Social Sciences

December 10, 2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT)

Observe and meet with faculty to discuss their approaches to teaching and learning through this flexible quarter-long program offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern.

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 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 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.

October 16, 2018

San Jose State University: 30+ Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Open

San Jose State University (SJSU) is seeking applicants for more than 30 tenure-track faculty positions open from across all disciplines at SJSU. All graduating PhD students and postdocs who are passionate about teaching and research are encouraged to apply.

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 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.

September 24, 2018

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

September 19, 2018

Call for Nominations: 2019 MAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Awards

The Executive Committee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is soliciting nominations for the 2019 MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards. The awards are to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.

September 16, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through an 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. This 8-week program is flexible and designed to accommodate the busy lives of graduate students and postdocs.

September 9, 2018

“Practicum in Developing Assessments” CIRTL Online Course

Develop two commonly used STEM assessments, multiple choice questions and classroom activities, and strengthen them through peer-review feedback in this 3-part online course offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This 3-week online course has biweekly sessions on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 PM CT on October 2, 16, and 30. Register by Monday, September 24 to participate.

September 9, 2018

“Equity in STEM for All Genders” CIRTL Online Course

Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM in this 9-week online course offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). This 9-week online course meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 PM CT from October 4 through December 6 (there will be no class the week of Thanksgiving). Register by Monday, 9/24 to participate.

September 9, 2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) Program

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a quarter-long program where STEM and social science graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in their disciplines. Participants are paired with a faculty mentor to meet with and observe several sessions of their course. Participants also attend three group meetings where they discuss literature about teaching and learning and share their perspectives from their teaching observations.

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.

August 27, 2018

Faculty Senate Research Assistant Opening

The Northwestern Faculty Senate is currently seeking a research assistant with archival experience, typically the kind of research associated with the humanities and social sciences. This position is full-time with a highly flexible schedule. It could be in lieu of a postdoctoral fellowship or ideal for an advanced graduate student who recently finished their dissertation and does not have an academic job or funding lined up for next year.

August 17, 2018

Free “Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review” Workshop on September 12

The Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching is hosting a "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review" Workshop on Wednesday, September 12, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at TGS Commons. This workshop is free, but registration is required. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines who have a draft of their teaching statement.

August 17, 2018

Free "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started" Workshop on August 29

The Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching is hosting a "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started" Workshop on Wednesday, August 29, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in TGS Commons. This workshop is free, but registration is required. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines, in all stages of drafting their teaching statements.

August 16, 2018

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

Social Sciences students are eligible to apply for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). First or second year graduate students are invited to attend one of the following information sessions hosted by the Office of Fellowships to learn more about the application process.

August 8, 2018

HCA Spring Academy 2019: Call for Applications

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) welcomes applications from PhD students from around the world for its sixteenth annual HCA Spring Academy Conference on American Culture, Geography, History, Politics, and Religion. For the first time this year, HCA is also welcoming applications from the field of economics. The conference will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from March 18-22, 2019.

August 8, 2018

Dan David Prize: Call for Scholarship Applications 2019

The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. Each year, the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. 10 scholarships are awarded to students from universities all over the world and 10 scholarships are awarded to students from Tel Aviv University.

June 27, 2018

The Data Incubator for Fall 2018

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares master's students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

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 21, 2018

Managing Microaggressions

Join NU-SACNAS for a workshop in Managing Microaggressions as part of their Diverse Perspective in STEM Series. Learn to identify and respond to microaggressions that occur within academia and professional settings.

May 16, 2018

Hype Your Research: A Visit to Mollie McQuillan's Gender Identity Class

Earlier this month, Dean Woodruff joined Mollie McQuillan, Presidential Fellow and PhD candidate in Human Development and Social Policy, to co-teach Mollie's undergraduate class as part of The Graduate School’s inaugural Hype Your Research visit.

May 14, 2018

Northwestern Data Science Career Evening

Attend the Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop on May 15 from 4:30 - 8 PM.

