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August 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Pharmacology

An NIH-supported postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Geoff Swanson in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. They are investigating how kainate receptors contribute to neuronal and circuit-level development in the central and peripheral nervous system and how disrupted signaling through these receptors leads to human neurodevelopmental disorders.

August 15, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Quantitative Biology

The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University is a place where mathematical scientists and developmental biologists intensely work together on a broad range of questions arising from investigations into the biology of animal development. Supported fellows are designated Center for Quantitative Biology Fellows.

August 15, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Biomedical Education, Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellow to support a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded initiative. The fellow will assist the Searle Center and a multi-institutional team to develop, implement, research and assess a postdoctoral professional development program called the Postdoc Academy, offered at scale to postdocs across the country.

August 15, 2018

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37)

The purpose of the MHRT program is to develop and/or enhance a research training program that allows for both domestic and international training opportunities for eligible individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research workforce, and who are interested in careers in these areas of minority health and health disparities research.

August 14, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cell Polarity Signaling, The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position is available in a cell biology lab at The Ohio State University. The lab investigates GTPase signaling pathways involved in development of cell polarity using budding yeast as a model organism.

August 13, 2018

Spotlight on Lauren Leydon-Hardy: PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy

Lauren Leydon-Hardy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy who studies the social phenomena that shape what we know and how we know things. She is inspired to develop the implications of her research for the real world. Lauren also serves on the Graduate Student Advisory Committee for the Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) that launched 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.

August 12, 2018

GSA Mix and Mingle at Smylie Bros. on August 15

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a mix and mingle event for graduate students of all departments and programs! Appetizers and beer will be provided to the first 80 attendees. An optional "speed friending" activity is scheduled from 5:30 - 6:00 PM.

August 10, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - NSF-Simons Fellows Program

The NSF-Simons Fellows Program, which attracts early career scientists with diverse backgrounds and exceptional promise, is designed to enhance interaction and collaboration among participants in order to stimulate creative thinking and interdisciplinary science.

August 10, 2018

MSE and BSEE Professional Development Programs Celebration

On Monday, August 6, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program and the Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) program.

August 10, 2018

QPGSA Queer Summer Picnic on August 19

Join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) for a Queer Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 19 at 3 PM in Evanston's beachside Centennial Park. Food and fun provided!

August 8, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology of Cardiovascular Disease & Transplant

The Thorp Lab is looking to recruit self-motivated Postdoctoral Scientist/Fellows in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research & Renal Institute for studies of immune cells and their crosstalk during cardiovascular disease (including in the heart and vasculature and after myocardial ischemia or after heart transplant).

August 8, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Nanostructures on Microelectronic Platforms

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at Northwestern University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the area of protein development with novel functions by engineering protein structures with regulated conformational changes.

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.

August 8, 2018

Freelance Opportunity: Proteintech

Proteintech Group, Inc. is looking for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to help them improve their search engine optimization for their antibodies.

August 8, 2018

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health

Applications for the Northwestern Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) are now being accepted. The program provides postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics, engineering, and data science who are interested in solving child health problems with mentoring, protected research time, and other resources and training that are key to successful research.

August 6, 2018

Critical Contexts Writing Retreat on August 16 and 17

Critical Contexts (a student organization looking at the role of equity, ethics, and power in research and academia) is hosting a summer writing retreat for graduate students who are interested in critical scholarship, pedagogy, and decolonial research. The semi-structured retreat will be held in downtown Chicago on August 16 and 17.

August 6, 2018

Beyond the Bench Career Event on August 16

Meet prominent panelists from STEM fields and learn more about their careers by attending the Beyond the Bench Career Event on Thursday, August 16.

August 3, 2018

Graduate Assistant Opportunity: Global Humanities Initiative

Northwestern's Global Humanities Initiative (GHI) is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. The salary will be $20/hour for approximately 100-120 hours throughout the year.  Responsibilities include website, email account, and social media management; logistics and publicity for events; planning input for future GHI activities; and miscellaneous administrative support.

August 2, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cancer Biology

Postdoctoral (postdoc) positions are available at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Yu lab combines bioinformatics analysis with cutting-edge genomics technologies to investigate transcriptional and epigenetic regulations of cancer with specific interests in hormonal transcription factors and chromatin modifiers.

August 2, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-22 fellowship competition. Applications are due by August 22.

August 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members.

August 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Otolaryngology, flow cytometry, ELISPOT assays

The chronic sinusitis immunopathogenesis laboratory is interested in understanding epithelial responses in the nasal mucosa relevant to Type 2 inflammation. Prior experience with flow cytometry, ELISPOT assays, cell sorting and assaying immunoglobulin specificities would be strongly preferred.

August 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Otolaryngology

The chronic sinusitis immunopathogenesis laboratory is interested in understanding epithelial responses in the nasal mucosa relevant to Type 2 inflammation. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in immunology or molecular biology and has experience with independent experimental design, troubleshooting of experiments and using published literature to guide future research directions.

July 31, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study for early career researchers at the University of Konstanz. Since 2007, it has promoted outstanding postdoctoral researchers from the humanities, social and natural sciences.

July 31, 2018

Beckman Young Investigator Program

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is seeking candidates within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences.

July 31, 2018

NIH-Funded Faculty Workshop: Mentoring Your Trainees in Scientific Communication Skills

As a mentor of a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow in STEM research, you are invited to participate in an interactive 3-hour workshop on helping your trainees develop verbal and written scientific communication skills.

July 30, 2018

ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 Free Public Keynote Lecture on August 25

The ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 organizing committee is excited to announce that Danielle Lee, Biologist, Blogger, and Co-Founder of the National Science & Technology News Service, will give a free public keynote lecture, "Building personal bridges: connecting your science to your communities" for the ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 workshop!

July 30, 2018

Spotlight on Lars Steier: MFA Graduate in Writing for the Screen and Stage

Lars Steier graduated in June 2018 from the School of Communication with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for the Screen and Stage. With the support of a sitcom grant from the Department of Radio/Television/Film, Lars wrote and is producing a half-hour television pilot called "Cinerama" that draws from his experience of working in a movie theater in Oregon. In addition, he is currently directing an animated short film that takes place on a spaceship.

July 30, 2018

NIAID T32 and T35 Training Grants Maximum Number of Trainee Slots

Beginning fiscal year 2019 (FY19), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will limit the total number of predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training slots.

July 30, 2018

Office of Fellowships NSF GRFP Summer Writing Workshops

Join the Office of Fellowships for a series of writing workshops on July 31, August 2, and August 7 for tips on how to apply to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP provides funding for MS and PhD graduate studies, and the application requires both a research proposal and a personal statement. 

July 30, 2018

TGS Parents Summer Celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

On Saturday, July 28, TGS invited graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are parents to gather with their families for a summer celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

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

2018 New TA Conference Registration Now Open

All graduate students with teaching responsibilities at Northwestern are invited to register for the free New TA Conference (NTAC) on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Technological Institute in Evanston.

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 20, 2018

iBiology: Using Internships to Explore Careers and Make Decisions

Dr. Alexandra Schnoes discusses how internships could be a good way for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to explore career options in two iBiology videos.

July 20, 2018

NIH BEST: Exposure to Multiple Career Pathways by Biomedical Doctoral Students

A study published in PLOS One discusses the outcomes of an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program at Wayne State University.

July 20, 2018

Save The Date: Training Grant Directors Meeting on September 18

The next Training Grant Directors Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 18, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

July 20, 2018

NIH Resources for Rigor and Reproducibility

An NIH advisory council was charged with recommending ways to further enhance reproducibility of funded research, while being informed by the current policy. The group noted that many training resources are available to assist investigators with mixed-method research, methodology, and experimental design.

July 19, 2018

NUPF Presents: 2018 Current Research & Future Career Symposium

NUPF is partnering with the Bioprofessionals Career Development Program, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and the Northwestern Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to bring you the 2018 Current Research & Future Career Symposium. The Symposium is open to all postdocs and graduate students in any discipline at Northwestern.

July 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Nanosensors, Glucose, SERS, In Vivo Imaging, Plasmonics

A research position (post-doctoral fellowship) is immediately available to work on the development of nanosensors for in vivo biosensing, with a focus on continuous glucose monitoring.

July 18, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Translational Brain Injury Research

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow for expansion of basic and translational studies related to the role of the Angiopoietin – Tie2 tyrosine kinase vascular signaling pathway in blood brain barrier function and cerebral edema after stroke and brain injury.

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 16, 2018

"Seven Minutes of Scholarship" Free Public Lectures

Attend “Seven Minutes of Scholarship” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern! “Seven Minutes of Scholarship” is the final symposium of Northwestern’s RSG (Ready, Set, Go) Research Communication Training Program.

July 16, 2018

Spotlight on Sadie Witkowski: PhD Candidate in Psychology

Sadie (Sarah) Witkowski is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology with a focus on Brain, Behavior, and Cognition who researches how sleep can improve memory. She has a passion for science communication and founded the PhDrinking podcast to interview graduate students across fields about their research.

July 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Fulbright Israel

Fulbright Israel is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright family.

July 10, 2018

Graduate and Professional Student Poster Presentations: Request for Abstracts

UC Davis Global Affairs is seeking abstracts for poster presentations from graduate and professional students for the 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis on September 17 and 18, 2018. 

July 5, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available immediately at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Vassar, Professor of Neurology. The postdoctoral research project will involve investigations of molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

July 2, 2018

Spotlight on Manish Kumar: Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurobiology

Manish Kumar is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurobiology with a PhD in physics who is developing a class of microscopes that can study neurons in action. He is proud that his current work can advance medical research, particularly in neuroscience, by making advanced microscopes faster and more affordable.

July 2, 2018

Ravinia Festival with GSA on July 21

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for some outdoor music at Ravinia!

