Friday, October 9, 2015

Purple Heart Dash 2015

My name is Wesley Pond with the Naval ROTC unit at UW. We wanted to make sure that we notified all UW departments of our upcoming charity 5k called the Purple Heart Dash. It will be held at the university, and will be in conjunction with the University's Veteran's appreciation week. The cost is $20 for UW students and employees.
     Our objective in hosting this event is two-fold. A portion of the proceeds that we receive as entry fees will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund who supports the families and service members who have been affected by severe, service induced injuries. They offer services such as financial assistance, rehabilitation, counseling, and more. For more information about the Semper Fi Fund and their programs and activities click HERE. A portion of the proceeds from this race will also go to Compass & Chart, the registered student organization responsible for hosting the event. Compass & Chart is comprised of Naval ROTC Midshipmen, Marines, and Sailors who wish to be more involved in community relations and promote our respective services. All money retained by Compass & Chart will be used in covering expenses for next year's race. 

     For more information on the event you can check out the Purple Heart Dash 5K Facebook Page, or visit our Registration page.

Engineer Positions at TASC

TASC is seeking young professionals to join the Space Systems Account. We provide specialized engineering, analysis, and operations support to a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. 

Our group has openings for both R&D interns and entry level engineers to perform mission analysis and technical advisory services to an IC customer. This customer is developing the next generation of space systems and ground architectures for national security.  Both jobs are located in Chantilly, VA (near Washington DC).
If interested, please apply for the appropriate position below:
Also, feel free to contact me directly with questions at

NOTE: These positions require a US citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance.

Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Info Session

Wednesday October 28 (3:30 – 5:00pm)
303 Elec. Engr. Bldg (EEB)

At Qualcomm, research and development is a strong focus. It enables us to foster new ideas which ultimately lead to future technology advancements and growth. That focus is also what led us to want to partner with University PhD students, in order to cultivate new and forward thinking ideas and continue to further research and development overall. In an effort to establish a forum for Qualcomm and students to engage routinely, we created the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) program, which invests in University PhD students and their forward thinking ideas.

The QInF program is focused on recognizing, rewarding, and mentoring innovative PhD students across a broad range of technical research areas, based on Qualcomm’s core values of innovation, execution and teamwork. QInF enables graduate students to be mentored by our engineers and supports them in their quest towards achieving their research goals.

The program has been so successful that we now have participants from universities around the world.
We are also proud of the fact that our program has experienced continued growth with over 100 proposals submitted each year in the US and international combined and has awarded over $5 million dollars since it started in 2009 at Qualcomm’s Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.

The QInF program is open to students from a preselected variety of top US based and international schools. Students are encouraged to apply and submit a proposal on any innovative idea of their choice. Qualcomm Research’s top engineers carefully review submitted proposals and select the QInF finalists, who are then invited to present their proposals to a panel of executive judges. Winning students earn a one year fellowship and are mentored by our engineers to facilitate the success of the proposed research.

The QInF program has brought Qualcomm and the students we’ve worked with a great deal of enjoyment, from the diversity, quality and innovation of proposals, to meeting finalists and collaborating with top winning teams and advisors. We look forward to QInF’s continued success and growth in the coming years and hope each participating team will succeed in bringing their research goals to reality.
The program, rules for application, and the selection of winning students vary slightly per country. For further details, prospective applicants are invited to refer to the US QInF website.

Questions about the program? Contact us by sending an email to:

Facebook Infrastructure Tech Talk

Tuesday, October 13th
4:30 – 6:00pm
303 Elec. Engr. Bldg

Come learn more about how Facebook’s Infrastructure Engineering teams manage traffic and data for almost 1.5 billion users and growing! We will have Kevin Lin, from the Performance and Capacity Engineering team, discussing the exciting challenges they’re faced with and how you can help us in our mission to make the world more open and connected.

Open to all Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering students.

