September 9, 2019

Confirm NU Student Health Plan Enrollment by October 1

All Students who have the NU Student Health Plan (Aetna) MUST CONFIRM enrollment by Tuesday, October 1. A late penalty will be assessed after this date. If you have defaulted into this plan, you must still “confirm coverage” to ensure there is no lapse in coverage.

September 9, 2019

A Note from the Northwestern Public Health Review

The Northwestern Public Health Review is looking for new editors, graphic designers, officers, and contributors. All graduate and professional students are welcome to participate.

September 9, 2019

The Graduate School's New Online Graduate Catalog is Now Live!

The Graduate School’s new online graduate catalog is now live! Our section of the University catalog outlines TGS academic policies and procedures, degree requirements for all our programs, and descriptions of all graduate level courses. Questions regarding the catalog may be directed to TGS Academic Affairs.

September 9, 2019

Call for Graduate Student Contributions to an Edited Volume on Teaching!

Seeking the voices of graduate student instructors! Kacie Armstrong, Lauren Genova, John Wyatt Greenlee, and Derina Samuel, professors at Cornell University, are currently accepting essay proposals from graduate students for an edited volume that will serve as a guide to teaching and learning in higher education for their peers who are new to teaching. This book is under contract with Stylus Publishing, with support from the Center for Teaching Innovation at Cornell University.

September 5, 2019

Current Kellogg MBA Courses Available to TGS Students

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

September 3, 2019

Join Morning Mentors Tutoring Program

Current graduate students are invited to join Morning Mentors, a before-school tutoring program taking place at Nichols Middle School in Evanston. Visit their website to learn more, and come to their orientation on Tuesday, September 10 at 5:00 PM in Tech M128.

August 30, 2019

Fall Quarter 2019 Registration Deadlines

All active students in The Graduate School who are continuing their studies in fall quarter must register per The Graduate School’s continuous registration policy. Current students may register for fall quarter until 11:59 PM on Monday, September 9. 

August 28, 2019

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Zuckerman provides scholarships for postdoctoral trainees from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once the postdocs complete their research in Israel, many of them are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, strengthening the US-Israel partnership by building on long-lasting relationships of mutual collaboration. In addition, the program provides support to Israeli PhD graduates who have been accepted to a postdoctoral program with a stipend at an American university, thus creating a cycle of excellence.

August 26, 2019

Emily Updegraff, PhD, Named Chief of Staff for The Graduate School

I am pleased to announce that Emily Updegraff, PhD, has been named chief of staff for The Graduate School (TGS) effective September 1, 2019. In this role, Emily will provide operational leadership to all TGS staff members, coordinate communication with stakeholders across our partner schools, manage our human resources portfolio, and broadly enable our Vision 2025 strategic plan.

August 8, 2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Program Reception, 2019

On Monday, August 5, 2019, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program.

July 29, 2019

Invitation to Participate in Study About Existing Routines

Yongsun Kim, a PhD candidate in Technology and Social Behavior, and Professor Haoqi Zhang are searching for participants who are interested in participating in a study that will assist in designing apps that use people's existing routines to conveniently help each other deliver items around Northwestern. 

July 8, 2019

New BME Course Offering this Fall

How can we use MRI to measure brain activity, blood flow, and tissue microstructure? Learn how we process, model, and ultimately interpret brain-imaging data in BME (Biomedical Engineering) 495, MRI Modeling of Brain Physiology. This class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays this fall from 4:00 - 5:20 PM on the Evanston Campus and is open to all TGS students.

July 1, 2019

'Cats Connect 2019 Networking Receptions

The Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement invite you to ’Cats Connect, a student and alumni networking reception that will be held in various cities between Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 18. 

June 28, 2019

McKinsey & Company APD Applications Due July 14

McKinsey & Company is seeking candidates to fill multiple positions in 2020. Visit their Advanced Professional Degree Showcase site for more information about their offices & practices, diversity & inclusion, and recruiting timelines geared toward Advanced Professional Degree candidates.