July 2, 2018

GSA LinkLunch on July 17 and 18

Want to connect with a graduate student from a different department and take part in a meaningful and substantive conversation about curricular or extracurricular areas of interest?

July 2, 2018

Volunteer with GSA at Evanston Recycles on July 7

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) in volunteering at the annual Evanston Recycles Collection Event!

June 29, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Clinical Neuroscience for Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Theresa Pape and the Pape Lab at Hines VA and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, are focused on multiple aspects of advancing the care of traumatic brain injury (TBI), including novel treatments, methodologies and advancing neurobehavioral and neuroscience psychometric measures in TBI.

June 28, 2018

Recently Funded Training Grant Programs

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

June 28, 2018

NIAID Policy for T32 and T35 Competing Renewal Application Submissions

NIH Notice Number: NOT-AI-18-040 outlines guidelines for T32 and T35 competing renewal applications.

June 28, 2018

JAMA: Supporting the Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers

Ron Daniels, JD, LLM, president of Johns Hopkins, and Victor Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, published a JAMA article on the “Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers.”

June 27, 2018

Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

Candidates from all areas of research and scholarship—who are no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment—are eligible for the Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program.

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 26, 2018

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.

June 21, 2018

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity – NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

IGE projects will generate potentially transformative models for improvements in graduate education that prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the full range of possible STEM career paths to advance the nation's STEM enterprise. Faculty members interested in applying with Northwestern as the lead or as a partner institution are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by July 9th.

June 20, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Urology T32 Training Grant

Postdoctoral fellow positions in basic and translational research are available immediately at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Sponsored by an NIDDK T32 training grant to the Department of Urology, these positions require US citizenship or permanent resident status.

June 19, 2018

TGS Parent Summer Celebration at Peggy Notebaert Museum

The event will take place on July 28 from 10 AM to 2 PM, and tickets will be available on June 25 at 10 AM.

June 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Microbiome Neuroscience

Immediate opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows to study microbial modulation of cognitive function and pelvic pain in clinically relevant models at Northwestern University. Join their well-funded, interdisciplinary team to characterize the impact of the microbiome in novel mouse models where they study symptom mechanisms at the molecular, microbiologic, physiologic, and behavioral levels.

June 19, 2018

Book Summer Writing Consultations in the Graduate Writing Place Now

The Graduate Writing Place is open for summer consultations. If you are working on job/fellowship applications, articles for publications, or dissertations/theses, Graduate Writing Fellows are there to help.

June 18, 2018

Spotlight on Alexis Reyes: PhD Student in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS)

Alexis Reyes is a second-year PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Graduate Program and active member in Northwestern's chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicagos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Beyond her research on genetic integrity in eukaryotes, Alexis is passionate about expanding equitable access to STEM education opportunities and resources for underrepresented students. 

June 18, 2018

Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio

Attend a two-day workshop series hosted by Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning, Searle Center on Wednesday, July 18 & Wednesday, July 25 from 10 AM - 12PM at TGS Commons.

June 13, 2018

NURAP and AHEAD Present: Careers in Research Administration

Join NURAP and AHEAD for Careers in Research Administration, a panel discussion about Research Administration careers at Northwestern. Panels will be held on both campuses.

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.

June 12, 2018

Notice of Intent: Funding Opportunity for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) intend to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for new behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) predoctoral training programs that focus on innovative computational and/or data science analytic approaches and their incorporation into training for the future BSSR health research workforce.

June 8, 2018

NAA Webinar Series: Mapping the Levers for Cultural Change

Cultural change and transformation are two of the hardest feats to accomplish in most organizations. Although we tend to be pretty savvy as far as emotional intelligence and psychological trends, there are almost no definitions of culture, and how to change it, which are shared by individuals.

June 8, 2018

PhD/Postdoc Specific Secondary Education Panel

Interested in learning more about opportunities in Secondary Education as a PhD? Come hear recruiters, educators, and administrators provide advice and insight on navigating the process. Speakers include Philosophy PhD and Academic Dean and Theory of Knowledge Instructor from Beacon; Physics PhD and science teacher at ETHS; and Carney, Sandoe & Associates recruiters.

June 8, 2018

WISER Discussion Social

Join WISER this month to talk about ways to approach the issue of sexual harassment on campus.

June 8, 2018

Game Night with GSA

Join GSA for an end-of-quarter celebration with fellow graduate students at the game room at Norris Center, Thursday June 14, 5-7 PM.

June 7, 2018

Dinner for Twelve

The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to participate as a guest in your area for Dinner with Twelve. During these events, hosts open their home or host alumni and students at a restaurant where all arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

June 6, 2018

Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium

The Graduate School is a member of The Center for Renaissance Studies consortium. The center promotes the use of the Newberry collection by graduate students and postgraduate scholars in the fields of late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies (ca. 1300 – ca. 1750), offering a wide range of scholarly programs and digital and print publications based in the Newberry collections, and provides a locus for a community of scholars who come from all over the world to use the library’s early manuscripts, printed books, and other materials. 

June 5, 2018

Spotlight on Andrew Sabin, PhD, Entrepreneur and Research Engineer at Bose

Andrew Sabin, PhD, an inventor and entrepreneur who is creating new solutions for people suffering from hearing loss, graduated from Northwestern University in 2011 with a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He then founded Ear Machine, a company dedicated to creating and distributing novel and accessible hearing tools, such as the EarMachine app.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cardiovascular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available at the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of the cardiovascular system using mouse models and stem cell-based approaches. They are particularly interested in understanding signaling pathways leading to transcriptional regulation of genes involved in developmental and pathological (lymph) angiogenesis.

June 4, 2018

Graduate Assistantships at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is accepting applications for a Graduate Associate position beginning fall 2018.

June 4, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities begin the week of June 18 on both the Evanston and Chicago Campuses.

June 4, 2018

Data Science and Programming Summer Workshop Series

The series offers 22 workshops from June to August on Python, R, SQL, command line, and GIS across the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  Northwestern graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and research staff of all experience levels are welcome in the workshops. 

June 4, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - June 2018

The NIH has released its job openings for the month of June.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Metal Carboxylates in Oil Paints

The Northwestern University / Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU- ACCESS) is offering a two-year postdoctoral research scholarship (possibly extendable for a third year) to study the chemistry of zinc soaps: organic/inorganic compounds that form by reaction of the Zn oxide pigment with an oil-based (lipidic) binding medium. Overall, the grant activities aim to develop computational and experimental tools needed to understand how artworks undergo change over long periods of time.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Uro-Microimmunology

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD in the Department of Urology and Stephen Miller, PhD in the department of Microbiology and Immunology on a combined research focusing on immune cell involvement in benign and malignant urologic conditions.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Urology

A post-doctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The selected candidate will take part in the collaboration with the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics to work on the genetic, epigenetic, and immune mechanisms of cancer biology and epigenetic-based therapies.

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 s-hill@northwestern.edu in the Office of Fellowships as soon as possible if you would like to apply in this current cycle.

May 29, 2018

Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session

Click here to register for the free Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern event: "Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session" that will take place on Wednesday, June 13, from 3-5 PM at the Searle Center Library. 

May 29, 2018

Free Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab" that will take place on Thursday, May 31, from 10-11:30 AM at the Searle Center Library.

May 29, 2018

Free Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review" that will take place on Wednesday, May 30, from 3-5 PM at TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Road). 

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 25, 2018

Essay Scholarship Opportunity from Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Dr. Usha Rajagopal is offering a $1000 scholarship opportunity to eligible college, or university, students in the United States. Full details on eligibility, applying, winner selection, and more can be found below.

May 25, 2018

TGS Student Receives Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grant

Congratulations to TGS student Annie Nelson, a PhD candidate in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, who is the Office of Global Safety and Security's (OGSS) first recipient of the Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grant!

May 22, 2018

Save the Date: NUPF 2018 Current Research and Future Career Symposium

The 2018 Current Research and Future Careers Symposium will held on the Chicago Campus on August 30 .

May 21, 2018

Spotlight on Sarah Bassett: PhD candidate in the Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program

Sarah Bassett is a PhD candidate in the Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program studying emotions and health in Dr. Judith Moskowitz's lab in Medical Social Sciences. She is currently an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) predoctoral fellow.

May 21, 2018

Graduate Women Across Northwestern Board Interest Dinner

Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) is seeking board members for the 2018-2019 academic year. Join the current GWAN Board for dinner to hear about their open positions and how you can be part of GWAN next year.

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

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 21, 2018

TGS Summer 2018 Registration Guidelines

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

May 21, 2018

GSA SummerFest @ Dillo Day 2018

Join GSA for lunch and conversation with fellow students and alumni before we head to Dillo Day's Beer Garden to kick off the summer.

May 21, 2018

Northwestern Intersections: Daniel Moser '02

Northwestern Intersections provides an outlet for alumni to share stories about how their careers have evolved and how key intersections of experience, opportunity, and alumni connections have propelled them to where they are today. Check out the newest episode with Daniel Moser '02 PhD on Using a Theater Background to Communicate with Confidence. 

May 21, 2018

BioProfessionals: Applying for Faculty Positions

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathways to the Professoriate workshop on Applying for Faculty Positions. Join Dr. Shelby Blythe (Molecular Biosciences), Dr. Neha Kamat (Biomedical Engineering) and Dr. Reza Vafabakhsh (Molecular Biosciences) as they discuss their experiences from having recently been on the job market.

May 17, 2018

Resources for Graduate Student Travel

In preparation for summer travel, we are sharing our policies and resources from the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS).

May 17, 2018

2018 Annual Lung Symposium

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine presents the 2018 Annual Lung Symposium on June 19. Interested researchers can submit their abstract for a poster presentation by 4 PM on June 13.