Facebook Tech Talk @ University of Washington

New Scholarship Program for first year students - Phil & Friends American Dream Foundation Scholarship Fund

Phillip Yin and Friends American Dream Foundation (PYFADF) was founded on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to fulfill their educational goals. Phillip Yin, an alumni of the University of Washington, is the Business Anchor for the daily business show, Global Business America at CCTV America in Washington D.C.  He started the Foundation to help motivated students by sharing a part of their financial burden associated with going to a university. 

To celebrate the launch of the Foundation and the first year of the scholarship, Phillip Yin will be on campus, Wednesday, October 14,  to meet with students and introduce the Phil and Friends American Dream Foundation Scholarship Fund.

UW Information Session:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:30 – 2:30 pm, 171 Mary Gates Hall, Multipurpose Room

Brief Program Information:
Eligible students must be current undergraduates at the UW in their first year of study – a freshman or transfer student.  They should be able to demonstrate their passion and purpose, civic engagement and leadership, and possess strong communication skills.  Lastly, they should be able to provide a compelling story told in both an essay and video describing why the American dream is important to them.

Ten selected students will receive $1,000.  This scholarship is not renewable.

Study in Beijing - Information Session Monday, 10/12 at 12:30pm

UW Study Abroad is holding an information session on the IES study abroad program in Beijing, China.  The information session is next Monday, October 12 from 12:30-1:30 in 459 Schmitz Hall.
IES is one of UW’s approved affiliated program providers, offering summer, fall and spring programs in Beijing, China.

Boeing mentoring-- 10/15 evening event

The ME dept is hosting Boeing for a mentoring event in the evening on Thursday, Oct 15th starting at 5:30 in MEB 238. 

Space is limited.   
Please complete the brief catalyst survey to RSVP for the event and you will be notified by Oct 14th of your status.  We will also notify you by Oct 14th if you’re on the waiting list for this event.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A NEW Resource for International Students: Job Search Guide for International Students; Workshops and Events at the Career Center for International Students

I have three exciting things for international students to tell you about:
·         NEW RESOUCE: Job Search Guide for International Students (attached and on the Career Center International Student section of our website). This is a new resource intended to supplement the Career Center’s Career Guide
·         Fall Workshops for International Students.  There is a workshop almost every week of the quarter.  The schedule with a description of events is attached.
·         An Exciting Evening Event for our Conversations with International Students Series: CAREER PATHS TO REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL, November 3, 6-8 in MGH 134.  We have an exceptional panel of international professionals across industries in technology, education, public service and startups.  See attached flyer and please encourage your students to attend. 

Please check out our international student section of our webpage for more information.

Self-Regulated Learning, Reading Group

The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the newly established Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning (OAET&L) invite you to participate in a reading group on self-regulated learning. 

This group of faculty, staff, and graduate students will meet weekly to discuss chapters from the book, Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (Nilson). A limited number of free copies of the book are available. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12:30–1:30, in the Engineering Annex, Room 242, Oct. 14 through Dec. 02. Snacks will be provided.

This reading group is open to anyone who teaches undergraduates in engineering, science, and math. If you are interested in attending and/or want to learn more about CPREE or OAET&L, please contact Ken Yasuhara at

WINTER 2016 Graduate Assistantships: Admissions Readers


UWHires Requisition #125011

CLASSIFICATION:  Graduate Staff Assistant

POSITIONS: Undergraduate Admissions Review Readers, multiple positions

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:  December 16, 2015-February 29, 2016 (five pay periods).  Must be available for daytime training in the Office of Admissions December 16-18, 30 and 31-no exceptions.  On December 16, training will run for approximately 5 hours.

HOURS:  183 hours over 5 pay periods; approximately 19 hours per week.  Undergraduate admission applications will be reviewed on-line.  Readers may work in the Office of Admissions during regular work hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or may choose to work off-site.  (Must have access to a reliable internet connection.)

SALARY:  Major components of tuition plus standard salary; salary is commensurate with student standing.