June 24, 2019

Part-time Staff Funding Opportunity in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and individual fraternities and sororities are often seeking graduate students who would like to earn pay working in their office or as a house director for one of the fraternities and/or sororities. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life often works in conjunction with university alumni associations to hire these individuals. House director positions include pay, housing, and most come with a meal plan

June 3, 2019

NUWorkWell Podcast Now Live

Interested in hearing from speakers on how to manage the stress of being a PhD student, searching for a full-time position, and maintaining well-being? Listen to the new Podcast: NUWorkWell! From graduate alumni offering insight and support regarding specific job search processes, to practitioners sharing strategies and resources for managing wellness throughout career exploration and searches, the interviews will help graduate students conduct a job search with sanity!

June 3, 2019

TGS Forms moving to GSTS on June 5

TGS Forms, formerly housed in CAESAR, are used by students in The Graduate School to document their progress toward degree completion.

June 3, 2019

Learning and Teaching Spring Symposium on June 12

Join the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching on Wednesday, June 12 for wine, cheese, conversation, and an opportunity to find out what graduate students and postdocs are doing to improve learning and teaching at Northwestern.

May 28, 2019

Apply Now to Write for The Illinois Science Council's Blog

Interested in spreading your research to the general public? The Illinois Science Council invites you to write a brief piece for their blog, Science Unsealed, a platform that reaches thousands of science enthusiasts.

May 13, 2019

Registration Guidelines for Summer 2019

Below are guidelines regarding summer enrollment for students in The Graduate School. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please email

May 6, 2019

NU SIAM Seeking Student Speakers for Spring Quarter Bridging the Gap Seminar

Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (NU SIAM) is looking for speakers for the spring quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar, which highlights the broad applications of mathematics to diverse disciplines. The seminar will take place on Monday, June 3 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Tech E311. 

May 3, 2019

2019 Northwestern-Duke Main and Advanced Causal Inference Workshops

Northwestern University and Duke University are holding their “main” week-long workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference – their 10th annual workshop - at Duke University in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. They invite you to attend. 

May 1, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Presidential Fellowship Winners

The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University. It is awarded annually to select graduate students who are nominated by their academic programs and represent a combination of intellectual and creative ability.

April 29, 2019

2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Applications Due September 16

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open and accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year! Whether you plan to conduct independent research, teach students, or pursue a professional project, Fulbright makes a real and lasting impact. Fulbright Scholars return to their home institutions with enhanced career prospects, ideas for future collaborations, and a truly global perspective. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to share knowledge and serve as a cultural ambassador through Fulbright.

April 29, 2019

McKinsey & Company Happy Hour on May 3

Please join McKinsey colleagues for an informal happy hour on May 3 to learn more about the transition from medicine/academia to consulting and McKinsey’s work in healthcare.  

April 29, 2019

Call for Submissions: The Norman Mailer Society Graduate Writing Award

The Norman Mailer Society invites submissions for its first annual Graduate Writing Award, which recognizes high-quality graduate student work about or inspired by the work of Norman Mailer.

April 24, 2019

TGS Student Organizations Annual Funding Application

Each year TGS-sponsored student organizations are offered the opportunity to apply for annual funds to help support events and activities.

April 22, 2019

Join GWAN for Meals with Strangers this Quarter!

Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women? Come join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago through their quarterly Meals with Strangers  event! Meals with Strangers is a way for graduate women at Northwestern to meet and connect over a delicious meal at a restaurant in Chicago or Evanston.

April 22, 2019

Register Now for the Spring Quarter Spirituality Reading Series

Registration for the Spirituality Reading Series for Spring Quarter is now open! They will be reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

April 15, 2019

2019 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

We are pleased to announce the 2019 participants of the Northwestern University-Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program.

April 15, 2019

TGS Student Group Funding Application Info Session on April 24

Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, PhD, associate director of student life (TGS), will be holding a student group funding application process information session for student leaders of TGS-sponsored groups on Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM in TGS Commons. In this session, Buchanan will explain the application process, go over the materials that will need to be submitted to request funding, and share key deadlines.

