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May 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology of Adult & Pediatric Lung Disease

The Ridge Lab is looking to recruit self-motivated postdoctoral scientist/trainees in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Cell and Molecular Biology in the Feinberg School of Medicine. The lab investigates the cytoskeletal protein vimentin and its role in pulmonary health and disease.

May 6, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cytokine Signaling, Leukemia/Brain Tumors

Postdoctoral positions, funded by R01 grants, are available in the laboratory of Dr. Leonidas Platanias, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Opportunities to study mechanisms of cytokine signaling and immune modulation in malignant cells and/or development of novel therapeutic approaches by targeting signaling cascades in leukemia and brain tumors. 

May 6, 2019

Life After F1: What are my Options? on May 7

Learn about post-graduation visa options from Lisa Scott, an experienced immigration attorney, on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Louis Room at the Norris Student Center.

May 6, 2019

Apply for the Northwestern Chicago Humanities Initiative by May 15

The Northwestern Chicago Humanities Initiative is now accepting applications! As part of this new summer practicum program for PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social scientists, participants will work 16-24 hours/week for an arts, culture or community organization while taking a credit-bearing graduate-level seminar on the public humanities. 

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 6, 2019

Invest In Your Financial Future Workshop Series on May 15 & 17

Consider attending "Invest In Your Financial Future Workshop Series," a two-part workshop series led by financial professional, John Supple from State Farm!

May 6, 2019

Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas, May 23-24

Northwestern University is delighted to co-host the 2019 Yidan Prize Conference Series, The Americas. The Yidan Prize, established in 2016, is the world's largest educational prize, with a mission of creating a better world through education.

May 6, 2019

Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference Abstracts Due May 17

Are you a graduate student who studies learning? The 2019 Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference (LSGSC) Conference Committee is accepting 500-word abstracts for the 4th Annual LSGSC through Friday, May 17.

May 6, 2019

Keynotes Graduate A Cappella Spring Concert on May 21

The Keynotes are hosting their Annual Spring Concert in the Pancoe Auditorium in Pancoe Hall on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 PM. Join them for an evening of music with and celebrate spring! Doors open at 6:45 PM. All are welcome and admission is free. The Keynotes will be hosting a reception after the concert.

May 6, 2019

NSF GRFP Info Sessions on May 8 & May 16

The Office of Fellowships is hosting two upcoming information sessions about the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), which provides 3 years of funding for graduate students in STEM disciplines. Get writing tips to jump-start your essays! Both sessions will present identical information. Lunch will be provided.

May 3, 2019

Call for Applications for the Office of Fellowships Graduate Assistant (OFGA) 2019-2020

The Office of Fellowships  seeks a doctoral candidate with an outstanding record of undergraduate mentorship to join them during the 2019-2020 academic year. The OFGA participates in all facets of the office’s interactions with undergraduates, from individual advising and group discussions to application review and mock interviews. 

May 3, 2019

SESP Loeschner Lecture Series presents Mary Daly on May 14

Northwestern's School of Education & Social Policy's (SESP) Loeschner Lecture series will host a lecture by Mary Daly, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

May 3, 2019

Funding Application “Sit-and-Plug” Sessions on May 15 & 24

Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, TGS associate director of student life, will be holding “Sit-and-Plug” sessions on May 15 (Evanston) and May 24 (Chicago) for the TGS-sponsored student organization funding application, which are due by Wednesday, June 5.  

May 3, 2019

SOA Presents a Night at the Art Institute on May 9

Please join Student Organizations & Activities (SOA) for a special night at the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday May 9, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. All students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, faculty, AND as many guests as they like are welcome to enjoy free admission at the modern wing entrance (Monroe St.). Please show your Wildcard at the event check-in table and receive free museum tickets for you and your party. This program is co-sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.

May 3, 2019

Meditation and Quantum Physics for Stress Relief Workshop on May 10

The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) is hosting a Meditation and Quantum Physics for Stress Relief interactive workshop on Friday, May 10 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in TGS Commons. Please bring comfortable clothes and a mat or towel. (This is not a yoga class.)

May 3, 2019

INVO Practicum Internship July 2019 Cohort Applications Due May 24

The INVO Practicum internship is accepting applications for the July 2019 cohort. The Practicum is an unpaid 6-month internship program open to all Northwestern students and senior scientists who are interested in learning about the university technology transfer process.

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 30, 2019

Living and Active: The Trustworthiness of Scripture Discussion on May 3

Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a discussion with Dr. Amy Peeler, titled "Living and Active: The Trustworthiness of Scripture" on Friday, May 3 at 6:30 PM in TGS Commons. Dinner provided and Q&A to follow. 

April 29, 2019

GLAC Advocacy Mentor Circle with Host, Jessica Koski ’08 MA ’15 PhD

The Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council (GLAC) is proud to announce that their final advocacy mentor circle this year will take place on Tuesday, May 14 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM at TGS Commons! Host, Dr. Jessica Koski, will be joining participants via video call from Washington to discuss her experiences regarding environmental policy and social change.

April 29, 2019

Drinks and Dancing with QPGSA at Flannel Fridays

You’re invited to a night of drinks and dancing at Flannel Fridays with the Queer Pride Grad Student Association (QPGSA) on Friday, May 3!

April 29, 2019

Plant Veggie Seedlings in the Tech Courtyard with Plant-It Purple

Join Plant-It Purple for their first outdoor event of 2019 - giving the veggie seedlings a new home in the courtyard! Plant-it-Purple will provide the necessary materials and snacks.

April 29, 2019

Open Postdoc Positions at The Ohio State University

Multiple departments at The Ohio State University are searching to fill postdoctoral positions.

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

"The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice" Seminar Applications Due May 28

The Newberry Library invites graduate students in the humanities to apply for "The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice," a seminar that will explore the theoretical, critical, and practical methods necessary to negotiate historical and literary archives. The seminar will be held on eight Fridays from October 4 - December 6 (with no meeting on November 8 & 29). The course will be led by Liesl Olson (director of Chicago studies, Newberry Library) and a team of Newberry archivists and curators, including Alison Hinderliter and Catherine Grandgeorge. The seminar will include guest presentations by Brent Edwards (Columbia University) and Matt Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland).

