December 18, 2018

Get Discounted Student Tickets from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Calling all Northwestern grad students! Take a break from work and head downtown to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), one of the world’s most renowned orchestras, play some fantastic music.

December 17, 2018

Holiday Greetings from Dean Woodruff

As we head into the winter break, I would like to wish you a festive and restful holiday season. No matter how and where you celebrate this season of giving, I hope it is filled with laughter, relaxation, and a renewed sense of well-being for the coming year.

December 14, 2018

STEM Circuits: 2019 Kick-Off on January 15

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is excited to announce that registration is now open for the pilot of their interdisciplinary STEM mentoring program for all Northwestern students, postdocs, faculty, and staff! STEM Circuits: 2019 will meet monthly from January until June, alternating between the Northwestern Chicago and Evanston campuses. At each meeting, they will explore a rotating topic of interest, (i.e., STEM communication, entrepreneurship/innovation, or Intersectionality) typically via a speaker or activity, followed by small group discussion and networking. 

December 14, 2018

Request for Proposals: John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has invited Northwestern University to submit one proposal for up to $225,000 to fund a year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar series related to multi-disciplinary and comparative research on historical and contemporary topics of major scholarly significance: “The seminars . . . bring together faculty, foreign visitors, postdoctoral trainees, and graduate students from a variety of fields mainly, but not exclusively, in the arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences, for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants.”  Of the 15 – 20 proposals expected, the Foundation plans to fund 10 Sawyer Seminars. The seminar series may be planned for the 2020-21 academic year to allow time for a planning year once the Foundation selects (in September 2019) the groups to be funded.

December 14, 2018

Relocation of Patient Support Services - Chicago Campus

Effective Wednesday, December 12, Patient Support Services for Health Service - Chicago will relocate from the Law School to Abbott Hall, Room 703 (710 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL). This office is for Northwestern students seeking assistance with issues related to using healthcare resources.

December 14, 2018

Summer Language Grant Applications Due January 28

The Summer Language Grant (SLG) assists PhD students with expenses related to language training during the summer for their research. Grants are made to help defray expenses incurred pursuing language instruction not available at Northwestern University during the summer session. The maximum award amount is $2,000.

December 14, 2018

Digital Humanities Research Grant Applications Due January 22

The Digital Humanities Research Grant is intended to enable PhD students in the humanities to access specialized training. Awards up to $2,500 will be granted to assist PhD students requiring training in digital technologies directly in support of dissertation research.

December 14, 2018

Graduate Research Grant Applications Due January 22

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.

December 14, 2018

Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship Applications Due January 14

The Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship provides financial support for outstanding Northwestern graduate students enrolled in PhD programs in the sciences, engineering and management.

December 14, 2018

TGS Co-Sponsorship Grant Applications Due January 14

The Graduate School (TGS) Co-Sponsorship Grant is intended to assist graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty, staff, and other units in co-sponsor events, programs, and/or initiatives that clearly benefit postdoctoral trainees and graduate students in The Graduate School.

December 14, 2018

Critical Theory Cluster Graduate Assistant Position

The Critical Theory Cluster is currently looking to fill a graduate assistant (GA) position for four quarters: Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Winter 2020. The Graduate Assistant works with faculty, staff, and graduate affiliates of the cluster to coordinate planning of interdisciplinary activities.

December 11, 2018

Franke Graduate Fellowships for 2019-2020

With generous funding from Richard and Barbara Franke, and in partnership with The Graduate School, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities will offer exclusive fellowships to the most promising graduate students in fields across the humanities for 2019-2020. Following a rigorous selection process, Franke Graduate Fellows will enrich their independent research within a vibrant interdisciplinary collective, which includes multilayered structured conversations among faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, internationally renowned visiting scholars, and distinguished visiting artists.

December 10, 2018

Finals Week Game Night

Ready for the end of the quarter? Stop by the Norris game room to enjoy games and food with your fellow graduate students, hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA)!

December 10, 2018

GWAN Holiday Party

Join the Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for a Holiday Pizza Party to celebrate the end of the quarter! At the event, GWAN will also be collecting donations for the Neopolitan Light House Domestic Violence Agency.

December 10, 2018

Technology Fee Update from the International Office

Earlier this year, the International Office announced that international students would pay a $50 fee for the purchase of software to improve infrastructure and support for our international students, given the federal government’s requirements for reporting registration, enrollment, and employment, among other aspects. After considering feedback from the Northwestern community, the University will cover this cost going forward.

