2018 ACRP Graduate Research Awards- Apply Now

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), a program of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, offers $12,000 Graduate Research Awards that include mentoring by national experts assigned by the ACRP, facilitation of access to ACRP resources, an expense-paid research presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, DC, and publication in the Transportation Research Record.  Students must be supervised by a faculty member and be attending an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada.  U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible as are students who have an active student visa throughout the award period.

The application is made on-line with components including a research proposal, faculty advisor commitment, resume, transcripts, writing sample and other elements.  Applications are due on May 15, 2018.  Ten awards are anticipated for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year.

For more information, visit http://vsgc.odu.edu/acrpgraduateresearchawards .  The program is managed for the Airport Cooperative Research Program by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium based in Hampton, VA.

Deadline Approaching! Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge: Deadline is February 20th to apply.

Maybe the idea came to you in the lab, in class, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life. Form a team. Shape the future.

Open to students across all disciplines from colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

Last chance to apply to Amazon Catalyst this school year!

The Amazon Catalyst program was formed as a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion to help fund big ideas. This program is open to any current UW students, faculty, and staff across all three UW campuses and all disciplines. Winners receive mentorship, community, and funding from anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000. Read about the Amazon Catalyst Fellows and learn more about the solutions they are creating to pressing global challenges at https://catalyst.amazon.com/uw/projects/.

This quarter’s application deadline is June 9, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. This will be the last deadline of the academic school year and the final opportunity for graduating students to apply. The program will resume with a deadline in late fall.

Do you have an idea? Do you have questions about how your project fits into the scope of Amazon Catalyst? Feel free to email comoazon@uw.edu.

Ready to take that last step to making your dream project a reality? For more information and to apply, visit http://catalyst.amazon.com/uw.

Carlson Center Leadership & Public Service Funding Opportunities for Students: Deadline May 1st!

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce that applications are now open for three distinct funding opportunities for students engaged in public service and leadership activities at the University of Washington. The application deadline for each of the three opportunities is Monday, May 1st. Students from all three campuses are welcome to apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award and the Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship. The Class of 2016 Impact and Diversity Scholarship is limited to UW Seattle students.

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award

Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes one student each year who has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who is committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive a cash award of $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be a junior or senior in class standing, be enrolled at the University of Washington during at least two quarters of the current academic year (Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, and/or Spring 2017), and be working toward their first baccalaureate degree.  Continue reading

UK & Ireland Scholarships for Graduate Study/Research

Would you like to pursue graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland?  Consider applying for University of Washington nomination to compete for scholarship support for graduate studies/research at colleges in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. Short descriptions and links included below for more information.

Applications are open for 2018-19 awards. Open to current juniors, seniors, and graduate students: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/460. UW DEADLINE: April 6, 2017.

UW Information Sessions (all sessions in MGH 171):  Continue reading

National and State Campus Awards

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, in partnership with the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards, is pleased to offer a new set of scholarship and award opportunities for students engaged in community-centered service and advocacy. If you or someone you know would like to apply, visit the Campus Compact Award application web page for a link to the online application.

The University of Washington is a member of Campus Compact, a coalition of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state. As a member institution, our campus has the opportunity to nominate students for service and leadership awards, and support students through the state and national application processes (as indicated for each award). Read on to learn more about each award Continue reading

2017 Hydropower Research Awards

The Hydro Research Foundation is leading the Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

In 2017, the Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to between 6-10 students. Students are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal. Each award typically includes the following:

  • A living stipend of up to $18,000.
  • A tuition, fees and university-provided health insurance allowance of up to $10,000.
  • Travel costs to attend the Annual Hydro Research Roundtable each year the student is in the program.
  • The student’s academic advisor for the research will be awarded $2,000 annually into a University discretionary account, for aiding in, and supervising the research. The advisor may also have the opportunity to attend HydroVision International.
  • Each student may have the opportunity to participate in an internship with an industry partner. These internships may result in employment for the researcher.
  • Each student will have an industry mentor and a Foundation mentor.
  • The foundation will assist the student in finding employment in the hydropower community.

For more information on eligibility, topics of interest, and application materials, click here.

Important notes on the 2017 awards: Applications are due March 15, 2017, for appointments beginning June 2017 for one-year funding. Questions regarding the funding announcement can be directed to brenna@hydrofoundation.org

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship. Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” The Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.

Award: The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.

Fields: Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and professional (such as law, medicine, engineering, architecture). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors (not practice degrees).

Eligibility: 

  • Must be in an doctoral or professional degree program at the UW
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must have outstanding undergraduate record
  • Must show financial need
  • Must have received baccalaureate degree
  • Must conduct studies and research in the United States

UW DEADLINE:  Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

For more information about the fellowship and application process Continue reading

Funding for Renewable Energy Projects!

Seattle City Light if offering up to $15,000 of matching funds for renewable energy projects funded through the CSF funding cycles. This means we have more capacity than ever to help students make sustainable change on-campus in the energy field.

The first application deadline through which students can access this funding is in December, but we want to get students thinking of ideas now.
To learn more about the program, check out our web article! If you have questions or want to discuss your ideas for a project, feel free to contact Vernoica Guenther, Campus Sustainability Fund Outreach Coordinator (uwcsf@uw.edu) or 206-221-0392

Seattle City Light Funding Available for CSF Renewable Energy Projects

Interested in making sustainable changes on-campus in the energy field? Seattle City Light has an excellent opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering students interested in renewable energy projects.

Through the University of Washington and Seattle City Light’s continuing Green Up program partnership, up to $15,000 of matching funds will be available this fall for Campus Sustainability Fund projects focused on renewable energy installations or education components. Depending on the demand during the fall-winter CSF funding cycle, funding may also be available during the spring application cycle. This exciting agreement marks the first external funding grant for the CSF. To learn more about the program, check out their web article here.