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 16, 2018

Wine & Cheese & Grant Writing: Creating a Strong Fellowship Application

Joni the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for a wine and cheese gathering for faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and qualitative social sciences who plan to write individual grant proposals to secure research leave. The focus of the workshop will be to review and discuss the merits/flaws of proposals with a select group of Northwestern faculty who have won and/or reviewed national grants.

May 15, 2018

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals is a two-day executive education-style workshop on June 6 - 7 that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science.

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 14, 2018

Spring Swing Dance

This Friday, May 18, the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate will host their Spring Swing Dance.

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

Northwestern University is a Member of the Council for European Studies

Institutional membership means that students at Northwestern University are eligible for a wide range of grants and awards to support their studies, research, and publications, including CES Conference Travel Grants and the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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 14, 2018

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2018

The National Institute of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) have announced stipend levels for trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

May 11, 2018

Job Opportunity: Senior Compliance Analyst, NU Conflict of Interest Office

Are you looking to continue or grow your career supporting university research? Are you enthusiastic about research integrity? The Northwestern University Conflict of Interest Office, based in Evanston, is looking for an inquisitive and motivated individual to support the university’s conflict of interest program with an aim to further Northwestern’s research growth.

May 11, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Rush University, Wound Infection

A postdoctoral opportunity at Rush University Medical Center in laboratory of Sasha Shafikhani, PhD, is now open. The lab is focused on developing antibiotic-free ways of controlling infection and stimulating healing in diabetic and normal wounds.

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 11, 2018

'The X of England': Race, Diaspora, and Violence

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents 'The X of England': Race, Diaspora, and Violence — a talk by Dr. David Marriott (University of California, Santa Cruz) with Tyrone S. Palmer as discussant.

May 11, 2018

Off-Campus Life Resources

Looking for a place to live? The Off-Campus Life website contains the information and resources available to students living off-campus.

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 11, 2018

Brand Yourself: Tools to position yourself in the job market and in life

Learn how to improve your personal brand and become an effective communicator in this workshop led by Andrew Sykes, Founder & President of Habits at Work and BARTLAB.

May 10, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - May 2018

The NIH has released its latest announcement of open positions.

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 10, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Cancer Immunology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NIH-designated Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Research projects include: 1) Cancer therapeutic resistance and immune evasion mechanisms; 2) mechanisms immune-checkpoint related colitic toxicity with unique animal models and clinical samples (Sci Adv. 2017 May 17;3(5):e1602133).; 3) metabolic reprogramming of tumor microenvironment.

May 8, 2018

New T32 Funded Training Program for Postdocs

Congratulations to Professors David C. Mohr, PhD, and Madhu Reddy, PhD, who have received the Notice of Acceptance for a NIMH T32 training program to jointly train postdoctoral fellows in clinical science and human computer interaction focused on mental health.

May 8, 2018

Spotlight on E. B. Hunter: Combining Theatre and New Immersive Technologies

How do you create theatre that allows audiences to feel like meaningful participants? E. B. Hunter, PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama program, answers this question by combining theatre with new immersive technologies like mixed reality and video games. In her work, audience interactivity—analog and digital—takes center stage.

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.

May 7, 2018

Latinx Congratulatory

The Latinx Congratulatory is our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northwestern's Latinx graduates.

May 7, 2018

The Joy: NU's Black Congratulatory

The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates.

May 3, 2018

Spring Garden Preparation and Planting Event - Plant-it Purple Grad Gardens

Join Plant-It Purple on May 10 from 12 - 3 PM in the courtyard of the Technological Institute

May 2, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Biology

The Backman Photonics Laboratory at Northwestern University’s Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists leading cutting-edge research at the crossroads of biology, physics, engineering, genomics and medicine.

May 2, 2018

NU Queer Ladies Night: Meals with Strangers and Comedy Showcase

Join QPGSA and GWAN on Saturday, May 12 for a night of community and comedy centered around LGBTQ women at Northwestern. They will start the evening with dinner at Futatsuki Ramen and then head to Strip Joker, Chicago's only body-positive, queer-positive comedy showcase. 

May 2, 2018

The Art of Scientific Storytelling with Dario Robleto

Artist Dario Robleto will share the deep connections between art and science through his creative research methods, narrative storytelling and exploration of material science and sculpture.

May 2, 2018

myDATA Phase III: Preparing PhDs for a Data-Driven World Application Instructions

Are you a graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching Python or R to your colleagues? Phase III of the myDATA program will be offering a short “train-the-trainer” series in which trainees will learn to effectively teach computational skills to others.

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 30, 2018

Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group Minisymposium on Reproducibility

The Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group in collaboration with Addgene is hosting a minisymposium on reproducibility to “discuss many of the tools available to researchers and get some insight into how researchers, funders, and publishers are working to improve reproducibility.”

April 30, 2018

1 + 1 = 3 (or More): The Value of Collaborations for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedicine

An NIH blog post by Hannah Valantine, PhD, discusses the power of collaboration in developing a diverse and inclusive biomedical workforce.

April 30, 2018

Science: The Core Traits of Career Success

An article in Science discusses the traits that make a good scientist, some of which are often overlooked.

April 30, 2018

Upcoming NASEM Report Release: Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will be releasing its report on Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century on May 29, from 1:30-3:00 ET at the Keck Center in Washington, DC.

April 30, 2018

NBER Report: The Impact of Postdoctoral Fellowships on a Future Independent Career

A National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) report examined the career outcomes from researchers that applied for an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (F32) between 1996 -2008.

April 30, 2018

2018 GREAT Group Annual Meeting

The 2018 AAMC Group on Graduate Research, Education and Training (GREAT Group) will hold its annual Professional Development Meeting on September 27-29, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Graduate Deans, MD-PhD Program Directors, Postdoctoral Program Leaders, Administrative Program Staff, and all those with an interest in advancing biomedical research training are invited to join.

April 30, 2018

Chicago Communicating Science Conference (ComSciCon-Chicago)

The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex concepts arising in science, engineering and other technical fields to diverse audiences.

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 27, 2018

Dillo Day 2018-Save the Date

Did you know Dillo Day is the largest student run festival in the nation? And it's not just for undergrads--Dillo Day is open to all NU students, faculty/staff, and alumni!

April 27, 2018

GSA Camping Trip at Mirror Lake & Devil's Lake

If you think summer should be all about swimming, hiking, and campfires, GSA has you covered! Get out of the city and bond with your fellow grad students on a camping trip with GSA.

April 27, 2018

Annual 5K/10K Run

Join the GSA annual 5K/10K charity run! The donation will go to Girls on the Run, a non-profit that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. NU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates (family/friends) are welcome.

April 27, 2018

Were Adam & Eve Real? Let Science Make the Case

Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass  M.D. PhD will discuss the relationship between Christianity and Evolution, focusing on evidence and arguments that genomic science provides for the existence of a historical Adam and Eve. 

April 27, 2018

Bioprofessionals: Pathway to the Professoriate

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate series on academic job searches. In a series of panels this spring, they will explore all facets of academic job searches, from how to prepare to be a competitive candidate to negotiations and start up packages.

April 27, 2018

Machine Learning Meetup

On May 7, Dr. Camille Avestruz, of Enrico Fermi Institute & Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago will be giving a talk titled "Automated Object Classification for Large Scale Future Surveys: A Strong Lensing Example."

April 27, 2018

The Archive: Seminar Overview

The Newberry Library invites graduate students in the humanities to apply for a seminar that will explore the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary to negotiate historical and literary archives.

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

Critical Contexts presents Dr. Eve Ewing

Critical Contexts, a student organization looking at the role of equity, ethics, and power in research and academia, is hosting a small group discussion with Dr. Eve Ewing, an acclaimed writer, sociologist of education, and faculty member at the University of Chicago.

April 25, 2018

TGS Spring Playdates

Bring your families to one of our TGS spring playdates for graduate students and postdocs with children.

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

87th Annual Waa-Mu show: Manhattan Miracle

The 87th Annual Waa-Mu show will run from May 4 - 13 in Cahn Auditorium. Manhattan Miracle is Northwestern’s own original musical, written, performed, and presented by Northwestern students.

April 25, 2018

Wilderness First Aid Training Opportunity

Northwestern’s Graduate Student International Travel Task Force and the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) are pleased to announce that applications are open for qualifying graduate students who could benefit from Wilderness First Aid training in support of their academic goals requiring remote or rural international travel to apply for a reimbursement grant. 

April 25, 2018

Senior Consultant Position at Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, is the health care industry’s premier authority on health care trends, insights and market analytics. Their analytics and expertise help hospitals and health systems achieve sustainable growth and ensure ongoing market relevance through the development of an effective System of CARE.

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 24, 2018

Spotlight on Adelita Mendoza: Northwestern Alum and Postdoctoral Associate at Washington University

Dr. Adelita Mendoza studies how zinc regulation impacts cell signaling and homeostasis. A recent graduate of Northwestern University's Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Graduate Program (IBiS), Adelita is now a Postdoctoral Associate at Washington University in St. Louis.

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

Veritas Forum

Join three scholars as they discuss artificial intelligence, humanity, and faith. You will hear from Dr. Nathan Matias (Princeton), Dr. Kristian Hammond (Northwestern), and Dr. Ágnes Horvát (Northwestern) as they each share answers to these questions and then engage in a riveting discussion.

April 23, 2018

Keynotes Spring Concert

The Keynotes, Northwestern's Graduate A Cappella Group, invites you to attend their annual Spring Concert at Vail Chapel this Friday. Admission is free and reception to follow.

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

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

In this workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners or teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements.

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 23, 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.