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 29, 2019

Spotlight on Shuhan Fan and Luther Clement-Lam: MFA Graduates in Documentary Media

Shuhan Fan and Luther Clement-Lam are recent graduates from the School of Communication with masters of fine arts in documentary media. Their first documentary film made since graduating, Stay Close, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January and will be broadcast in the POV (Point of View) series on PBS in the Fall of 2019. Stay Close immerses animation and archival footage, chronicling the underdog story of a fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics. The film was the recipient of the 2016 Tribeca Film Institute/ESPN Future Filmmaker Prize.

April 25, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurology

The Slutzky Neuroprosthetics Laboratory in the Department of Neurologyis seeking is seeking a postdoctoral trainee to join their research team in developing neural prostheses, including myoelectric computer interfaces (MyoCIs) and brain machine interfaces (BMIs) to help people with severe motor impairment from neurologic disorders. They are seeking a highly motivated individual for a project using a wearable MyoCI to rehabilitate arm motor function in people with chronic and acute stroke.

April 25, 2019

A Conversation with Civil Rights Icon Diane Nash on April 25

Join the Office of the Provost, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, School of Education and Social Policy, and Department of African American Studies for A Conversation with Civil Rights Icon Diane Nash on Thursday, April 25 from 5:15 - 6:15 PM in Lutkin Hall. This conversation with be facilitated by Martha Biondi, Lorraine H. Morton Professor of African American Studies.

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 24, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cell/Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position (MD/PhD) is available to study cell/molecular and biology of renal complications of diabetes mellitus and other diseases. Potential candidates must have demonstrated experience in this area of research and in cell and molecular biology techniques backed by the good publication record.

April 23, 2019

Gender, Reconciliation, & Reintegration After Civil War Event on April 30

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) is hosting an event on "Gender, Reconciliation, & Reintegration After Civil War" with guest speaker Luz Marina Giraldo, ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and social leader. Please join LCAS on Tuesday April 30 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM in Kresge Hall, room 1515. The moderator for the event is Lina Britto, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Northwestern University. 

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

The Student Agenda: Advancing Higher Education for the Next Generation on April 25

Please join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and NU Votes for a panel discussion with US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi focused on issues in higher education at the federal and state level.

April 22, 2019

WISER Spring Faculty Seminars

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) in May for their next set of faculty seminars! Learn about research in other fields and career paths in academia all while engaging with the wider STEM community. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 

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 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Geobiology

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Magdalena Osburn at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Applications are invited for a full-time, 2-3 year position in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Biological or Geological Sciences, Biogeochemistry, or a related field, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals.

April 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Spinal Cord Injuries, The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position is available in the Tedeschi Laboratory at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio). The position is offered to study neuronal and non neuronal mechanisms of spinal cord injury.

April 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Environmental Exposure on Health, The Ohio State University

The laboratory of Loren E. Wold, PhD, FAHA, FCVS at The Ohio State University as part of the College of Nursing and the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute in the College of Medicine is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to aid in their investigation of the impact of environmental exposures on health and disease.

April 16, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative - April STEM Circuit Seminar

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative welcomes you to join them in Evanston on Tuesday, April 23 for their upcoming April STEM Circuit, entitled "Harnessing energy to reach your highest potential". The invited speaker presentation will be followed by small group discussions and networking. Registration is complementary and refreshments will be served. More information can also be found on their upcoming STEM Circuits webpage.

April 15, 2019

Spotlight on the Northwestern Prison Education Program

The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP), led by Jennifer Lackey, PhD, Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy, is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections. NPEP aims to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois by offering credit-bearing courses through Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies. This program enhances Northwestern’s academic mission by fostering the development of a dynamic and diverse intellectual community.

April 15, 2019

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2019-2020 Applications Due May 15

The Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2019-2020.  This unique multi-site ten-month fellowship provides an opportunity to train in the Curatorial, Education, and Registration Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site.

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

Press Graduate Assistantship Applications Due May 13

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. This position will provide the student with an invaluable in-depth, comprehensive introduction to scholarly publishing. The student will gain familiarity with the publication process and goals of the university press in the context of the larger campus community; have access to the acquisitions, editorial, and marketing staff, who possess expertise in scholarly communications and the state of scholarship across many humanities disciplines; and enjoy a mentored team environment in which to build analytical skills that will be useful across many careers in the humanities. Students are expected to make progress on their dissertation while working at NUP; the opportunity is designed to approximate typical assistantship time commitments and responsibilities.

April 15, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative April STEM Circuit on April 23

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative welcomes you to join them in Evanston on Tuesday, April 23 for their upcoming April STEM Circuit, entitled "Harnessing energy to reach your highest potential".  Their invited speaker presentation will be followed by small group discussions and networking. Registration​ is complementary and refreshments will be served. ​More information can also be found on the upcoming STEM Circuits webpage. ​

April 15, 2019

Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program provides support for local PhD candidates conducting research in the humanities. Advanced PhD candidates are invited to apply; preference will be given to applicants whose dissertation projects are well advanced. Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to Graduate Scholars-in-Residence, participants have access to the Newberry during extended hours, personal research space, and opportunities to present work-in-progress to local scholarly communities. The experience of the Newberry’s fellows, staff, and readers is much enhanced by the contributions that Graduate Scholars-in-Residence make to the Newberry’s shared intellectual life each year.

April 15, 2019

Dress for Success with GWAN

Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) and Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) invite you to bring any questions, concerns, or stories you may have about how to dress for interviews and across work environment! They will be discussing tips for navigating different spaces and circumstances. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

April 15, 2019

Inaugural Master of Science in Law Symposium on May 10

Please join the Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program for their inaugural symposium, “At the Intersection: STEM, Law, Business, and the MSL” on Friday, May 10 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM in the Thorne Auditorium and Thorne Auditorium Lobby.

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

NDIAS Call for Residential Fellows for 2020-21

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports outstanding, innovative research in all academic disciplines and encourages its Fellows to explore the relationship between the world as it is and as it ought to be, as well as how their work related to the scholarship of others in an engaging academic community of scholars, artists, and scientists.