December 10, 2018

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students. Available courses and instructions for requesting registration are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage.

December 7, 2018

12th Annual Queertopia Conference Call for Abstracts

On March 2, 2019, the Northwestern University Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) will host its 12th annual Queertopia Conference. Queertopia is an event that offers graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, activists, organizers, artists, and community practitioners the opportunity to build intellectual community and interrogate questions about gender and sexuality through art practice and performance, popular and academic research, and community engagement.

December 7, 2018

Updates from Northwestern University Health Service

As the fall quarter comes to an end, Northwestern University Health Service has as a few updates they would like to share with you. 

December 7, 2018

Avoid Late Fees on Your Student Account

Below is some important information regarding how and when late fees are applied to your student account and some tips on how to avoid them.

December 3, 2018

The Alumnae of Northwestern Request Proposals for Project Funding

The Alumnae of Northwestern University, founded in 1916, is a volunteer organization of 60 active members that serves the University and the community. Since 1931, the Alumnae has given over $8.5 million dollars to the University. In addition to those projects funded by the Grants program, other funds given to the University have included fellowships, scholarships, awards to faculty and students, as well as special University projects. Alumnae grant funds are raised through its Continuing Education program and the Waa-Mu Show Patron Program.

December 3, 2018

Fall Happy Hour with GSA & GLAC

You are invited to join other graduate students to celebrate the end of the fall quarter! The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC) are hosting a Fall Happy Hour at World of Beer Evanston on Thursday, December 6.

December 3, 2018

Apply Now for the Spring 2019 GEO Community Practicum

Want to apply your research, gain professional experience or get to know Chicago? Apply now for the Spring 2019 Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Community Practicum.

December 3, 2018

Norris Exam Relief Events December 7-11

The end of the quarter can be a stressful time. Norris University Center is hoping to help calm some of that stress with a variety of Exam Relief events, designed to keep students motivated during their vigorous study time.

November 29, 2018

NU Public Humanities Colloquium – Lunch at the Block!

Interested in the public life of the humanities? Curious about alternative careers for humanities doctoral students? Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium! This year's series of events will kick off with lunch at the Block Museum on Tuesday, December 4.

November 26, 2018

Women as Leaders: Do they Make a Difference? - with Dr. Alice Eagly

Join the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative for a discussion on women's leadership with Dr. Alice Eagly and a brief introduction to our winter-spring quarter mentoring program, STEM Circuits. Interdisciplinary and cross-career level mentoring circles aim to build a diverse and inclusive local community that supports the professional development and advancement of graduate and postdoctoral women in STEM.

November 26, 2018

Apply Now For SOA Inclusive & Barrier-Free Grants

The Department of Student Organizations & Activities is facilitating their barrier free initiative by providing an Inclusive & Barrier-Free Grant for student groups! This initiative is intended to support student organizations and events that encourage a positive and inclusive experience for the Northwestern community. Groups can receive up to $500 in grant funding per academic year.

November 26, 2018

NEXT 2019: Job Shadow a Northwestern Alum this Spring

You are invited to register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT), a one-day shadowing program that enables current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job this spring to learn more about different professional fields. Register now through December 6.

November 26, 2018

TGS Gives Back: Holiday Food Drive

The Graduate School is pleased to host a food drive this holiday season. From Tuesday, November 27 to Friday, December 14, students, postdocs, faculty, and staff can donate non-perishable food items to benefit the Rogers Park drop-off locations of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. If you are unable to participate in our traditional food drive, you can donate virtually. (100% of the proceeds from our virtual food drive will be used to purchase food.) 

November 19, 2018

Winter Quarter Interdisciplinary Writing Groups

Applications for Winter Quarter Interdisciplinary Writing Groups run through the Graduate Writing Place are due November 28.

November 12, 2018

Register for Winter Quarter by Friday, January 11, 2019

Registration for winter 2019 has begun. All active students in The Graduate School who are continuing their studies in winter quarter must register per The Graduate School’s continuous registration policy. Current students may register for winter quarter until 11:59 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019. 

November 12, 2018

Northwestern Curling Club Practice on 11/17

The Northwestern Curling Club will be having their next practice on Saturday, November 17 from 3:45 - 5:45 PM at the Chicago Curling Club. Students of all skill levels are welcome to attend and this practice is intended to be a "learn to curl" for teaching new people how to play this incredible sport!

