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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Series

March 14, 2022
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is pleased to announce the ODI Professional Development Series. In collaboration with The Writing Place, Northwestern Career Advancement, and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, ODI is offering three virtual series for underrepresented and marginalized (URM) graduate students to explore best practices in graduate school writing, teaching, and career exploration.
Broad Interest 2022

Spring 2022 “Skills & Careers in Science Writing” Course

February 04, 2022
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.
STEM 2022

Call for Papers: When They Became Pests: Human & Nonhuman Species as Vermin in History Graduate Student Conference

January 11, 2022
“When They Became Pests” seeks to explore the making of enemy species concerning human history.
Humanities; Social Sciences 2022

Spring 2022 Inclusive Teaching Practicum

January 04, 2022
The Searle Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the next session, taking place from Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 29. To secure your spot, please register by Wednesday, March 30.
Broad Interest 2022

Summer Institute: Psychoanalysis & Politics

December 20, 2021
The Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis “Psychoanalysis AND,” a joint venture of Northwestern University and the Sorbonne Nouvelle that was inaugurated in 2017, develops topics at the intersection of psychoanalysis and the human sciences. 
Social Sciences; STEM 2021

Office of Equity Student Advisory Board Applications Open

September 13, 2021
The Office of Equity is excited to invite all interested students to apply to join our Student Advisory Board. The Office of Equity works to prevent and remediate harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct in the Northwestern community, and is committed to integrating student voices into these efforts. 
Broad Interest 2021

Navigating the Research Enterprise Seminar Series Begins September 20

September 07, 2021
Navigating the Research Enterprise is an annual seminar series for early-career faculty and postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern University who have protected research time.
Broad Interest 2021

Fall 2021 Inclusive Teaching Practicum

September 07, 2021
This August, we launched the inaugural Inclusive Teaching Practicum at Northwestern, and over 100 faculty, staff, and graduate students participated! Based on the University’s Principles of Inclusive Teaching, this three-week cohort-based online program is designed for instructors of all levels, backgrounds, and teaching contexts to deepen their understanding of how their identities, positionality, and practices (as well as those of their students) impact course climate and student learning, and to reflect on how they may interrogate and de-center dominant perspectives and content.
Broad Interest 2021

Chicagoland STEM Postdoc Recruitment Event

August 09, 2021
Northwestern University, in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and the University of Chicago (UChicago), is excited to announce the Chicagoland Diverse STEM Postdoc Recruitment Event! 
STEM 2021

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Applications Now Open

August 09, 2021
Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills. 
Broad Interest 2021

Apply for IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth Event by August 23

July 26, 2021
Join Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth event on Thursday and Friday, October 21–22. 
Broad Interest 2021

Summer 2021 Virtual PhD Career Exploration Series

June 14, 2021
In partnership with the Center for Civic Engagement, Graduate Writing Place, Office of Fellowships, Searle Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning, and The Graduate School, Northwestern Career Advancement is facilitating an 8-part career exploration series this summer for PhD students and postdoctoral trainees via zoom. The first session kicks off on Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 AM CDT. 
Broad Interest 2021

2021 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

April 20, 2021
We are pleased to announce the 2021 participants of the Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program. 
Broad Interest 2021

New Directions in Law and Society Virtual Graduate Student and Junior Scholar Workshop

April 05, 2021
We welcome paper proposals for New Directions in Law and Society: A Graduate Student and Junior Scholar Workshop, which will be held virtually on October 8-9, 2021, hosted by the Center for Justice, Law, and Societies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with the generous financial support of the Law and Science Program of the National Science Foundation. 
Social Sciences; Humanities 2021

Announcing the 2021 Dissertation Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas

March 29, 2021
We are pleased to announce the 5th Dissertation Institute (DI), an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The 2021 DI will take place July 10 – 16 on the University of Michigan campus.
Broad Interest 2021

11th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

March 22, 2021
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is usually described as an annual two-week "boot camp" on energy and sustainability — but it’s much more.
STEM 2021

Apply today to participate in the University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study!

March 22, 2021
Applications are now open for the University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study.
Broad Interest 2021
STEM 2021

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Mar. 15

January 04, 2021
Join the National Funding Foundation (NFF) for a Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop on Monday, March 15. The Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing.
Broad Interest 2021

Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Dec. 14

December 07, 2020
Join the National Funding Foundation (NFF) for a Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop on December 14. The Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. Through the completion of interactive exercises, live online lectures and discussions, question and answer sessions, and virtual instructor feedback, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process. 
Broad Interest 2020

MAGS 2020 3MT Competition

December 16, 2019
The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) invites graduate students from member institutions to participate in this year’s MAGS Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition.
Broad Interest 2019