April 15, 2019

Chicago Field Studies Graduate Assistant Needs for Academic Year 2019-20

Chicago Field Studies (CFS) is seeking an Instructor for CFS 392-0 Field Studies in Public Health (FSPH).

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 15, 2019

Upcoming Activities from GSA

Northwestern University's Graduate Student Association (GSA) is hosting a variety of events in coming weeks. Please consider joining them for one or more of these activities.

April 12, 2019

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in earlier sessions, the Data Incubator will be holding another fellowship.

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

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities in Residential Life

Residential Services is excited to announce 4 openings in our Residential Life team for graduate students. Residential Services is seeking applicants for Assistant Resident Directors, a Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development, and a Graduate Assistant for Assessment & Community Development.

April 8, 2019

Spotlight on Ana Maria Acosta, PhD: Director of Graduate Studies of the Physical Therapy Engineering Dual Degree Program

Ana Maria Acosta, PhD is the director of graduate studies (DGS) of the physical therapy and engineering (DPT/PhD) dual degree program, offered jointly by the Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering. Acosta is also the associate chair for post professional education and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on why individuals lose the ability to move their arms and hands freely following a brain lesion and how this loss impacts the musculoskeletal system.

April 8, 2019

One Book One Northwestern Presents: Comedian Sarah Squirm Coming on April 10

On Wednesday, April 10 One Book One Northwestern will be hosting comedian and Northwestern alumnus Sarah Sherman “Squirm”.  Squirm has been featured on Adult Swim, Netflix, and was recently named one of Vulture's "38 Comedian's You Should and Will Know" and one of Thrillist's "Best Undiscovered Comedians from Every State”.

April 8, 2019

Apply Now to Serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow or The Graduate Writing Place GA in 2019-20

In the 2019-20 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 8, 2019

BGSA 22nd Annual Graduate Research Conference

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) of Northwestern University is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Guild Lounge in Scott Hall on Northwestern's Evanston campus. This year’s conference theme entitled: Afrofuturism – Innovation, Imagination, and Improving Black Lives aims to showcase how our culture evolves in and through technological innovation.

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

Coffee Talk: Spring Quarter 2019

What does it mean to be an international student/scholar in the USA? Explore through a coffee + discussion series presented by the Office of International Students & Scholars (formerly the International Office) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

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

Sign Up for Northwestern Believes Spring 2019 by April 13

Come to share and reflect on what it is that you believe...and why. Northwestern Believes is based on the popular National Public Radio program, "This I Believe," where participants create and share short essays which reflect what is most important in their lives. This three session series of mini-workshops guides Northwestern students as they find common values through story sharing and reflection. By the end of our time in small groups of 4-6, participants will have crafted a short personal essay, or statement, about a moment they noticed how their values shape their lives and influence their Northwestern experience! 

April 8, 2019

Limited Submission: The KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The Office of Fellowships and The Graduate School is seeking applicants for the F99/K00 Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (KUH/NIDDK) transition award.  This award is administered by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and seeks to attract outstanding graduate students who have the desire to transition from their current PhD training program into postdoctoral positions in the Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic sciences (K, U, and H). The F99/K00 award provides up to 2 years of funding to complete the PhD training (F99 phase) and facilitates a stable transition into 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral work (K00 phase).

April 8, 2019

SPOT SciPol Symposium on May 11

The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce (SPOT) at Northwestern University is excited to organize its first annual SPOT SciPol Symposium! If you would like to learn more about careers and activities at the interface of science and policy while connecting with others who share these interests, then this is the symposium for you.

April 8, 2019

Register Now for Spring Quarter Writing Consultations & Workshops

Get your quarter off to a running start by booking an appointment in the Graduate Writing Place. Consultants can help you revise proposals or articles, outline or organize dissertation chapters, hone materials for your job search, and much more. Appointments are available on the Evanston campus or online.

April 8, 2019

Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars at Brown University

The Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars at Brown University will take place on June 6-7 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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 4, 2019

Kidney Technology Development Research Education Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.

April 4, 2019

AAMC/FASEB Hosting Webinar on NAS Sexual Harassment Report

The AAMC and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) are hosting the sixth and final webinar in their 2018 National Academies reports webinar series. Study Director Frazier Benya, PhD, of the National Academies, will unpack the key findings of the report "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine," focusing on two essential recommendations: 1) addressing the most common form of sexual harassment – gender harassment and 2) moving beyond legal compliance to address culture and climate change. This webinar will also feature examples of institutional implementation. The webinar is being held on April 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET and free registration is required.

April 4, 2019

NIGMS Posts New Emphasis on Reproducibility in Training Grant Applications

The NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) posted a notice on a change to Evaluation of Plans for ‘Training in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility’ in NIGMS Training Grant Funding Opportunity Announcements including the NIGMS Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32), Medical Scientist Training Program (T32), Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (T32), and Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32). To emphasize “the importance of instruction in rigorous experimental design and transparency to enhance reproducibility,” this notice updates the review criteria in these FOAs such that the evaluation of plans for ‘Training in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility’ will now factor into the Overall Impact score of applications.

April 4, 2019

NSF Releases 2019 Report on Underrepresented Groups in Science and Engineering

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center of Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) released its 2019 Biennial Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. The report discusses trends for women and minorities underrepresented in Science and Engineering education and employment, breaking down the data by discipline - grouping psychology, biological sciences, and social sciences. The report states that continuing disparities “may be rooted in differences in recollected course taking, participation in Science & Engineering higher education, and overall educational attainment.”

April 3, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Youth Identity Development, Intersectionality

The Development of Identities in Cultural Environments (DICE) research group in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University invites applications for a postdoctoral trainee position starting in fall 2019. The postdoctoral trainee will work with Dr. Onnie Rogers and her graduate and undergraduate students on new and existing projects examining the development of identities (race, gender, sexuality, social class) among children and adolescents in diverse cultural and educational contexts.