April 15, 2019

Northwestern Public Health Review Symposium on April 24

The Northwestern Public Health Review's spring symposium, entitled "Access to Health in Lagos: An Interdisciplinary Partnership with the Community", is on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM in Hughes Auditorium. The event will include an interdisciplinary panel discussion, student presentations, and a reception with posters.

April 15, 2019

Applications are Now Open for Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grants

Applications are now open for qualifying Northwestern 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. This award is also available for and applicable to graduate students who are traveling to urban areas of developing countries where access to quality, emergency medical services is limited.

April 11, 2019

ELP Presents: Something to Talk About Events for Spring Quarter 2019

Free and open to all members of the Northwestern community. All events held in Room 202 on the second floor at 2016 Sheridan Rd (Department of Linguistics). Each event highlights a specific aspect of American culture. Ask questions, share experiences and opinions with peers and ELP staff. A supportive environment for speakers at any level of English proficiency.

April 11, 2019

2018-19 Bouchet Society Inductees

The Graduate School was pleased to induct five graduate students into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

April 9, 2019

GLAC Presents: A Community Outreach Event in Honor of Shane Colombo on April 22

Meet leaders from various community organizations based in Rogers Park to learn how you can become more connected to and involved in the neighborhood at a community outreach event on Monday, April 22, from 12:30 - 2:30 PM at Hardin Hall in the West Tower of Rebecca Crown Center.

April 8, 2019

Applications Now Open for the Teaching Certificate Program & New TA Conference Workshop Leaders

Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that will help strengthen your knowledge and experiences in college teaching and learning? Applications for the Teaching Certificate Program and to be a New TA Conference Workshop Leader are now open through Monday, April 15.

April 8, 2019

NU Day at Wrigley Field on May 6

Join the Northwestern community for our annual NU Day @ Wrigley to watch the Cubs face off with the Miami Marlins. The game will take place on Monday, May 6 at 7:05 PM. A block of student tickets is available now for purchase. Tickets are $20 and include entrance to the game as well as a special-edition Cubs hat in Northwestern colors. The seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Outfield section (203-208). Make sure you read the ticket distribution and FAQ sections on the event page before purchasing.

April 8, 2019

Spring Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from the Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

April 8, 2019

Data Science Night on April 10

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome! 

April 8, 2019

TGS Hooding Ceremony Student Marshal Applications

TGS is seeking four current TGS students to be student marshals at our upcoming PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, June 20 at Cahn Auditorium. Student marshals will be compensated $100 each.

April 8, 2019

2019 TGS PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony Deadlines

The 2019 TGS hooding ceremony for PhD and MFA graduates will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 3:00 PM in Cahn Auditorium. This ceremony includes PhD and MFA graduates from WCAS, Kellogg, SoC, Feinberg, and TGS interdisciplinary programs. (TGS students in SESP, McCormick, and Bienen are invited to participate in their respective school convocations.)

April 1, 2019

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2019-20 Academic Year

Do you enjoy working with undergraduates? Are you interested in a rewarding employment opportunity on campus?  The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2019-20 academic year.

April 1, 2019

New Online Forms for Career Development and Dependent Care Grants

The Career Development Grant application and the Dependent Care Grant application are now online forms that can be found under “Internal Grants” in the Funding section of our website. The Career Development Grant is intended to facilitate the next professional steps for TGS students after graduate school and the Dependent Care Grant is intended to assist PhD and MFA students with dependents. We hope by migrating these applications to an online format that it will be even easier for eligible students to take advantage of these opportunities. Please email with any questions regarding these grants. 

March 25, 2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize TGS PhD and master's students. Click here for a comprehensive list of events put on in partnership with various campus partners.

March 18, 2019

2019 SAW Graduate Assistant Position

Sponsored by the associate provost for undergraduate education, the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is a three-week, credit-bearing summer program that develops the writing skills students will need to be successful during their academic career. SAW empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to successfully navigate the university and provides students with the writing skills needed to succeed throughout their academic careers. Students benefit from the mentorship of upperclassmen who serve as Peer Counselors; instruction of Faculty affiliated with Northwestern’s esteemed Writing Program; and support and guidance from staff in the Department of Campus Inclusion & Community. Open to all students, priority in SAW is given to first-generation and/or low-income students. Founded in 1966, SAW is the oldest program of its kind at Northwestern, benefiting more than 1500 students.