April 23, 2018

The Orange Garden

Hassan Al Rawas, a second year student in the MFA in Directing program is directing The Orange Garden for his spring show. The play, written by Joanna Garner, follows the story of a young American who travels to Iran with the Peace Corps in the 1970s and discovers what it means to be an American in the world. 

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

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

Deadline Extended to April 24 for the Business for Scientists Executive Education Program (BSEE)

BSEE is a 5-day certificate program presented in partnership with OPA, TGS, and Kellogg School of Management. It will introduce business concepts, industry specific tools, accounting, strategy, finance, marketing and management programming. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 24!

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 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 18, 2018

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally community at Northwestern University.

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 17, 2018

BioMed X Innovation Center - Call for Applications

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany has put out a call for applications for their new laboratory in researching the field of Plasticity of Myeloid Cells. They are seeking a group leader, two postdoctoral fellows, and two research assistants.

April 17, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Brain Tumor Research

The Becher Laboratory is seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Their lab focuses on brain tumor research using genetic mouse models with a focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable type of brain cancer that arises in the brainstem of children. Applicants must have a recent MD and/or PhD degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience and/or anatomy.

April 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunotherapy

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD in the Department of Urology and Stephen Miller, PhD in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. Candidates are required to have US citizenship or permanent residence and a PhD or MD in Molecular biology, or Immunology and/or comparable experience in these subjects. Preferred qualifications include experience with bioinformatics and next generation sequencing.

April 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Biology and Epigenetic-Based Therapies

A postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. Minimum qualifications include a strong publication history and a desire for independent research. Preferred qualifications include individuals with experience in bioinformatics and animal models.

April 16, 2018

Jazz Movement and 20s Dance Workshop

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate is holding their spring dance workshop on Sunday April 22. Three classes with increasing levels of difficulty give participants a great chance to brush up on existing dance skills or start dancing from scratch.

April 16, 2018

Earth Day Parks Clean-up

Join GSA and sustainNU for a parks clean up on Earth Day! Get outside and enjoy some fresh air while we volunteer with the City of Evanston to clean up our local parks.

April 16, 2018

GSA Annual 5K/10K Run

Join the GSA annual 5K/10K charity run! The donation will go to Girls on the Run, a non-profit that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.

April 16, 2018

SONIC Speaker: Professor Prasad Balkundi

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 this Wednesday, April 18 at 10 AM to welcome the SONIC Speaker, Professor Prasad Balkundi of the University of Buffalo School of Management.

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

AHA seeks summer bloggers

The American Historical Association (AHA) is seeking three aspiring graduate student bloggers, each to write a series of posts on a topic of their choosing.

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

Healthy Breakfasts with GWAN

Join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) and fellow graduate students for a healthy breakfast with make-your-own yogurt parfaits and other healthy treats! We will be hosting an event on each campus. All are welcome to attend either or both.

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

Lunch with the Dean!

Please join Dean Woodruff and other postdoctoral fellows for a casual lunch and conversation on Tuesday, May 8 from 12 - 1 PM at TGS Commons on the Evanston campus (2120 Sheridan Road). A Chicago date will is to be determined!

April 12, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - April 2018

Check out the job opportunities available at the NIH for April 2018!

April 12, 2018

T32 Research Fellowship

Versiti is the recipient of a long-standing, highly successful institutional training grant that supports postdoctoral research training in transfusion medicine and benign hematology.

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

NAS Report Release on the Next Generation of Researchers

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is hosting a release of its report, “Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through.”

April 12, 2018

NSF: Educating the Future STEM Workforce

The National Science Foundation is seeking to support projects on STEM education in the six NSF Big Ideas.

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 11, 2018

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

Northwestern Toastmasters Club is Northwestern’s Public Speaking Club. They meet weekly on Friday evenings from 4:45 to 6 PM in Ford ITW (Room 1-350). 

April 10, 2018

Spring 2018 Postdoc Resource Fair

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invite postdoctoral fellows to attend our Spring 2018 Postdoc Resource Fair on May 16 and May 22!

April 10, 2018

Spotlight on David Miller: Draw-A-Scientist Test Study

David Miller, a PhD candidate in psychology, was surprised when he learned many years ago about the original Draw-A-Scientist-Test (DAST) study. Researchers had asked nearly 5,000 children in the 1960s and 1970s to draw a scientist.

April 9, 2018

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every 2 weeks (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM near the Norris Dunkin’ Donuts to write creatively in a collegial environment.

April 9, 2018

HerStory 2018

HerStory is an outreach event for high school and middle school girls. They are currently seeking scientists and engineers to help with the event.

April 9, 2018

Deconstructing Whiteness

This 6-series workshop will begin on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 PM in the Women’s Center, and is an opportunity for students who self-identify as white to explore what it means to be white, how to talk about whiteness and race with other white people, as well as begin to understand their own role in doing anti-racist work. 

April 9, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018

The "Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018", held on March 15 on the Chicago campus of Northwestern, was an inaugural event organized by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF).

April 9, 2018

Apply Now: Leadership and Funding Opportunities in English Language Programs

Doctoral and MFA students are invited to apply for leadership roles in two programs offered by English Language Programs.

April 9, 2018

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship

The Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship is a competitive twelve-month position awarded to an outstanding graduate student at Northwestern University working on a PhD in any field of the humanities.

April 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Graduation Deadlines

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

April 9, 2018

New article by Lawrence Crosby, TGS PhD Candidate

Lawrence Crosby, Materials Science PhD Candidate at Northwestern, reflects on his experience last summer at Science Outside the Lab in Washington, DC in an article on Helix.

April 9, 2018

Research Assistant Opportunities at Kellogg School of Management

Current Northwestern University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for paid research assistant positions at Kellogg School of Management.

April 9, 2018

LGBTQ Ally Trainings

Multicultural Student Affairs is partnering with Learning and Organization Development and the Equity Office to offer quarterly LGBTQ Ally Trainings (previously known as Safe Space Trainings) for faculty and staff.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Early Childhood Mathematics Policy

The DREME Network (Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education) at Northwestern University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in education, sociology, public policy, mathematics education or a related field.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Complex Disciplinary Environments

A postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Simone Ispa-Landa, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, is available. The fellow will assist with the conduct of ethnographic research on how adolescent students, parents, teachers, police, social workers, and administrators navigate a complex disciplinary environment.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Cellular Signaling

A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH-funded research project to study functions of the anti-fibrotic molecule, SARA (Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation), under the direction of Doctors Hayashida and Schnaper in the Division of Kidney Disease in the Department of Pediatrics, which is located in the downtown Chicago campus.

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.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Innate Immune Response and Colon Cancer

A full time postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Eklund in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Eklund at e-eklund@northwestern.edu.

April 6, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life is offering two opportunities for Mindfulness Based Stress Relief.

April 6, 2018

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award (CDA) - Application Call 2018

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). The deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2018.

April 6, 2018

Plant-it Purple Potting Event

Plant-it Purple's little vegetable plants are bursting out of their jiffy pods -- but it's still too cold to put them outside. Give them new temporary homes until they're bigger and stronger. 

April 5, 2018

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that has not qualified for funding from traditional sources and that has the potential to benefit children of the United States.

April 4, 2018

Mind Still Matters: Conversations about Mental Health in Graduate School

Join Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for their re-scheduled event "Mind Still Matters: Conversations about Mental Health in Graduate School" on April 27 from 7-10 PM in the Sheil Catholic Center basement. Join them for free dinner and a time to ask questions about mental health in graduate school.

April 4, 2018

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional postdoctoral training period.

April 3, 2018

Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS) 22nd Annual Conference

The Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) Great Lakes Chapter will host their 22nd Annual Conference: Transformation of Chemical Industry on May 19 starting at 8:30 AM.

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 3, 2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate is back for their spring session. Chicago-based dance instructor Nicolle Wood will teach one last session of lindy hop and balboa to finish out the academic year at Northwestern.

April 2, 2018

SONIC Speaker Series: Professor Gianluca Carnabuci

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 this Wednesday, April 4 at 10 AM to welcome SONIC Speaker Professor Gianluca Carnabuci of ESMT Berlin, who will present his talk.

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.

April 2, 2018

Boston Consulting Group Resume Writing and Recruiting Processes Webinar

BCG will be holding an information session on Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM CST for Northwestern University and University of Chicago MD, JD, PhD, and postdoctoral fellows interested in opportunities at BCG. This session will cover their three day Bridge to BCG summer program.

April 2, 2018

A Day in the Life of a Northwestern Graduate Student: José Luis Quintero Ramirez

This profile is part of our new ‘Day in the Life of a Graduate Student’ series highlighting the stories of graduate students across Northwestern. José Luis Quintero Ramirez is a second-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Public Culture, a program in the School of Communication.

April 2, 2018

TGS Cross-Cultural 4-Day Writing Retreat

The Graduate Student group "TGS Cross-Cultural" is organizing a 4-day writing retreat for advanced graduate students in a vacation house in the Indiana Dunes.

March 30, 2018

If You are Using One Teaching Technology In your Class, It Should be Clickers

Clickers, which go by more formal names like Audience Response Systems (ARS), have both supporters and detractors among faculty and students. Attend a professional development opportunity on April 11 to learn more.

March 30, 2018

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Center

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Center provides multiple avenues to help you achieve your goal.

March 30, 2018

Free Registration to QPGSA's 11th Annual Conference: Queertopia

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is proud to announce free registration for its 11th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, April 21 on the Evanston campus.

March 30, 2018

Postdoctoral Opportunity at Cancer Biology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Postdoctoral fellowship position available immediately in the Cancer Biology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NIH-designated Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Research project will be studies of prostate cancer racial disparity-related genes.

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

Upcoming Webinars from Alumni Relations

Check out the upcoming webinars from Alumni Relations featuring TGS alumni.