April 3, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Malaria Modeling

The malaria modeling team at Northwestern University is looking for great people with strong quantitative skills and an interest in global health to come work with them! Previous malaria or infectious disease experience a plus but not required. The lab seeks a postdoctoral trainee to collaborate on the development, refinement, and application of sophisticated infectious disease models for epidemiological research and intervention-campaign planning.

April 3, 2019

Job Opportunity - Computation and Data Sciences Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Karagpur

The Centre for Computational and Data Sciences (CCDS), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India invites applications from Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) for permanent faculty positions at all levels in different areas of computational and data sciences. The candidates are expected to possess exceptional potential in conducting independent research activities, demonstrate a strong commitment to quality teaching and contribute towards the development of other professional activities.

April 3, 2019

Science Policy Outreach Taskforce SciPol Symposium

The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce at Northwestern University is excited to organize its first annual SPOT SciPol Symposium for Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 - 2:00 PM! Speakers include: Diane Schanzenbach, Director of NU’s Institute for Policy Research and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Daniel Biss, Director of Rust Belt Rising and former Illinois state senator and University of Chicago faculty member; and more!

April 2, 2019

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity - American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Program seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research, and is offering a limited submission funding opportunity for postdoctoral researchers.

April 1, 2019

Spring 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

Spring is in the air! It is the start to longer days and warmer weather. It is also a time to celebrate our graduate community and recognize some of its many accomplishments. Spring is my favorite academic season, culminating in our hooding ceremony, an annual rite of passage to honor our PhD and MFA graduates and welcome them to our community of scholars.

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

Graduate Assistantship Openings at Northwestern Buffett

Northwestern Buffett is looking to fill multiple Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions to support the research activities of Global Working Groups (GWGs). Northwestern Buffett GWGs bring together international scholars and experts from global civil society, policy worlds, law, industry, and the arts to collaborate and implement a research agenda and active response to a critical global challenge. 

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 gradfund@northwestern.edu with any questions regarding these grants. 

April 1, 2019

Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Due May 1

Novartis is committed to training the next generation of scientific leaders. The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers aspiring drug hunters a unique opportunity to join the teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Mentored by NIBR scientific leaders, Innovation Fellows will gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. Novartis is looking for Innovation Fellows who will bring their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to tackle important therapeutic challenges. Join Novartis as they reimagine medicine together.

April 1, 2019

MOCAD Ford Curatorial Fellowship Application Deadline April 15

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is seeking applicants for its 2019-2020 Curatorial Fellowship. MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualize, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience.

April 1, 2019

Plant-It Purple Seed Starting Event on April 3

Come help start the seeds for the vegetable garden this year and get a sneak peak of what you'll get to harvest this summer! Plant-It Purple will provide the necessary materials and snacks.

March 28, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Center for Deep Learning

The Center for Deep Learning (CDL) seeks an exceptional postdoctoral trainee in the areas of deep learning and reinforcement learning.

March 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Breast Cancer Prevention (Molecular Biology)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to understanding how selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) regulate the expression of HER2 and its amplicon, and SPRMs’ effect on the expression of interferon (IFN) signaling pathway intermediates.

March 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Breast Cancer Prevention (Bioinformatics)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to developing a model that predicts the eventual development of breast cancer.

March 26, 2019

DataCamp Access for Researchers, Spring Quarter

DataCamp is an online service with over 200 self-paced, interactive courses on using R, Python, and SQL for data analysis. DataCamp subscriptions for researchers are funded by Research Computing Services, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, and a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

March 25, 2019

Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs

The Jock Reynolds Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging arts professional considering a career in museum education with a focus on public programs. Yale University Art Gallery programs connect curricular, co-curricular, and community initiatives and interests through a wide range of engagement opportunities, including in-gallery artist and scholar talks, conversations, studio workshops, performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and scholarly lectures. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Programs and working collaboratively across the Education Department, other Gallery departments, Yale University, and the greater New Haven community, the Fellow will gain broad-based experience in museum programs. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection.

March 25, 2019

Cullman-Payson Fellowship in Academic Affairs and Outreach

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman–Joan Whitney Payson Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a full-time, two-year fellowship intended for an emerging professional considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs and working closely with colleagues and collaborators across and beyond Yale University, the Fellow will gain broad, hands-on experience in interactive and interdisciplinary teaching with objects; university-level outreach and curricular programs; and the execution and evaluation of educational offerings for diverse audiences. The Fellow will participate in the rigorous Wurtele Gallery Teacher training program and learn from museum educators about art-based pedagogies and the collection.

March 25, 2019

John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education

The John Walsh Fellowship at the Yale University Art Gallery is a two-year fellowship intended for an emerging professional in the arts considering a career in museum education. Reporting to the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education and working closely with colleagues from the Education Department, other Gallery departments, and additional collaborators at and beyond the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fellow will be fully integrated into all aspects of the Education Department’s work, from planning to execution. They will gain broad-based experience in academic museum education over the course of the fellowship, including: K–12 public education; interdisciplinary and interactive teaching with objects; university-level outreach and teaching programs; execution and evaluation of educational offerings for various audiences; school, youth, adult, and community groups; and teachers, families, and adult visitors.

March 25, 2019

Call for Applications: Kaplan Humanities Institute Graduate Assistantship (2019-20)

Applications are being accepted for the graduate assistantship in the public humanities for the 2019-20 academic year. The Assistantship is designed to build professional capacity in programming, research support, and undergraduate mentorship. The role will encompass a broad range of duties, from coordinating undergraduate student involvement in the humanities to building collaborations and outreach initiatives with Northwestern and outside organizations. The goal is to develop skills to build and expand credentials and portfolio in the public humanities, with particular training in understanding the mission and operations of an academic humanities institute.

March 25, 2019

Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics Postdoctoral Trainee Opening

The Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Larry Hedges and Dr. Elizabeth Tipton. This fellowship will be a part of a new center which focuses on the development of statistical methods for evidence-based policy.  This includes research on methods for meta-analysis, replication, causal generalization, and, more generally, the design and analysis of randomized trials in social, behavioral, and education settings.

