March 1, 2024


Scholarships & Fellowships

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
  • Clinton Global Initiative Fellowship
  • Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Fund
  • Husky Seed Fund
  • Voyager Scholarship Program
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship


  • WA NASA Space Grant Program: SURP
  • U-SEAT Research Project
  • Marine Mammal Laboratory Summer Internship
Professional Development

  • UW Women’s Center Leadership Academy
  • Pathways to Science Resource
  • UW Computing Resource
Come to Research Café to make new connections, chat with other undergrads who are currently doing research, and enjoy free coffee and donuts. Whether you are currently involved in research or are interested in getting involved, this is a space for you! Occurs on the first Friday of every month.

  • Stop by anytime tomorrow, 3/1 between 12:30-2PM in Mary Gates Hall Suite 171.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship program offers study abroad scholarships to US citizen undergraduates eligible for Pell Grants. The Gilman Scholarship, awards are up to $5000, can be applied towards any study abroad you are participating in!

Supplemental awards offered if you study a critical need language or conduct STEM-related research abroad.

Come and learn about the scholarship, the application process, and how to write a compelling statement.

Hear directly from Gilman scholars about their application and study abroad experiences!

  • Gilman Scholarship Application Deadline: Thursday, March 7th, 2024. Apply here.
Clinton Global Initiative Fellowship

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Fellowship is designed to engage a curated cohort of emerging entrepreneurs at the undergraduate or graduate level. The CGI Fellowship aims to equip these social changemakers with essential resources and mentorship to develop and execute initiatives tackling pressing global challenges.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission.
  • Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

Learn more on the website!

Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Fund

The Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects that promote social change through direct action and adhere to the principles that guided Abe’s lifelong activism.

  • For undergraduate and graduate students
  • Priority to projects working with an organization to promote social change through direct action
  • Approximately $4,600 available to distribute
  • Applications accepted between February 12 and March 15, 2024

Find more info on the website here, including registration for upcoming info sessions about the funding.

Husky Seed Fund

The Husky Seed Fund has the resources to make an innovative idea a reality to enhance the UW student experience!

Created by students for students, the Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for an individual student or a small team to pursue their passions and bring their projects to life.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024. 5 pm PST. Apply hereFor more information, contact

Voyager Scholarship Program

The Voyager Scholarship Program is a two-year, leadership development and scholarship program. Open to 2nd year students with a commitment to public service. This scholarship offers financial aid, support for travel to expand their connections, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky (Airbnb).

Deadline: March 27, 2024 (Funds Disbursed: July – October 2024)

Learn more and apply here!

Davis-Putter Scholarship

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students who are active and emerging organizers in progressive movements for liberation, self-determination and social and economic justice in their communities. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled at a college or university or in a trade or technical program.

The maximum grant available is $15,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30), however the average grant for 2023-24 was $7,500. Grants are disbursed over each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Students can be granted more than once. Recipients who have previously received a grant must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be submitted no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Apply here! 

WA NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers undergraduate students with minimal engagement in research endeavors the opportunity to work in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) research position that will complement their studies.

Student researchers work under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral scholar, or research scientist at a Space Grant affiliate institution. Some projects may involve off-campus locations or fieldwork. You can view examples of previous student work here.

  • Priority Deadline: March 4, 2024 @12pm
  • Application accepted on a rolling basis until April 1, 2024 @12pm
  • Program Dates: June 17 – Aug 16, 2024
  • Part-time participant (20 hrs/wk) $3,650; Full-time participant (40 hrs/wk) $7,300; Award amount will be distributed over the 9-week program.

Learn more about the program here! Contact with any questions.

U-SEAT Research Project Opportunity

Uplift Seattle’s Equitable Access to Transportation (U-SEAT) is a joint research project between the Seattle Department of Transportation, the University of Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunities, and the non-profit Uplift Northwest. U-SEAT studies the impacts of fully subsidized transit on employment outcomes for low- to no-income job seekers.

