Student Newsletter - January 2023

Welcome to the CCAS Graduate Student Newsletter! Designed to keep you up to date with news and events, policies and processes, and all things for CCAS graduate students!

Graduate Student Newsletter Archive

January 2023

The Student Services Team is here to advise, guide, and provide you with resources to aid in your success, as well as help you navigate university policies and procedures. Our office is located in Smith 118, and we are open during normal business hours on Monday – Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. You can schedule a virtual, phone, or in-person appointment with your Student Services Coordinator and Career Counselor.

For our January newsletter we have the following topics:

Check Out GW's New On-the-Go Virtual Medical & Counseling Service

Take time this semester to make your physical and mental health a priority by taking advantage of new virtual telehealth services that the Student Health Center is offering through a partnership with AcademicLiveCare. This FREE virtual resource for full-time students is available to use nights, weekends and holidays whether they are on-campus, at home, or traveling during fall, winter, spring or summer break. Learn more & sign-up to use this service at the Health Center’s website.

National Hot Chocolate Day, January 31​​

The Student Services Team will be celebrating National Hot Chocolate Day on January 31. Stop by Smith Hall 118 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to meet your Student Services Coordinator, your Career Counselor, and get free hot chocolate!​​

Save the Date​​

Valentine’s Day Cookies, February 14​​

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the CCAS Graduate Student Services Team on February 14 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Stop by Smith Hall 118 to grab a free cookie and meet members of the Team!

3MT Competition, February 22

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition celebrates the existing research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The 2023 GW 3MT competition will be held on Wednesday, February 22, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the University Student Center. GW's 3MT winner or a runner-up will go on to compete in the Northeastern Association of Graduate School's regional competition in April 2023.

8th Annual Diversity Summit, March 1-3; Proposals Due January 20

The George Washington University is pleased to announce the theme of this year’s Diversity Summit: Toward a More Perfect Union: With Liberty, Justice & Civility for All.

This theme calls on us to recognize the diversity of our thoughts, voices, contributions, and ideas that strengthen our community and the world. As we engage in difficult conversations and intense debates, we must be willing to seek the humanity in other people, challenge ourselves to understand another point of view, and empower each other to disrupt and reject all forms of oppression. Our collective ability to make meaningful change is unstoppable.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit session proposals for the Summit that align with this year’s theme. All proposals are due by Friday, January 20. More information on the Summit is available online.

Call for Papers: Democracy & Society Vol. 20 (2022-23); Submissions Due February 10

The Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University is seeking well-written, interesting submissions of 1,500 – 2,000 words for the 2022-23 edition of its publication — Democracy & Society. The submissions can be new publications, summaries, excerpts of recently completed research, book reviews, and works in progress. Graduate and undergraduate submissions of high academic rigor are also accepted. Please email all submissions to [email protected] with ‘Journal Submission’ in the subject-line. Democracy & Society reviews submissions on the basis of merit and deeply encourages intellectual and ideological diversity.

This upcoming issue will deal with Democracy and Equality and we are seeking articles that address the following themes: Citizenship and the State (and the Social Contract), Social Spending and (Public Education), and Climate Change and Migration. Variations on these themes, as well as research that is relevant to these aforementioned themes, will be considered.

Please visit for more information about the M.A. in Democracy and Governance and the Center for Democracy and Civil Society.

Spring 2023 Registration

University policy states, "a student is expected to be continuously enrolled and actively engaged in fulfilling the requirements for the degree each semester of the academic year until such time as the degree is conferred." If you would like to pause completing your degree requirements, you must apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA).  If you have not registered for Spring 2023, and would like to apply for a LOA during Spring 2023, please review the LOA policy and discuss this option with your Director of Graduate Studies. If you choose to take a LOA, please complete a Leave of Absence Application Form (PDF) and submit it to [email protected]

Important dates for Spring 2023 registration can be found on the Registrar’s website. Please review the Schedule of Classes as you prepare for course registration. 