CREDIT LOAD:  Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School in a tuition-based (state-funded) program for at least 10 credits during winter quarter 2016.  Fee-based (self-sustaining) programs not eligible for tuition waiver.


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking graduate students for graduate student service appointments during winter quarter 2016.  These positions offer a valuable, hands-on opportunity to participate with Admissions professionals in the review of undergraduate applications for autumn quarter 2016.

Readers will assess freshman applications, using a combination of personal and academic factors.  Applications are assessed by two Readers separately, and final admission decisions are made by Admissions administrators, based on Reader assessments.

Ability to do the following:  read and evaluate applications, considering both academic and personal factors; learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines; apply assessment principles without personal bias; read rapidly and accurately; work independently for hours at a time.

Sensitivity to diversity/multicultural issues and educational disadvantage; familiarity with U.S. high school systems.

APPLY:  Through UWHires, requisition#125011.  Please submit a resume.  In place of a traditional cover letter, you must include a letter of 500 words or fewer in which you address the following two topics:

Topic 1:  Your assignment is to select a strong and diverse class of freshmen for the University of Washington.  What is the meaning of "strong and diverse?"  What academic and personal factors would you choose to consider in reviewing applications for the desired freshman class, and why?

Topic 2:  How will you objectively evaluate an applicant whose views conflict with yours?  Is it ever appropriate to use judgment based on personal opinion in reviewing for admission to a public university?  Please give an example to illustrate your decision.

Your application will not be considered complete, nor will it be reviewed, without the required letter addressing the questions above.


NOTIFICATION DATES:  We will notify those accepted for the positions by November 6, 2015.

CONTACT IN UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS:  Robin Hennes, Assistant Director:; 206.616.3862

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.<> To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship Applications Due November 9th

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.
Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.
Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:
·                                               Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities
·                                               Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner
·                                               Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship
·                                               Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?
·                                               Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.
The application deadline for the 2016 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Monday, November 9thApplication instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at
Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at

Critical Language Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session
October 14th
Mary Gates Hall 171

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:
Applications will be due November 23, 2015 by 7:59 pm EST.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

UW Business Career Fair 10/12, 2-6pm HUB. Open to all UW Students!

Attention Huskies!

Welcome back to campus! We hope you had a great summer! Have you been looking for the perfect job or internship?  Then, don’t miss the chance to chat with more than 130 employers at annual UW Business Career Fair!  All UW students are welcome.

Monday, October 12, 2015
2-6pm, HUB Ballrooms
Open to all UW students and alumni!

Attending employers are looking to hire a variety of majors for internships, part-time or full-time career opportunities. The one thing they all have in common?  They’re looking to hire Huskies! 

Companies include: Accenture, Amazon,  Anheuser Busch, Bloomberg, Boeing, Capital One, Concur, Deloitte Consulting, Hitatchi, Honeywell, KeyBank, Lands’ End,  Tableau, Wells Fargo, Weyerhaeuser and many more! See attached link for employer list.

Get a head start on your competition by researching the companies on the list.  Be sure to come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resumes!

Questions? Contact

Physio-Control Summer Internship

My name is Kiah Lesher, I am a University of Washington Alum working now at a Medical device company called Physio-Control in Redmond Washington. Physio-Control is a leading manufacturer in the Emergency medical device field and has been in business for 60 years. We offer health care solutions for the pre-hospital and hospital market segments as well as products that help save lives in your workplace and community. We will be holding an information session at UW on October 14th  @5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall (Room 134), and will be recruiting Juniors, Seniors and Grad Students for our 10-week paid summer internship program. Come learn about our company and meet with Physio team members while enjoying free pizza!

We will also be at the UW Business Career Fair located in the HUB on October 12th, 2015 as well as the Science and Engineering Career Fair also located in the HUB on October 28th, 2015. Feel free to attend all and come visit us at the Physio Booth!