November 12, 2018

SACNAS, SHPE, and CLX to Host Thanksgiving Potluck

Join Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Comunidad LatinX (CLX) for a Thanksgiving Potluck on Sunday, November 18!

November 12, 2018

CCE Seeking Two Graduate Assistants for Winter 2019

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is looking for two Graduate Assistants to join their team in Winter 2019. All PhD students in their 2nd through 5th years are eligible to apply.

November 12, 2018

Professional Development (STEM): CIRTL at Northwestern Information Session

Stop by during lunch to learn about Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) programs from past participants and opportunities for STEM and social science grad students and postdocs to earn CIRTL certification.

November 12, 2018

Professional Development: What’s the Takeaway?: Lesson Planning Around Student-Centered Goals

Instructors often plan lessons around the readings or assignments and what activities they want to use. This workshop presents a "backward design" approach to lesson planning, asking participants to think through what students should be able to do at the end of the lessons and then selecting activities to align with those outcomes. We will discuss and practice writing SMART objectives and structuring your sections with them in mind.

November 9, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

November 9, 2018

Call for Nominations: MAGS 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is pleased to announce the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award competition, in recognition of graduate students who exemplify excellence in the teaching/learning mission of our universities.

November 8, 2018

Tea with TGS

Please join Dean Woodruff and representatives of The Graduate School (TGS) for hot drinks and conversation at Tea with TGS! We will be hosting one tea exclusively for TGS students and one for postdoctoral trainee

November 6, 2018

Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS) is excited to announce a new event series called "Experience Northwestern" to help you take advantage of events and activities around campus and connect with fellow TGS students at minimal or no cost to you.

November 5, 2018

AAAS Now Accepting Applications for Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdoctoral trainees at media organizations nationwide.

November 5, 2018

SACNAS Presents: Search, Apply, Negotiate for Your Future Job on 11/12

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) at the first of three professional development workshops: Search, Apply, Negotiate for Your Future Job on Monday, November 12 at 5:00 PM in 3rd floor conference room of Abbott Hall.

November 5, 2018

CGSA Presents: Financial Education Seminars

The Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) will be hosting a two-part Financial Education Seminar Series.

November 5, 2018

Applications Invited for 2019-2020 Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, funds four-week visiting fellowships and two-week travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British). In addition, the Library administers two jointly funded residential fellowships: The LWL / ASECS Library Fellowship is awarded to an ASECS member in good standing for up to four weeks of research at the Lewis Walpole Library, and The LWL / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Fellowship is awarded to support up to eight weeks of research in the collections of both libraries.

November 5, 2018

QPGSA Presents Moving Forward Together on 11/12

Please join Northwestern University's Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) on Monday, November 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM for Moving Forward Together, a discussion of LGBTQ+ legal concerns and civil rights under the Trump administration.

November 5, 2018

Download the NUhelp App

Have questions about safety or wellness? Have a concern or witness a suspicious incident? Not sure where the closest bike repair station is? You can now see all the services offered by NUhelp in one place. Contacting someone who can help is now one tap away.

November 5, 2018

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund administered by JPMorgan, Trustee. Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime. Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. 

October 29, 2018

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019 is a worldwide search for early stage technology-enabled solutions and services that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment. This competition is open to individuals and teams of students or recent alumni from any college or university.

October 29, 2018

Election Watch Party on 11/6

Grad students and postdocs are invited to join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC), and the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Association (NUPA) on Tuesday, November 6, to watch the election results come in.

October 29, 2018

NU SIAM Seeking Student Speakers for "Bridging the Gap" Seminar Series

The Northwestern chapter of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (NU SIAM) is looking for speakers for the fall quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar on Friday, November 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, at Tech M128.

October 29, 2018

Graduate Student Travelers Policies

The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) graduate student travel policies page was recently updated to include a definition of university-sponsored graduate student travel and instructions for disclosing such travel to OGSS.

October 22, 2018

Data Science Night on 11/1

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. 

October 22, 2018

NCA Presents: Business Case with the Global Director of Energy and Sustainability at AbbVie Workshop

Companies across all sectors are working towards more Environmentally Sustainable ways to do business.  From utilizing more renewable energy to addressing the total life cycle of their products, companies are putting more emphasis on sustainability. Join Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) on October 26 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for "Business Case with the Global Director of Energy and Sustainability at AbbVie Workshop," an interactive session as we look at a real world example of how AbbVie is using renewable electricity a component of their overall sustainability strategy.

October 22, 2018

Halloween Activities with GSA

Halloween is just around the corner and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) has some events planned to get you in the spirit of the holiday.

