July 17, 2018

International Travel News and Information from Global Safety and Security

Stay up to date on international travel news by visiting the Global Safety and Security message website. Also note that GeoBlue has a new feature for students who need confirmation of coverage in order to apply for a visa.

June 28, 2018

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

Congratulations to the following faculty and their teams on their recently funded training grant programs:

June 12, 2018

Two Northwestern Students Named Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows in 2018

Two Northwestern graduate students have been selected as part of the eighth annual cohort of Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows. This year’s 24 fellows will take up two-year, full-time positions with top nonprofit organizations and government agencies working in the fields of policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and the media. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

May 31, 2018

Plant-It Purple: Main Planting Day

Mark your calendar on June 4 for Plant-It Purple's biggest event of the year: Main Planting Day! Plant-It Purple has ordered a ton of flowers for their garden and will need help planting them all. It will be a nice way to break from your studies or research and spend some time outdoors!

May 30, 2018

Recent NIH Training Award Notices

The NIH has posted several notices for small changes to various training awards. Please click the links below to learn more.

May 29, 2018

2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Deadline

The national deadline for the 2018 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition cycle has been announced by the program director as July 2, 2018. Our campus deadline is Monday, June 18, 2018 at noon. Please email Stephen Hill at in the Office of Fellowships as soon as possible if you would like to apply in this current cycle.

May 29, 2018

Cast Your Vote for the 2018-2019 GSA Executive Board

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) has a wonderful group of candidates who are looking forward to bringing you more social and service events during the upcoming school year. Please show your support by casting your ballot for the nominees here. The poll is open until midnight on Wednesday, May 30.

May 21, 2018

TGS Graduate Student Funding Walk-in Hours

TGS doctoral students with questions about their graduate funding are invited to talk to members of our TGS Financial Team during the following walk-in hours on the dates listed below to better understand how TGS advocates for and provides support. 

May 21, 2018

TGS Summer 2018 Registration Guidelines

Below are some general guidelines regarding summer enrollment for students in The Graduate School.

May 14, 2018

Free Academic Job Search Webinar on May 16, 2018

Join Northwestern Presidential Fellow and PhD alumna, Alanna Hickey ('16 PhD, English), for a free webinar that will address key questions that arise in anticipation of and during the academic job search.

May 11, 2018

PhD Student Alex Gurvich Awarded Two Prestigious Fellowships

CIERA’s Alex Gurvich, a second-year astronomy graduate student advised by Professor Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, recently accepted two important fellowships within the same week. Part of the Galaxy Formation Group at Northwestern, Alex explores “the invisible universe” (the history and features of galaxies, stars, and supernovae) using computer simulations.

May 10, 2018

Message From Dean Woodruff: Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Student Support

The following message was sent to humanities and social sciences PhD students on Thursday, May 10.

May 1, 2018

2017-2018 Bouchet Society Inductees

The Graduate School was pleased to induct three graduate students and two postdoctoral fellows into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) on Friday, April 27, 2018.

April 19, 2018

TGS Hooding Ceremony Student Marshal Applications

TGS is seeking four current TGS students to be student marshals at our upcoming PhD & MFA Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, June 21 at Cahn Auditorium.

April 19, 2018

Call for Nominations: 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The Council of Graduate Schools seeks nominations for the 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards in the following fields: 1) Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and 2) Social Sciences.

April 19, 2018

Alumnae Award Recipients

The Alumnae Grants Committee selected 21 recipients out of 42 proposals, and a total of $120,000 was distributed for the 2017/18 cycle.

April 16, 2018

2018 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 participants of the Northwestern University – Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Graduation Deadlines

TGS students who wish to graduate in spring 2018 must meet the deadlines listed below.

April 6, 2018

Northwestern MFA student wins The Alliance/Kendeda Competition

The Alliance/Kendeda Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. GOODNIGHT, TYLER by B.J. Tindal of Northwestern University is the 16th competition winner and will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 16 - March 10, 2019.

March 22, 2018

New Presidential Fellows Announcement

Announcing the 2018 Presidential Fellowship recipients for 2018. The new fellows will be inducted to the Society of Fellows this spring.

March 21, 2018

Campus Safety Town Hall

Join Dean Teresa Woodruff, NUPD Commander Chin, Associate Director of Graduate Student Engagement Dana Bozeman, and Director of Residential Life Valronica Scales for a town hall discussion regarding campus safety and the emergency threat that took place on March 14.

March 20, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW)

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) will take place from April 2-6.

March 19, 2018

TGS Associate Dean Transition and Search Announcement

This summer, Hank Seifert will conclude his three-year appointment as Associate Dean for Student Affairs to return full-time to his post as the John E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Microbiology-Immunology Department of the Feinberg School of Medicine.

March 19, 2018

In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders

The 2018 Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference, In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, invites graduate students—practitioners and scholars—to generate dialogue and debate by coming together around artistic work and interdisciplinary thinking. The event will take place from April 27-29, 2018. 

February 21, 2018

Announcement regarding insurance subsidy and fee structure from the Bienen School of Music

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Bienen School of Music will provide a subsidy to cover the cost of Northwestern’s health insurance plan.

January 25, 2018

Hype your RESEARCH, Meet the Dean!

Are you creating a transformative environment for learning and discovery in your seminar, lecture, colloquium, or discussion section? The Graduate School wants to know about it!

January 22, 2018

Women's Health Research Day

zJanuary 25 is now considered "Women's Health Research Day" in celebration of tend anniversary of the implementation of the landmark policy set forth by the NIH, requiring investigators to consider sex as a biological variable.

January 8, 2018

TGS's Attorney Winter Dates

TGS's Attorney for students, Arthur Corbin, is available to meet with students on both campuses.

January 4, 2018

Remembering CC DuBois

After a battle with brain cancer, TGS alumna Cynthia (CC) DuBois passed away on January 3. We are deeply saddened by this great loss to our graduate community.