INVO Practicum Internship Applications Due November 22

October 21, 2019
The Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) Practicum internship is now accepting applications for the January 2020 cohort through Friday, November 22. 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.
Broad Interest 2019

Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) 2020 Applications Due December 16

October 21, 2019
The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features early-career scientists giving talks about their discoveries. It is a great opportunity for PhD students and postdoctoral trainees to improve their science communication skills and share their work. YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology.
STEM 2019

NSF-GRFP Info Session on October 7

October 04, 2019
Interested in applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) Fellowship? The Office of Fellowships will be holding an informational session about applying to the GRFP on Monday, October 7 in the Office of Fellowships conference room (1940 Sheridan Road, Evanston) from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Basic facts about the award and writing tips to assist in shaping your research and person statements will be discussed. 
STEM 2019

Call for Applicants: Kaplan Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop

September 30, 2019
The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites you to apply to the Graduate Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop (DHPW) for 20–2020. 
Humanities 2019

HCA Spring Academy 2020 Applications Due November 15

September 30, 2019
The 17th Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 23-27, 2020 in Heidelberg, Germany. HCA invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides 20 international PhD students with the opportunity to present and discuss their PhD projects. 
Broad Interest 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University College of Engineering

September 23, 2019
This Postdoctoral Researcher (PRD) position, located at Ohio State University, in the Aerospace and Aviation Research department, will perform sponsored work for NASA on key research to develop a 1 Megawatt machine which will be tested at the NASA Electric Aircraft Test bed facility (NEAT) in Northern Ohio. This position is responsible for interacting with industry and government agencies to uncover promising technology applications and consider necessary optimization studies which identify the benefits of Hybrid Electric Propulsion (fuel burn, CO2 reduction, and noise reduction) on these applications; works to define appropriate development and qualification programs in close collaboration with customers (industry, NASA, Air force, etc.) and the FAA, to bring the Hybrid Propulsion System to a state of readiness; establishes the development and manufacturing costs of systems; performs other duties as assigned by faculty advisor and NASA sponsor.
STEM 2019

Expanding Your Horizons Chicago-Winter is looking for Workshop Leaders!

September 23, 2019
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one day STEM conference for middle school girls, hosted by volunteers in the Chicagoland area. They hope to excite these girls about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics opportunities available to them and engage them in fun workshops that challenge their thinking. 
STEM 2019

Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at UPENN Applications Due November 1

September 23, 2019
The University of Pennsylvania has established the Provost’s Fellowship Program to encourage a broad spectrum of candidates from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in academia. 
STEM; Humanities; Social Sciences 2019

Open Phil AI Fellowship Applications Due October 25

September 20, 2019
Applications are now open for the Open Phil AI Fellowship. This program extends full support to a community of current & incoming PhD students, in any area of artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML), who are interested in making the long-term, large-scale impacts of AI a focus of their work.
STEM 2019

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

September 20, 2019
Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an Evanston or Chicago on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. Register by Tuesday, October 1.
STEM 2019

CIRTL at Northwestern - Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

September 19, 2019
Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an Evanston or Chicago on-campus learning community offered through CIRTL at Northwestern. Register by Monday, September 30.
STEM 2019

Northwestern Prison Education Program Seeking Volunteers

September 16, 2019
The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois.
Broad Interest 2019

Career Fair Prep for International Students

September 16, 2019
International Students are invited to sign up for this all-in-one workshop to help you get ready for the upcoming 2019 Fall Internship & Job Fair ( Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 - 3). Receive support from career advisers about how to prepare for the fair, using the Fairs App, writing/practicing your professional introduction, and any other career fair questions.
Broad Interest 2019

A Note from the Northwestern Public Health Review

September 09, 2019
The Northwestern Public Health Review is looking for new editors, graphic designers, officers, and contributors.
Broad Interest 2019

AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

August 12, 2019
Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to attend the Faculty Career Workshop on Wednesday, October 9 and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, Thurday-Saturday, October 10-12, via the ASSIST Travel Grant.
Broad Interest 2019

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

August 07, 2019
Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to register for the American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society's (AISES) Faculty Career Workshop on October 9, 2019 and the AISES National Conference on October 10-12, 2019. Assistance for travel is available by applying to the ASSIST Travel Grant.
Broad Interest 2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Applications Due August 30

July 30, 2019
Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills.
STEM 2019

Apply for IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth Event by August 30

July 29, 2019
Join Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for the Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth event on Thursday and Friday, October 10-11. 
Broad Interest 2019

Write to Change the World Seminar Opportunity

July 22, 2019
The Graduate School is excited to partner with the Op-Ed Project to offer ten graduate students and postdoctoral trainees the opportunity to participate in one of three "Write to Change the World" seminars in Chicago this fall.
Broad Interest 2019