We encourage you to follow the tips below for successful spring registration:

  • Work with your Director of Graduate Studies to identify potential spring courses that align with your academic plan.
  • If you would like to register for a course outside your department, you should seek approval from the respective department. Example: A non-Data Science student interested in completing a Data Science course must receive permission from the Data Science department.
  • Interested in a consortium course? Please be mindful of the January 20 registration deadline. 
  • If you wish to take a leave of absence, please submit the leave of absence form.
  • Clear any holds, including transcript holds, that may prevent you from registering. To view your holds, log in to the GWeb Information System:
    • Click on the “Student Record and Registration” folder
    • Next, click on “Student Records Information Menu”
    • Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds”   
  • If you will complete your degree requirements in Spring 2023, then also apply to graduate in GWeb after you register.

When I can't register online, should I use the RTF-EZ or RTF-Classic?

Online registration through GWeb isn't permitted for some classes. When this occurs, there are two different types of Registration Transaction Forms (RTF) you can use to register for the course. 


  • Closed courses (not to exceed classroom capacity)
  • Courses that require permission of instructor or department
  • Courses with Major/Level/Class/Degree Restrictions
  • Prerequisite waivers
  • Adding a course before the 4th week of class (2nd week in Summer)
  • Withdrawing from a course before the 10th week of semester (4th week in Summer)

You can submit the RTF-EZ in person at the Student Services Hub in the University Student Center or email it to [email protected].


  • Exemptions to academic policy
  • Time conflicts
  • Grade mode changes (credit/no-credit, audit)
  • Credit hour changes
  • Exceeding the maximum amount of credits hours permitted
  • Internship courses
  • Registration beyond the 4th week of semester (2nd week in Summer)

You must email the RTF-Classic to the Office of Graduate Studies for approval where we will forward it to the Registrar Office.

Registration and Student Bill

Please note that students will receive a 100% refund for course load changes during the two-week drop/add period for spring, summer, and fall terms.  For the refund policy, please refer to the GW withdrawal and refund webpage. Students who wish to drop all their courses please reach out to your student services coordinator at [email protected].

Instructions to Register for Variable Credit Hours

Please note that when registering for variable credit hours (ranging from 2-12 credits) the registration system defaults to 1.0 credit hours. You will need to adjust your credit hours in the Schedule and Options tab on the Register for Classes menu. Please follow the instructions for Variable Credit Adjustments on the Registrar's website.

Completing Your Degree in Spring 2023

If you are completing your Master's or Doctoral degree requirements in Spring 2023, you must apply to graduate for Spring 2023.  If you have not already applied, you can do so through GWeb. Instructions can be found on the Registrar website. If you wish to participate in commencement/celebration activities in May 2023, then you must apply no later than March 15, 2023. To ensure there are no delays or issues we strongly recommend you apply much earlier than the deadline. You may apply for graduation as soon as you are registered. 

If you are completing your degree requirements during the summer semester, but wish to participate in commencement/celebration activities in May 2023, then you must wait until Summer registration opens on March 15, register for Summer, and then apply for Summer graduation no later than April 1, 2023. Do not apply for Spring graduation if you do not intend to complete your degree requirements until the summer semester.  Doing so will cause delays with your graduation clearance process.

ETD Deadlines

PhD Students:

March 9 - Submit the Dissertation Examination Defense Form 

March 24 - Pre-clearance by CCAS - Completed in 2 steps:

  1. DegreeMAP reflects all degree requirements completed except the dissertation and dissertation research courses
  2. Attended an ETD dissertation formatting/publishing workshop

April 3 - Dissertation defense deadline

April 5 - ETD form due and submitted final, approved, post-defense, electronic dissertation to the ProQuest site

April 12 at 5:00 pm - Final, approved dissertation containing all post-defense revisions and required formatting is approved by University ETD administrator 

Master’s Students:

April 23 - Submit ETD Access Approval Form to [email protected] and upload final, approved thesis to the ProQuest site

April 28 at 5:00 pm - Submit all requested formatting revisions and receive the approval of the University ETD Administrator 

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

The enrollment deadline for the Spring 2023 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is February 1, 2023. For information refer to the GW University Health Plan website or the GW Colonial Health Center SHIP website. For specific benefits or claims questions, contact Aetna Student Health at 877/480-4161. For all other questions or concerns, email [email protected].