May 14, 2018

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.

May 11, 2018

Fulbright Application Workshops

The Office of Fellowships is hosting a series of workshops to discussFulbright application components and develop successful application strategies. During the workshop we will walk through the application form identifying areas where applicants typically go wrong.

May 7, 2018

Call for Applications for the Office of Fellowships Graduate Assistant (OFGA) 2018-2019

The Office of Fellowships seeks a doctoral candidate with an outstanding record of undergraduate mentorship to join them during the 2018-2019 academic year.

April 30, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The assistantship provides each student with the following: working experience in the country’s leading public humanities organization, access to world-renowned humanities scholars, interaction with Chicago’s top cultural institutions, and a mentored team environment in which to build varied skills for future employment.

April 30, 2018

Holocaust Educational Foundation - Graduate Assistantship

The graduate student assistant will be responsible for assisting HEF of NU Staff to carry out the daily operation of a university-based non-profit organization.

April 26, 2018

Job Offer Negotiation Workshop

Learn how to advocate for yourself in an informed and effective way. Topics will cover determining your “worth”, negotiation etiquette, and negotiating other relevant issues. 

April 25, 2018

INVO Series in Evanston

The Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern catalyzes the translation of university innovations out of the lab to benefit the public. 

April 25, 2018

PhD Student Opportunities with Chicago Field Studies Academic Internship Program

In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the Chicago Field Studies Program will offer two types of opportunities for PhD students to gain experience in teaching and/or program management.

April 23, 2018

Apply now to serve as the Graduate Writing Place GA or a Graduate Writing Fellow

In the 2018-2019 Academic Year, the Graduate Writing Place will offer two types of opportunities for advanced PhD candidates who wish to augment their writing, leadership, and teaching skills at the same time they improve the writing skills of other graduate students at Northwestern.

April 23, 2018

Now Accepting Application for the Teaching Certificate Program (TCP)

The Teaching Certificate Program combines seminars, workshops, mentoring, and small-group discussions to prepare participants to teach in their disciplines.

April 23, 2018

Graduate Learning & Teaching Symposium

The Searle Center invites you to a cross-disciplinary discussion about teaching and learning led by graduate students at Northwestern.

April 19, 2018

International Studies Graduate Teaching Opportunity

The International Studies Program in WCAS is hiring three PhD candidates to teach the course INTL_ST 395 (Integrating Project Seminar).

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

Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

The event engages with the interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences subfield of animal studies, a new mode of research charged with the study of human-animal interaction in cultural, artistic, literary and other contexts.

April 18, 2018

2018-2019 GLAC Executive Board

GLAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 Executive Board. They invite all graduate students to nominate themselves or another individual for a position on the executive board for the next academic year.

April 16, 2018

Talking the Talk: Techniques from Language Classrooms for Teaching Academic Jargon

This workshop will equip instructors with pedagogical techniques based on research in second language acquisition, giving them a range of tools to empower students to engage fearlessly with new ideas, improve their comprehension of academic discourse, and articulate their own thoughts in this specialized language.

April 16, 2018

No Tear Grading: Responding to Student Writing with Realistic Expectations

This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for setting clear expectations for feedback--both for themselves and for their students.

April 16, 2018

Information Session on Leadership Opportunities at the Searle Center

Learn more about the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Program at an information session on April 18 from 3 - 4:30 PM at the Searle Center Library.

April 16, 2018

Apply Now for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camps

Applications for Summer 2018 Dissertation Boot Camp are now available. Session One will run from June 18-29 and Session 2 will run from August 6-17.

April 16, 2018

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

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

April 16, 2018

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.

April 16, 2018

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)

SICSS Chicago brings master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from across Chicago to learn computational techniques at the nexus of data science and social sciences.

