2015-2016 Labor Research Grants for Graduate Students

The UW Center for Labor Studies is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate Research Grants. These awards are open to graduate students with a strong interest in labor, human rights, and social justice:

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduate students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

  • Deadline to apply: Monday, February 15th, 2016
  • For more information: Visit the Bridges Center Website or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden (hbcls@uw.edu) 206-543-7946

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.  Continue reading

SOM Foundation Travel Fellowship

Read on to learn more about this fellowship opportunity: 

The Skidmore, Owings 7 Merrill (SOM) Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2016 Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship. This $20,000 award for independent travel and study is open to both undergraduates and graduate students who will receive a degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) July 1st 2015 through June 30th 2016. The Foundation’s goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of the importance of aesthetics in structural design by offering them an opportunity to study buildings and bridges throughout the world.

To Apply: Students must be nominated in order to apply. If you are interested, please contact a structures faculty member. CEE can nominate up to two candidates, and nominations are due on Monday, Dec. 7th.

  • Submission Guidelines: Click Here!
  • Nominations/Applications due: December 7th, 2015
  • Essay and Proposed Itinerary due: January 25th, 2016
  • Winners notified no later than: March 4th, 2016

Questions? Contact Nancy Abshire, Executive Director, at 312-360-4524 or somfoundation@som.com OR visit the SOM website!

Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship

The Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship:

The award of $20,000 is granted for independent travel and study, and is intended to foster a heightened appreciation and understanding of structural engineering through first-hand experience for the winning student. The Foundation’s goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of the importance of aesthetics in structural design by offering them an opportunity to study buildings and bridges throughout the world.

If you are interested, please consult a structural engineering faculty member promptly. The Department must submit a maximum of 2 nominations for the award by the December 7th deadline. Nominees must receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree or Ph.D. from an accredited US school between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

  • Submission Guidelines Available: www.somfoundation.som.com
  • Nominations/Applications Due: December 7th
  • Essay and Proposed Itinerary: January 25th, 2016
  • Winners notified no later than: March 4, 2016

Questions? Contact Nancy Abshire, Executive Director, at 312-360-4524 or email somfoundation@som.com. Or, visit their website www.somfoundation.som.com

AWMA PNWIS Student Environmental Challenge! $4000 in Prizes

Interested in competing against other university students for amazing prizes? Then read on to learn about the AWMA PNWIS Student Environmental Challenge, a competition that will be held in Stevenson, Washington on November 4 – November 6, 2015: 

Eligibility: The EC competition is open to all students who are registered for the PNWIS Annual Conference and have not been out of school for more than one full year. The competition will be a combined event for graduate and undergraduate students competing equally  (Click here to Register for the PNIWS Annual Conference).

Benefits of the PNIWS Annual Conferences:

  • Take advantage of the low student registration rate 
  • Networking opportunities:  meet environmental, engineering, manufacturing, regulatory, and legal professionals from all corners of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
  • Attend and participate in talks focused on current developments in environmental science, engineering, law, and regulation.
  • Visit exhibitor booths to discover job opportunities and network with consultants, vendors, and other environmental professionals.
  • Student activities include:  the Environmental Challenge, Student Paper Competition, the Fireside Social, PNWIS Bingo, Career Panel, and more.
  • Student volunteers needed! Student volunteers will receive extra benefits.
  • Questions or interested in volunteering?  Please contact Student Programs Chairs Matt Moroney or Melody Kieneker.

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Scholarships Available to Students Interested in an Energy Career

Looking for a Scholarship, Internship, or Research Grant? The American Public Power Association (APPA) awards several types of scholarships each year to university students as part of its Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program. Below is a brief synopsis of the scholarships they offer: 

  • Ten, $4,000 Student Research Grants/Internships:
    • Ten, $4,000 student research grants/internships are awarded each year to undergraduate/graduate university students to conduct research on a project or work as an intern in conjunction with a DEED member electric utility who mentors the student. Up to $1,000 in travel funds are included to attend an applicable industry conference. A mid-project report, final report, and abstract are required. Annual Application Deadlines: February 15 and October 1
  • One, $5,000 Technical Design Project
    • DEED awards one Technical Design Project each year to a student or group of students studying in an energyrelated discipline, especially engineering students working on their senior project. The student(s) academic advisor must approve the project and a mid-project report, final report, and abstract are required. Travel expenses (up to $3,000) are included in this grant for the student(s) to present their work at APPA’s Engineering and Operations Technical Conference held each spring. Annual Application Deadline: October 15
  • Ten, $2,000 Educational Scholarships
    • These scholarships are available to high school seniors, high school graduates, and college undergraduates interested in a technical career in the electric utility industry. We support students pursuing majors that are in short supply and high demand by public power utilities. The student’s application must be sponsored by a DEED member who will act as a mentor to the student. Annual Application Deadline: February 15 and October 15

For more information on DEED scholarships visit www.publicpower.org/DEED or contact DEED program staff at DEED@PublicPower.org

The Green Program – Now Accepting Applications

The GREEN Program – Now accepting Applications

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. The short-term immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries.

  • Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals
  • Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects
  • Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience
  • Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals
  • Bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and real-time industry insight
  • Participate on world-class bucket list adventure excursions
  • Earn an academic transcript during our 8-10 day programs

Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program. Continue reading

2015 DCI and HDG European Travel Scholarship Contest

HDG Architecture and DCI Engineers are now taking applications for the 2015 European Travel Scholarship.  Last year, our very own Molly Johnson won the 2014 European Scholarship.  You can check out Molly’s amazing travel blog here.

For more information on the 2015 European Scholarship’s rules, conditions and requirements, please see attached: Contest Rules2015_FINAL

PacTrans Support for Students to Attend TRB Annual Meeting

TRB 94th Annual Meeting – Washington DC January 10‐15, 2015


PacTrans is pleased to offer support to UW graduate students to attend the annual TRB meeting in Washington, D.C.

To apply: For consideration, please send an e‐mail to pactrans@uw.edu including the title of the paper you will be presenting as the primary author at the TRB by Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Support: PacTrans will pay two‐thirds of a student’s costs (up to $700).

Eligibility: Applicants must be either current or recently graduated students in good standing in a UW graduate program for consideration. They must also be the primary author of a paper accepted at the TRB conference.

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