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Gilman Scholarship Application Now Open

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is now accepting applications for winter and spring programs and the early application period for summer. The Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate students with high financial need to participate in study abroad. Eligible students must be receiving a Pell Grant and enroll in a program at least three weeks in length through UW Study Abroad. Students do not need to be accepted to a study abroad program at the time of application, but if selected ,they do have to be accepted into a study abroad program before Gilman will disburse the award.

Application deadline is October 3rd

Learn more

Information sessions about the award will be hosted by Kiana Parker, the Global Opportunities Adviser, at the following times:

Thursday August 31, 1pm-2pm, MGH 171

Wednesday, Sept 13, 2pm-3pm, MGH 171

UW Graduate School Fair

Graduate programs at the UW, across Washington and throughout the nation will participate in the UW Graduate School Fair. The goal is to provide a forum for graduate programs to recruit UW students on the Seattle campus and for students to make fruitful connections that will help foster their graduate school aspirations. GPAA will market this event to all University of Washington current students and alumni, as well as local community members. Event information can be found on our comprehensive website: http://uwgpaa.wixsite.com/uwgradfair.

Please mark your calendars for:

UW Graduate School Fair

October 26, 2017 | Thursday

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

University of Washington

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

Questions? Contact gradfair.

Undergraduate Research Program Courses

For students interested in research, and still searching for a seminar to add to their schedule…

Undergraduate Research Program Autumn Quarter Courses

GEN ST 391 I (1 cred) | SLN: 15698

Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry
Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20 PM)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I) is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in research at UW.

This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Visit the UW Time Schedule entry to register for the course.

GENERAL STUDIES 391 K (2 cred) | SLN: 15700
Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students
1-Day Workshop (September 21) + weekly class sessions (Fridays, 12:30-1:50 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive is designed for incoming transfer students and includes an initial 1-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 21 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the quarter designed to help transfer students plan and prepare for undergraduate research positions.The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with Undergraduate Research Program staff and interact with peer researchers.

To request an add code to register for the course, email urp and include the following:

Your full name:
Transfer institution:
UW student number:
Major, intended major, or area(s) of interest

For question, please contact urp.

Fully funded year-long international programs with September. deadlines

Interested students and alumni! There is still time to apply for several fully funded year-long international experiences with deadlines looming in September! Rising seniors, new or current graduate and professional students, and alumni may be eligible to apply:

Luce Scholars Program – Apply by Sept. 6, 2017

This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! The Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx) is open to students and alumni under 30 as of July 1, 2018 in all fields of study (except Asian Studies – sorry!). It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. The program provides living stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young U.S. citizens each year. Learn more and apply for UW nomination at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/luce.

Fulbright US Student Program – Apply by Sept. 6, 2017

Open to students and alumni in all fields (and no age limit!). The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed graduate-level study, independent research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs in over 140 countries. Learn more about the program at https://us.fulbrightonline.org, and about our campus application and interview process at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/fulbright.

Schwarzman Scholars Program – current UW undergrads should seek institutional endorsement by Aug. 15, national deadline Sept. 28, 2017

Launched in 2016, the Schwarzman Scholars Program aims to give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Full funding is provided for students to pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies. Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018. Learn more at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/program/. Information on UW endorsement for current undergrads is at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/SchwarzSchol.

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships – Apply for UW priority consideration by October 17; final campus deadline November 1

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country. Research Grants for 1-6 month or 7-10 month projects in Germany are awarded to highly qualified candidates from rising seniors through those who have already completed a Ph.D. (and all stages in between), including those wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Many study programs and research opportunities funded by DAAD do not require proficiency in the German language, there are no age limits, and US citizenship is not required. Learn more at https://www.daad.org/en/study-research-in-germany/.

Connect with UW scholarship advisers at all three campuses for questions and/or application support for any of these programs (and more)!

– UW Seattle Undergrads & Bachelor’s Alumni: contact Emily Smith (emilys42) & Robin Chang (robinc) in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

– UW Seattle Graduate & Professional Students & Alumni: contact Michelle Drapek (mdrapek) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards.

– UW Bothell students and alumni at all levels: contact Natalia Dyba (nataliak), Director of Global Initiatives.

– UW Tacoma students and alumni at all levels: contact Cindy Schaarschmidt (cs65), Director, Student Fellowships & Study Abroad

2017-2018 Undergrad Research Leaders- Apply by 9/1/17!

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!

Application Deadline: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2017-18 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp or (206) 543-4282

History of Capitalism Summer Course


Course Syllabus – HSTAA 490 (5)

What is capitalism? It defines our world, yet until recently it has not be the focus of historical study.

This seminar course offers a broad overview of American capitalism from colonial times up to the present.

It introduces students to the transformation of America from a rural colonial outpost of the British Empire to the largest industrially developed economic power in the world, and the more recent turn toward neoliberal policies in the late 20th century.

The course will consider the political, social, cultural, legal, moral, and environmental dimensions of American life – with a particular focus on the varieties of American capitalism, how the picture looks different through the analysis of race, class and gender.

This is a history "from the bottom, all the way to the top." All together it hopes to provide a picture of the historical characteristics and dynamics of American capitalism.

Assignments and grading are as follows: One take home final, one in class midterm, and three "micro essays" on readings from class.