March 12, 2019

TGS & OPA Wire Feedback Survey

The Graduate School (TGS) is reviewing the structure and design of TGS & OPA Wires. To help us in this process, please complete these brief user surveys by Friday, April 5. Your feedback and suggestions are very important to us. The surveys should take less than 10 minutes.

March 11, 2019

2019 NAA International Student Reception

Join the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) for the 2019 NAA International Student Reception on Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Guild Lounge.

March 11, 2019

TGS Child Care Grant Spring Quarter Deadline April 2

If you didn’t apply for the TGS Child Care Grant this past fall or winter, it’s not too late to apply for the spring quarter installment! Take advantage of these portable grants, designed to give eligible TGS student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses wherever they may be residing, national or internationally. Apply by Tuesday, April 2 for Spring Quarter!

March 11, 2019

Applications Now Open for the Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums

The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.

March 8, 2019

NU Votes Municipal Elections Education Guide - It’s Not Over Yet!

Whether you already voted, or didn’t get a chance to the first time around, you have one last chance to make an impact. Chicago hold its run-off elections for Mayor and City Council on Tuesday, April 2. NUVotes would like to help you vote with the NUVotes Municipal Elections Education Guide.

February 25, 2019

University of New Hampshire Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars Applications Now Open

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to invite applications for the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program. They are seeking current postdoctoral trainees or PhD students who are graduating by June 2019.

February 22, 2019

Applications Invited for SCELSE Summer Course at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Applications are invited from graduate students and early postdoctoral trainees for the 9th Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) Summer Course from Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, July 12 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

February 22, 2019

Queertopia 2019 Registration Now Open

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) is proud to announce free registration for the 12th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, March 2 on the Evanston campus. Themed LGBTQ+ Media Cultures, this year's conference features keynote speaker Fran Tirado, Deputy Editor of OUT Magazine and co-host of Food 4 Thot, and a screening of Happy Birthday, Marsha!, a short film about iconic transgender artist and activist Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson. 

February 22, 2019

Statement from the Department of Psychology on Diversity Science at Northwestern

The Department of Psychology has updated their diversity statement as a forceful reiteration of their departmental values, intended to make it clear that they value diversity, mutual respect, and full inclusion of members of historically marginalized and oppressed groups -- and that they reject pseudoscience supporting or justifying the oppression of marginalized and disadvantaged groups. Going forward, their vetting process for potential visiting scholars will make all reasonable efforts to exclude any individuals whose research contradicts these values. 

February 22, 2019

Graduate Student International Travel Reminder from OGSS

Spring break is around the corner, if you are aware of any University-sponsored, non-credit, undergraduate or graduate student travel abroad during the break, please inform the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) so that all pre-departure requirements/recommendations can be completed in a timely manner. Personal travel, such as vacations or visits home (even if one’s home is abroad), are not considered university-sponsored travel.

February 18, 2019

Applications Now Open for NSF Training Grant: IDEAS

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 online by Sunday, April 7. IDEAS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship

February 18, 2019

Splash at Northwestern Seeking Teachers for April 6 Event

Splash is currently recruiting teachers for their 2019 event on Saturday, April 6! They encourage a wide variety of classes on academic and non-academic subjects, ranging from the physics of black holes to knitting. Splash also has a class budget, so feel free to design an engaging course that reflects your passions! 

February 18, 2019

Increasing Diversity of the Professoriate Initiative - Early Career Scholars with Disabilities/Disabled Scholars

The American Educational Research Association and the Spencer Foundation are sponsoring a Pre-Conference Seminar for Early Career Scholars with Disabilities/Disabled Scholars to be held in Toronto before the annual meeting. This initiative targets promising doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars with disabilities seeking to pursue tenure-track faculty positions to increase the diversity of the professoriate in all research areas represented within the AERA membership. Selected participants will participate in eight hours of programming specifically designed to address the unique challenges faced by disabled scholars seeking to enter the professoriate.