March 25, 2019

Diversity Connect Program on May 17-18

McKinsey & Company welcomes you to apply to Diversity Connect, McKinsey & Company’s inaugural program for Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American students who are pursuing a PhD, postdoc, MD, and/or JD degree and plan to complete their program or degree in 2020.  

March 25, 2019

Empowering Through Diversity Event on May 2

McKinsey & Company’s Empowering Through Diversity event is a discussion and networking session for Chicagoland students.

March 25, 2019

Spotlight on Alec Biehl: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Alec Biehl is an PhD candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at the McCormick School of Engineering. His research highlights, among other notions, the need to account for the influence of identity and norms on travel-related choices, especially when sustainability-oriented policy necessitates deviation from current habits. Alec currently serves on the executive boards of the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC) and the McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC). He is the current communications coordinator for the Social and Economic Factors of Transportation committee within the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. His work was recently featured by the Association for Psychological Science and Smart Cities Dive, among various other outlets.

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 19, 2019

CACS Great Lakes Chapter 23rd Annual Conference on April 27

Consider attending the 23rd Annual Conference of the Chinese American Chemical Society – Great Lakes Chapter (GLCACS) at Abbott Laboratories on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Challenges and Opportunities for Chemists and Chemical Engineers in a Changing World”. Conference highlights include:

March 18, 2019

The Block Museum’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Applications Due April 15

The Block Museum’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship offers opportunities for Northwestern University doctoral students who are interested in exploring museum professions. There are many exciting opportunities in museums for PhDs, and museums benefit from working with professionals with diverse degrees, including history, performance studies, indigenous studies, African American Studies, and other fields. The fellowship is geared toward students whose work engage with visual culture, history, museum practice, and the questions of shaping and exhibiting knowledge. Graduate fellows will gain practical and professional experience by contributing to museum initiatives. Projects may include work on exhibitions, engagement, collections, community relations, publications, and/or programs.

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 18, 2019

Applications Now Open for Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

The Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop is an intensive professional development program that provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Participation is limited, and interested applicants must be nominated by their faculty advisor/mentor or department chairperson. This year’s workshop will take place October 6-7 in Denver, Colorado. Please apply by Monday, April 15.

March 18, 2019

Spring into Swing on April 5

You are invited to join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) in celebrating a very early spring at "Spring into Swing!" on Friday, April 5. There will be live music by The Westerlees.

March 14, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Cardiometabolic Health

A postdoctoral position is available in the Center for Circadian & Sleep Medicine under the mentorship of Kristen Knutson, PhD. Her research program primarily focuses on the links between sleep and circadian rhythms and cardiometabolic disease in humans.

March 14, 2019

Job Opportunity - Proteintech Group Senior Scientist

Proteintech, a rapidly growing Biotech company in the Chicagoland area, is seeking a energetic PhD-level scientist to be part of their molecular/cell biology team. The candidate should specialize in optimization of mammalian cell transcription/translation/secretory mechanisms and would be responsible for aiding the team in maximizing mammalian cell secreted protein yields.

March 14, 2019

Building Immunity with Biomaterials Seminar

Join Professor David J. Mooney, PhD, the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard University, for a lecture on Monday, March 25 at 4:00 PM about the development of biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and manipulating stem and immune cells.

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 frmo 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Guild Lounge.

March 11, 2019

Spotlight on Dolores Díaz: MFA Candidate in Writing for the Screen and Stage

Dolores Díaz is an MFA candidate in the Writing for the Screen and Stage program at the School of Communication. She is a playwright and television writer. Dolores recently completed a television pilot, Border Grammar. In October 2018, Three Cat Productions (Chicago, IL) presented her full-length play, Man of the People. Also in October, MOJOAA Performing Arts (Raleigh, NC) and Nothing Without a Company (Chicago, IL) presented her short play, Appreciation Day. Dolores was a semi-finalist for the 2018/2019 Goodman Playwrights Unit.

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

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.

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.

March 4, 2019

Master of Science in Law Information Session on March 7

Designed exclusively for students with STEM backgrounds, the Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree allows PhDs and postdoctoral trainees to fortify their technical training with a set of legal and business skills that are essential in the workplace. Advanced degree candidates who are interested in careers outside academia - for example, in industry, entrepreneurship, government, policy positions, or administrative roles - will find this training especially beneficial.

March 4, 2019

21st Chicago Ethnography Conference

You are invited to the 21st Chicago Ethnography Conference on "Issues of Gender in Ethnography" on Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM at Fisk Auditorium, on the Evanston campus.

March 4, 2019

Neisser Family Curatorial Internship: Summer 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago is excited to collaborate with Kate Neisser and the Neisser Family Foundation to launch the Neisser Family Curatorial Internship. This internship will serve as an opportunity for college and graduate level students of color to learn and work in a leading, globally-focused museum that is vested in their growth and progression. To be considered for this internship, applicants must be applying for an internship in the Curatorial department and identify as a person of color. A stipend of $3,200 is available each term.

March 3, 2019

Putting Theory to Work: A Career Exploration Workshop Series for Humanities PhDs

Join Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) for bagels, coffee, and career reflection the next two Wednesdays! Sessions will be led by Tracie Thomas, Director of Career Development at NCA and Elysse Longiotti, the dedicated career adviser for PhDs. NCA will also be planning a career site visit as a group to learn how advanced degrees in the humanities can be leveraged in a variety of fields. PhD students at all stages of their programs are welcome.

March 3, 2019

Deadlines Approaching for Mercatus Graduate Student Fellowships

Don't wait—deadlines are approaching, but the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is still accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2019-2020 academic year! The Mercatus Center offers fellowships for students pursuing a graduate degree in economics at George Mason University, as well as in other disciplines at universities around the world. Their fellows explore and discuss the foundations of political economy and public policy and pursue research on pressing issues.

March 3, 2019

ComSciCon-Chicago Workshop on August 24-25

Interested in building your science communication skills? Want to learn how to engage an audience outside of your field? Want to attend workshops and expert panels to expand your communication prowess? Consider attending ComSciCon-Chicago 2019, August 24-25 at the Technological Institute.

