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June 29, 2020

Eight graduate students receive Fulbright 2020-21 research grants

China, Germany, Nigeria, and Sweden are just some of the countries where UW graduate students and alumni will be conducting research next year, as eight students and alumni were awarded grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2020-2021 school year.  UW Graduate and professional students and alumni can apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program…


January 31, 2020

Natalie Gasca — A Biostatistician Travels the World

Natalie Gasca overlooking Lake Titicaca in Bolivia

Natalie Gasca, a PhD student in Biostatistics, discusses the transformative experience of the Bonderman Fellowship and how it has impacted her perspective on health and well-being and her future aspirations. Read the story.


Colleen Kimsey’s Bonderman Travel Reflections

Colleen Kimsey in front of a mural in Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa

Colleen Kimsey completed the Bonderman Fellowship with a trek in Nepal this September. The Bonderman Fellowship provides UW students with the opportunity to independently travel the world for eight months. Students choose the countries they will visit, and the fellowship provides them with the opportunity to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to…


January 21, 2020

William Bamber Awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

William Bamber Awarded the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

William Bamber, a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Near & Middle East Studies, was awarded the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-20. Bamber’s research explores Ottoman influences in South and Southeast Asia in the late 19th century. Read more.


January 13, 2020

2019 Tillman Scholar David Coomes, Ph.D., Epidemiology

Tillman Scholar David Coomes, Ph.D., Epidemiology

David Coomes, a Ph.D. student the UW Epidemiology Department, was awarded the 2019 Tillman Scholarship for his research in nutritional epidemiology. David hopes his work will contribute to improving nutrition policy. Apply for the Tillman Scholarship (due at the end of February each year).


November 9, 2019

Two UW graduate students granted the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that two graduate students have been named awardees of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Award to conduct research in 2020-2021.


November 5, 2019

Maria Blancas Wins $100,000 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Maria Blancas

Maria Blancas, a PhD student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, was awarded the $100,000 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship for the 2019-2021 award period. The fellowship is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate a strong capacity for leadership and potential to address a specific environmental issue. Maria studies field conditions for farmworkers in Washington…


October 30, 2019

Critical Language Scholarship Awardee Kelsey Bilek Studies Swahili in Tanzania

Kelsey Bilek spent the summer studying Swahili as an awardee of the 2019 U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.  The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS scholars gain critical language and cultural skills in languages that are less…


September 30, 2019

Two graduate students named Fulbright Fellows 2019-20

The Fulbright scholarship program is the largest U.S. international exchange opportunity for students to pursue international graduate study, advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. For the past several years, the UW has been named a top producer of Fulbright students and scholars, ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education each February. For 2019-20 academic…


September 25, 2019

Michelle (Mimi) Acosta, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, 1980-1989 Every year in the Department of Psychology, there was one graduate student of color who was charged with supporting students of color within the program. This official departmental position was funded by a fellowship from GO-MAP*. I was one of the graduate students who held this position in the 1980’s.  The…



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