SDOT is recruiting volunteer research assistants to help enroll participants on-site at Uplift Northwest in Seattle. Training is provided, hours are flexible, and volunteers receive a $50 monthly stipend!

For more details, contact Apply using this link.

Marine Mammal Laboratory 

The Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML) of NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) and the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) request applications for student summer internships. Internships will be for about 10 weeks (during the period of June to September 2024; 40 hours per week) working on a marine mammal research project. Each internship will be supported on a stipend of $5,850, provided in partnership by the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the Marine Biology Program, and MML/AFSC.

At present, plans call for the interns to participate in MML projects conducted: 1) at MML’s offices at NOAA’s Sand Point campus (just north of Magnuson Park, Seattle), or 2) through fieldwork in Alaska or California (specific plans depend on final funding availability). Successful applicants will be provided with a scientific mentor and online access to research resources associated with their projects.

The following marine mammal research projects may be available for internships during summer 2024 at the Marine Mammal Laboratory:

  1. Steller sea lion remote camera imagery and food habits (two positions)
    MML/AFSC mentor: Katie Luxa ( with Molly McCormley
  2. Estimating aerial survey detection rates of seals on Arctic sea ice (one position)
    MML/AFSC mentor: Erin Moreland (
  3. Assessment of California sea lions and northern fur seals at San Miguel Island, CA (one position)
    MML/AFSC mentor: Tony Orr (


Please submit the following by the deadline:

  • Online Application:
  • Application Materials – upload (using form linked above) the following materials in one pdf. Save as “LastnameFirstname_MML2024.pdf” (where Lastname and Firstname are your name):
  • Recent resumé
  • Unofficial UW transcript
  • Letter of interest (maximum of four pages) – include the name of the project that most interests you and why; tell us about yourself and your research interests; explain how the internship will further your studies and career; include other information the selection committee should be aware of, such as what it means to you to have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 11:59pm on March 15, 2024 – late or incomplete applications will not be considered

DECISIONS: Award notifications will be made by April 15, 2024

UW Women’s Center Leadership Academy

The Women’s Center Leadership Academy is a 10-week intensive program open to students who can dedicate up to 2.5 hours per week to the program. Leadership Academy participants will network with women leaders representing various political, civic, and professional backgrounds. During the Academy, participants will meet and learn from leaders actively engaged in changing society. While there is an emphasis on politics and the Academy hosts several elected officials, speakers come from various backgrounds and sectors, including business, law, medicine, non-profit, technology, and more.

When: Fridays, March 29 – May 31, 2024

  • 3:30 – 6 PM or 2:30 – 5 PM (2.5 hours each. Subject to change depending on participants’ availability)

Where: Alene Moris Women’s Center, Cunningham Hall, UW Seattle campus

How to apply: The program is limited to 35 students. Students are invited to apply via this link. Participants will be notified of acceptance once the selection committee has reviewed applications.

Deadline for applications: March 5, 2024, 11:59 pm

Pathways to Science Resource

Use to find paid summer research programs!

Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country.

UW Computing Resource

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology provides its affiliates, its staff, and all UW students with a variety of advanced computational support: remote access computing, file storage, free software, and more.

Our remote computing is available year-round and 24/7 (except during outages, which are mostly planned and announced). Getting your Computing Account means you may work from anywhere you have an internet connection—You can VPN to the UW then remote in to our servers from your Mac or Windows PC and have all your files and programs at your fingertips. We back up the H: (home) and R: (project) folders every evening, so your data is safe and secure. Your campus-wide “U:” drive is auto-mounted and available. We also are sometimes able to host “restricted use data-sets” depending on the collaborative nature and demands of the data use agreements.

All in all, we believe we are a great resource for student projects and research and we’d love to have you use the CSDE remote computing systems for your work.

To get started, simply navigate to our new Account signup web form and fill that out:

Contact with any questions or opportunities you’d like featured in our next newsletter!