either cancel the NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance plan, or keep it for the duration of the policy (ends automatically on August 31 2015).

March 4, 2015

Norris Outdoors Spring Price Breaks

Norris Outdoors has everything you need for your spring break adventure at great prices. Grab any-size tent for $20, and all the camping accessories you need, like pads, stoves, and lanterns, for just $10.

March 4, 2015

Norris Winter Exam Relief

Norris has your back this finals season! From March 15-18, Norris will remain open 24 hours and feature free food every evening (from warm cookies to breakfast favorites), along with therapy dogs, massages, and yoga during the week.

March 4, 2015

Ice Skate Rentals at Norris

Rent skates from Norris Outdoors through March 15 and take them to the new Ice Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park or Millennium Park rink.

February 16, 2015

Rebecca Tonietto Receives David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Rebecca Tonietto who has been awarded The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship in 2015. The Smith Fellowship Program seeks to develop future world leaders and entrepreneurs who are successful at linking conservation science and application.

February 9, 2015

2015 Winter FSM Advanced Microscopy Course

The Nikon Imaging Center at Northwestern is pleased to announce that they are offering a follow-up to their fall introductory microscopy course to cover advanced fluorescent imaging topics.

February 2, 2015

The Block's Exhibition- The Left Front reviewed in The New Yorker

The New Yorker has recognized the Block exhibition, The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929-1940, which was curated by Art History PhD students John Murphy and Jill Bugajski.

January 30, 2015

Block Cinema Presents: Through a Lens Darkly

Block Cinema is presenting a series of one-night screenings, including Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

January 28, 2015

Northwestern Basketball Pride Day Event- February 21

Enjoy discounted tickets and celebrate equality with Northwestern Basketball for their Pride Day game on February 21 against Penn State.

January 27, 2015

L'Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship- Applications Open February 2nd

Starting February 2 through March 20, The L'Oreal USA For Women in Science program will be accepting applications for their fellowship program, which will award five post-doctoral women scientists in the US with grants of up to $60,000 each.

January 26, 2015

Faculty Positions in Cognitive Neuroscience Available at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

Western University is investing in a Cluster of Research Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience to build on significant research strengths in this area.

January 23, 2015

PhD Level Opening for Assistant Director of Life Science Professional Development at UNC Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of Biomedical Graduate Education has posted an opening for a PhD level program director to direct their TIBBS professional development program and to assist in running their new ImPACT internship program.

January 13, 2015

Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington

The Indiana University Center for Law, Society, and Culture will appoint two post-doctoral fellows for the 2015-16 academic year. They invite applications from scholars of law, the humanities, or social sciences working in the field of sociolegal studies.

January 13, 2015

Researchers Toolkit Series Back by Popular Demand

Start the new year off by expanding your technical knowledge in programming, data analysis, scientific computing, and more.

January 12, 2015

Legal Services Available at TGS

Need legal advice? If you are a full-time TGS student and have been charged the TGS Activity Fee, you are eligible to meet with a TGS attorney.

January 7, 2015

Consent to Receive Your W-2 Electronically

For 2014, you will have the option to consent to receive your 2014 W-2 Tax Form electronically within FASIS Self Service.

January 5, 2015

Mentoring in the Field: Lessons from Remote Locations

A panel of distinguished researchers will share insights about the special challenges, obligations, ethics, and concerns that pertain when mentoring students while conducting field research.