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Tuesday, December 17 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Marvin Center, 311

Discussion led by Dr. Kathleen Griffith, member of the GW Cancer Center, and Dr. Keith Crandall, director of the Computational Biology Institute.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 12:00 -2:00 pm

Milken Institute SPH, 7th Floor (Executive Case Room)
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WebEx Information

The forum will be recorded and available following the event on the strategic plan website.

Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Award: $2,500 & up to one course release, per year

The full details of this 3-year award and application requirements can be found on our Research Blog, as well as in the competition on InfoReady.

Please contact our office with any questions.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

WOWTALK Speakers:

Sandy Kawano, Biology
"Integrating ecology, evolution, and biomechanics to investigate how animals move"

Nirbhay Kumar, Global Health

"A Vaccine to eliminate Malaria that causes 1 death per minute"

Murray Loew, Biomedical Engineering
"Seeing the Invisible: Recent work in medical imaging and image analysis"


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Video of presentations


We are now accepting submissions for the Dean's Research Chair Award.

The deadline has been updated from December 16 to December 18, 2019.

See here for full information about the 2020-2023 awards.

Submit application materials on InfoReady.



Student Funding Opportunities Listed on InfoReady

Luther Rice Undergrad Fellowship

Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowships are part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences comprehensive undergraduate initiative to promote discovery- and inquiry-based education throughout the undergraduate experience at GW. The Rice Fellowships offer support for student research carried out in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, at least one faculty mentor.

More info:

NSF Student Workshops

Center for Career Services, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, is offering one on November 7 (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm), to walk students through the NSF application process and to alert them to the variety of awards available. Please promote this offering broadly to undergraduate and graduate students.

Students can register on Handshake:

November 7:

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Seeks applications from juniors who are majoring in humanities, social sciences, or creative arts and who are interested in pursuing research-focused graduate study in the humanities and social sciences (usually PhD programs) or original work in the creative and performing arts (often terminating in an MFA).  GW can nominate one application per year.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

GW Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2019

Seeks applications from sophomores and juniors majoring in math, computer science, natural sciences, and engineering, and applicants who are interested in pursuing research careers in the STEM disciplines.  GW may nominate up to four applications per year.

More info:

Churchill Scholarship Program

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2019

One of the more prestigious postgraduate awards for students in math, science, or engineering, and it supports students interested in pursuing a master's program at the University of Cambridge.  Graduating seniors and those who have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to apply.  GW may nominate up to two applications per year.

More information is available at:

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

WOWTALK Speakers:

Ling Hao, Chemistry
Discovering molecular signatures of human diseases via Mass Spectrometry

Santiago Solares, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Exploring the Micro- and Nanoworld with the Atomic Force Microscope

Yuxiao Huang, Data Science
On the Discovery of Feature Importance Distributions: An Overlooked Area


The WOWTALK (What’s Our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and at GW.

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Limited Submission Opportunity

President LeBlanc has been invited to nominate two applicants out of the GW faculty, and an internal competition to select our nominees is underway.

Complete details on the fellowship program can be found on the CFR website, along with a link to submit applications for the internal nominee competition on InfoReady.

Internal Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 by 9:00 am ET

Award: $200,000

The purpose of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is to support high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, making it possible for the recipients to devote time to research and writing that addresses pressing issues and cultural transitions affecting us at home and abroad. Fellows are awarded $200,000 to support their research project.

  • Global connections and global ruptures
  • Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives
  • Environments, natural and human
  • Technological and cultural creativity—potential and perils

Learn more

If you have any questions about the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Program or the internal competition process, please reach out to Susan Boerstling at or 202-994-7384.

The Social Science Research Council

Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Award: Seventy fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000.

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

Learn more

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