Year Long Project with Youth from Yakama Nation and Neah Bay

Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and richness of the Yakama and Makah culture? Do you love working with elementary students? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in Washington State?

If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the "Telling Our Stories: Yakama Nation and Neah Bay" project, a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and the Yakama Nation and Neah Bay Elementary School.

Harlan Hahn Call for Proposals – Deadline Extended to Friday, May 22nd

Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants
Disability Studies Program, University of Washington
Call for Proposals, Spring 2015

Award Description

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.

2015 Call for Proposals

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2015. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.

Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:
• Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
• Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
• Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
• Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Application Process

Application deadlineextended to Friday, May 22 at 11 pm.

All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox:

The Harlan Hahn Fund Committee will notify the award recipients of its decisions by May 29, 2015. Applicants may request feedback from the Committee for improving their chances in the next year’s competition.

To apply, submit all of the following:
• A brief (1-2 page) proposal outlining the specific activities that will be funded by the Harlan Hahn grant, how the project fits the award criteria, and the expected outcomes.
• A brief personal statement describing how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria. This should include a description of the applicant’s Disability Studies related experience, research, teaching, and/or career goals, and an explanation of how the grant support will advance the applicant’s research and/or education.
• Resume/CV.
• Official or unofficial academic transcript (for students), or UW employment history (for staff and faculty).
• Name and contact information for one professional reference.
• A detailed narrative budget justification. Request a specific total amount of funds needed for the project, and provide estimates for how funds will be spent on particular needs. Sample spending categories are outlined in “Selection criteria.”

Eligibility Requirements

• You must be an enrolled University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
• Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to Disability Studies (e.g. courses completed in related disciplines, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant, or scholarly work conducted as a research assistant).
• Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

• You must be a University of Washington academic or staff employee with a minimum 50% appointment at the time of application.
• Eligible applicants should have exhibited and sustained efforts towards incorporating the Disability Studies approach into research and/or teaching and contributing to the knowledge base of Disability Studies.
• Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

NOTE: Everyone interested in submitting a proposal is welcome to consult with members of the Harlan Hahn Fund Committee about the grants and/or the application process. Please request a consultation as early as possible in the preparation process. For 2015, the contact person is Professor José Alaniz (jos23).

Selection Criteria

Disability Studies content. We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of Disability Studies (DS). DS focuses on the social, cultural, political, and historical meanings of disability. DS is not medicine, special education, or professions oriented towards prevention or treatment of disabilities, but it should inform those disciplines. The field of Disability Studies explores how disability has been constructed, demarcated, and represented in culture and art, laws and policies, professional practices, and everyday life. The intersections between disability and other identity categories such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity are addressed in DS teaching, scholarship, and activism. The voices and roles of disabled people themselves are emphasized in defining problems and evaluating solutions. For more information about the field, please visit the websites of the UW Disability Studies Program ( and the Society for Disability Studies (

Concept and impact. We will be looking for proposals with a well-conceptualized research methodology or manuscript idea. For research and/or writing projects, explain how you plan to disseminate your findings or what other concrete products you anticipate. If you propose attendance at a conference, explain how this conference will inform your future work or how your contribution to the conference disseminates Disability Studies content. If you propose to develop a course, explain how the course will be implemented and made sustainable.

Budget justification. We will evaluate whether the proposed budget is appropriate to meet the stated goals of the project. Include in your narrative explanation: clearly defined and realistic expenditures; a plan of action to implement spending; exact dates or clearly defined time frames for completion of segments of the project; full description of the conference, people
who will be hired and for what skills, survey population, etc. Also identify whether Harlan Hahn funds will be sufficient to cover all costs of the activities, and what additional sources of funding you have sought and/or received for the project. Provide approximate values for expenditures in any of the following categories:
• Salary (NOTE: Salary is subject to applicable UW benefits costs)
• Travel costs
• Conference fees, lodging, per diem
• Research subject payments
• Routine supplies
• Research or writing support services (e.g. fees to outside consultants)
• Other (provide explanation)

Previous grantees. Past performance with Harlan Hahn Fund awards will also be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous winner.

Additional Information for Applicants

Payment of grants. After the decision process is complete, each grant recipient will be required to consult with the Disability Studies Program fiscal administrator and devise a precise budget.

Required outcomes. Recipients of the Harlan Hahn Grant are expected to give a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as submit a short written summary of how the funds were spent. Funds must be used for the proposed project.

Time to completion. All grant-funded activities must be completed by June 30, 2016.

Questions. If you have any questions about the grants and/or the application process, please contact Professor José Alaniz (jos23).

