Attend the Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session on August 19th!

Next Wednes­day the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram is host­ing their annual Sum­mer Under­grad­u­ate Research Poster Ses­sion! Under­grad schol­ars involved in var­i­ous sum­mer research pro­grams hosted at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton will be pre­sent­ing their work, giv­ing you the oppor­tu­nity to engage these researchers in con­ver­sa­tion! All are welcome!

When: Wednes­day, August 19th 9am-12pm
Where: Mary Gates Hall Com­mons
Summer Poster Session Flier

Upcoming Application Deadlines with URP

Keep in mind these upcom­ing appli­ca­tion dead­lines as we near the end of the summer:

Levin­son Emerg­ing Scholar Awards and Wash­ing­ton Research Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ships
Appli­ca­tions due Thurs­day, August 20th

Levin­son Emerg­ing Scholar Awards and Wash­ing­ton Research Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ships each pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for advanced under­grad­u­ate researchers to fur­ther their research goals and sup­port their research expe­ri­ences with funding.

Under­grad­u­ate Research Lead­ers
Appli­ca­tion due Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 1st

Becom­ing an Under­grad­u­ate Research Leader gives expe­ri­enced stu­dents engaged in research the oppor­tu­nity to work closely with URP, become part of a com­mu­nity of under­grad researchers, and encour­age other stu­dents to get involved by shar­ing their own expe­ri­ences and enthu­si­asm for research.

A New Course in Digital Humanities for Undergraduates!

The New­book Dig­i­tal Texts in the Human­i­ties research team has been funded to teach an exper­i­men­tal course on Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties for under­grad­u­ates at every level.  Based on the learn­ing gained from train­ing many very suc­cess­ful under­grad­u­ate interns, the course—entitled An Intro­duc­tion to Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties (NEAR E 296/596 B)—will explore cur­rent Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties meth­ods, tools, top­ics and debates.  Stu­dents will have a unique and excit­ing oppor­tu­nity for the hands-on appli­ca­tion of dig­i­tal tools to our unpub­lished pri­mary source mate­r­ial from the Near and Mid­dle East (no area or lan­guage exper­tise required!) in a col­lab­o­ra­tive set­ting in one of the UW’s most advanced and amaz­ing class­rooms  (OUGL 141-check it out!).

  • Human­i­ties and social sci­ences stu­dents will become famil­iar with tools and tech­nolo­gies that will enhance their abil­i­ties to suc­ceed both as under­grad­u­ate researchers and in their lives after graduation.
  • Stu­dents in tech­nol­ogy dis­ci­plines will be able to explore the appli­ca­tion of a wide range of pro­gram­ming skills to human­is­tic endeavors.
  • One stu­dent with an out­stand­ing class project will be funded to attend a national or inter­na­tional DH con­fer­ence in the spring of 2016.

Reg­is­tra­tion infor­ma­tion can be found here:
[The Autumn class will be lim­ited to 35 stu­dents, so try to reg­is­ter as early as you can.]

The instruc­tor, Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties expert and Egyp­tol­o­gist, Dr. Sarah Ketch­ley can be con­tacted for more infor­ma­tion at

Con­tact Prof. Wal­ter G. Andrews at  for Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able with New­book Dig­i­tal Texts ( ).


DH Course

USRA Scholarships — Deadline July 31st

Appli­ca­tions for the 2015 Uni­ver­si­ties Space Research Asso­ci­a­tion (USRA) Schol­ar­ship Awards are now being accepted!

Infor­ma­tion and the online appli­ca­tion form are avail­able at

Appli­ca­tions accepted up until July 31, 2015.

These are awards given to under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who have demon­strated a career inter­est in sci­ence or engi­neer­ing with an empha­sis on space research or space sci­ence edu­ca­tion. Three Schol­ar­ship Awards have been estab­lished to honor indi­vid­u­als who have made spe­cific con­tri­bu­tions to sci­ence and the US Space Pro­gram.  A fourth Schol­ar­ship Award, recently re-named in mem­ory of USRA Pres­i­dent Fred­er­ick A. Taran­tino, broadly sup­ports under­grad­u­ate sci­ence and engi­neer­ing edu­ca­tion. Stu­dents will be matched to the schol­ar­ship award most appro­pri­ate for their area of study.

Up to four Schol­ar­ship Awards are avail­able in amounts of $2000 annu­ally.  Awards are made to under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall.  Awards are for one year only, but recip­i­ents may re-apply for a sec­ond year.  All schol­ar­ship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.

Call for Abstracts & Posters at ABRCMS in Seattle — Deadline Sept 11, 2015


ABRCMS brings together some of the bright­est stu­dents in the STEM fields to net­work with each other and those already estab­lished. The expe­ri­ence is immea­sur­able.”
–2014 ABRCMS Attendee

The Annual Bio­med­ical Research Con­fer­ence for Minor­ity Stu­dents (ABRCMS) pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity for stu­dents to:
• present their research through a poster or oral pre­sen­ta­tion,
• expand their sci­en­tific and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment through inno­v­a­tive ses­sions,
• inter­act with peers through mul­ti­ple net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and
• learn about grad­u­ate schools, sum­mer research oppor­tu­ni­ties, and post­doc­toral fel­low­ships through the robust exhibits program.