March 29, 2018

NuTango's Birthday Bash

NuTango invites you to celebrate its third anniversary on April 11, at 7 PM. The event will be hosted at Seabury Hall and will include free food, live music, dance performances, and more surprises.

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

Registration Open: Train the Trainers Program

Registration is now open for the Preparing to Teach and Advise Biomedical Graduate Student and Postdoc Trainees around Career and Professional Development: A Train-the-trainers event! 

March 28, 2018

New NSF Account Management and Registration Process

This is a reminder that effective March 26, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) introduces a new account management and registration process that will provide each user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e. NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov.

March 28, 2018

New NIGMS T32 FOA Webinar Slides Available

The slides from the Predoctoral Training Grant (T32) webinar have been posted. The webinar, which took place March 5, provided an overview of and answered questions about the new funding opportunity announcement.

March 28, 2018

Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The National Science Foundation recently released Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 18-055) which invites current Postdoctoral Research Fellows to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group.

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 27, 2018

Immunology Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge Immunology Laboratory that focuses on the microglia and macrophage response to traumatic brain injury (TBI).

March 27, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jennie Lin's Lab

A post-doctoral research fellow position is currently available in the laboratory group of Dr. Jennie Lin at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (linlab.science). Their research program focuses on the functional omics of cardiometabolic and kidney traits and diseases. They seek to understand (1) how key metabolic processes are regulated at the RNA level and (2) how natural human genetic variation can be harnessed to uncover disease mechanisms.

March 27, 2018

Spotlight on Carola Salvi: Postdoctoral Fellow and Avid Photographer

Dr. Carola Salvi came to Northwestern as a visiting scholar from Italy to work in Mark Beeman’s Creative Brain Lab. She is now a postdoctoral fellow studying the changes in the brain during creative problem solving, specifically the “Eureka!” moment that is reached after a problem-solving impasse.

March 27, 2018

Campus Safety Town Hall Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Campus Safety Town Hall on Friday, March 23. Some of the questions and concerns that were addressed are highlighted in this recap article.

March 23, 2018

The “No Tears NRSA” : How to Successfully Prepare and Submit an Individual NRSA Fellowship Application

Just in time to prepare for the NIH April 8 deadline for Individual (F Series) NRSA Awards, OSR has posted a new microlearning module about how to successfully prepare and submit a “No Tears NRSA” to help fellows - and the RAs working with fellows.

March 23, 2018

xTRACT Anticipated to be Required in Fiscal Year 2020

In October 2015, eRA introduced xTRACT as an electronic system within eRA Commons for creating research training data tables and tracking trainee outcomes. xTRACT permits users to leverage data already in eRA Commons to pre-populate training tables with trainee names, institution information, award information, etc., which can be used both in new application submissions and for progress reports. 

March 23, 2018

NIH Seeks Comments on Lab Animal Policies

Through your participation, the NIH hopes to gain insights into how they can best improve the coordination and harmonization of regulations and policies with respect to research with laboratory animals.

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 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 20, 2018

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals is a two-day executive education-style workshop that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science. 

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

Message from Dean Woodruff regarding the emergency threat on March 14

Message from Dean Woodruff regarding the emergency threat on March 14, 2018.

March 19, 2018

WISER Spring Symposium

Join WISER this spring to highlight the work of women faculty here at Northwestern. Featuring research talks from five faculty members spanning multiple fields, find out what your colleagues are working on in other departments and engage with the wider STEM community.

March 19, 2018

Open positions at BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany is pleased to announce the start of a new call for application in the field of Plasticity of Myeloid Cells. The sponsor of this project is Roche.

March 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow – Chakravarti Laboratory

The Chakravarti laboratory at Northwestern University Comprehensive Cancer Center is looking for highly talented, self-motivated, productive, and ambitious postdoctoral fellows (2 positions open) starting immediately.

March 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Research Position in Prevention of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis

An NIH-funded postdoctoral research position is immediately available at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The lab has recently developed a photo-initiated collagen crosslinking technique as a preventative treatment for post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA).

March 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow – Translational Brain Tumor Research

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow to join the R01-funded lab of Dr. Craig Horbinski, in order to study the significance of mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 on glioma behavior.

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. 

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 19, 2018

2019-2020 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders

The German Chancellor Fellowship is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience.

March 19, 2018

Postdoctoral positions available in the Department of Pathology. University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Several postdoctoral research scholar positions are available in Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa to investigate NIH-funded projects in cancer initiation, progression and drug/therapy resistance.

March 16, 2018

Career Fair: American Association for Cancer Research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is having their Annual Meeting in Chicago. As part of the meeting there will be a Career Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 AM - 3 PM at McCormick Place. There is no cost to attend the Career Fair, but registration is required by March 23.

March 14, 2018

NSF's Vizzies Challenge

NSF's Vizzies Challenge, now in its 16th year, invites researchers and members of the general public to submit their best science or engineering visualization. In partnership with PopSci.com, this year's Vizzies closes on April 15.

March 14, 2018

University and Industry Perspectives on Repurposing Drugs: Successes, Pitfalls, and Patent Opportunities

Join INVO for a presentation about the opportunities and challenges related to the commercialization of repurposed drugs.

March 14, 2018

Teaching Assistantship in Latinx Studies

The Latina and Latino Studies program is accepting applications for a teaching assistantship for the 2018-19 school year.

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 14, 2018

Spotlight on Yijuan Du: Postdoctoral Fellow at Feinberg School of Medicine

Yijuan Du investigates pathophysiology and treatment for Parkinson's disease as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. She currently works in Dr. Jim Surmeier's lab and is a participant of the INVO practicum.

March 12, 2018

2018 Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program and Information Session

Applications are now open for the 2018 Business for Scientists Executive Education Program (BSEE), a professional development program offered to postdoctoral fellows through a partnership between the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs,

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 12, 2018

The Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Student Group Career Talks: Quiddity Solutions’ Robert Gerovski

What do graduate students need to know about pursuing careers in informatics and data science outside of academia? The BIDS student group explores this question in their monthly career talks with professionals in the field.

March 12, 2018

Information on Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern Computational Research Day will take place on April 10 on the Evanston campus. This event allows Northwestern researchers, faculty, students and staff from diverse disciplines to come together to learn, connect and share their experiences with computational research. A complimentary lunch and cocktail reception will be provided for registered attendees.

March 12, 2018

Feminine Hygiene Item Drive

Comunidad Latinx has partnered with a local women's shelter, The Primo Center, for the month of March and will be collecting donations for gifts until March 30.

March 12, 2018

Graduate Assistantship (2018-19) — Call for Applications

Applications are being accepted for the Graduate Assistantship in the public humanities for the 2018-19 academic year.

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 9, 2018

Visualization Competition for Computational Research Day

Northwestern IT is hosting a Visualization Competition and invites Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to submit their visualizations for consideration.

March 8, 2018

Queertopia: Queer Community, Queer Care

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is proud to announce free registration for its 11th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, April 21 on the Evanston campus.

March 8, 2018

2018 Physics of Living Cells Summer School

The mission of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the University of Illinois is to create a quantitative, predictive, and physically-based description of living systems. The 2018 CPLC Summer School will offer multi-scale training in the latest experimental, computational, and theoretical biophysical approaches.

March 8, 2018

Apply now to join a spring quarter interdisciplinary writing group. Virtual writing groups now available.

The Graduate Writing Place will be organizing several interdisciplinary writing groups this spring and invite PhD students who have completed their coursework and are working on writing associated with their research (i.e., dissertation chapters, articles, conference papers) to apply. Applications are due on Monday, March 12.

March 8, 2018

March Webinars: A Week with Northwestern Women

Reserve your spot in celebrating the Second Annual Week with Northwestern Women. Join these alumnae and faculty members to hear the most valuable and powerful tactics you can master to overcome some of the most common challenges we encounter at work or home.

March 8, 2018

Division of Stroke and Neurocritical Care Grant Opportunity

The Davee Foundation Stroke Research Seed Grant is intended to support young, talented investigators in early career development as researchers who are interested in advancing understanding in stroke and vascular brain injury. The Grant is available to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Principle Investigators who hold a faculty appointment or are a postdoctoral fellow.

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 7, 2018

American Diabetes Association (ADA): Pathway to Stop Diabetes

The Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Program intends to attract brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity to diabetes research, and to accelerate their research progress by providing the necessary resources and support for conducting transformative science. This program will consider applications directed toward all topics relevant to prevention, treatment and cure of all types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes), diabetes-related disease states (obesity, pre-diabetes, and other insulin resistant states) and the complications of the disease.

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.

March 6, 2018

Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2018-2019 Crown Fellowship, an award given annually to a Northwestern graduate student or group of students whose works bears on some aspect of Jewish history, culture, or religion.

March 6, 2018

Science In your Community Center (SICC)

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student volunteers for a STEM outreach program, Science In your Community Center (SICC).

March 6, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM & Academia Initiative

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum invites students, postdocs, staff, and faculty from Northwestern and other institutions to a special event on March 15 from 12 - 7 PM that will focus on addressing inequalities facing women in STEM and academia, building a community to promote gender equity, and identifying solutions for the prioritization of work and lifestyle.

March 5, 2018

Block Museum Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship 2018-2019

The Block Museum’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship offers opportunities for Northwestern University doctoral students from various academic programs and disciplines who are interested in exploring museum professions. The Block Fellow will have an opportunity to meaningfully contribute to an ongoing or upcoming project, and is invited to participate fully in the museum’s activities, including departmental and staff meetings and programs organized by the Block when possible. Applicants should be Northwestern University non-Art History graduate students in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year. The application deadline is April 16, 2018.

March 5, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning Workshop: Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom

Introducing primary literature into the STEM classroom promotes critical thinking and facilitates applied understanding of discovery in STEM. In this workshop, they will discuss the importance of primary literature as a teaching tool.