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 12, 2018

TGS Diversity & Inclusion Graduate Internship

The Graduate School (TGS) announces a new Diversity and Inclusion internship position, which gives one non-STEM doctoral student the opportunity to support the TGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

April 12, 2018

Call for Applications: Black Arts Initiative Graduate Assistantship

Applications are being accepted for the Black Arts Initiative Graduate Assistantship for the 2018-19 academic year. The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, communications, and administration. Duties include but are not limited to:

April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Graduation Deadlines

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

April 3, 2018

GLAC & GSA Health Care Town Hall

Join GLAC & GSA at a Health Care Town Hall on April 11, 2018 at TGS Commons from 12 - 1:30 PM.

April 2, 2018

Early Sign-Up Opportunity: Council of One Hundred Spring Networking Reception

Join your fellow Northwestern graduate students, recent graduatess, and other alumnae for an informative and interactive networking session sponsored by the Council of 100.

April 2, 2018

Computer Essentials for Social Scientists

This program, running from June 18 - July 31, teaches the principles of successful scientific computing and consists of 7 half-day training sessions with homework.

March 30, 2018

The Second Annual Inclusive Teaching Forum: Promising Practices: Learning from Our Community

On April 18, 2018, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will host a half-day event for faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff who teach to explore issues of inclusion, equity and diversity in learning and teaching; and engage in discussion around promising practices for inclusive teaching and learning at our community. 

March 30, 2018

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2018-19 academic year.

March 29, 2018

NU SACNAS Abstract Workshop

NU SACNAS in preparing for SACNAS 2018: The National Diversity in STEM Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas on October 11-13. Join them for a workshop on April 4 to learn how to write the perfect abstract and apply for travel awards.

March 29, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

In July 2018, Indonesia will hold simultaneous subnational elections to elect governors, mayors, and district heads in 17 provinces, 39 municipalities, and 115 districts. What does the data tell us about women’s representation in Indonesia’s subnational politics?

March 28, 2018

Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement has two openings for graduate assistants for the 2018-19 academic year, including Summer 2019.

March 22, 2018

The Data Incubator

This program 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 20, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW)

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

March 19, 2018

Exploring Intersectionality: A Panel Discussion with SACNAS & QPGSA

Please join SACNAS, in partnership with QPGSA, for a discussion panel called “Exploring Intersectionality.” This is the first event from the Series: Diverse Perspectives in STEM organized by SACNAS.

March 14, 2018

Make Our Planet Great Again: Call for Applications

Four new funding programs have been launched as part of President Macron's "Make Our Planet Great Again" initiative.

March 14, 2018

Outreach Opportunity: Career Day at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, a public school in Rogers Park, is seeking professionals at all career stages – including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows – to share their stories with sixth graders during their annual Career Day on April 12.

March 14, 2018

A Conversation with Roxane Gay

CTSS & The Women's Center are excited to announce A conversation with Roxane Gay on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 PM.

March 14, 2018

Free Tax Webinar for Postdocs and Graduate Students

This free webinar by Personal Finance for PhDs covers the information you need to know to file your US federal tax return.

March 12, 2018

Searle Center Leadership Opportunities

Applications for the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellow programs and Searle Graduate Associates are now open. Learn more about each of these opportunities during an information session led by current Searle Graduate Associates.

March 9, 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.

March 7, 2018

Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day

The deadline to submit an abstract to give a Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day on April 10 has been extended to Tuesday, March 13.

March 7, 2018

Graduate International Student Orientation 2018

Save the date for the Graduate International Student from September 6-7 2018.

March 6, 2018

Applications are now open for RSG

RSG is an 8-week research communication training program offered as a non-credit course to TGS PhD and postdoctoral fellows from all areas of research.

February 12, 2018

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Information Session

Are you interested in translating your PhD into a career in nonprofits or government? The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations. This program provides PhDs with valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

January 8, 2018

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Call for Applications 2018-2019

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open.

January 8, 2018

Summer Research Funding Opportunity: Applications due March 2 for Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Second or third year Humanities and qualitative Social Science doctoral students who are prepared to research and write their dissertation prospectus or research funding proposal/fellowship application in summer 2018 are encouraged to apply!