Social Sciences

October 18, 2017

Anatomy of a Job Search: A Webinar for Humanities and Social Science Grad Students and Career Changers

Stacy Hartman of the MLA’s Connected Academic initiative will address both concrete steps to take (networking, informational interviews, reading job ads, cover letters) as well as mindset shifts that are useful for people approaching a job search.

September 27, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowship at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The call is now open for three postdoctoral fellowship programs at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

September 27, 2017

Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Professional Development

YCA is an NIH-funded (1R25GM114000) initiative that connects PhD, MD/PhD, or PsyD students across the U.S. who are conducting biological, biomedical, or behavioral sciences research with a network of diverse peers and role models, and with professional development opportunities to help students navigate graduate school, identify their academic and professional goals, and gain the confidence to achieve them.

September 22, 2017

Researcher’s Toolkit - Evanston

The Researcher's Toolkit is a technology workshop series designed to help Northwestern researchers improve scholarly productivity and efficiency.

September 19, 2017

Fall Workshops at Northwestern University Libraries

Checkout these upcoming workshops and events at Northwestern University Libraries

September 18, 2017

NSF GRFP Proposal Support from Office of Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships is providing a series of information sessions and workshops to support students applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

September 18, 2017

Free Webinar for PhD Students and Postdocs: How to Write Effective Op-Eds

As a scholar, you know the value of your research and the impact it has on your subfield, discipline, and beyond. You speak about it formally and informally with peers and other academics. What about writing for the public?

September 11, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP

CHOP Research Institute has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create the CHOP Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Academic Diversity.

August 29, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

This is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.

August 22, 2017

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement and Lesley Lundeen, the TGS Family Resource Liaison, will be holding open walk-ins for students applying for academic jobs this year.

August 11, 2017

Graduate Assistant Opportunity

The myDATA Program seeks a graduate student (4th-year or beyond, still on fellowship) to provide administrative support for all phases of the program.

July 24, 2017

NSF Proposal Writing Workshops for Fall Deadlines

The Graduate School will host a series of workshops on writing the application for National Science Foundation grants with late October deadlines. Dr. Charles Yarnoff will lead the series, which is open to both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

July 17, 2017

Multicultural Dialogue Group

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

July 17, 2017

Washington Ideas 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, the brightest minds in government, business, sicence, technology, health, culture and journalism will gather to build dynamic conversations and connections.

July 13, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund myDATA Program, Deadlines Extended to August 4

The myDATA: Preparing Science PhDs for Careers in a Data-Driven World Program is a year-long program that provides science PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with training in computational skills, methods, and pedagogy along with mentoring that will enhance their research and facilitate their successful transition into a wide range of careers.

July 11, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern!

July 10, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit 2017

ADCA is proud to host the 3rd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 3:00 - 8:30p on July 21st, 2017 at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave).

July 5, 2017

George Sink, P.A Injury Lawyers Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

In recognition of our nation’s service members and their families, twice per year the George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers firm bestows a $1,000 scholarship upon a hard-working U.S. college student who is an active duty servicemember, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member.

May 22, 2017

Community Building Grant Application and Deadline

The Graduate School’s Office of Student Engagement is pleased to announce that the updated Community Building Grant Application is now open.

May 1, 2017

Grad and Postdoc Workshop: Mentoring Student Writing: Balancing Student-Centered Feedback with Rubric-Based Assessment

Assessing and responding to undergraduate writing is one of the central tasks of post-graduate instruction, especially in the humanities and social sciences.

May 1, 2017

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for TGS graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

April 26, 2017

Chicago Communicating Science Conference

Chicago-area graduate students are invited to apply for the Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago), to be held at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the weekend of August 26-27, 2017.

April 26, 2017

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

Classes meet for approximately 1 hour and are free to Galter Library affiliates. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended.

April 25, 2017

Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Award Nominations

Take time to honor students making a difference on this campus by nominating recipients for the Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Awards.

April 20, 2017

Consulting Career Trek

Northwestern Career Advancement invites PhD students to join us on a Consulting Career Trek.

April 17, 2017

Community Conversations on May 10

The goal of Community Conversations is to provide a safe space for students to connect and discuss relevant and/or pressing issues that impact the graduate student community at large (e.g. staying motivated in the face of (academic) adversity or finding/creating community).