Free Transportation to Safeway on Saturdays

Students looking for more affordable opportunities to purchase groceries can use a new (and free!) transportation option provided by GW to shop at the Safeway on Wisconsin Avenue. Note: this program is available to both on and off-campus students. 

Every Saturday during the spring semester (Jan. 14 - May 13) between noon and 4 pm, Foggy Bottom students can hop on the “Safeway Shuttle” in front of Funger Hall and Mount Vernon Students can use a voucher from Lyft to shop for groceries. Check out the Foggy Bottom Schedule.

Career Corner

All CCAS graduate students have access to a dedicated career coach to help with resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, and many other areas. (Note: The Trachtenberg School and Data Sciences program have their own dedicated career counselors.) Paul Binkley is available to meet one-on-one by scheduling a time in the online career management system Handshake. More information on the services available to CCAS graduate students can be found on our Career Services website and via email at [email protected]

Career Spotlight
The beginning of the spring semester is typically a very busy time for Career Services. Employers are looking to fill internship and employment opportunities as soon as they possibly can. Some employers even begin recruiting for Summer 2024 opportunities! That is why there are often lots of events happening at this time. This year is no exception to that rule at all. Below are just a few of the events happening over the next 2-3 weeks. 

To avoid feeling overwhelmed, students should prioritize those events and activities that interest them the most. Employers are looking for students who are authentically interested in their organizations. Therefore, take the time early in the semester to search for events, and attend those that interest you the most. 

Upcoming Career-Related Events

Employer Briefing: Federal Hiring and Resumes Presented by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Virtual Event (Sponsored by TSPPPA)
January 25, 2023, 12-1 p.m. and again at 4-5 p.m.

Hear directly from representatives of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on how to understand the federal hiring process, ways to maximize your opportunities, and how to write a federal resume. This event will be virtual and offered twice. Registration via Handshake is required.

Register for the 12-1 p.m. presentation
Register for the 4-5 p.m. presentation

For more information on this and other career-related events, visit Handshake or the Graduate Student Career Series website.

The Non-Academic Job Search for Doctoral Students (Virtual Alumni Panel), January 30, 12-1 p.m.
Not all doctoral students are looking to pursue careers in academia. For those who are looking to build a career outside of academia, the process can seem daunting or overwhelming. Many doctoral students are not trained on how to find and apply to non-academic jobs or internships in the public, private or nonprofit sectors. And it can be challenging to show employers the valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in a doctoral program. The purpose of this program is to give attendees ideas on such topics as how to identify areas and employers of interest, how to tell their story to employers, how to network, and how to land a non-academic job. The alumni panelists will share their experiences and tips on successfully navigating the non-academic job search process. 

Participating Alumni:

  • Paula Cantos (Doctorate: Chemistry), U.S. Bureau of Printing & Engraving
  • Robert Griffin (Doctorate: Political Science), Democracy Fund
  • Emily Lanthrop (Doctorate: English), Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Visit Handshake for the Zoom link and for more information. 

2023 GW Startup Career and Internships Fair, February 3
The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) will be hosting the Startup Career and Internship Fair on Friday, February 3rd from 11am - 3pm in the Grand Ballroom of the University Student Center.

The OIE is excited to welcome DC startups looking to hire DMV students! Whether graduate and undergraduate students are looking for an internship or a full-time job, they will meet some amazing companies that are looking to hire them.

In the past, over 40 companies and over 600 students attended this fair. Invited companies include startups, venture capital firms, corporate innovation labs, and nonprofits. For more information and to see a list of participating companies, visit the fair’s Handshake page.

GW Career Exploration EXPO, February 9 and 10
This year’s GW Career Exploration Expo is being offered virtually and in-person. This event is open only to GW undergraduate and graduate students and will play host to lots of highly sought-after employers. This is an opportunity to meet with employer representatives about internships and employment opportunities. 

The EXPO will be held over two days to accommodate virtual and in-person formats. Please note that different employers will participate in each day of the fair. Ensure that you note which employers are participating virtually, in-person, or both.