Encour­age your stu­dents con­duct­ing sum­mer research to sub­mit an abstract to ABRCMS.
Abstract Sub­mis­sions Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 11
• Stu­dent Travel Award Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 11

Make an impact. Men­tor the next gen­er­a­tion of sci­en­tists at ABRCMS. Judges’ Travel Sub­sidy is avail­able.
• Judges’ Travel Sub­sidy: Sep­tem­ber 25
• ASM-LINK Under­grad­u­ate Fac­ulty Research Ini­tia­tive Fel­low­ship: Sep­tem­ber 1

Seat­tle, WA | Novem­ber 11–14, 2015 |

Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities — Deadline Aug. 3 2015

Post­doc­toral and Early Career Opportunities

There is still time to apply for an excit­ing Ful­bright U.S. Scholar Pro­gram oppor­tu­nity in Europe and Eura­sia and the Mid­dle East and North Africa for post­doc­toral and early career schol­ars! Our orga­ni­za­tion, the Coun­cil for Inter­na­tional Exchange of Schol­ars, admin­is­ters the Ful­bright Scholar Pro­gram on behalf of the United States Depart­ment of State Bureau of Edu­ca­tional and Cul­tural Affairs. The Ful­bright Scholar com­pe­ti­tion for aca­d­e­mic year 2016–2017 is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions and oppor­tu­ni­ties are avail­able in a num­ber of coun­tries, includ­ing but not lim­ited to the fol­low­ing:
•Ice­land: Fulbright-National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion
•Bel­gium: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Can­cer Clin­i­cal and Trans­la­tional Research
•France: Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research); Fulbright-Rhone Alpes Award (Junior Research)
•Poland: STEM — Sci­ence and Technology

•Italy: Fulbright-LUISS Junior Research Lec­ture­ship
•Israel: Post­doc­toral Fellowships

In addi­tion, appli­ca­tions from post­doc­toral and early career schol­ars are wel­come for select awards in the Czech Repub­lic, Rus­sia, Poland, Swe­den, Ger­many and Oman. For a com­plete award list­ing and fur­ther infor­ma­tion please visit our Post­doc­toral Scholar Awards page. You may also wish to reg­is­ter for one of our webi­nars or join our online com­mu­nity, My Ful­bright, a resource cen­ter for appli­cants inter­ested in the program.

Appli­cants must be U.S. cit­i­zens and the cur­rent com­pe­ti­tion will close on August 3, 2015.

We would appre­ci­ate any sug­ges­tions you might have for reach­ing qual­i­fied post­doc and early career appli­cants at your insti­tu­tion. We hope we have pro­vided suf­fi­cient infor­ma­tion for you to share this news with your net­works, though we would be happy to dis­cuss the oppor­tu­nity in greater detail. If you can rec­om­mend an alter­na­tive con­tact, we would also be happy to dis­cuss this with one of your col­leagues by email or phone.

Europe/Eurasia and Mid­dle East/North Africa Ful­bright Scholar Pro­gram Team
Coun­cil for Inter­na­tional Exchange of Schol­ars (CIES)
Insti­tute of Inter­na­tional Edu­ca­tion (IIE)

Call for Proposals– LSMCE Annual Conference Due Sept 4 2015

The Louis Stokes Mid­west Cen­ter of Excel­lence (LSMCE) is host­ing the third annual LSMCE Con­fer­ence on Octo­ber 23–25, 2015 in Indi­anapo­lis, Indiana.

The con­fer­ence brings together a com­mu­nity of schol­ars from all over the United States to focus on accel­er­at­ing diverse tal­ent along the STEM pipeline. The con­fer­ence pro­vides a forum to con­sider and dis­cuss broad­en­ing the par­tic­i­pa­tion of under­rep­re­sented minori­ties in STEM.

LSMCE seeks pro­pos­als that address effec­tive recruit­ment, com­mu­nity build­ing, aca­d­e­mic inte­gra­tion, and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment of under­rep­re­sented minor­ity stu­dents in STEM disciplines.


Ses­sion Formats:

Break­out Ses­sion –  Break­out ses­sions involve 12 pre­sen­ta­tions, last­ing 60 min­utes each.  Each ses­sion will give the pre­sen­ter 40 min­utes for pre­sent­ing con­tent and 20 min­utes for ques­tions and discussion.


Stu­dent Poster Ses­sion – Poster pre­sen­ta­tions that com­mu­ni­cate your under­grad­u­ate or Master’s degree level STEM research.  The poster ses­sion allows for the visual dis­play of STEM projects and an overview of your research.


Bridge to the Doc­tor­ate (B2D) Oral Pre­sen­ta­tion Ses­sion – Are you a cur­rent Bridge to the Doc­tor­ate stu­dent seek­ing a plat­form to pub­li­cize your research?  Take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity to share your research with pro­fes­sion­als and poten­tial employ­ers.  These highly com­pact ses­sions will give Bridge to the Doc­tor­ate stu­dents 10 min­utes to present their grad­u­ate STEM research con­clud­ing with a 5 minute Q&A.