April 11, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia – May Event

The Women’s Health Research Institute is hosting a Two X Chromosomes in Academia event: Coffee and Conversation, on May 2 at 3:15 PM in the Cohen Commons Dining Room, Technological Institute, Room L-482 (2145 Sheridan Rd, 4th Floor North).

April 6, 2017

Falling Walls Lab New York

The German Center for Research Innovation will be hosting Falling Walls Lab New York on September 14, 2017.

April 6, 2017

Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Head Start programs, classrooms, and children that provides information about program performance, including improvement efforts, quality, and outcomes for children and families.

April 5, 2017

The Knight Lab Make-A-Thon

If you have a personal project you’ve been putting off, or even if you have an idea you want to kick into gear, join the Knight Lab at Fisk 111 promptly at 10 AM on April 8.

April 3, 2017

Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

There is an upcoming OPA Professional Development workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney (Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC) on April 11 at 10am in Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago).

April 3, 2017

Graduate Writing Fellows

The Graduate Writing Place is now accepting applications to serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow during the 2017-2018 academic year.

March 29, 2017

Wayne State University Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship Program

This is a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by supporting promising scholars studying urban disparities to launch their academic careers at Wayne State.

March 28, 2017

Grant Writing Teaches Valuable Professional Skills: Advice for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Pursuing funding support as a graduate student or postdoc can help your career—and in more ways than one, writes Victoria McGovern.

March 27, 2017

Next week is Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is a national initiative to show support and appreciation of the contributions, impact, and value of graduate students.

March 24, 2017

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

March 24, 2017

Book Your Spring Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place has opened for the spring quarter, and now's the time to begin reserving appointments.

March 21, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day

The annual Northwestern Computational Research Day is being held on April 18, 2017.

March 20, 2017

Data Science Career Evening

The NU Postdoctoral Forum, Chicago Graduate Student Association, and NICO invite all interested parties to a Data Science Career Evening.

March 20, 2017

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

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

March 17, 2017

Plant-It Purple Potting Event

Plant-It Purple will together after Spring Break to give the tiny plants some more room to grow by transferring them into pots.

March 16, 2017

Bias in Big Data - How Information Systems can Perpetuate Inequality

Dr. Birkett will present several examples of how social inequalities are present within and perpetuated by data systems.

March 16, 2017

Graduate Research Grant (GRG)

The Graduate Research Grant (GRG) is intended to help PhD and MFA students, in historically underfunded disciplines meet expenses related to scholarly research and creative endeavors.

March 16, 2017

March for Science Chicago

The march will take place in downtown Chicago on April 22.

March 16, 2017

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

Graduate school is a high-demand learning environment, and the demand can be even greater when coupled with the unique stressors carried by graduate students of color.

March 15, 2017

Microsoft: Diversity Conference Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM field.

March 15, 2017

Microsoft: Dissertation Grant Program

This research grant is for PhD students at U.S. and Canadian universities who are members of groups under-represented in computing.

March 15, 2017

Northwestern's 23rd Annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"

This event is part of a national public education program designed to expose girls and boys to a variety of workplace roles.

March 13, 2017

March TGS Students with Children Coffee Hours

Spring is slowly arriving and we have coffee and treats to help you and your little ones celebrate the change of seasons and quarters!

March 13, 2017

InfoSocial 2017

InfoSocial 2017 is April 7-8 at Northwestern University, Evanston Campus

March 13, 2017

McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders 2017

McKinsey & Company invites female students and experienced professionals across North America to be inspired and make a difference!.

March 13, 2017

RSG Research Communication Training Program for Summer 2017 – APPLICATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 22!

RSG is a non-credit course that brings in experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, and education to help scientists and others to better communicate their research.

March 9, 2017

Overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Dr. Matheny will present an overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

March 9, 2017

Speakers hosted by Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG)

Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting three speakers next Wednesday from 4-5 PM in TGS Commons who are going to provide three perspective in energy efficiency for cities and large institutions.

March 9, 2017

Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair

Connect with organizations in a variety of industries online via chat sessions to learn about their internship, job and co-op opportunities at the Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair.

March 9, 2017

Apply Now: Management for Scientists and Engineers Program

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, and quantitative social science programs are invited to apply for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Program.

March 8, 2017

Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Graduate Assistantship for 2017-18

The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, administration and leadership, and will provide hands-on experience in designing and coordinating undergraduate initiatives (like the Humanities Plunge), developing outreach initiatives, and managing programs of the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

March 7, 2017

Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA)

The NLA is offering young professionals and university students an exciting opportunity to hone their leadership skills while exploring rural entrepreneurship in Nepal.