  • Thursday, February 9, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST - Virtual
  • Friday, February 10, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST - In-Person

Resume Drops
The Center for Career Services utilizes resume drops so that students may submit their resumes directly to employers participating in career fairs. Students may submit their resumes to the resume drops regardless of whether or not they attend the fair. (Note: Resume drops are not jobs; they are simply a way to ensure an employer has your resume for review after a fair.)

For more information on the 2-day fair, lists of participating employers, instructions for the virtual fair, information on resume drops, and preparation tips, visit the fair’s Handshake page.

World Bank Group Virtual Information Session, February 14, 4-5 p.m.
This information session will cover the World Bank’s mission, organization, history, operations, projects, knowledge, partnership, and priorities. The session will also include a discussion with GW alumni from the Elliott School working at the World Bank about how they contribute to the World Bank’s mission of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Come prepared to ask questions and learn more about the largest international financial institution.

For more information on the event and the Zoom link, visit its Handshake information page.

U.S. Department of State Virtual Overview with Diplomat-in-Residence, February 15, 12-1 p.m.

This event is the first in a Spring semester Series, in cooperation with the US State Department’s Diplomat in Residence (DIR), Darion Akins. The George Washington University, collaborating with other university partners, is offering students a series of events to showcase State Department opportunities, roles, and responsibilities. In addition to the diplomatic corps, the Series will highlight information about other State Department positions in the civil service, cybersecurity, administration, and policy and consists of a DIR Overview; a Panel of Professionals; and a Site Visit. The State Department site visit is on a first come, first served basis. GW students can register for one event or all of the events. Events in the series are scheduled monthly from February through April. 

More information can be found on the event’s Handshake page. Registration for the event is located online here.

Other Upcoming Employer-Sponsored Career Events Listed On Handshake
Below is an abbreviated list of virtual events open to all CCAS graduate students that appear on Handshake. Each of the events listed below are linked to their Handshake information page.

Navigating the Federal Hiring Process, sponsored by CDC

January 17

Career Readiness Series: Resumes & Beyond, sponsored by SAS Analytics Software & Solutions

January 19

Meet EY (Ernst & Young): General Information Session

January 19

Deloitte GPS Advanced Degree Info Session - Summer Associate

January 23

FBI Special Agent Info/Q&A Session

January 24

Grameen Bank Internship Information Session

January 24

EPA Region 4 Virtual Career Fair

January 26

Spring 2023 PwC Jump-Start Your Job Search Info Session

February 1

To find information on more events, simply access the Events section of Handshake and search by date, employer, or other filters.

In-Person Employer Briefings for Spring 2023
The CCAS Career Services is collaborating with other GW Career Centers to organize opportunities for graduate students to attend in-person employer briefings at the beginning of the spring semester. Hear from HR and employees in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors about their work, organizational culture, and employment opportunities! Students can register for any/all briefings depending on their interests and availability. Stay tuned for more dates/employers throughout the Spring term in this newsletter, on Handshake, and the Graduate Student Career Series website. Space for these opportunities to meet with employers is limited. 

Professional Head Shots Now Available at the Center for Career Services
All students can now get professional-quality headshots with the new professional headshot booth located in the Center for Career Services on the fifth floor of the University Student Center. A professional headshot is a window into your personal brand. It is often your first impression when featured on your social media profile and is a must-have on sites like LinkedIn. A professional headshot allows you to portray the professional version of yourself to prospective employers and can help you to stand out from other job seekers. For more information and to schedule an appointment to take your professional headshot, visit the Career Services Professional Headshot Booth page.

Funding, Fellowships, Internships & Employment Opportunities

Below are a number of great opportunities for funding, professional fellowships, internships, and employment. For information on other opportunities funded by CCAS, GW, and outside organizations that are available throughout the year, please visit the Funding Opportunities for Current Graduate Students website.

CCAS Dean's Graduate Instructorship Applications Now Open for Academic Year 2023-2024

The CCAS Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce our annual call for proposals for the Dean’s Graduate Instructorship (DGI).

The DGI program is designed to provide exceptional Ph.D. candidates with an opportunity to design and teach their own undergraduate courses, while obtaining financial support for their dissertation research. For AY23-24, CCAS will ask applicants to draw upon their own research expertise to propose a Dean’s Seminar, a course designed to provide first-year CCAS students with opportunities to engage in lively discussions on topics relevant to the issues of our time. Proposals for these courses must fulfill the criteria for GPAC designation in at least one area.