February 11, 2019

The International Office Seeking Graduate Sidekicks

Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students. “Sidekicks” help welcome new international graduate students adjust to life at Northwestern and living in the USA. All Graduate Sidekicks participate in a comprehensive leadership training program + plan and lead key components of Graduate International Student Orientation.

February 11, 2019

42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop May 20-22

The 42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop (MBSW) will be held from May 20-22 at Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana. Online registration is now open! Students who are interested in biopharmaceutical statistics may fill out student financial application form for student travel grants. Preference is given to students presenting a poster. The workshop registration fee for students is expected to be waived if a travel grant is approved (students are responsible for the short course fees if interested.)

February 11, 2019

ACMS Valentine's Day Candy Gram & Bake Sale

Already have a Valentine in mind? The Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) is happy to help you get a little something sweet for your sweetie! ACMS is back with the 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Candy Gram & Bake Sale! All proceeds will go toward providing school supplies for children in the Chicagoland area. Order today to give something sweet to someone you care for and do something sweet for someone in need! Baked goods and roses will also be available for purchase on Thursday, February 14 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Method Atrium.

February 11, 2019

ISGMH Graduate Fellow Research Award 2019

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is a Northwestern University-wide institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals and communities through multidisciplinary research, community engagement, and training. Sexual and gender minorities include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people – anyone whose sexual or gender identity does not conform to social majority categories of sexual orientation or gender.

February 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Office of Research is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in diet and exercise in the development of GI cancers.

February 8, 2019

Apply Now for ComSciCon 2019 Flagship Workshop

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13. Graduate students at American and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on Friday, March 1.

February 6, 2019

Remembering George Balgobin

Below is a portion of a message that was sent on February 5 by Professor and Chair of Sociology Steve Epstein to department faculty, graduate students, and staff members within the Department of Sociology. The Graduate School would like to inform others in our PhD community who may have known George while respecting the nature of the situation by not sending a message to the broader Northwestern community.

February 5, 2019

Pursuing a Whole Mind in Graduate School

Got the winter blues? Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a dialogue about helpful mental health practices in graduate school with Pastor Charles Miyamoto of the Counseling Center at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston and Mimoza Paloj, MSMFT of the Family Institute. They will be discussing what good mental health in graduate school looks like along with appropriate steps to seek help. RSVP here. For questions, please contact GCF. 

February 5, 2019

Finding Chemical Information: Substances and Reactions

This session teaches substance and reaction searching techniques in Reaxys and SciFinder. You will learn how to build effective structure, substructure and reaction queries, and analyze and refine your answer sets. Some of the techniques that will be discussed include controlling substitution (defining generics and R groups, locking atoms and rings, adding variable points of attachment), mapping atoms, and forbidding transformations. Basic familiarity with chemical structure searching is recommended. Please bring your laptop.

February 5, 2019

Call for Papers: Early Modern Bodies Graduate Early Modern Student Society Third Annual Symposium

The Graduate Early Modern Student Society (GEMSS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invites papers exploring these questions to be presented at its third annual symposium. They seek to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue among graduate students interested in early modernity however defined.

February 4, 2019

Advocacy Mentor Circle with Illinois Humanities

The Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC) is proud to announce that the second Advocacy Mentor Circle will take place on Monday, February 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with Elliot Heilman in the Illinois Humanities office! The event will feature both informational and interactive components that highlight Elliot's experience with community engagement in the non-profit sector.

February 4, 2019

The 2019-20 Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies Crown Fellowship

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2019-20 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.  The award includes a tuition scholarship and monthly stipend of $2,737.

February 4, 2019

A Message About Student Loans and Tax Liability from TGS Student Funding

Please note when you apply for and take out student loan funds (e.g., Stafford loans) for your educational needs, this is not considered taxable income. The government expects you to pay back your student loans, with interest, at the appropriate time, therefore they do not take taxes out on the loans. However, when you begin repaying your loans, you may qualify for a student loan interest deduction when you file taxes, depending on your income at the time and how the loan funds were used.