People from all backgrounds are welcome to come, we will be looking for interns interested in:
·        Mechanical Engineering
·        Computer Science Engineering
·        Industrial Engineering
·        Electrical Engineering
·        Finance
·        Marketing
·        Human Resources
·        Supply chain management
·        Clinical research
·        Operations
·        Human factors
·        Information Systems

2016 Washington State Legislative Internship Program final deadline: October 16, 2015

Undergraduate Students-

    Applications for the 2016 Washington State Legislative Internship are open now on their website!  The internship is open to ALL majors.

They will accept applications between now and October 16th.  The 2016 internship will run from January 6, 2016, through March 10, 2016. The Washington State Legislative Internship Program's Priority deadline of October 6th has passed, but if you are interested, you can still apply by the final deadline of October 16th, 2015.

    The Legislative Internship is an amazing opportunity for students to learn about the formation of public policy at first hand while developing the sorts of transferable professional skills that employers are looking for.  On a day-to-day basis, interns are tracking legislation, attending hearings and meetings, communicating with constituents, and conducting research for state legislators.

    Additional information about the internship, about the application and other frequently asked questions can be found on their website:

Feel free to contact the internship coordinators in Olympia (Paula Rehwaldt and Emily McCartan) at:

    If you have questions about the internship, applications, or how the credits will count at the University of Washington, feel free to contact me or set up an appointment through the Political Science Advising Appointment Calendar (  I would be glad to talk through the application process with any interested student from any department.  Don't let this amazing opportunity slip by before you graduate.

Two Sigma/ UW Info Session

We are Two Sigma.

More than 800 people who believe the scientific method is the best way to approach investing. If harnessing the power of technology, mathematics, and data to help real people is something that excites you, let's connect.

Two Sigma Info Session at University of Washington
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Room EE 105

Register for a spot by Friday, October 16th, 2015:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Domtar Paper and Pulp is coming to UW

Date:  Wednesday, October 14th
Where: 207 Anderson Hall (Forest Club Room)
Time:  5:30 pm
Why:  Recruiting FTE ELE and Internships

RSVP to Juliet Louie ( no later than 5PM SUNDAY, Oct 11th.

a.       Send your resume by 5PM on TUESDAY, OCT 6th  to Juliet Louie at
b.      Send me your resume in PDF (use this file naming convention:  “John Smith_Resume_Domtar.pdf”). 
c.       Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Domtar will be interviewing on October 15th.

Princeton in Asia - UW & online information sessions

Information Sessions:
·         Online information session - Thursday, October 8, 2-3pm EST
·         UW information session – Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30-5:20pm PST, MGH 171 (RSVP at

Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. Founded in 1898, PiA is one of the oldest not-for-profit organizations of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. For the 2016-2017 academic year, PiA expects to offer 130 yearlong fellowships in 19 Asian countries in the fields of access to education, environmental sustainability, public health, economic development, social justice and access to information. We have an incredibly active group of fellows and alumni who, inspired by their yearlong PiA experience, maintain a lifetime commitment to Asia and PiA.

PiA is open to graduates of all colleges and universities and requires no prior Asian experience or language skills.

The application is due November 13th, and can be found here:

Please email with any questions about PiA. Please join our webinar this Thursday, October 8th at 2:00pm EST. UW information session – Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30-5:20pm PST, MGH 171 (RSVP at

A change in perspective, a job that matters, a community for life.

Public Speaking / Toastmasters' Open House

Husky Toastmasters’ hosting an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 8th from 12:00pn – 1:00pm in Schmitz Hall 170

Start the new school year out right!!

Come to Husky Toastmasters’ Open House to learn how to improve your public speaking skills as well as how to work giving and receiving effective feedback.  Toastmasters’ is an inexpensive and fun way to work on the very skills that will help you succeed in the classroom.  The Open House will feature an experienced Toastmaster, Bruce Meaker, leading a workshop on effectively evaluating (and being evaluated by) your peers.  There will be plenty of Toastmasters on hand to tell you all about the Toastmasters’ communication program and how it can help you in your academic career and beyond.  Husky Toastmasters will provide complimentary food and drinks. Staff and community members are welcome as well!