New TA Conference Registration Now Open

July 22, 2019
All graduate students with teaching responsibilities at Northwestern are invited to register for the New TA Conference (NTAC) on Thursday, September 19 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Technological Institute.
Broad Interest 2019

Sci-ROI Annual Event 2019

July 16, 2019
The Sci-ROI Annual Event 2019 will be held on September 7-8 at The University of Chicago. Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the U.S. and India. Sci-ROI organizes the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) every year and invites participation from scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers from all across the U.S. who are seeking for a career in India in the STEM fields.
STEM 2019

University Libraries’ Annual Research Resources Forum on September 23

July 15, 2019
The University Libraries’ annual Research Resources Forum will be held on Monday, September 23 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM in the University Library (1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208). This invitation-only forum is an introduction to library and information services for incoming graduate students in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, School of Communication, and School of Music.
2019

NSF-GRFP Fellowship Workshop on July 15, 16, and 18

July 08, 2019
The Office of Fellowships is holding a three-day writing workshop to help students prepare their application materials for the NSF-GRFP Fellowship. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) provides three years of funding for early career MS and PhD graduate students in STEM fields. The application requires both a research proposal and a personal statement. 
STEM 2019

McKinsey & Company APD Applications Due July 14

June 28, 2019
McKinsey & Company is seeking candidates to fill multiple positions in 2020. Visit their Advanced Professional Degree Showcase site for more information about their offices & practices, diversity & inclusion, and recruiting timelines geared toward Advanced Professional Degree candidates.
Broad Interest 2019

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

June 28, 2019
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.
Humanities; Social Sciences; STEM 2019

Book Summer Writing Consultations in the Graduate Writing Place Now

June 24, 2019
The Graduate Writing Place is open for summer consultations. If you are working on job/fellowship applications, articles for publications, or dissertations/theses, Graduate Writing Fellows are there to help. To book your appointment online, visit www.writing.northwestern.edu.
Broad Interest 2019

Considering Fulbright to Fund Your Major Project in 2020–21?

June 18, 2019
Fulbright is an excellent opportunity for internationally-minded graduate students who need to complete 9-10 months of international dissertation or thesis research.  
Broad Interest 2019

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

June 17, 2019
Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an Evanston or Chicago on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. Register by Tuesday, June 25.
STEM 2019

Job Market Materials Working Group August 19-23

June 03, 2019
The Job Market Materials Working Group is a pilot program developed by the Graduate Writing Place and The Graduate School to create a collaborative working group in which each participant will develop all the materials required for their academic job market search. Through an intensive, week-long program, the Working Group will demystify application materials, allow for writing time, and workshop drafts. Especially attuned for students who thrive in collaborative settings, the Job Market Materials Working Group seeks to create community in the midst of the academic job market season.
Broad Interest 2019

Research Data and Computing Consultations

June 03, 2019
Looking for help working with your data? Stuck on a problem and want some advice? Northwestern IT Research Computing Services provides a range of no-cost data science, programming, and visualization services to help you work with research data more effectively and efficiently.
Broad Interest 2019

Summer Data Science and Programming Workshops

June 03, 2019
Do you want to improve your programming skills? Ever wonder how to explore data in Python? Or why people keep telling you to learn R? Want to learn what a database is? How to navigate in a terminal or use GitHub? Then there’s a summer workshop for you!  Registration is open for workshops in Evanston running from late June to mid-August.  Workshops are brought to you by Northwestern IT Research Computing Services. 
STEM 2019

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

May 28, 2019
Interested in spreading your research to the general public? The Illinois Science Council invites you to write a brief piece for their blog, Science Unsealed, a platform that reaches thousands of science enthusiasts.
STEM 2019

Apply to Teach a Class at Cook County Jail

May 28, 2019
The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois. Through NPEP, advanced graduate students at Northwestern can offer "mini-courses" at the Cook County Jail. The classes typically run for 4 to 6 weeks, and are meant to be introductory, skills-building classes. They can be in any discipline; NPEP has previously offered courses in sociology, philosophy, theater, biology, and poetry.
Broad Interest 2019

Stanford PRISM Now Accepting Applications

May 28, 2019
Stanford PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford University. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. The goal of PRISM is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at Stanford.
Broad Interest 2019

Holocaust Educational Foundation - Graduate Assistantship

May 20, 2019
The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is dedicated to promoting teaching and research about the Holocaust at the college and university level. This mission is furthered through a variety of programs, including the biennial Lessons and Legacies conference; the annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization; Teaching and Research Grant competitions; and on-campus events.
Social Sciences; Humanities 2019

AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop on May 30

May 13, 2019
The Northwestern chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering a Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop open to all students, staff, and faculty!
Broad Interest 2019