February 4, 2019

The Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship 2019-20

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 4, 2019

Join ODI for Donuts & Diversity on February 21

Please join The Graduate School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) for hot drinks, donuts, and conversation on Thursday, February 21 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at TGS Chicago campus, Abbott Hall 3rd floor conference room (720 N Lake Shore Drive). Assistant Dean Williams looks forward to personally meeting you and learning more about your experience at Northwestern.

February 4, 2019

Upcoming Events from the Graduate Women Across Northwestern

Take a look at the upcoming events hosted the Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN).

February 4, 2019

Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance Webinar on February 12

TGS alumnus, Aaron Schirmer ’09 PhD, will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 12 at 12:00 PM titled “Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance”

February 4, 2019

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

Lavender Friday in Boystown is back and this winter social is set to be the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's (QPGSA) biggest one yet! Join QPGSA for a night of fun at D.S. Tequila Co. for bottomless food, unlimited drinks, and the company of your fellow gays in both TGS and Kellogg.

January 29, 2019

Nominations for the Edward Alexander Bouchet Honor Society Are Now Open!

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society commemorates the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university (Physics, Yale University, 1876). The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy—exemplifying the spirit and example of Dr. Bouchet.

January 28, 2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.” Topics include peer instruction, problem-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and flipped classrooms. Connect with Northwestern MOOC participants through a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) to enhance your learning experience and keep yourself on track with course material.

January 28, 2019

NU-SACNAS Abstract Writing Workshop on February 4

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for an Abstract Writing Workshop on Monday, February 4 at  5:30 PM in Tech LG66 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208). Learn more about the 2nd Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS conference at University of Chicago. The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, March 1, and to submit abstracts is Friday, February 15.

January 28, 2019

2019 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine invites senior graduate students from underrepresented groups to apply to attend the 2019 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event to be held April 8-9 in conjunction with the annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Symposium, which will be held on Tuesday, April 9.  Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

January 28, 2019

2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships Deadline

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in US curricula. 

January 24, 2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program Information Session on February 13

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, math, and quantitative social science programs are invited to an information session for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program. This session will provide the opportunity to hear about the program from professors and former students and to ask any questions you may have.

January 22, 2019

One Book Presents Keyword: Reproduction

Join One Book One Northwestern on Tuesday, February 5 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in Trienens Forum (Kresge 1-515) for Keyword: Reproduction. This panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators, and activists will discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power.

January 21, 2019

Applications Now Open for the 2019 DOE Geothermal Design Challenge: Data Visualization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are excited to announce that the application window for the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge™ is now open.

January 18, 2019

Save the Date: Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair on February 28

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is partnering with the University of Chicago to host a graduate student-only data science career fair on Thursday, February 28 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Select employers include: 84.51, AbbVie, Allstate, Bain & Company, BCG Gamma, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leo Burnett Group, Mathematica Policy Research, and United Airlines.

January 18, 2019

QPGSA Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on January 25

Please join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) for a Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, January 25 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM in TGS Commons. Less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women, and the LGBTQ+ community is similarly underrepresented. Let's help change that. Dinner provided.

January 18, 2019

IO Spring Break Service Trip to Memphis: March 23-30

Let the International Office (IO) plan your Spring Break 2019! Join fellow graduate students and scholars in Memphis, Tennessee for the fifth annual #IOinMemphis trip, to explore the food, music, and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social justice issues and sharing the value of volunteerism!

January 18, 2019

Reserve a Ticket - Nina Simone: Four Women Play on February 3

In the aftermath of 1963's 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone rocked the nation with "Four Women," her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragedy. Powerful anthems such as "Mississippi Goddam," "Old Jim Crow," and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" followed, fueling the Civil Rights movement and transforming her public persona from songstress to activist. Celebrate Ms. Simone's lasting legacy in this provocative and personal musical journey. 

January 18, 2019

Inclusive Teaching Forum 2019

The third annual Inclusive Teaching Forum (ITF) will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at Norris University Center on Evanston Campus from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The forum is designed to help educators at Northwestern (faculty, PhD students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, and administrators) to collectively advance equitable and inclusive learning and teaching environments across the university. The ITF is a day-long experience which includes workshops, a lunchtime plenary on intersectionality, and small group discussions aimed at fostering inclusive learning environments.