Work­shop Ses­sion– Inter­ac­tive work­shop ses­sions last­ing 60 min­utes will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants the oppor­tu­nity to actively explore a topic, strat­egy or learn a new activ­ity. This ses­sion is meant to have a hands-on com­po­nent. To apply for a work­shop ses­sion, you will need to pro­vide an abstract (includ­ing a title and brief work­shop out­line) and plans for engag­ing your audi­ence. Pro­pos­als should con­tain all requested infor­ma­tion. Review­ers will judge the qual­ity and com­mu­nity inter­est in the pro­posed topic based on sub­mit­ted proposal.Anticipated work­shop atten­dance between 15–40 par­tic­i­pants.Please note that only four work­shops will be scheduled.


Early sub­mis­sion is encouraged.

The fol­low­ing calls are now open:

EIP Presidential Scholars Program — App Deadline: July 6th

 Pro­gram Benefits

  • Schol­ar­ship Award (amount will be based on cur­rent fund­ing lev­els – pre­vi­ous awards have ranged from $3,500 — $4,500)
  • Year-long under­grad­u­ate research sem­i­nar and pre­sen­ta­tion opportunities
  • One-on-one pre-graduate advis­ing and grad­u­ate appli­ca­tion preparation
  • Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research community


  • Affil­i­ated with the Early Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram (easy to become affil­i­ated – just email us at to set up a quick appointment!)
  • Min­i­mum 3.0 GPA
  • Min­i­mum 125 cred­its com­pleted as of Spring Quar­ter 2015
  • At least one full aca­d­e­mic year remain­ing before graduating
  • Plans to con­duct under­grad­u­ate research all three quar­ters of the 2015–16 aca­d­e­mic year
  • Plans to pur­sue grad­u­ate school
  • All majors are encour­aged to apply!

Dead­line: Mon­day, July 6, 2015

More infor­ma­tion is avail­able at and all ques­tions can be directed to

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders — Apply by Sept. 1st

Apply to be an Under­grad­u­ate Research Leader!
Dead­line: Tues­day, Sept. 1, 2015
The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (URP) is seek­ing enthu­si­as­tic and expe­ri­enced under­grad­u­ate researchers from all dis­ci­plines to be Under­grad­u­ate Research Lead­ers (URLs) for the 2015–16 aca­d­e­mic year. Stu­dents con­duct­ing research in the arts, human­i­ties, and social sci­ences are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply.
URLs serve a cen­tral role in con­nect­ing under­grad­u­ates to sup­port ser­vices of the URP. The goal of the URL pro­gram is to increase aware­ness and par­tic­i­pa­tion of under­grad­u­ates doing research in a range of dis­ci­plines. As a URL, you can moti­vate future under­grad­u­ate researchers! Antic­i­pated URL time com­mit­ment is approx­i­mately 8–10 hours/month and depen­dent on quar­terly events and stu­dent availability.

New in-house anthropology journal for UW students!

A group of anthro­pol­ogy stu­dents recently started a new in-house anthro­pol­ogy jour­nal, Het­ero­topia, the inau­gural issue of which will be forth­com­ing very soon.

Mov­ing for­ward, the jour­nal seeks con­tri­bu­tions of stu­dent work and stu­dent involve­ment as peer review­ers and mem­bers of the edi­to­r­ial board. (Both grad and under­grad­u­ate students)

The mis­sion of Het­ero­topia is to pro­vide a plat­form for anthro­pol­ogy stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, and oth­ers who have a pas­sion for anthro­pol­ogy, to share their works, ideas, and the­o­ret­i­cal per­spec­tives as they crit­i­cally, reflex­ively, and ana­lyt­i­cally engage with the world as seen through an anthro­po­log­i­cal lens. Anthro­pol­ogy is con­sid­ered to be an umbrella dis­ci­pline not only because of the diver­sity of the four sub-fields – bio­log­i­cal anthro­pol­ogy, socio­cul­tural anthro­pol­ogy, archae­ol­ogy, and lin­guis­tic anthro­pol­ogy – of which the dis­ci­pline is com­prised but also because anthro­pol­ogy, in its com­mit­ment to the study of all that makes human, and all that has made us human, coura­geously under­takes the work of under­stand­ing life for the sake of life. In con­tested spaces, in spaces of dif­fer­ence and spaces of con­tra­dic­tion, in spaces of sol­i­dar­ity, of evo­lu­tion, and of rev­o­lu­tion, there is a place called anthro­pol­ogy. In bring­ing to the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity the voices of anthro­pol­ogy, Het­ero­topia aims to explore all of these spaces and, in doing so, to be a venue show­cas­ing not sim­ply what it means to be an anthro­pol­o­gist, but what it means to do anthropology.

For more infor­ma­tion and to find out how to get involved, visit the journal’s web­site: