Resources for Faculty and Staff
For best practices in recruiting and retaining graduate students of color, please visit the recruitment page for links to web resources, national organizations, and UW-related resources.
To read about these and additional programs sponsored by GO-MAP, please visit our programming page.
For more information about nominating a student for a GO-MAP diversity fellowship visit the funding page.
Graduate Students of Color “Getting Connected Reception and Orientation”
Incoming minority graduate students, current minority graduate students and faculty are invited to GO-MAP’s “Getting Connected” New Minority Graduate Student Orientation and Fall Reception. “Getting Connected” supplements departmental orientations and is an opportunity for incoming minority graduate students to meet current minority graduate students, staff and faculty from other departments, and get information about how to survive graduate school. While this event is geared toward minority and underrepresented students, it is open to all graduate students. “Getting Connected” typically takes place the third week of October.
Prospective Student Days
Thursdays, 4:00-8:00pm | HUB 334 | March 7 * March 21 * April 4
GO-MAP will host a series of welcome receptions for all visiting prospective students, and provide opportunities to engage with current graduate students of color, faculty and staff.
The goal of GO-MAP's Prospective Student Days is to further assist students in the final stages of their decision-making process. Based on feedback from departments, we are offering the opportunity to select dates that best serves the needs of your recruitment visits:
- Thursday, March 7th
- Thursday, March 21st
- Thursday, April 4th
All GO-MAP's Prospective Students Days will take place in the HUB, room 334, and will run from 4:00-8:00pm. A light buffet dinner will be provided. Students will also find:
- Student-led discussion on perspectives of being a diverse graduate student of color
- Opportunities to receive important information on campus resources from representatives from graduate housing, financial aid, fellowships and other student service offices
- Opportunities to meet and network with current diverse graduate students, faculty and staff
GO-MAP would like to assist departments in bringing prospective students to campus whom they feel will contribute to the diversity of their department. Limited matching travel funds are available for prospective students who are traveling to attend one of the established GO-MAP Prospective Student Day events. Travel funding requests must be made at least two weeks prior to a Prospective Student Day. If you have potential candidates, please contact us for more information about applying for these funds by phone at 206.543.9016 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for a Prospective Student Day, please visit GO-MAP's Prospective Student Days page.
Nominating Students for a GO-MAP Diversity Fellowship
GO-MAP funding is allocated on the basis of departmental nominations. Student applications for funding are not accepted.
GO-MAP encourages the nomination of students who have achieved academic merit despite significant social, economic, or educational challenges in their pursuit of higher education, such as students who are first-generation to attend college or graduate school, or students whose educational training has not exposed them to a wide array of resources.
Graduate programs are notified of various funding opportunities through GO-MAP, and are encouraged to establish internal guidelines for identifying and nominating potential award recipients. Calls for diversity fellowship nominations usually go out at the beginning of January; nomination usually are due to the GO-MAP office by the mid-February. For more information about nominating a student for a GO-MAP diversity fellowship and for current year's deadlines, email gomap at u.washington.edu, or visit the funding page.
Graduate Opportunity Program Award (GOP RA)
Departments are invited to apply for the Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) award, a merit-based research assistantship designed to increase the quality of education and research at the University of Washington. Since the quality of graduate programs depends to a great extent upon intellectually talented, highly motivated, and well prepared students from diverse backgrounds, departmental awards will be made on a competitive basis to graduate units seeking assistance in developing a diverse community of scholars and/or scholarship and research that explores and supports cultural diversity.
Departments selected may award GOP funding to recruit students who have achieved academic merit despite significant obstacles in their pursuit of higher education, students who are the first generation to attend college or graduate school, or students whose educational training has not exposed them to a wide array of resources. Award recipients must be citizens, immigrants, or permanent residents of the US, and must be in the first year of graduate study at the UW.
A call for applications for the GOP typically go out in November, with a submission deadline of early December. For more information about the GOP application process, current year's deadline, etc., For more information about nominating a student for a GO-MAP diversity fellowship and for current year's deadlines, email gomap at u.washington.edu, or visit the funding page.
Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)
G-1 Communications, Suite 034 | Box 353770 | Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: 206.543.9016 | Email: gomap at u.washington.edu