Data Science Consultants, Northwestern IT Research Computing Services

May 13, 2019
Northwestern IT Research Computing Services is searching for third- through fifth-year PhD students (during  the 2019-20 academic year) to fill multiple Data Science and Programming student positions.  Data Science Consultants work with our staff data science experts to help Northwestern researchers with the technical and computational challenges in their research.  
Broad Interest 2019

Apply for the Northwestern Chicago Humanities Initiative by May 15

May 06, 2019
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. 
Humanities; Social Sciences 2019

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

May 06, 2019
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. 
STEM 2019

NSF GRFP Info Sessions on May 8 & May 16

May 06, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

2019 Northwestern-Duke Main and Advanced Causal Inference Workshops

May 03, 2019
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. 
Social Sciences 2019

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

April 29, 2019
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.
Humanities; Social Sciences; STEM 2019

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

April 29, 2019
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).
Humanities 2019

McKinsey & Company Happy Hour on May 3

April 29, 2019
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.  
Broad Interest 2019

WISER Spring Faculty Seminars

April 22, 2019
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. 
STEM 2019

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2019-2020 Applications Due May 15

April 15, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

Press Graduate Assistantship Applications Due May 13

April 15, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

April 15, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

Dress for Success with GWAN

April 15, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

SPOT SciPol Symposium on May 11

April 08, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

Register Now for Spring Quarter Writing Consultations & Workshops

April 08, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

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

April 08, 2019
The Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference for Early Career Scholars at Brown University will take place on June 6-7 in Providence, Rhode Island.
STEM 2019

Data Science Night on April 10

April 08, 2019
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! 
STEM 2019

Science Policy Outreach Taskforce SciPol Symposium

April 03, 2019
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!
STEM 2019

MOCAD Ford Curatorial Fellowship Application Deadline April 15

April 01, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

DataCamp Access for Researchers, Spring Quarter

March 26, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

Jock Reynolds Fellowship in Public Programs

March 25, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

Cullman-Payson Fellowship in Academic Affairs and Outreach

March 25, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

John Walsh Fellowship in Museum Education

March 25, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

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

March 25, 2019
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.
Social Sciences; Humanities 2019

Diversity Connect Program on May 17-18

March 25, 2019
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.  
Broad Interest 2019

Empowering Through Diversity Event on May 2

March 25, 2019
McKinsey & Company’s Empowering Through Diversity event is a discussion and networking session for Chicagoland students.
Broad Interest 2019

CACS Great Lakes Chapter 23rd Annual Conference on April 27

March 19, 2019
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:
STEM 2019

2019 SAW Graduate Assistant Position

March 18, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

Applications Now Open for Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop

March 18, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

Building Immunity with Biomaterials Seminar

March 14, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

Current Kellogg MBA Courses Available to TGS Students

March 11, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop 2019

March 11, 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.
STEM 2019

ComSciCon-Chicago Workshop on August 24-25

March 03, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

LARB Summer Workshop Applications Now Open

February 25, 2019
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.
Humanities; Social Sciences 2019

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

February 22, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

February 20, 2019
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! 
STEM 2019

Applications Now Open for NSF Training Grant: IDEAS

February 18, 2019
The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted online by Sunday, April 7. IDEAS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship
STEM 2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Class

February 18, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

Upcoming INVO Seminars

February 18, 2019
The Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) is hosting a variety seminars in the coming weeks.
Broad Interest 2019

42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop May 20-22

February 11, 2019
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.)
STEM 2019

TGS Life Science Commercialization Course

February 11, 2019
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.
Social Sciences 2019

WISER Winter Faculty Seminar, Evanston Campus: Professor Yarrow Axford

February 08, 2019
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. 
STEM 2019

Apply Now for ComSciCon 2019 Flagship Workshop

February 08, 2019
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.
Social Sciences; Humanities; STEM 2019

Finding Chemical Information: Substances and Reactions

February 05, 2019
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.
STEM 2019

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

February 05, 2019
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.
Humanities 2019

Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance Webinar on February 12

February 04, 2019
TGS alumnus, Aaron Schirmer ’09 PhD, will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 12 at 12:00 PM titled “Social Jetlag, Chronotypes, & Performance”
Broad Interest 2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

January 28, 2019
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.
Social Sciences; STEM 2019

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

January 24, 2019
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.
STEM; Social Sciences 2019

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

January 18, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

January 14, 2019
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. 
Social Sciences; STEM 2019

Applications Now Open for NCI's Graduate Student Recruiting Program

January 10, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019

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

January 10, 2019
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).
Social Sciences; Humanities 2019

Nominations for 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize Now Open

January 07, 2019
The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize.
STEM 2019

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

January 07, 2019
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.
Broad Interest 2019