March 5, 2018

Information Session on Leadership Opportunities at the Searle Center

Learn more about the Searle Center’s Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Fellows programs at an information session on March 15 from 2-4 PM at TGS Commons. Applications for both programs are due April 11, 2018.

March 5, 2018

Applications now open for Graduate Assistantships at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is now accepting applications for two Graduate Associate positions beginning fall 2018.

March 5, 2018

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 on April 11. A number of the organizations in attendance have opportunities available for PhD and master's students.

March 2, 2018

BGSA Presents: 21st Annual Graduate Research Conference

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 14, 2018 at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. This year’s conference theme is Black Scholars Matter: PhinDing the strength to be PhinisheD. They aim to showcase the variety and diversity among graduate students of color, especially in their research and everyday lives.

March 2, 2018

Northwestern IT to Host Computational Research Day – April 10

Northwestern Information Technology will host the annual Northwestern Computational Research Day on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Norris University Center from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All Northwestern University faculty, postdocs, students, and staff who are interested in computational research are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event and learn from student and faculty researchers about computational research projects that are being explored at Northwestern.

March 2, 2018

Explore Chicago: WhirlyBall

Celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week at WhirlyBall Chicago on Saturday, April 7. Tickets go on sale March 7.

March 2, 2018

Kellogg Business for Scientists Executive Education Program and Information Session 2018

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, The Graduate School, and the Kellogg School of Management offer Northwestern University postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to participate in Kellogg's Business for Scientists Executive Education Program (BSEE). This 5-day certificate program will introduce business concepts, industry specific tools, accounting, strategy, finance, marketing and management programming.

March 2, 2018

Spotlight on Stefan Kathman: TGS Chemistry Alum

Stefan graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Chemistry in 2009. He worked for two years at Cubist Pharmaceuticals on discovering new antibiotics for drug-resistant bacteria. In 2016, he graduated from Northwestern University with a PhD in Chemistry.

February 28, 2018

Training Grant Data Collection Survey Available

As mentioned in the previous Directors meeting, The Training Grant Support Office has created a brief survey about the faculty data collection process for training grants. Please provide feedback to the Training Grant Support Office regarding the faculty data collection process via a brief survey.

February 27, 2018

Strain Engineered Unusual Polar-to-nonpolar Transition and the Emergent Phenomena in Hybrid Improper Ferroelectrics

On Wednesday, February 28, SPIE will have Xuezeng Lu, graduate student in Professor James Rondinelli’s group in Materials Science and Engineering, presenting his research on “Strain Engineered Unusual Polar-to-nonpolar Transition and the Emergent Phenomena in Hybrid Improper Ferroelectrics.”

February 26, 2018

NCA: Careers in Digital Media Panel

NCA invites you to the Careers in Digital Media Panel on Wednesday, February 28. This event will be a good opportunity for students to explore the world of digital media, glean career insights, and learn about industry trends. Students will be able to ask questions during the panel, and there will be time for 1-on-1 networking.

February 26, 2018

Critical Theory Graduate Assistantship

The Critical Theory Cluster is currently looking to fill a Graduate Assistant position for the upcoming academic year 2018-19. The graduate assistant works with faculty, staff, and graduate affiliates of the Cluster to coordinate planning of interdisciplinary activities. This position is funded for 4 quarters, which means that the assistant will be funded for work done during the summer quarter. The compensation and expected work hours are the same as a regular TAship/GAship (the stipend per month for 17/18 is $2,643, and for 18/19 is $2,683; the expected hours range from 15-20 per week).

February 26, 2018

Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED): A Talk by Dr. Mel Y. Chen

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents a talk by Dr. Mel Y. Chen (University of California, Berkeley). This year the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) focuses on the multiple modes of being entangled. The theme attends to global genealogies of colonial conquest, racial slavery, racial capitalism, and binaries of gender and sexuality which converge to maintain empire.

February 26, 2018

InfoSocial 2018

On behalf of the InfoSocial 2018 Planning Committee, all students are invited to attend this year’s conference on March 9-10, 2018.  InfoSocial is a graduate student research conference hosted by the Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) program in the Department of Communication Studies and the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) program in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of McCormick.

February 26, 2018

GRAND Spring Conference Registration Open

Please join the AAMC in DC for the 2018 GRAND Spring Conference April 18-20, 2018, focused on pressing issues in biomedical research. Complete program, hotel, and travel information are available on the 2018 GRAND meeting website.

February 26, 2018

Assessing Research and Education

Several articles discuss innovations in how research and training are judged.

February 26, 2018

BEST Roadshow Workshops Available

NIH’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program has a catalog of training workshops that have been tried and improved at their 17 institutions, and the workshops are now being offered to the wider community in the BEST Road Show.

February 26, 2018

NIH FOA to Develop Training Modules to Enhance the Rigor and Reproducibility (R25)

The NIH released a Research Education Program (R25) funding announcement that supports educational activities to enhance the training of the biomedical workforce.

February 26, 2018

Training Grant Directors Meeting Notes Available

Thank you to all who attended the Training Grant Directors Meeting on February 1st. Meeting notes and information are now available in the Northwestern Training Grant Directors folder in Northwestern Box.

February 26, 2018

New FOA Numbers for NRSA Fellowships Released

The NIH has released new FOA numbers of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowships. Please see the new announcements in this article.

February 26, 2018

BioSurvival Skills: Job Search Series

BioProfessionals is pleased to present the BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series for 2018! Elysse Longiotti from Northwestern Career Advancement will discuss different types of jobs outside academia and resources to help you explore your options.

February 26, 2018

NCA and MSA Present: Identity and the Workplace

Are you looking for guidance on how to navigate your identity in the workplace? Learn from and meet with a diverse group of young professionals at an informative discussion regarding how to be authentic in a wide range of fields such as Media, Corporate, Education, Law, Medicine, Research, and Technology! A full dinner will be served.

February 26, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship - Questioning Christianity

Join Graduate Christian Fellowship March 2nd at 7pm at The Graduate Student (TGS) Commons for a small introduction to some of the unique features of Christianity followed by an opportunity to ask questions on faith and religion, and explore the human desire for meaning. Dinner will be provided.

February 26, 2018

Plant-It Purple Seed Planting & Tea Party

Following the success of Plant-It Purple's first tea party, they invite you to stop by once again to enjoy some delicious tea made from the flowers and herbs they grew last year!

February 23, 2018

Tango Party: Milonga del Norte

NuTango and the University of Chicago Argentine Tango Club will host a Tango Party on March 3rd. This event is about giving dancers from college clubs across Chicago a chance to dance with their crosstown peers. Non-students are welcome too, and a beginner lesson will be conducted at the beginning.

February 23, 2018

NCA Social Impact Series Starting on March 6

NCA is excited to announce the Social Impact Series which, will be taking place in March. Please see the e-graphic below and attached with more details. For RSVP and additional details, log into CareerCat under the Events tab.

February 22, 2018

Spring Enrollment for Dental and Vision Insurance

The spring enrollment period for Northwestern student health Dental and Insurance plans has opened.

February 22, 2018

Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference

Join NU SACNAS at the Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference on April 28 at the University of Chicago.

February 22, 2018

Spotlight on Anna Leenay: TGS Alum and Alumnae Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Anna Leenay, 2015 Recipient of the Northwestern University Alumnae Graduate Fellowship, graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with an MS and BS in Environmental Engineering. Currently, Anna works as an Environmental Engineer at Jacobs (formerly CH2M), where she works mostly on remediation projects, which involve investigating, remediating (removing pollution), and monitoring of contaminated sites.

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.

February 21, 2018

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15.

February 19, 2018

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: “Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom”

Join Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning on March 13 for "Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom". In this workshop, they will discuss the importance of primary literature as a teaching tool.

February 19, 2018

Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: "Facilitating Learning with Small Group Work to Make a Bigger Impact"

Join Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Development on March 6 for "Facilitating Learning with Small Group Work to Make a Bigger Impact". This workshop equips TAs to identify opportunities for group work, utilize different small group formats that can target specific needs and objectives, and practice group work in their own classroom.

February 19, 2018

Searle Center's Grad and Postdoc Career Development Workshop: "Climate Change: Establishing a Community-Centered Classroom"

Join the Searle Center's Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning program for "Climate Change: Establishing a Community-Centered Classroom" on March 1. This workshop focuses on building community among students as peers and students and their instructors.

February 19, 2018

2018 Arts Soirée

The 2018 Arts Soirée: A Cultural Exchange will be hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Graduate International Students Association (G-ISA), and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and will include performances by the Keynotes, SPG Improv, NU Tango, G-ISA, and the youth of Family Matters.

February 19, 2018

CARE and CAPS: From Surviving to Thriving

CARE and CAPS will come together to facilitate a 9 week support group for student survivors of sexual violence, beginning Monday April 9, 2018.

February 19, 2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate's Winter Swing Dance

The Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate is holding their Winter Swing Dance on February 23! Petra van Nuis and her band are coming up from Chicago to play great Jazz music all night long. All are welcome- no experience or partner needed!

February 19, 2018

2018 Balzan Prizes

Applications for the 2018 Balzan Prizes from the International Balzan Foundation are now open. They will be awarded in the following subjects: Social Anthropology, Global History, Fluid Dynamics, and Chemical Ecology. Each of the four Balzan Prizes is worth 750,000 Swiss francs.

February 19, 2018

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) invites you to attend their Winter Quarter Social Event: Lavender Friday, this Friday, February 23. Join them at World of Beer in Evanston from 7-9 PM for food, drinks, and a night of fun!

February 19, 2018

NIH Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Winter Quarter 2018

The Graduate School will offer a proposal writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The workshop is for those preparing a proposal for the upcoming NIH NRSA deadline. This workshop will also be beneficial for postdoctoral fellows developing K99 proposals.