To help applicants prepare successful Dean’s Seminar proposals, the Office of Graduate Studies will hold an informational webinar on Friday, January 20, 2023, 3:15-4:15 p.m., to review GPAC criteria and assignments and to provide helpful pointers for syllabus preparation. 

Recipients of the DGI should expect to teach a Dean’s Seminar in Fall 2023. 

Applicants for the DGI must have been advanced to candidacy in their PhD program and must have at least one semester of GA experience in their home departments, leading discussion sections, recitations, and/or laboratories. (A full description of eligibility and application requirements, which include a letter of support from the chair of the department in which the course will be offered, can be found on the CCAS website under the section for the Dean's Graduate Instructorship.)

Recipients of the DGI will receive the standard CCAS graduate assistant salary and stipend as well as required tuition for the semester (up to 9 credits). Receipt of the DGI increases by one the total number of funded semesters that the awardee should expect to receive as a PhD student at GW, either from internal or external sources.

Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 5 p.m. EST

Please direct any questions to Jeremy Stadelman, Administrative Associate to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, at [email protected].

2023 IRTS (International Radio and Television Society) Foundation Summer Fellowship – Deadline: January 22, 2023

The IRTS Foundation's Summer Fellowship Program provides an outstanding diverse group of aspiring media professionals with unparalleled access to the industry.

In addition to their internships, Fellows meet professionals from top networks, agencies, station groups, tech firms, social strategy companies, industry associations, and much more! Many of our speakers are alumni of this very program that has been in existence for more than 50 years - successful role models eager to welcome Fellows to the IRTS family! The knowledge that is gained through our meetings gives Fellows a unique, competitive edge as they launch their careers.

Current College / University Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students are eligible to apply. The Fellowship Program will begin with a comprehensive orientation week followed by an 8-week internship placement and supplemental programming throughout the summer.

This year’s program will include:

  • Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
  • Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting. 
  • A paid full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student's interests and career goals.
  • A comprehensive Orientation Week where Fellows have the rare opportunity to gain unparalleled access to a stellar lineup of leaders while visiting numerous companies.
  • Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits, professional development and speaker sessions.
  • Mentoring and access to the vast IRTS network.
  • Extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!

Accomplished students from all majors, including advertising, business, communications, data science, information technology, journalism, math, production, public relations, etc., are encouraged to apply! Students must be a current junior, senior, or grad student who has not graduated before April 2023.

For more information visit the IRTS website. To apply, visit the application webpage.

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships are available to graduate students of all language proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills as related to critical languages. The fellowships fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. The deadline to apply is January 25, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST. Contact GW’s Campus Representative Dr. Kristin Luck for more information and support throughout the application process.

Effective Altruism Fellowship, Apply by January 29

How can we tackle the world's most pressing problems? The Effective Altruism Fellowship helps students answer this question, and figure out how to do the most good with our lives and careers – by introducing the ideas of Effective Altruism: the science of combining evidence and compassion to find the best opportunities for improving the world.

The Fellowship is an 8-week program involving weekly readings and small group discussions. Fellows join a campus community of dedicated altruists and participate in weekly dinners and engage with a global network of professionals dedicated to doing as much good as possible.

Apply by January 29th here!

Paid Internship with National Academy of Social Insurance

Applications for the 2023 Internship Programs at the National Academy of Social Insurance are open. Graduate students, recent graduates, and qualified upper-division undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for this paid summer internships in public policy. 

Students interested in U.S. social insurance and related issues can consider one of the Academy’s nationally competitive internship programs: 

Find detailed program descriptions and candidate requirements in the Student Internship section of our website. Whether interns work at organizations in-person, according to the organization’s protocols, or virtually will be determined by official public health guidelines as they are issued in the spring of 2023. Final arrangements will be discussed with each student selected for the program.

Application deadlines:

Rashi Fein Internship in Health Policy: Friday, January 13, 2023

All other internships: Friday, January 27, 2023

Interested students can apply online.