October 22, 2018

CIRTL Presents: How Can We Interrupt and Mitigate Implicit Bias When We Witness It?

Join other Northwestern graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff on-campus as we learn how to interrupt and mitigate implicit bias through this event organized by the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network. The Evanston and Chicago Campus viewing events are sponsored by CIRTL at Northwestern and the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative.

October 22, 2018

Northwestern Day at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Join the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) on Sunday, October 28 for Northwestern Day. Notable programs include Rebecca Traister, Eve Ewing, Jill Lepore, and Northwestern professors Ozge Samanci and Dean Adrian Randolph.

October 22, 2018

DocNet Recruiting Forum at Kellogg School of Management

The Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business are co-hosting DocNet Recruiting Forum, a national PhD recruitment event, on Wednesday, November 14, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Kellogg Global Hub.

October 22, 2018

Registration Now Open for Peer Inclusion Educator Training

Learn how to co-facilitate 90 minute dialogues around social identity, power, and privilege for student groups on campus! 

October 22, 2018

December Dissertation Boot Camps Applications Due 10/24

The Graduate School and the Writing Place developed the Dissertation Boot Camp to help make fast and significant process with dissertation writings. Applications for the December Dissertation Boot Camp are due Wednesday, October 24.

October 17, 2018

Unlawful Presence Policy Revision for International Students

The current revision of the “unlawful presence” policy is a major change to the enforcement of visa regulations for F1 and J1 students and J1 scholars. If you fail to comply or report changes on time, and violate your immigration status requirements as a result, you can face deportation and be barred from the U.S. for 3-10 years under these new enforcement guidelines. Please see the International Office website for complete details.

October 15, 2018

NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition is Now Accepting Applications

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is an ideas competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants will earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

October 15, 2018

Join SACNAS at the Field Museum

Take a walk across time on Earth while learning more about life in our planet! Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for a trip to the Field Museum of Natural History on Sunday, October 21. To participate, meet in front of the Technological Institute at 11:15 AM or in the front of the Field Museum at 1:15 PM.

October 15, 2018

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. 

October 15, 2018

NEXT Applications Open on 11/20

The Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) is a unique job-shadowing program designed to help you explore career paths in a variety of professional fields. Alumni from national and international organizations will host students for a day between March 25 - April 26, 2019.

October 15, 2018

STAGE Lab Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Fellowships

The Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Lab is now accepting applications for its fall 2019 fellowships.

October 11, 2018

Important Billing Information for TGS Students

As we begin another quarter, we have reached out to Student Finance to help clarify some important information regarding the billing on your student account.

October 11, 2018

Sovereignty and Strangeness Graduate Conference, October 19-21

Sovereignty and Strangeness aims to explore the constitutive relationship between sovereignty and that which is strange, queer, or illegible. How might the language of sovereignty be useful for thinking about power in religious or secular contexts when spiritual communities, charismatic individuals, and state institutions make claim to and perform supreme authority over populations and territories? And how might the language of strangeness help trace the disruptive potential of places, practices, and bodies that exceed the logic of sovereignty?

October 11, 2018

Women of Color in STEM Programs Research Study

Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel in the Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology at Indiana University is currently conducting a study that seeks to understand the gendered and racialized experiences that graduate and postdoctoral women of color may experience in their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

October 11, 2018

Northwestern Nights with the Chicago Bulls

You're invited to experience great NBA action, non-stop entertainment and the energy of a sellout crowd! Enjoy the excitement of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center, as they take on the Hornets and Pacers.

October 11, 2018

John Judis on The Nationalist Revival

Trump in America, Brexit in the U.K., anti-EU parties in Europe, nativist and authoritarian leaders around the world – Why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade, immigration, and globalization? And can a new international order be created that doesn’t dismiss what is constructive about nationalism?

October 8, 2018

Purple Pantry Launches October 11

Stop by the Purple Pantry to shop for free groceries. The Purple Pantry collects donations from the Northwestern community and provides groceries to students who experience hunger due to financial constraints.

October 8, 2018

Fall Quarter Workshops by University Libraries

University Libraries is kicking of the fall quarter with a variety of free workshops designed to help students, faculty, and staff.

October 8, 2018

VATAT Fellowships for International Visiting Students

The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Planning and Budgeting Committee (VATAT) will award in 2018/2019 a few special fellowships to outstanding visiting students.