March 7, 2017

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

MDT is a one-quarter program where graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in the STEM and SBE fields.

March 7, 2017

Upcoming Events from Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance and the Boston Consulting Group

Check out these events in March from ADCA and BCG.

March 7, 2017

Information session for the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

There will be an information session on the Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program on Wednesday, March 15 at 12 PM in Graduate Student Conference Room (GSCR).

March 6, 2017

Multicultural dialogue group, Spring session, applications open

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.

March 6, 2017

Astronomy on Tap Chicago Presents: A Survival Guide to the Galaxy

Join Astronomy on Tap Chicago for an evening of space and beer at Half Acre's taproom.

March 6, 2017

SPIE presents "Stretchable electronics" by Professor Yonggang Huang

SPIE be hosting a presentation by Professor Yonggang Huang on "Stretchable electronics" as part of their seminar series which is supported by the materials science department.

March 6, 2017

CGSA WhirlyBall

Spend an evening with the Northwestern Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) on March 28th from 6-9 PM. Dinner, drinks, and three hours of WhirlyBall, a game that is a mix of bumper cars-lacrosse-basketball.

March 3, 2017

Google News Lab

On Tuesday, Nick Whitaker, training and development manager for Google, will host a workshop about the Google News Lab initiative. This event is put on by the Knight Lab.

March 2, 2017

The Data Incubator

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.

March 2, 2017

Curious About Consulting (CAC)

Bain & Company invites graduate students and postdocs to attend their Curious About Consulting (CAC) event on Friday, March 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in their Bain Chicago office.

March 2, 2017

BCG's Ethnic Diversity Network Reception

BCG would like to invite you to join their Ethnic Diversity Network for a reception to meet members of their Black and Hispanic cadres and hear about various leadership opportunities you can take advantage of within the Network.

March 2, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern.

February 28, 2017

TGS Night Out: Wrigley Rooftop Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 AM!

February 27, 2017

Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference

Jointly hosted by SIAM chapters of UIC, IIT, and NU, CASSC is a conference that highlights application of mathematics in diverse disciplines.

February 27, 2017

Swing and Tap Dance Workshop

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate presents a west coast swing workshop and tap workshop for swing dancers.

February 27, 2017

VLC: How a student project became more known than its university

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Jean-Baptiste Kempf as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

February 24, 2017

Norris Winter 2017 Exam Relief

Norris will keep students motivated during their studies with food and stress-free activities.

February 21, 2017

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

Northwestern PhD/Master’s students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni are encouraged to attend this free recruiting event, which will feature employers from a range of career fields!

February 20, 2017

Bridge to BCG

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.

February 20, 2017

Beyond Politics: Engaging Congress

After a vitriolic anti-science and anti-evidence national election, Republicans control The White House and Congress.

February 20, 2017

Interdisciplinary Writing Groups: PhD Students in All Disciplines Welcome

Apply now for Spring Quarter Writing Groups! Virtual Groups Now Available!

February 20, 2017

Case Competition Opportunity: Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) will host its 6th Annual Consulting Case Competition on March 31, 2017.

February 17, 2017

Leadership Coaching for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Leadership offers opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve their skills in an environment that nurtures experimentation and innovation.

February 15, 2017

Apply to be a Graduate Sidekick

Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students.

February 14, 2017

Step Up Workshop

Step Up is a program that focuses on equipping its audience on how to become an active bystander by facilitation of tools such as the 5 Steps of Bystander Intervention, the 4 D's (Distract, Delay, Delegate, Direct), and the See Model.

February 14, 2017

Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

February 14, 2017

NU Science Advocacy Group

The inaugural meeting for the NU science advocacy group is February 14 at 2 PM.

February 10, 2017

Social Justice and Nonprofit Career Week

Explore careers in the social justice and nonprofit fields throughout the week of March 6. Co-sponsored by Social Justice Education.

February 10, 2017

Careers in Publishing Panel

Explore the world of book publishing, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends from a panel of Northwestern alumni and professionals working in publishing.

February 9, 2017

Summer School on Intellectual Property

The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn.

February 6, 2017

Workshop: Larva, Chrysalis, Butterfly: Designing and Implementing Rubrics (PART 1)

This pair of workshops will focus on the elements of rubric design and implementation—from analyzing assessment tasks, to selecting appropriate rubric structures, to drafting and adapting rubrics for classroom use.

