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September 13, 2022

NSF GRFP fellow Ashley Paynter on science and advocacy

profile picture Ashley Paynter

“Am I going to be a ‘good’ scientist, and present myself in a palatable way, or am I going to be the person who says Black lives matter now, and we have no time to waste?” -Ashley Paynter Ashley Paynter, a PhD student in Biology, has combined her interests in science and advocacy to create…


October 4, 2021

Announcing the 2021-22 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellows

pictures of the 2021 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellows

Giselle Antoine Business Dissertation: “Organizational Cultures of Guilt and Shame” Giselle Antoine is a PhD candidate in Management & Organization at the Foster School of Business. Her research examines the intersection of societal level culture (values, norms) and moral emotions (shame, guilt) with particular focus on rule-breaking and deviance in organizations. Principally, her research explores…


July 19, 2021

Graduate School GEMS Office – Hourly Student Assistant

Hourly student assistant position available. Materials will be accepted through Wednesday, July 21. Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) is a division of the Graduate School that facilitates admissions and graduation at the graduate level. GEMS is hiring an hourly student assistant to provide critical administrative support to our team. This position will primarily include clerical…


June 28, 2021

Fulbright fellow Hannah VanBenschoten checks in from Sweden

Fulbright fellow Hannah VanBenschoten standing outside in the snow in Sweden

Traveling internationally during the pandemic has not been easy for many people, but despite Sweden’s travel ban, Fulbright Scholar Hannah VanBenschoten was able to use a student visa to study in Stockholm. A UW bioengineering Ph.D. student, Hannah flew to Sweden in mid-January 2021 and has been studying at the Karolinska Institute. Hannah was awarded…


June 16, 2021

‘Understand what values are important to the [funding] organization,’ advises Tillman Scholar Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy in front of Suzzallo Library

Mike McCarthy, a doctoral student in Education and U.S. Army veteran, applied to the Pat Tillman Scholarship three times because Tillman’s life of service and passion resonated with him.  McCarthy has come to embrace a model of leadership that focuses on compassionate service and collaboration. He advises others to thoroughly research the organization(s) to which…


Four graduate students receive Fulbright 2021-22 grants

Headshot photos of Sarah Philo, Minh Nguyen, Kathleen Abadie, and Christina Park

Four UW graduate students and alumni were awarded grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-2022 school year to conduct research and teaching in Nepal, Taiwan, Portugal, and Israel.  UW Graduate and professional students and alumni can apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program with support from the Office of Fellowships & Awards. Read…


May 24, 2021

Urban Design and Planning interdisciplinary Ph.D. student named to the 2021 Husky 100

Congratulations to Lan T. Nguyen, a doctoral student in the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary Urban Design and Planning Ph.D. program, who was honored as part of the 2021 Husky 100! Lan studies the impact of natural disasters on communities, particularly, communities of color. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lan helped launch a symposium with other graduate students…


May 19, 2021

Alfonso Carlos Peña Graduate Fellowship

The Peña Graduate Fellowship was established to provide support to graduate students engaged in research and/or activities related to wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House). Awardees must have financial need and an interest in and a commitment to addressing social and environmental issues impacting American Indian, Alaska Native, and/or other indigenous communities. Deadline: Monday, June 14 , 2021,…


March 17, 2021

2021 Gatzert Fellows Contribute to the Lives of Children with Disabilities

profile pictures of 2021 Gatzert fellows Shixin Huang and Michael Rosenberg

How can we make ankle-foot orthoses that do more to improve mobility? How are parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in China working to enhance their children’s quality of life? These are some of the questions that drive this year’s Gatzert Child Welfare Fellows. The Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship…


November 25, 2020

‘Be stubborn…keep trying,’ advises Mindy Cohoon on applying for fellowships

“I applied and applied and applied, and the third time I applied, I got it.” Graduate student Mindy Cohoon, speaking of her process applying for the Simpson Center’s Digital Humanities Fellowship Between her undergraduate and graduate years, Near and Middle Eastern Studies Ph.D. student Mindy Cohoon has received 23 fellowships, grants and scholarships.  She credits her success to…



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