October 8, 2018

Conflict Resolution Policy and Advising Guidelines

In June 2018, TGS’s Administrative Board approved a new procedure for graduate students to follow in resolving conflicts with faculty. This procedure has been posted to our website under Dealing with Conflict.

October 5, 2018

BCCHR 2019 Postdoctoral Program for Scholars of Excellence Now Accepting Applications

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Postdoctoral Program for Scholars of Excellence to support exceptional research trainees and generate innovative research under the mentorship of BCCHR investigators.

October 5, 2018

"Let's Talk" Drop-In Consultations Now Available

Let’s Talk, a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for Northwestern students, is now up and running in 5 locations on the Evanston Campus and 2 locations at the Chicago Campus.

October 5, 2018

Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium: Extension of Early Registration Deadline for December Session

You are invited to the December 2018 Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium (OWLS) at Somerville College, in the University of Oxford, UK.

October 4, 2018

Northwestern Family Weekend with the Chicago Blackhawks

Celebrate Northwestern’s Family Weekend by joining fellow Wildcats families at the United Center for Chicago Blackhawks Hockey on October 25 or 28!

October 3, 2018

CNAIR Announces 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowship Awards

CNAIR is excited to announce its inaugural graduate student fellowship awards in 2018-2019! The Center’s graduate student fellowship program seeks to generate and support research that is responsive to and engaged with Native communities and organizations, NAIS research, and historical and contemporary issues. 

October 3, 2018

Join the International Office and CAPS for "Coffee Talk"! 

What does it mean to be an international student in the USA? Explore the answers through Coffee Talk, a free coffee and discussion series for international students, hosted by the International Office and CAPS!

October 2, 2018

2019 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.

October 2, 2018

Office of Fellowships Sponsoring Two NSF GRFP Preparation Events

The Office of Fellowships will be sponsoring two events to help students prepare their applications for the 2018-2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) competition.

October 2, 2018

Northwestern University Night at The Art Institute of Chicago on October 4

Please join Northwestern Student Organizations & Activities (SOA) on Thursday, October 4 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for the Fall 2018 Northwestern University Night at The Art Institute of Chicago.

October 1, 2018

Apply to be Part of the TGS Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board

The TGS Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board, a group comprised of graduate students associated with TGS who are parents or planning to become parents whether through childbirth or adoption.

October 1, 2018

Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) 2019-2020 Fellowship Program Announcement

The Center for Engaged Scholarship (CES) is pleased to announce that the application portal for this year’s fellowship awards is now open. CES is planning to award at least five fellowships of $25,000 each for the 2019-2020 academic year.

October 1, 2018

Presidential Management Fellows Application

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is currently seeking recent and current graduate students for  a highly selective, rigorous leadership program. This program recruits recent graduates (who completed an advanced degree within the past two years) and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2019).

October 1, 2018

Upcoming TGS Deadlines for Grants

TGS deadlines for multiple grants are quickly approaching. Apply before it's too late!

September 28, 2018

NU in Chicago Offering Free Tours of Chicago on 10/6

The Center for Civic Engagement welcomes graduate students to sign up now for a free afternoon of guided exploration through Chicago's neighborhoods. On Saturday, October 6, Northwestern faculty, distinguished alumni and community leaders will lead excursions to key civic sites, museums and innovative organizations around the city. All tours are FREE, including transportation, any admission costs and refreshments.

September 28, 2018

Postdocs and Graduate Students Are Invited to the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

Scientists, engineers, and students will discuss opportunities, challenges and ethical considerations of using big data in research during symposia at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

September 27, 2018

Survey on Values and Sense of Belonging for Graduate Students of Color

Researchers at Suffolk University are looking for graduate students currently enrolled in years 1-3 of a doctoral program who identify as an underrepresented minority population to participate in a study examining the relationship between values, racial stressors, and sense of belonging within their graduate community.

September 26, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group on 10/5

Please join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for their large group, "Understanding the Psalms." Guest speaker Professor Michelle Knight will share her insights on the Psalms.

September 26, 2018

Important Northwestern Billing Information for New Students

Welcome to Northwestern University and best wishes for a great year! Student Finance wants to make sure you are aware of a very important matter: your tuition and fees bill for the fall term.

September 25, 2018

The Boston Consulting Group - Associate Opportunities

Consider an exciting full-time or internship opportunity with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors all over the world to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. 

September 25, 2018

Chicago Campus U-Pass Distribution Day

TGS students who submitted or had their Wildcard photo taken prior to Friday, September 21 will have the opportunity to pick up their U-Passes on the Chicago Campus this Friday.