February 6, 2017

LinkedIn Profile Workshop

Learn about LinkedIn, including how to optimize your profile and network effectively.

February 3, 2017

Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group is now available

The TGS Family Resource Liaison cordially invites you to join the new Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group on Canvas.

February 1, 2017

ReD Associates Consultant Training Program

Calling social sciences and humanities PhD students and postdocs: ReD Associates, a strategy consulting firm, is currently accepting applications for the entry-level consultant training program.

January 30, 2017

NUBAO 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop

In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and Northwestern University's Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, NUBAO invites middle school and high school science educators from the Chicago area to apply to attend their 5th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop.

January 30, 2017

Research Assistant Position Available

The Art History program is seeking a research assistant to help with book and web-based archive projects.

January 25, 2017

IO Spring Break in Memphis

Join fellow graduate students in Memphis, Tennessee to explore the food, music and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social issues and sharing the value of volunteerism

January 24, 2017

Northwestern BGSA announces 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 15th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at the University Center in downtown Chicago.

January 24, 2017

Call for papers: Equinoxes 2017 at Brown University

As an interdisciplinary conference, Equinoxes encourages submissions from a variety of fields including but not limited to history, ethnography, anthropology, literature, media studies, sociology, art history, and political science, provided that the presentation relate to French or Francophone spheres.

January 24, 2017

Tea and Social Event for International Students and Postdocs

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

January 23, 2017

"Disciplinas, lndisciplinas"

the 2nd Chicago Graduate Conference in Hispanic and Lusa-Brazilian Studies will take place from April 13th to 15th, 2017 at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

January 23, 2017

2017 Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Awards

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 Pursuit Award competition. This international award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year.

January 19, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Protical

The English Language Programs (ELP) staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews.

January 18, 2017

Upcoming Versatile PhD Panel Discussions

Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that The Graduate School (TGS) students and postdocs can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially.

January 17, 2017

Summer Language Grant

The Summer Language Grant (SLG) is intended to assist PhD students with expenses related to language training during the summer for their research.

January 17, 2017

Grant submissions due today, January 17

The Graduate Research Grant (GRG), Digital Humanities Research Grant and Digital Humanities Travel Quarters Grant are due today.

January 17, 2017

NETG Dr. Said Al-Hallaj Lunch Seminar

The Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting a lunch talk on January 25th 12-1PM by Dr. Said Al-Hallaj (CEO of AllCell Technologies) on how his company is making lithium-ion batteries safer through phase change composite packaging.

January 17, 2017

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program

This fellowship provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

January 13, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, January 20, the club’s mentor, Gloria Kim, will be giving a speech.

January 13, 2017

GWAN Galentine's Day Movie Night

Join fellow women in academia for Galentine's Day. GWAN will be streaming a movie and providing sweet treats.

January 13, 2017

Upcoming Research Space Assessments

The Office of the Provost and Office for Research are beginning to examine research spaces on campus in preparation for a strategic planning and space planning process. This will allow Northwestern to assess current and future needs regarding new research buildings and space.

January 13, 2017

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Math Fair

Judges are needed on January 19 & 20 for the Chicago Public Schools’ Elementary and High School Science and Math Fairs hosted by Chicago State University.

January 12, 2017

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

The Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students to help mentor undergraduates in their Brady Scholars Program.

January 12, 2017

Trailblazing astronaut physician to keynote MLK observance

Northwestern’s MLK commemoration features two-week-long series of events

January 11, 2017

The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship Program

The deadline for online applications is 1 February 2017.

January 10, 2017

TGS Students with Children Coffee Hour

Coffee hours will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses the last week of the month.

January 9, 2017

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program for Recent PhDs in Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences

ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program.

January 4, 2017

Register Now for Winter Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Now's the time to reserve your spot in the six cross-disciplinary writing workshops held this quarter.

January 4, 2017

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Do you want feedback on your cover letter for the academic job market? That grant application that needs to cater to an audience outside your discipline?

January 3, 2017

Two-day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair

Meet 80+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, hiring for both internships and full-time positions. The fair is open to all Northwestern students and alumni to learn about internships and full-time opportunities, with different employers attending each day.

December 31, 2016

NSF Releases Data Tables on Doctorate Recipients

The National Science Foundation (NSF) December 6 released Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2015.