March 3, 2019

CRLT Players Performance on May 6

The University of Michigan invites you to attend the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Players interactive sketch, CUTS: Responding to Student Climate Concerns. There will be two performances, both in the Louis Room, Norris University Center. Participants will experience and discuss the many forces that shape campus climate both positively and negatively.

March 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - The Ohio State University, Health Services

Dr. Naleef Fareed at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to undertake independent and specialized research training and experience under his guidance.

February 27, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Thoracic Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a postdoctoral trainee to participate in cutting-edge research in transplant/tumor immunobiology. The laboratory uses sophisticated and state of the art murine and tissue cultures models to detect immunopathogenesis of allograft dysfunction and rejection.

February 25, 2019

Spotlight on James Hedrick: PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering

James Hedrick is a PhD candidate in the Chemical and Biological Engineering program at the McCormick School of Engineering. His work focuses on the advancement of 3D printing technologies. In addition, he is a co-founder and CEO of CDJ Technologies, a company that aims to revolutionize advanced manufacturing with high throughput 3D printing technologies that take ideas from prototyping to manufacturing in a streamlined, low cost solution. 

February 25, 2019

LARB Summer Workshop Applications Now Open

The Los Angeles Review of Books and University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2019 Publishing Workshop. Next year will bring some exciting changes: to best serve the needs of students who want an intensive introduction to the world of publishing and those seeking to launch their own independent ventures, the 2019 Workshop will feature both an intensive three-week publishing course and an optional five-week, guided Project Incubator to follow. The Incubator will also be open to Publishing Workshop alumni from the 2017 & 2018 cohorts.

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 22, 2019

Adventures in Copyright on February 27

Join Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian, during Fair Use Week for "Adventures in Copyright" at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27 in University Library, Book Nook. Learn about copyright cases that highlight how copyright ownership affects us all. 

February 22, 2019

Islamist Movements in Indonesia and Turkey: Mobilization, Islamization, and Legitimacy on March 8

Please join the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies program and Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) on Friday, March 8 for Islamist Movements in Indonesia and Turkey: Mobilization, Islamization, and Legitimacy, a day-long workshop.

February 22, 2019

DOE SCGSR 2019 S1: Graduate Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, May 9.  

February 20, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Brain Tumors

The Becher Laboratory at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position. The 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.

February 20, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Vascular Biology & Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral trainee 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.

February 20, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Immunology

The Hematology/Oncology Department is looking for highly motivated candidates with a PhD conferred within the last three years in cellular and molecular immunology, with a preferred emphasis on cancer immunology.

February 20, 2019

2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

Northwestern Postdoctoral Association's Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is very excited to invite you to the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8th, International Women’s Day! 

February 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Graduate/Postdoc Learning and Teaching

Northwestern University and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching invite applications for a postdoctoral trainee. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in and advance the scholarship of the training of graduate students and postdocs in learning and teaching.

February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Trainee Position Opening at the Searle Center

Northwestern University and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching invite applications for a postdoctoral trainee. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in and advance the scholarship of the training of graduate students and postdocs in learning and teaching. Applications are open until Friday, March 15.

February 18, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on March 8

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is  excited to announce that registration is now open for the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day! After the success of the 2018 Symposium, the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Association (NUPA) is committed to organizing this event every year. The purpose in 2019 is to celebrate local women's progress in STEM and advance an equitable vision for the future by raising community awareness of implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity. Everyone is welcome!

February 18, 2019

NU in Chicago: Rogers Park

Join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and Neighbor2Neighbor to learn more about the diverse and vibrant neighborhood of Rogers Park. Long-time resident, business owner and political provocateur Katy Hogan will lead a bus tour through the 49th Ward. The second half of the visit will focus on the North of Howard area, beginning with a panel at Gale Community Academy and ending with site visits to local non-profits. CCE will close out the evening with dinner and conversation. FREE! Register here.

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

"Search, Apply, and Negotiate for Your Future Job" on Tuesday, February 26

Join the Northwestern University Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for "Search, Apply, and Negotiate for Your Future Job" on Tuesday, February 26. Learn more about networking and effective ways of professional communication in person and through email.

February 18, 2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Class

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills. “Skills & Careers in Science Writing” is a partnership between the Medill School of Journalism, The Graduate School, and Science in Society. In its fourth year, the course trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals. Students will work with former and current journalists and scientists-turned-journalists to develop a stronger understanding of narrative technique, story structure and the uses of metaphors and vivid language to convey complex topics.

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

Interfaith Conversation on February 21

Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Northwestern Hillel, the Sheil Catholic Center, the Luteran Camus Ministry, the University Christian Ministry, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and the Office of the President for "(How) Does Faith Matter in a Skeptical World", a special interfaith conversation on Thursday, February 21. This event will feature Scott Shay (WCAS '79, KSM '80), author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism and Tahera Ahmad, Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement, Northwestern University in conversation with Lallene Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

February 18, 2019

Upcoming INVO Seminars

The Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) is hosting a variety seminars in the coming weeks.

February 18, 2019

Plant-It-Purple Houseplant Giveaway

It's that time of the year again: houseplant giveaway! Stop by and grab a new verdant friend for your home! Plant-It-Purple will have clippings of philodendron, pothos, and other houseplants for you to take home. They will provide the necessary materials and snacks, just bring yourselves!

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 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cardiac Electrophysiology

Applications are invited from interested candidates for a postdoctoral traineeship or research assistant professor position in a well-known cardiac electrophysiology laboratory at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine.

February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cytokine Signaling, Cancer

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Leonidas Platanias, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer, to study mechanisms of cytokine signaling in malignant cells.

February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurobiology

The Lee Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral researchers to study the molecular and circuit basis of taste. Specific projects will be driven by the candidate's interests and expertise.

February 13, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Investigative Dermatology

A postdoctoral position is available starting immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Irina Budunova at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, located in Chicago, Illinois. The position is supported by the NIAID RO1 grant. The laboratory at the Department of Dermatology (one of the best dermatology departments in the United States) has been involved in the development of novel safe approaches to the glucocorticoid receptor – targeting therapies to reduce notorious metabolic and atrophic side effects of glucocorticoids.