For more information, please contact Ariella Jailal, Program Coordinator, at [email protected].

Social Science Research Council Just Tech Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council is seeking applicants for its Just Tech Fellowship. The fellowship supports and mobilizes diverse and cross-sector cohorts of researchers and practitioners to imagine and create more just, equitable, and representative technological futures. Fellows will identify and challenge injustices emerging from new technologies, and identify solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights. Fellows receive two-year awards of $100,000 per year, robust supplementary funding packages to subsidize additional expenses, and seed funding to work on collaborative projects with other Just Tech Fellows. The fellowship will provide the space and time necessary for deep reflection, as well as an engaged community and opportunities to facilitate ambitious co-creation. For more information, please contact [email protected].

TiE DC University PitchFest

TiE DC is pleased to announce the third TiE DC University PitchFest for college/university students across Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Three teams will win cash prizes for participating and winning: 1st Prize $5,000, 2nd Prize $3,000, and 3rd Prize $2,000. A special prize ($2,500) is being sponsored for a focus on doing business with Governmental agencies in the USA (Local/State/Federal). Click here for more information. The pitch submission deadline is January 31, 2023.

TiE DC is the regional chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). Founded in 1992, TiE is a recognized leader in promoting entrepreneurship and has 60 chapters across 17 countries.

Summer 2023 Internship with the Government Accountability Office (GAO)

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO accomplishes its mission by providing objective and reliable information and analysis to the Congress, to federal agencies, and to the public, and recommending improvements, when appropriate, on a wide variety of issues to make government work better.

As a GAO intern, graduate students will learn how to conduct federal audits and program evaluations and apply that knowledge as part of a team. They will assist GAO analysts in planning and conducting in-depth reviews of executive and legislative branch programs. Graduate students will collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

The anticipated start date for this internship is in May 2023. For more information, visit the announcement on USAJobs.

Summer 2023 Internship with the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Applications for the Robert F. Smith Internship Program are now available on the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s website. This paid ($850 per week) internship for Summer 2023 provides guided learning experiences consisting of hands-on training, mentoring, attendance at educational events, and cultivation of contacts for the next generation of researchers, scholars, curators, and other museum, library, preservation, and heritage professionals – individuals who will assume the mantle of identifying, documenting, curating, and digitizing treasured artifacts that reflect African American history and culture.

Applications for 2023 internships are due by 11:59 p.m. February 15, 2023.

CDC Evaluation Fellowships Available for New Graduates

The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2023 class (estimated start date August 14, 2023).  The Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) manages the Fellowship under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer (Dan Kidder). Fellows are master’s- or doctoral-level professionals with applied evaluation experience. The Fellowship is intended to be a two-year program, with the second year being contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. 

Fellows are placed in host programs across the agency working on program evaluation activities. The Evaluation Fellowship offers a unique training opportunity with clear expectations and supportive resources, including professional development funds provided by the host program. In this experiential learning model, Fellows learn evaluation skills working in their host program while helping their host program build, expand, and/or improve their evaluation activities.

Fellows are hired under Title 42 training appointments and receive significant financial support for professional development and CDC employee benefits (e.g., medical insurance, sick and vacation leave). Please visit the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program website for more information about eligibility, the program, and the application process.

The application deadline is February 21, 2023, 11:59 pm EST.

Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF) for AY 2023-2024

CCAS invites eligible PhD candidates to apply for the Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF) for the 2023-2024 academic year. Each DCF includes a stipend equivalent to the normal GA salary and stipend in the recipient’s respective department for one semester as well as an award of required candidacy tuition for the period of the fellowship. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.

For more information and to submit an application, visit the DCF website.

Graduate Student Fellowships from George Mason University

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has a series of 3 fellowships available for 2023-2024. The deadlines for all three programs is March 15, 2023.

Adam Smith Fellowship: A one-year fellowship program for doctoral students from any university and discipline including economics, philosophy, political science, political economy, or sociology.

Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship: A one-year fellowship program for graduate students from any university and discipline attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship: A one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline with training in quantitative methods in a variety of fields including economics, political science, or sociology.

Updated January 17, 2023

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