September 19, 2018

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship Opportunity

Applications are now open for the NPSC fellowship program. The NPSC Program provides a two-phase, six-year fellowship. Initial support is for two or three years, depending on the employer-sponsor.

September 18, 2018

U-Pass Pick-Up Schedule at The Graduate School

If you were not able to pick up your U-Pass transit card during our New Student Orientation, it will be available to pick up at The Graduate School approximately two weeks after your Wildcard photo was submitted online or taken at the Wildcard Office. (We appreciate your feedback regarding the long wait time in line yesterday and will reevaluate our distribution process for next year.)

September 9, 2018

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) Discussion on September 17

All members of the Northwestern community are invited to a discussion aimed to educate attendees on the next steps to address the firearm epidemic, with guest speakers and a panel discussion on gun violence. There will also be a moment of silence in memory of Shane Colombo, an incoming PhD student who lost his life on September 2 as a victim of gun violence in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic: How Can We Address Gun Violence? Monday, September 17, Noon - 1:00 PM, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center - John Hughes Auditorium, First Floor, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611

September 9, 2018

TGS Childcare Grant Fall Quarter Deadline is October 2

The Graduate School's graduate student childcare grant application cycle is now open for the fall quarter. Northwestern offers portable childcare grants for eligible graduate students affiliated with The Graduate School (TGS). These grants are intended to provide funded TGS student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses wherever they may be residing, national or internationally, and to enable them to pursue their graduate studies. The childcare grant is designed to be flexible so that families can choose the type of childcare best suited to their needs. 

September 9, 2018

Microsoft PhD Fellowship Opportunity

Microsoft is offering a two-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.

September 8, 2018

Microsoft Ada Lovelace Fellowship Opportunity

The Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students from groups underrepresented in computing (women, African Americans/Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities and/or LGBTQ). 

September 8, 2018

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The 2019 Fellowship competition will select 10 fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

September 8, 2018

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. PhD and ThD candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.

September 8, 2018

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Information Session on October 3

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The application deadline is November 1, 2018. Join the Office of Fellowships at an information session on Wednesday, October 3, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at the Segal Visitors Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room to learn more. Pizza will be served.

August 31, 2018

Register for Fall Quarter by September 10

All active students in The Graduate School who are continuing their studies in fall quarter must register per The Graduate School’s continuous registration policy. Current students may register for fall quarter until 11:59 PM on Monday, September 10. 

August 28, 2018

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students. Available courses and registration instructions are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage. Non-Kellogg registration for Fall 2018 begins on Monday, August 27, and ends on Friday, August 31 at 5:00 PM. All of the classes open to non-Kellogg students have a limited number of available seats. Registration requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Follow the steps for registration to ensure your request is reviewed.

August 20, 2018

Fall Open Enrollment for Student Dental and Vision Insurance

The fall open enrollment period for Northwestern student health dental and insurance plans is from August 1 to October 1,  2018. Plans become active on September 1, 2018. Visit to enroll. The 12-month plans that were purchased in fall 2017 and the 6-month plans that were purchased in spring 2018 both end on August 31, 2018. Enrollment in a new plan year is not automatic. Students must re-enroll to continue coverage! A new supplement plan is also available to students this year.

August 13, 2018

Gayle E. Woloschak, PhD, Appointed as TGS Associate Dean for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs

Gayle E. Woloschak, PhD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs at The Graduate School effective September 1, 2018.

July 25, 2018

Changes to TGS Internal Fellowships and Grants

The Graduate School (TGS) recently evaluated its internal fellowships and grants to ensure these funding opportunities align with our funding policies. As a result, several changes will go into effect in September 2018.

July 23, 2018

Fall 2018 TGS Student Activity Fee Increase

Since the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has raised its fares over the past several years, TGS will receive a substantial increase in our newest contract for graduate student U-Passes, effective September 1, 2018. To help offset this increase, TGS is raising our student activity fee by $15 per quarter, beginning in the fall of 2018. 

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.

July 9, 2018

U-Passes Available for Pickup at The Graduate School

If you are eligible for and do not currently have a U-Pass, or if your card will expire this month (July 2018), please email, or call TGS at 847.491.5279 to confirm if we have a card waiting for you to pick up during our normal office hours.

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

Spring Recognition Reception

Dean Woodruff and The Graduate School (TGS) were pleased to honor the 2017-2018 Ryan Fellows, and the 2017 TGS award recipients at a Spring Recognition Reception on May 15.

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.