February 11, 2019

Spotlight on Harriette Kevill-Davies: PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Public Culture

Harriette Kevill-Davis is a PhD candidate in the Rhetoric and Public Culture program at the School of Communication. Her primary interest is in artifacts created for and marketed to children, particularly boys, and the ways in which they bring children into political projects to mold them into a particular kind of citizen. Her work focuses on the United States during the Truman era of the Cold War. In addition, she is currently a graduate associate in the Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning.

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

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop 2019

The Graduate School (TGS) 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. The CASE Workshop is a three-and-a-half-day program in Washington, DC (March 24-27, 2019) bringing together STEM students from across the country to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication.

February 11, 2019

Home Grown Curatorial Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) and The DuSable Museum of African American History are pleased to offer the Home Grown Curatorial Fellowship thanks to a joint grant by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation through their Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative.

February 11, 2019

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications

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.

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 11, 2019

Love Data Week February 11-15

Learn about data resources and show off your data skills during Love Data Week, February 11-15.

February 11, 2019

TGS Life Science Commercialization Course

The Graduate School (TGS) in conjunction with the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is offering "TGS 516 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences," a new course for spring 2019 course on Wednesday evenings in Weiboldt Hall, focused on the commercialization of life science research with a special emphasis on intellectual property. This offering is a Life Science adaptation of a course originally developed and taught by inventors/commercialization agents in the Kellogg School of Management.

February 8, 2019

RSG Research Communication Training Program Information Sessions on March 12 and 13

The Ready Set Go (RSG) Research Communication Training Program is holding two information sessions for graduate students and post-doctoral trainees interested in this 8-week summer program. You may attend either session, click here for more information.

February 8, 2019

Call for Proposals - 25th Annual AAMC GREAT Professional Development Meeting

Celebrate 25 years of meeting with colleagues to share innovations in biomedical research training, discuss strategies and mentoring practices. The program committee for the 25th Annual GREAT Professional Development Meeting is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions and poster presentations that will inspire, challenge, and engage our learning community.

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

WISER Winter Faculty Seminar, Evanston Campus: Professor Yarrow Axford

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for their next set of faculty seminars! In Evanston this month they have Professor Yarrow Axford from Earth & Planetary Sciences discussing her research in climate science, her experiences in science communication, and how she has navigated a path in academia. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. 

February 8, 2019

RSSI Safety Awareness Week February 18-22

The Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) is hosting its annual Safety Awareness Week to promote awareness of research safety. RSSI would like to invite all researchers (graduate students, postdocs and PIs) to the opening event at 4:30 PM on Monday, February 18 at Pancoe Auditorium. Learn about the new safety system LUMEN, which will be replacing NSIS soon, while enjoying Tomate, drinks and chances to win prizes including $100 gift cards.

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 8, 2019

2019-20 New York State Senate Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Senate 2019-20 Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships application deadline is Friday, April 26. There are generally 16 fellowships awarded each year. Students are not required to presently reside or to attend school in New York. However, students must be United States citizens at the time of application. The Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career application information and materials are also available here. 

February 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity: STEM Education and Computational Thinking

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellow in the learning sciences. The goal of the National Science Foundation-funded project is to broaden participation in computing fields, increase student interest in STEM fields, and bring STEM curriculum more in line with science as it is practiced in the 21st century.

February 6, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology

A postdoctoral position is available in the NCI/R35 funded laboratory of Dr. Marcus E. Peter to study the role of toxic RNAs in health and disease. Projects are based on the recent discovery by the Peter Lab of a kill code embedded in the genome of multicellular organisms.

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

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Childhood Mathematics Policy and Practice

Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy is seeking a postdoctoral trainee to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. The multi-level, longitudinal study investigates the relationship between district policy efforts and students’ experiences, learning opportunities, and mathematics learning.

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.

February 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Microfluidic Technology, Reproductive Tissues

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Julie Kim’s lab at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. The candidate will join a dynamic research team that has pioneered microfluidic technology for the study of reproductive tissues.

February 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Scleroderma

A postdoctoral position is available in the Scleroderma Research Laboratory of the Department of Rheumatology to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of organ fibrosis, focusing on skin, lung and muscle fibrosis.

February 1, 2019

Jointly Sponsored NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) (T32)

The purpose of the JSPTPN program is to provide strong, broad neuroscience training that will enable students to become successful research scientists at a time when the field is advancing at an astonishing pace. A key component will be a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology and quantitative reasoning. The primary objective is to prepare individuals for careers in neuroscience that will have a significant impact on our understanding of nervous system function and the health-related research needs of the nation. The career outcomes include research careers in academia and industry and research-related careers in various sectors, e.g., academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit businesses, and private foundations.

February 1, 2019

NIGMS Hosting Webinars on Training Grants

The NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is hosting two pre-application webinars on training grants.

February 1, 2019

NASEM Hosting Symposium to Address the Underrepresentation of Women

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is hosting a Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. This symposium will focus on strategies to remove institutional barriers to representation of women in STEMM from the 2007 Academies report Beyond Bias and Barriers that have proved effective.

February 1, 2019

Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer Workshop

This evidence‐based, intensive and dynamic 4-day course provides a hands-on experience that prepares you to deliver an unconscious bias workshop. This unique professional development opportunity is aimed at leaders in academic medicine and other professionals in healthcare and biomedical research who are looking to integrate unconscious bias learning opportunities into their organizations.

February 1, 2019

NIH Requests Input on Definition of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The NIH is seeking broad community input on a revised definition of behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) for use by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in the NIH Director's Office Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) to assess and monitor NIH BSSR funding.

February 1, 2019

iBiology Provides New Course on Working at the Bench

A new six-week course is freely available from iBiology, called "Let's Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench." This course "features scientists from a variety of backgrounds, who provide concrete advice on how to design and carry out experiments in biological research" and uses case studies for tangible examples.