Open House: Thursday, Oct. 8th from 12:00pn – 1:00pm in Schmitz Hall 170

Volunteer Opportunity - Language & Culture

Do you want to become involved in an international community?
Would you like to practice your foreign language skills or develop cross-cultural experience?
Volunteer with the Language Exchange Program!
The UW International and English Language Programs (UW IELP) is a program which provides English language instruction to international students from a variety of nations/across the globe! We work hard to connect our students with the UW community and others in the greater Seattle area.
We offer 3 great volunteer opportunities to develop global citizenship, improve language skills, and connect people!
Conversation Partner
We match IELP students with students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UW to participate in a language exchange. A pair can either spend half the time speaking in English and the other in a language of their choice, or speak the whole time in English – what we call a “cultural exchange”. The majority of our students speak Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. We also have many participants who are not learning another language but wish to gain insight into a different culture and meet others.
This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn, practice another language, and share culture.
Classroom Volunteer
These volunteers attend an IELP class once a week to assist teachers by providing conversation practice. This is a great opportunity to familiarize oneself with teaching English as a second language and classroom learning.
Activities and Events
All volunteers will be regularly invited to attend activities and events (such as ice-skating, a tour at the Ballard Locks, or bowling at the HUB) throughout the quarter.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up online at

For more information, please use this link:

Science and Engineering Business Association announcements for October 6

*2015 SEBA Mentorship Program*

*When:* October 6th 12:00-12:30 pm
*Where:* HUB 214
*What:* We will have our first event next week. We will meet for a brief
(30 min) intro to the program, so you can learn how to join the mentorship
group and get matched with an industry mentor to meet with later during the
quarter. For more information,visit Email
questions to

*SEBA First Tuesday: Career Fair Success*

*When: *Tuesday, October 6 2:30-4:00 pm
*Where: *HUB 238
*What: *SEBA's annual career fair is the largest on campus and features
companies from the Northwest and across the nation. Come learn how to best
prepare for success.

*WBBA Governor's Life Sciences Summit & Annual Meeting*

*When: *Friday, October 23rd, 7:00 am - 11:15 am
*Where: *Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue
*What:* The WBBA is proud to present the 11th annual Governor’s Life
Sciences Summit and Annual Meeting, where more than 700 leaders from
Washington’s life sciences community gather to celebrate our successes and
discuss the industry’s current challenges and coming opportunities on the
 local, national and global level. Event Highlights include legislative
updates and a review of the critical issues facing the life sciences sector
in 2015 and 2016, remarks from Governor Jay Inslee about Washington State’s
vision for the life science sector, rebranding the WBBA, and a discussion
around future goals and objectives for the continued growth of life
sciences in Washington. Email if you are interested in

*ZINO Woman Intentional Investment Forum*

*When: *Monday, October 19th, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*Where: *Two Union Square, 600 University st (Skyview Room, Floor 51)
*What:* ZINO Society needs volunteers to help with their ZINO Woman:
Intentional Investment Forum. Men and women are invited to attend! The
event begins with a 90 minute Before the Pitches Networking Reception and
Women’s Business Showcase of interactive exhibits plus a dozen 1-minute
elevator pitches. The business session will include a panel of investor and
entrepreneur experts, followed by a rapid fire format of eight 5-minute
business pitches to angel investors and business leaders. Presenting
companies include women entrepreneurs or C-level women on the team, who are
eligible for selection as ‘best investment opportunity” through the ZINO
Zenith Award and Judges’ Award and ZINO Annual Angel Investment Fund
consideration as well as individual investments by accredited investors.
Email if you are interested in helping out with this
great event.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Accepting Nominations: 2016 HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

UW Deadline:   October 30, 2015, 12:00 noon (PDT)

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has opened the competition for the 2016 International Student Research Fellowship and 57 institutions around the U.S. have been invited to submit nominations. These fellowships will be awarded to students engaged in their doctoral dissertation research, and is specifically for international students in biomedical or related fields who are currently in their 2nd or 3rd years of PhD work.  Eligible fields of study include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology – as well as interdisciplinary research.  The Graduate School at the UW has been identified as the coordinating body for the UW, and I am writing today to let you know the process, deadlines, etc. for nominating your students for this opportunity.