Summer Course: Preparing for Graduate Education

Preparing for graduate education


This is a 8-week course (2 C/NC) for juniors and seniors from all disciplines who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education; learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.


Þ Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school? Come explore and find out!

Þ Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!

Þ Not sure what program or school you want to attend? Find your fit here!

The course seeks to engage students in determining the right “fit” for their individual graduate education goals through three primary objectives:

Investigation: What is your desire to attend graduate school? What you need to know about the graduate school experience.

Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect? Demystify the process. Personal statements, resumes/CVs and letters of recommendation

Preparation: How does investigation and revelation lead to finding a “good fit” and how do you chart a course of action? Why do you want to go? When do you want to go? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How can you do it?

This course is designed for both students who know they want to go to graduate school, as well as those who are just in the beginning stages of the process. This quarter the course will be conducted as a hybrid course meeting at UW-Seattle and working through UW Canvas. On average students will have 1-2 page written assignments due weekly. The expected time of commitment is approximately 4-6 hours per week. The end goal of the course is first for students to identify if they want to go to graduate school and then if so, prepare a final portfolio which will provide the primary components to any graduate application and make for a more competitive application.

Course Info:

GRDSCH200 A – Prep for Grad Ed

SLN# 11638

M 1:10 – 3:20 THO 119 (Seattle)


Course will be hybrid – half in-class and half online

Finding Internships for Global Health Undergrads, Tue, May 19, 12:30-1:30p, Raitt 229

Finding an Internship for Global Health Undergraduate Students

Tuesday, May 19th at 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m., Raitt Hall Room 229

The Global Health Minor will host a brown bag lunch panel to with an undergraduate student and an academic adviser speak about previous experiences with internships in the Seattle Area and the best practices in securing great internship opportunities. This is an event for UW undergraduate students who are interested in careers in Global and Public health and would like to get an experience through an internship.

Students will learn the best ways to secure an internship opportunity as well as some of the interesting opportunities available within the area’s many Global Health organizations. We will provide you with a catalog of local organizations that are looking to fill internship and volunteer positions and are looking for students to be involved.

Please email amman for further details or questions.

PBAF 599C summer Social Marketing course

Public Health Major Seniors By Permission


Course Instructor: Nancy R. Lee

Course Title: Social Marketing: Changing Public Behaviors for Good

Course Date: A Term (June 22-July 22)

Course Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:40-7:20

Course Description:

This course provides an indepth and hands-on introduction to Social Marketing, a proven behavior change discipline first distinguished in the early 1970s. It has had a profound impact on influencing citizen behaviors that:

  • Improve public health: Tobacco, HIV/AIDS, Obesity, Immunizations, Physical Activity
  • Prevent injuries: Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Workplace Safety, Drowning Prevention
  • Protect the environment: Water Quality, Water Conservation, Air Quality, Alternative Transportation, Energy Conservation, Waste Management, Fish and Wildlife Habitats, Stormwater Runoff
  • Contribute to communities: Blood Donation, Crime Prevention, Literacy, Voting

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the Social Marketing definition, planning process and keys to success.
  2. Identify appropriate applications for Social Marketing.
  3. Identify relevant methods and applications for marketing research.
  4. Learn a 10 step model for developing, implementing and evaluating a strategic social marketing campaign.
  5. Develop a social marketing plan, with a 4-5 person team.
  6. Discuss ethical principles that guide social marketing practice.

Course Text:

Social Marketing: Changing Behaviors for Good (5th Edition)

Nancy R. Lee, Philip Kotler (SAGE Publications, 2015).

Pre-Med mentoring event – Monday May 18th

QMed, the LGBTQ medical student organization at the UWSOM, will be hosting an informal “drop-in” mentoring event on Monday, 5/18, 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Allen Library Research Commons (Room “Green A”). Come talk to current medical students about applying to medical school and their experiences as current medical students! Bring personal statements and questions about interviews! We are there to answer any questions you have.

This is a great chance to find a medical student mentor or to get advice before the school year ends! Light refreshments will be provided, sponsored by UW Pre-Health Advising. ALL STUDENTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS are welcome to attend this event.

To sign up (for head count purposes), please sign up using this link:

When: Monday, 5/18, 3:30pm-5pm

Where: Allen Library Research Commons (Room “Green A”)

Who: QMed and medical students from the UW School of Medicine, sponsored by UW Pre-Health Advising and Minority Association of Pre-Health Students UW (MAPS UW)


QMed is the queer medical student organization at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The mission of Q-Med is to provide education and information to the medical community and all that are interested in healthcare issues affecting the Queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, etc.) population. We are a group of students and staff that are both queer and straight allies that believe in the importance of equality in healthcare for all people.

Any questions? Please email John at nguyej7.