February 1, 2019

Nature Article: How Four Winning Mentors Help to Build Skills and Dispel Doubt

A Nature article describes the efforts that its four 2018 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science winners have put forth to support their trainees. The article states that "conversations and words of encouragement aren't as easy to quantify as grants or publications, but great mentorship deserves to be recognized." The four winners, who will split two $10,000 prizes between them, are two senior researchers being recognized for lifetime achievements and two mid-career researchers.

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

Spotlight on Lauren-Ashley Buchanan, PhD, Associate Director of Student Life for The Graduate School

Associate Director of Student Life Lauren-Ashley Buchanan joined The Graduate School (TGS) at the start of the year. After receiving a bachelor of arts in psychology from Northwestern, Lauren completed her PhD in communication studies at the University of Iowa, where she most recently worked as a visiting assistant professor and research administrator. In her new role with TGS, Lauren serves as the primary liaison to our campus partners and graduate student organizations.

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 23, 2019

L'Oréal USA for Women in Science 2019

The L'Oréal USA for Women in Science program is seeking five exceptional women scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of women in STEM. Apply by February 1, 2019.

January 22, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cell/Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position (MD/PhD) is available to study the cell/molecular biology of renal complications of diabetes mellitus and other diseases. Potential candidates must have demonstrated experience in this area of research and in cell and molecular biology techniques backed by the good publication record.

January 22, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Rheumatology

A full-time, postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the Northwestern University Rheumatology Department to study osteoarthritis prevention.

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

Spotlight on Ju Ying Shang: PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Ju Ying Shang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering. She studies low-dimensional electronic materials and how the application of these materials will improve the functionality of electronic devices. She currently serves as president of the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC).

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 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany is pleased to announce the start of a new call for application in the field of Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stem Cell Core, iPSC-based Models

The Stem Cell Core Facility, directed Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis and Dr. Angel Alvarez at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Computational Biology and Neurodegeneration

The Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration directed by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab. 

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stanford Bio-X Institute

The 5th request for proposals for the Visiting Scholar or Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) is open, and Stanford Bio-X and NNF are looking forward to reviewing interdisciplinary bioscience project proposals.  

January 16, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Child and Family Policy and Programs

The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative at the Institute for Policy Research is seeking a postdoctoral trainee with a PhD in psychology, public policy, economics, or other relevant social science discipline. They expect this position to start Summer/Fall 2019.

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 10, 2019

Multicultural Dialogue Group - Winter 2019 Applications Open!

The Multicultural Dialogue Group (MDG) is an initiative by the Graduate International Students Association (G-ISA) to connect students, postdoctoral trainees, visiting scholars, and others from various backgrounds with one another, and to create opportunities for meaningful conversations on different topics including self identity, relationships, prejudices, music, arts and more.

January 9, 2019

Research Computing Services Winter 2019 Workshops

The Research Computing Services office has announced its Winter 2019 schedule of workshops and campus group meetings.

January 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - 2019-2020 Goldstine Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2019–2020 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences.

January 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurodegeneration

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available to study the biology of neurodegeneration. The broad goals of this project are to study proteins involved in genetic neurological disorders. Their major focus is on delineating the pathophysiology of cerebellar ataxias, Parkinson disease and related neurodegenerative syndromes, with the view to seek out avenues for therapy.

January 9, 2019

Winter 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

The start of a new year is a time of renewal. It is an opportunity to take stock of our goals and priorities, evaluate our progress, and set new intentions.

January 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Molecular/Cancer Biology

A postdoctoral position at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Wan Laboratory is open immediately to study the mechanism and therapeutics of breast cancer, ubiquitin-proteasome systems, genome stability, and oncogenic signaling networks.

January 8, 2019

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Internship, Fellowship, and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research & Development

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.

January 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Materials Science/Engineering

The Endocrinology Department and the laboratory of Dr. Monica M. Laronda are seeking either a postdoctoral fellow pursuing research training or a PhD postdoctoral fellow with an engineering and/or materials science background that would apply for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1).

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

Spotlight on Nayna Agrawal: MFA Graduate in Writing for the Screen and Stage

Nayna Agrawal graduated in May 2015 from the School of Communication with a master of fine arts in writing for the screen and stage. Featured in Variety's "110 Students to Watch" (2015), she is a former analyst, policy writer, international aid director, and touring dancer. In January 2018, Nayna was selected for the Sesame Street Writers’ Room fellowship, an intensive eight-week program designed to highlight and grow underrepresented talent in children’s media. She was recently awarded a creative development deal by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational arm of Sesame Street.

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 7, 2019

Rogers Park Dinner and Aldermanic Debate on January 15

Join the Center for Civic Engagement for dinner at Den Den restaurant (6635 N. Clark St.) on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 PM for an informal discussion of Chicago’s byzantine political structure, the issues affecting Rogers Park, and the upcoming municipal elections. From there, the group will walk to the Chicago 49th Ward Aldermanic Debate at Sullivan High School (6631 N. Bosworth Ave.). 

January 7, 2019

The Block Museum Caravans of Gold Opening Celebration on January 26

Caravans of Gold is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and under-recognized global significance.

January 7, 2019

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place is now open for winter quarter. Book your appointments online now. Now is the time to register for cross-disciplinary workshops for winter quarter.

January 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Cancer Genomics at The University of Chicago

A position is available immediately for a creative and motivated postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Mark Applebaum, MD in the Department of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago. Research in the Applebaum lab centers around improving outcomes for children with neuroblastoma by identifying new therapeutic targets and developing new risk classifiers of this disease. The laboratory focuses on integrating data from RNA-Seq, DNA methylation, and hydroxymethylation to identify and validate drivers of aggressive neuroblastoma.

January 7, 2019

2019 Chicago Campus Student Oratorical Contest

The Pritzker School of Law is hosting a student oratorical contest as part of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration celebration on Monday, January 28, 2019. This contest is open to all students who are currently enrolled in a program on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. All contestants must be available to participate in the Oral Advocacy Competition on Friday, January 25, 2019 and the Chicago campus’s MLK commemoration keynote event on Monday, January 28, 2019. Both events will take place at the Pritzker School of Law from 12:00-1:00 PM.

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.