February 19, 2018

Controversial Conversations with NU CAPS

Controversial Conversations is a progressive support group for students, staff, and faculty to come together to discuss important issues in today's society. Stop by their event on February 28 and join the discussion.

February 16, 2018

Computational Research Day 2018

Attention students and postdocs! Display your research, practice presenting, network with fellow researchers, and compete for prizes at Northwestern Computational Research Day on Tuesday April 10, 2018. All areas of research are welcome. This year’s event will include a Poster Contest, Visualization Competition and Lightning Talks.

February 16, 2018

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO)'s Brain Awareness Fair

Hosted in partnership with Sullivan High School, the annual Brain Awareness Fair is NUBAO's biggest event. Over 20 exciting demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how the brain works. NUBAO is always looking for enthusiastic science-minded volunteers!

February 16, 2018

Brady Fellowships Applications are due March 1

Please consider this unique opportunity to mentor undergraduates in the Brady Scholars Program. Sixteen WCAS undergraduates enter the program every year; each graduate mentor is responsible for four students for three years. These are some of the most impressive and politically engaged students at NU.

February 16, 2018

NU Curling Club: 2018

The NU Curling Club holds curling practices weekly on the weekends for all skill levels, no experience or equipment needed.

February 16, 2018

WISER: Coffee & Conversations with Prof. Emily Weiss

WISER joins the Women’s Health Research Institute in their Xpanding Opportunities in STEM series, a series designed to break down barriers for women in STEM. Come in March for an informal coffee hour with Emily Weiss, Dow Chemical Company Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern.

February 16, 2018

Spotlight on Jessica Creery: PhD candidate studying memory, sleep, and meditation

Jessica Creery is a PhD candidate studying memory, sleep, and meditation in Dr. Ken Paller's Cognitive Neuroscience lab. She graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Cognitive Science.

February 15, 2018

Tillman Scholars Application Now Open

The annual application for the Tillman Scholars fellowship program is open until March 1! The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self.

February 15, 2018

IDEAS Program Accepting Applications for 2018/2019

The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted on-line here. They will be evaluated as they are received, but are due no later than April 6.

February 15, 2018

EDGE Speaker Series February/March

Please join the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) next Tuesday, February 20 at 3 PM, where Sabina Puspita, PhD student in Political Science, will be presenting her research: Democratization and Gender Equality: Lessons from the Women's Movements in Thailand and Indonesia.

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.

February 12, 2018

Join NU-SACNAS for Volunteer Opportunities

Join NU-SACNAS to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities! They will be hosting information sessions on February 26-27.

February 12, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 6-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University. PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences within years 2 – 5 of their academic program should apply. Applications should be sent via email as single PDF attachment to Associate Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, Mearah Quinn-Brauner by 5 PM on February 19, 2018.

February 12, 2018

Toastmasters Club Weekly Meetings

Northwestern Toastmasters Club is Northwestern’s Public Speaking Club. They meet weekly on Friday evenings from 4:45 pm to 6 pm in Ford ITW (Room 1-350). The mission of the Northwestern Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which foster self-confidence and personal growth.

February 12, 2018

GWAN: Dress for Success

Co-sponsored by Graduate Women Across Northwestern, The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources and Northwestern Career Advancement, graduate students are invited to have lunch and chat about any questions you may have regarding interview preparation and appropriate attire on February 27.

February 12, 2018

TGS PhD Candidate to have Fake News Study Published

Jake Nelson, a PhD candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society program, and Harsh Taneja, an alumnus of TGS and assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, are about to publish their study on the online fake news audience, which is a small, disloyal group of heavy internet users. This study is the the first to provide a theoretical explanation for why this has been the case.

February 9, 2018

Spotlight on Elizabeth Morrissey

Senior Program Coordinator Beth Morrissey first became interested in international education during a semester abroad studying English Literature in England.

February 9, 2018

Upcoming Deadline: The Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship 2018-19

The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this Fellowship to full-time graduate students who show promise of achieving distinction in their chosen field and who will bring credit to the University. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who choose a program in pursuit of a career that serves the public good.

February 9, 2018

BGSA Annual Community Building Ski Trip

In partnership with QPGSA, G-ISA, G-SALSA, CLX, and CGSA, BGSA is collaborating for their Annual Community Building Ski Trip on February 24-25.

February 8, 2018

Master of Biotechnology Program's Biotechnology Day

Each year, the Master of Biotechnology Program hosts Biotechnology Day, a one-day life sciences festival designed to inspire and inform curious minds. This year's event includes community outreach activities, tours of facilities, career panels (technical and non-technical focuses), a keynote speaker, and an open networking session.

February 8, 2018

Science and Fake News: Communicating Science in an Era of Post-Truth

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science. What are the insights provided by science communication research that can help us address the fake news phenomena in this brave new world of science communication? Find out from Dominique Brossard, professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

February 8, 2018

NIGMS to Discontinue Participation in NIH NRSA Individual Fellowship Award (Parent F31)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is discontinuing participation in PA-16-309 “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)” effective immediately. NIGMS will not accept either New or Resubmission applications for PA-16-309 and its subsequent reissuances for the April 8, 2018 application due date and beyond.

February 8, 2018

NIAAA To Participate in NIH Parent T32 and Parent T35 Awards

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will participate, effective immediately, in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PA-18-403, “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) and FOA PA-18-404, “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35).

February 6, 2018

Franke Graduate Fellowships for 2018-2019

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 2018-2019.

February 5, 2018

The ‘L’ Word: Using Engaged Lecturing in the Classroom

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for making their lectures engaging, focusing on both form (the presentational skills with which the lecture is given) and content (what is included in the lecture and how to make sure students get that message). Participants will be given the opportunity to practice engaged lecturing during the workshop.

February 5, 2018

NICO/SONIC Speaker - Sameer Srivastava

Join The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) for their latest speaker event featuring Sameer Srivastava on February 7, where he will discuss his research on how culture, cognition, and networks independently and jointly relate to career outcomes.

February 5, 2018

Spotlight on Dean Procter: Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology-Immunology

Dean Procter is a postdoctoral fellow in Microbiology-Immunology working in Derek Walsh's lab through Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously, he attended the University of Sydney for his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

February 5, 2018

Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) Candy Gram and Bake Sale

Do you have a valentine in mind? ACMS would be happy to help you give that special someone something sweet.

February 2, 2018

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services are excited to launch the first Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group of 2018.

February 2, 2018

Future Institute Research Center Scholarship Spring 2018

The Future Institute Research Center supports graduate student research through awarding annual scholarships. All applicants should be doctoral students whose research topic aligns with the Center’s focus: post-secondary transition, college and career success.

February 2, 2018

NuTango's Valentine's Day Tango Workshop

NuTango is hosting a Valentine's Day Tango Workshop where participants will learn the basics steps of Argentine tango.

January 31, 2018

Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity Revised

This notice revises the previous Notice of NIH Interest in Diversity: NOT-OD-18-122 to clarify that Native Hawaiians are included in category A Underrepresented Populations, and that the revision to category A to permit participation in diversity programs of ‘individuals from racial or ethnic groups that can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution’ supersedes the current diversity language in existing funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

January 31, 2018

TGS Seeking Participants for Committee for Outreach for Individuals with Disabilities

A new committee is being formed that will focus on ways to improve outreach to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with disabilities. The committee aims to include constituents from the TGS Offices of Diversity & Inclusion, Training Grant Support Office, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate Student Engagement, as well as representatives from AccessibleNU, The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access.

January 31, 2018

NIH Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

The NIH is hosting a free Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students July 9-20, 2018, at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

January 31, 2018

AAMC Released Statement on Continuing Resolution

The AAMC released a statement on the fourth Continuing Resolution, which extends current funding to February 8.

January 31, 2018

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance for Trainees Program and Travel Grant

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is soliciting proposals for two programs.

January 30, 2018

Plant-It Purple's First Tea Party

Plant-It Purple cordially invites everyone to the first Plant-It Purple tea party on February 6.

January 30, 2018

Applications Now Open for ComSciCon 2018

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6 annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA on June 14-15 2017. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

January 29, 2018

SONIC/NICO Speaker - Adam Kleinbaum, Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks

Please join SONIC and NICO at 600 Foster Street, Chambers Hall on Wednesday, Jan 31 at noon to welcome Adam Kleinbaum of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, who will present his talk "Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks" as part of SONIC's collaboration with Wednesdays @ NICO.

January 29, 2018

An Evening with Kathryn Ogletree: Reflections on Race, Gender, & Student Activism

Join Kathryn Ogletree, NU alumna and former FMO president, as she reflects on her role in the Black student takeover of Northwestern's Bursar's office in 1968.

January 29, 2018

Active Learning in STEM Online Course and Learning Community - Begins Week of February 5

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL MOOC, “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.”

January 29, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) Event: "Mind still matters: Conversations about mental health in graduate school"

The Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) is hosting an event "Mind still matters: Conversations about mental health in graduate school" on February 9 from 7-10 PM in TGS Commons.

January 29, 2018

Grant Application Instruction Correction for Training Grants with Human Subjects Involvement

NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-18-128 This notice corrects application form instructions related to human subjects involvement for Training (T) grant applications submitted to due dates on or after January 25, 2018. Human subjects information beyond answering the human subjects questions on the R&R Other Project Information Form is not required for Training grant applications (except D43 and K12).

January 29, 2018

Reminder: New NSF Policies Take Effect Soon

New policies at the National Science Foundation go into effect next week. Significant changes include increasing the length of budget justifications to five pages and requiring the project description to include a section titled "Intellectual Merit."

