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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…

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…

November 16, 2020

UW Ford Fellows on Science, Community and Applying for Fellowships

Profile pictures of Ford fellows Colleen O'Connor and Jorge Cisneros

The secret to helping secure a fellowship is being able to tell your story through the personal statement, O’Connor said. One way to help stand out is showing how one’s research can impact the community. -Colleen O’Connor Being able to tell her story and the story of her research to audiences as varied as elementary school children and the…

May 4, 2020

Lecture library

Video Lectures Morris Dees: Responding to Hate: Voices of Hope and Tolerance After witnessing firsthand the painful consequences of prejudice and racial injustice, Morris Dees co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 1971 — a nonprofit organization specializing in lawsuits involving civil rights violations and racially motivated crimes. In this talk, Dees discusses his…

May 15, 2019

How Prof. Houra Merrikh Works

Houra Merrikh, Assistant Professor Department/program: Microbiology Research focus: DNA Replication In a 2016 interview, microbiologist Houra Merrik said her goal is to “be somebody who sets an example and facilitates the system in a way that people that have gone through hardships can bring their abilities to science.” Houra knows what it means to overcome adversity: born…

May 7, 2019


Welcome, we are pleased that you are considering graduate study at the UW! The scope and quality of graduate education at our university is remarkable, as is the caliber of our graduate students. The UW welcomes and encourages applicants from all areas of the world and actively promotes a diverse student body comprised of different ethnic,…

December 18, 2018

Lauren Fine: Talking politics with family (and not losing your cool)

“Listen, and listen more than you talk,” says Lauren Fine, a doctoral student studying political communication at the interpersonal level. It’s good advice, generally, but it’s especially prudent if you’re struggling to discuss politics with family or friends at holiday gatherings. If you’re engaged in political discussion with close others in close spaces, “try to…

November 18, 2018

Ethan Kruse

When Ethan Kruse was an undergraduate, his friends noticed that as soon as he walked outside, his eyes would naturally drift up – to the sky and the stars. Now, he’s a sixth-year Ph.D. student in Astronomy using the eclipse method to discover new planets. While the upcoming “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21 isn’t…

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