Full information on the opportunity is here: .  Please look it over thoroughly.

Eligible students are those who:

• have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research,
• are in the second (or third) year of graduate study (as of autumn 2015),
• have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research, and
• are not U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S.

This is a very competitive fellowship; if you choose to send nominations please select your top international students.  The student’s advisor must be willing and available to work closely with a UW nominated student in preparing the application.  [Nominated students will be contacted by HHMI and given access to the full application, which is due in February 2016.]

Awardees may receive up to three years of support; support will not be provided beyond year five of a student’s doctoral program.  When selecting your nominees, keep in mind that if a student already has fellowship funding for his/her PhD studies they will have to decline the HHMI fellowship or resign the fellowship they were already awarded.

Students may not apply for this fellowship on their own but must be nominated through their department in the process described below.  We are limited in the total number of students we can nominate (ten); as a result, we are instituting the following process to determine which students to nominate.

Eligible departments may nominate no more than two students to the Graduate School.  It is up to each individual department how they determine their nominees, but the two individuals should be those who best meet the specific criteria noted above.  The Graduate School will not consider students who do not meet the criteria of being in their second or third year of graduate study (as of autumn quarter 2015).

Nomination materials should include the following:

1.       Nominee’s name (first, middle, last)
2.       Nominee’s email
3.       Nominee’s Department/Program
4.       Nominee’s year in the PhD program.
5.       Nominee’s thesis mentor (s)
6.       Source of nominee’s existing external funding, either from the home country, or an external award.  Also list funding from the UW if competitively awarded (normally RA or TA positions would not fall into this category).
  1. Letter of recommendation/nomination from the student’s advisor and/or chair of the department—no more than 2 pages.  Keep in mind that this letter will not be submitted as part of the final application and the advisor will have a chance to write a longer, more detailed letter for the actual application.  This letter will be used in choosing the nominees and in crafting the University’s nomination letter to HHMI.
a)      The letter should outline the student’s “demonstrated exceptional talent for research,” and any other notable achievements to be considered in the nomination process, including publications, and
b)      Briefly describe why the applicant was nominated for the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship program over other students, specifically addressing the applicant’s potential to be a scientific leader and innovator.
8.       Statement by the student (not to exceed one page) briefly explaining the research they are working on, its significance, and their current career goals.
  1. Copy of the student’s CV
  2. Copy of the student’s unofficial graduate transcripts

All materials should be submitted online by either the chair, GPC or GPA no later than Thursday, October 30, 2015 at 12 noon (PDT).  Absolutely no late nominations will be accepted.  Please start uploading your materials well in advance of the deadline.

Materials should be submitted to the following Catalyst website:
.  (if you are unfamiliar with Catalyst drop-boxes, we’d highly recommend that you peruse this site well in advance of the deadline)

As we fully expect to receive more than 10 total nominations, the Dean of the Graduate School will convene a selection committee that will meet during the month of November to determine the nominees to forward on to HHMI.  The final 10 nominees will then be forwarded on to HHMI by the November 17, 2015 deadline.  Those nominees will then be required to submit an online application through HHMI that will entail a separate set of materials.   Nominated students will have plenty of time to complete this process – the deadline won’t be until February 11, 2016.  The Fellowship office will be available to assist students with their applications.

This is an excellent fellowship that provides multi-year support; we encourage each of you to let your international students know about the opportunity and to submit nominations.  If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or the nomination process, do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to seeing your nominees.