January 18, 2019

Norris University Center Foodhall Grand Opening on January 25

Norris University Center will be having a grand opening for their renovated foodhall on Friday, January 25 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  There will be music, games, vendors, food sampling, giveaways, and prizes (including two Apple watches) to celebrate the transformation of their ground floor. The Norris University Center staff hopes you are able to stop by and celebrate with them. 

January 18, 2019

Graduate Student International Travel Information

The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) has made it even easier for graduate students traveling independently to disclose their university-sponsored international travel by creating a SHORT Qualtrics form accessible from the OGSS website. See the graduate student travel policies page for more information. To learn more about how OGSS staff can support your graduate students, contact Julie Friend. OGSS has presentation materials that can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour.

January 18, 2019

Two-Day Winter 2019 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days, with different employers attending each day hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume, and dress in business casual attire. Log into Handshake and use the “School Years” filter on the left-hand side to identify employers with opportunities for graduate students. Hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement.

January 18, 2019

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

The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students who will help mentor undergraduates in the Brady Scholars Program.

January 14, 2019

GEO Community Practicum Information Sessions

The Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Community Practicum enables PhD students to connect theory & practice through a quarter-long internship with a community organization and a credit-bearing graduate seminar on public scholarship.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

January 14, 2019

Research Assistant Opening with Buffett Institute for Global Studies

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies is supporting a Global Working Group on “interoperability” in the digital financial economy. The group is bringing together central bankers, people from the Fintek industry, lawyers involved in these matters, and academics from a variety of disciplines—from anthropology to management studies to economics to law—from around the world.

January 11, 2019

Winter Social with SACNAS

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for a Winter Potluck/Social. Come and network with Chicagoland SACNAS chapters including: University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University!

January 11, 2019

Super Bowl Workshop Presented by the International Office

You are invited to join the International Office for Super Bowl Workshop led by Northwestern football alum (and American football expert) Jacob Schmidt. Learn the rules of American football, the history of the Super Bowl, and why the commercials are the best part! Free Super Bowl snacks will be provided!This event is open to students, postdocs and their spouses. 

January 10, 2019

Winter Quarter Workshops by University Libraries

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

January 10, 2019

Coffee Talk: A Coffee + Discussion Series for International Students!

Join the International Office and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for Coffee Talk (formerly Discovering USA)! 

January 10, 2019

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Winter Swing Dance Lessons

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) invites you to come learn some new steps with them indoors during the winter months. This quarter's lessons will be taught by Nicolle and Ismene (Intermediate Lindy Hop and Charleston with a special Tranky-doo feature).

January 10, 2019

ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2019 Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D. These programs seek applicants who are interested in pursuing scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians.

January 10, 2019

Applications Now Open for NCI's Graduate Student Recruiting Program

There is still time to apply to the 4th Annual Graduate Student Recruiting Program (GSRP)! Graduate students who apply and are invited to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have a distinct advantage in obtaining postdoctoral trainee positions.

January 10, 2019

Applications Now Open for 2019 Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

The Graduate School (TGS) is thrilled to announce that applications are open for the 2019 Northwestern University-Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program, an exciting summer research opportunity for second and third year students in the humanities and qualitative social sciences at Northwestern University, University of Illinois-Chicago, and University of Chicago (Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program universities).

January 10, 2019

Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on January 30

Please join The Graduate School (TGS) for the winter quarter Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on January 30 at 4:30 PM in TGS Commons.

January 7, 2019

Nominations for 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize Now Open

The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize.

January 7, 2019

TGS Childcare Grant Winter Quarter Deadline is February 2

If you did not apply for the TGS Childcare Grant this past fall, it is not too late! Take advantage of these portable grants, designed to give eligible TGS student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses wherever you may be residing, nationally or internationally. Apply by February 2 for Winter Quarter!

January 3, 2019

Winter Quarter Registration Reminder

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