January 29, 2018

Upcoming Training Grant Directors Meeting – February 1st

The next Training Grant Directors meeting will take place on Thursday, February 1st at 12 PM in Wieboldt Hall Room 421 on the Chicago campus and in The Graduate School Conference Room, GSCR (first floor of the North Tower in the Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston campus).

January 29, 2018

Spotlight on José-Mac Techner, MD-PhD Candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

José-Marc Techner is a MD-PhD candidate as part of the National Institutes of Health funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

January 25, 2018

TGS Fridays Mini Grad Resource Fair: Chicago

Dana Bozeman, Associate Director of Student Engagement, invites you to join her, Dean Teresa Woodruff, and representatives from across Northwestern, including the Office of Fellowships, the Women’s Center, Student Insurance, and the TGS Family Resource Liaison.

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 25, 2018

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center – February Classes

Please take a look at the upcoming classes being offered by Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center for the month of February (Scopus, PubMed, EndNote).

January 24, 2018

Northwestern Alumni Association's February Webinars hosted by TGS Alumni

The Northwestern Alumni Association will be hosting two TGS alumni for webinars in February. Each individual will discuss a topic relating to their experience and expertise that will help your professional development. These events are open to Northwestern students and alumni.

January 24, 2018

National Cancer Institute's National Graduate Student Recruitment Program (GSRP)

Applications are currently being accepted for the National Cancer Institute’s Graduate Student Recruiting Program (GSRP).

January 24, 2018

GCF - Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

The Graduate Christian Fellowship is hosting “Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores” on February 2 at 7 PM at TGS Commons (2120 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201). Dominique DuBois Gilliard will be discussing his new book Justice That Restores.

January 22, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Workshop Series - More than Making the Grade: Mentoring Student Writing before and after the Deadline

In this workshop, you will learn how to provide effective, targeted feedback that points your students toward further improvement--and how to head off your students’ most common writing mistakes before they get on paper.

January 22, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Workshop Series - Adopting the Purrr-fect CATs: Implementing Assessment Techniques that fit your Classroom

In this workshop, participants will learn what Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are and how to implement them as non-graded activities for enriching student engagement and comprehension.

January 22, 2018

Graduate and Postdoctoral Program Workshop Series - Communication Strategies for the Multilingual Classroom

This workshop discusses challenges and considerations for multilingual classrooms -where either the instructor or student(s) may not be a native English speaker. This workshop will equip TAs with evidence-based communication strategies and tools to facilitate an effective learning environment.

January 22, 2018

Research Safety Student Initiative Hosting Safety Awareness Week

The Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) is hosting its first Safety Awareness Week on February 19 – 23 to promote awareness of research safety.

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 19, 2018

Apply for the Buffett Institute's Graduate Student Organized Conference Grant

The Buffett Institute will provide up to $30,000 to fund a graduate student initiated and organized conference. Conferences are on an international or comparative topic with relevance to contemporary political, economic, or social issues. The deadline to apply is April 1.

January 19, 2018

NEXT 2018: Spend a Day Job-Shadowing a Northwestern Alumnus this Spring

Register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) -- a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields. Registration runs January 19 through February 6 and accounts take up to 2 business days for approval. Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.

January 19, 2018

Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium

Please join us for the winter quarter Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on February 21. At this event, 2017 summer participants will discuss their experiences learning research design, implementing interdisciplinary theories and methodologies, and crafting dissertation prospectuses and proposals.

January 18, 2018

WISER Discussion Social

Join WISER for a discussion-based coffee social this month covering the concept of "impostor syndrome"- is it just a cultural myth and obstacle for women to overcome? Or are women on average less self-assured than men?

January 18, 2018

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Town Hall

An online town hall on February 1st will provide an overview of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the information applicants need to submit an application for the 2018 Broad Funding Announcement. Research areas are listed below.

January 18, 2018

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health

The Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) Award is now accepting applications for a tentative July 1, 2018 start date.

January 17, 2018

Spotlight on Andreea Micu: Performance Studies Graduate Student and Public Humanities Graduate Assistant

Andreea Micu, a PhD student in the Performance Studies program, is working on a dissertation titled, “Performing the Commons: Urban Insurrection, Aesthetics, and Economic Crisis in the South of Europe.” This year, Andreea was also the Public Humanities Graduate Assistant at the Chicago Humanities Festival, an assistantship supported by The Graduate School, during which a graduate student engages in substantive public humanities projects with mentorship from practitioners at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

January 17, 2018

McKinsey APD Diversity Impact Award

McKinsey APD Diversity Impact Award is for graduate students who identify as Black/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino and who will receive their PhD, Postdoc or MD between May 2019 and December 2020. The deadline is to apply is January 22, 2018.

January 17, 2018

Spotlight on Jaclyn Hugg: Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

“I like to create things essentially from nothing,” Jaclyn says. “I like to lead the way into different areas and figure out solutions to better serve students and alumni.”

January 16, 2018

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

Northwestern’s Graduate School and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop, to be held in Washington DC on March 18-21, 2018.

January 12, 2018

Tango classes Winter Quarter

NuTango is excited to announce a 9-week series of Argentine Tango classes at Northwestern University. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM.

January 12, 2018

Multicultural Dialogue Group Applications are now open

Join the Multicultural Dialogue Group this quarter to connect with people from around the globe and different departments.

January 12, 2018

Posse Plus Retreat

Campus Inclusion and Community and the Northwestern Posse Scholars invite you to attend the Posse Plus Retreat, scheduled for April 13-15, 2018 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin.

January 11, 2018

Queertopia Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are due March 1 for the 11 annual Queertopia Conference: Queer Community, Queer Care hosted by the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association on April 21. See the Call for Abstracts for more information and submission instructions.

January 11, 2018

Graduate Student event for Women's Health Research Day

Northwestern graduate students are hosting an event at the State of Illinois building on January 25 from 3 - 6 PM to celebrate not only a new era in scientific research and the progress being made towards meeting women’s health goals, but also bring the real results of this sex-inclusive research to the public.

January 11, 2018

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every 2 weeks (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to write creatively in a collegial environment.

January 11, 2018

Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Public Humanities Graduate Assistantship at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is a competitive 6-month opportunity awarded to an outstanding graduate student from Northwestern University.

January 11, 2018

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

The Brady Scholars Program seek four graduate students who will help mentor undergraduates. They offer a total award of $6,000 spread over three years.

January 11, 2018

Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Practicum

The final deadline for applications is January 22, 2018.

January 10, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

The EDGS Graduate Lecture Series has returned for the winter quarter on Tuesday, January 16 at 3 PM.

January 9, 2018

Research Computing Workshops

Research Computing Services and Northwestern University Libraries will be offering a variety of workshops during the winter quarter on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, as well as providing access to online training. There is no cost to attend most of these workshops, but registration is required. Visit the workshop series website for more details and to register.

January 9, 2018

NCA January Programming

Sign up for NCA's January career workshops! All of the following events are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

January 9, 2018

Northwestern's English Language Programs and Linguistic department spoke at the 2018 Linguistic Society of America meeting

Julia Moore, Director of English Language Programs (ELP), and Matthew Goldrick, Linguistics Department Chair, served on a six-member panel at the 2018 Linguistic Society of America meeting in early January.

January 9, 2018

Northwestern Career Advancement presents: Two-day Winter 2018 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days. Different employers will attend each day, hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities.

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 8, 2018

Winter Happy Hour with GSA

Join fellow grad students for a Winter Happy Hour at World of Beer to celebrate the new year!

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

Plant-It Purple Plant Giveaway

Stop by and grab a houseplant from Plant-It Purple on January 22 from 2-4 PM in Hogan G-160.

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!

January 5, 2018

HLTH Conference Accepting Papers

HLTH is a new conference driving disruptive innovation in healthcare, and the Academic Discoveries program will showcase the work of innovators and researchers who are creating the next generation of healthcare. They are accepting papers through January 31.

January 5, 2018

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 5, 2018

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

Now's the time to start reserving appointments for winter quarter. Appointments are available on Evanston campus, Chicago campus, or online if you are no longer in-residence.

January 5, 2018

MSLCE Speaker Event - Deana Haggag, President & CEO, United States Artists

The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program is excited to present a speaker event with Deana Haggag, President and CEO of United States Artists, on January 11, 5:15 PM

January 5, 2018

Register for the MLK Day of Service at Gale Community Academy

Join Northwestern students and staff for a large-scale service project to transform learning spaces at Gale Community Academy on January 15.

January 4, 2018

Explore Chicago Winter Quarter!

Our Explore Chicago Winter Quarter event will be tickets to Broadway in Chicago’s Stephen Karam’s The Humans. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 16 at 9 AM.

January 4, 2018

Pursuit Award Nominations Due February 2

The Pursuit Award is an international award that recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by current PhD students and those who have defended their PhD thesis in the last year. Current PhD students (no more than 6 months away from defense), post-doctoral trainees or recent graduates may apply.

January 4, 2018

Master of Science in Law Program Information Session

The Master of Science in Law degree (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law arms STEM professionals with the tools they need to succeed in today’s innovative economy. They are holding information sessions in the coming months for all interested candidates.

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.

January 4, 2018

Spotlight on Dana Bozeman, Associate Director of Student Engagement

Associate Director of Student Engagement Dana Bozeman has worked with graduate student populations for over eight years. Although she originally planned to start her career in human resources, she quickly found that her passion resided within the student affairs track.

January 3, 2018

Health Policy Research Scholars Application Opens January 12

Health Policy Research Scholars is looking for second-year, full-time doctoral students from any and all disciplines—as diverse as economics, political science, psychology, architecture, transportation, sociology, and environmental health—who want to apply a health policy lens to their research to advance health and equity in their communities.

January 2, 2018

Holiday Message from Dean Woodruff

Happy holidays from the Dean of The Graduate School