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!
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.
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 Students will have a unique and exciting opportunity for the hands-on application of digital tools to our unpublished primary source material from the Near and Middle East (no area or language expertise required!)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: http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/AUT2015/neareast.html/
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2015 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Awards are now being accepted!
Information and the online application form are available at http://www.usra.edu/about/outreach/scholarship
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.
“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 | abrcms.org
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)
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.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, at 11:oo PM EST.
|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:
- 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 email@example.com 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
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: http://www.heterotopiajournal.org/