Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages!

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, including a list of upcoming information sessions, visit

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at


The Fellowship package provides a stipend, language and teaching training, transportation, insurance, accommodation and educational trips in China for two UW students or alumni, specifically those who have passion in teaching English to Chinese students and learning about Chinese cultures.

Details of the program are on the attachment. Additional details about the Chinese school are available at .


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GFIS is the Graduate Funding Information Service and they run workshops and will sit down 1:1 with students to explore options.  They also have previous webinars that students may watch, including “Finding Funding for Graduate School,” and “Summer Strategies: Organizing Your Funding Search,” and “Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding.”More info at:

There’s also an Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards on campus:

They offer workshops on writing personal statements, getting letters of recommendation.  They also offer scholarship search workshops.

There are also links to scholarship resources for different populations off the left menu of this page:

We also put all of the scholarships we hear about via emails on our MSW blog at:

Click on Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships in left column.

You can look back through last year’s postings and contact those organizations to see if they will be offering the same scholarships again this year.

For campus jobs, many are posted at husky jobs:

Good luck!

A new scholarship opportunity is available to UW students this year. Unfortunately, it’s only a one-time scholarship, but it’s a great opportunity that I hope you’ll share with Native American or Alaska Native students you may know.


The Seattle Indian Health Board and Seattle Foundation Scholarship for Native American or Alaska Native Students will provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students at UW. This is a one-time gift of $9,000 to UW to fund a single scholarship during the 2016-17 academic year only. Selection of the scholarship recipient will be based on active community involvement, interest in social services or healthcare services to communities, and financial need.


To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be:

  • Enrolled Native American or Alaskan Native tribal members.
  • Enrolled full time at UW in 2016-17 as an undergraduate, graduate or professional student, in any field of study, including pre-majors.
  • Interested in social services and/or health services fields.
  • Actively engaged members of their tribal, campus or other communities.
  • Receiving financial aid, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Complete details and the online application are available at The deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.


Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Please share widely!

The deadline (May 27th) is approaching for you to submit a $1,500 winning clinical paper. The Holm and Osman Awards competition, sponsored by the American Clinical Social Work Association, is open for submissions. First and second year master’s students, please take advantage of this opportunity! For more information and guidelines, please visit the ACSWA website:

The Holm Award is a $1,500 prize for a final-year grad student who writes the best paper about a clinical intervention.

The Osman Award is a $1,500 prize for a first-year grad student who writes the best paper about a clinical intervention.

Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants

Disability Studies Program, University of Washington Call for Proposals, Spring 2016

CFP website:


Award Description

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.


2016 Call for Proposals

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2016. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.


Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:

  • Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
  • Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
  • Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
  • Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Application Process

Application deadline: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11pm.

All application materials should be submitted to the Catalyst dropbox:

The Harlan Hahn Fund Committee will notify the award recipients of its decisions by June 3, 2016. Applicants may request feedback from the Committee for improving their chances in the next year’s competition.


To apply, submit all of the following:


  1. A brief (1-2 page) proposal outlining the specific activities that will be funded by the Harlan Hahn grant, how the project fits the award criteria, and the expected outcomes.
  1. A brief personal statement describing how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria. This should include a description of the applicant’s Disability Studies related experience, research, teaching, and/or career goals, and an explanation of how the grant support will advance the applicant’s research and/or education.
  1. Resume/CV.
  1. Official or unofficial academic transcript (for students), or UW employment history (for staff and faculty).
  1. Name and contact information for one professional reference.
  1. A detailed narrative budget justification. Request a specific total amount of funds needed for the project, and provide estimates for how funds will be spent on particular needs. Sample spending categories are outlined in “Selection criteria.”

Eligibility Requirements


  • You must be an enrolled University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application.
  • Eligible applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to Disability Studies (e.g. courses completed in related disciplines, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant, or scholarly work conducted as a research assistant).
  • Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.


  • You must be a University of Washington academic or staff employee with a minimum 50% appointment at the time of application.
  • Eligible applicants should have exhibited and sustained efforts towards incorporating the Disability Studies approach into research and/or teaching and contributing to the knowledge base of Disability Studies.
  • Eligible applicants may also provide evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer, or activist experiences) and/or Disability Studies scholarship.

NOTE: Everyone interested in submitting a proposal is welcome to consult with members of the Harlan Hahn Fund Committee about the grants and/or the application process. Please request a consultation as early as possible in the preparation process. For 2016, the contact person is Professor Sara Goering  (

Selection Criteria

Disability Studies content: We are interested in proposals that have potential to contribute to the field of Disability Studies (DS). DS focuses on the social, cultural, political, and historical meanings of disability. DS is not medicine, special education, or professions oriented towards prevention or treatment of disabilities, but it should inform those disciplines. The field of Disability Studies explores how disability has been constructed, demarcated, and represented in culture and art, laws and policies, professional practices, and everyday life. The intersections between disability and other identity categories such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity are addressed in DS teaching, scholarship, and activism. The voices and roles of disabled people themselves are emphasized in defining problems and evaluating solutions. For more information about the field, please visit the websites of the UW Disability Studies Program ( and the Society for Disability Studies (

Concept and impact: We will be looking for proposals with a well-conceptualized research methodology or manuscript idea. For research and/or writing projects, explain how you plan to disseminate your findings or what other concrete products you anticipate. If you propose attendance at a conference, explain how this conference will inform your future work or how your contribution to the conference disseminates Disability Studies content. If you propose to develop a course, explain how the course will be implemented and made sustainable.

Budget justification: We will evaluate whether the proposed budget is appropriate to meet the stated goals of the project. Include in your narrative explanation: clearly defined and realistic expenditures; a plan of action to implement spending; exact dates or clearly defined time frames for completion of segments of the project; full description of the conference, people who will be hired and for what skills, survey population, etc. Also identify whether Harlan Hahn funds will be sufficient to cover all costs of the activities, and what additional sources of funding you have sought and/or received for the project. Provide approximate values for expenditures in any of the following categories:

  • Salary (NOTE: Salary is subject to applicable UW benefits costs)
  • Travel costs
  • Conference fees, lodging, per diem
  • Research subject payments
  • Routine supplies
  • Research or writing support services (e.g. fees to outside consultants)
  • Other (provide explanation)

Previous grantees: Past performance with Harlan Hahn Fund awards will also be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous winner.

Additional Information for Applicants

Payment of grants: After the decision process is complete, each grant recipient will be required to consult with the Disability Studies Program fiscal administrator and devise a precise budget.

Required outcomes: Recipients of the Harlan Hahn Grant are expected to give a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as submit a short written summary of how the funds were spent. Funds must be used for the proposed project.

Time to completion: All grant-funded activities must be completed by June 30, 2017.

Questions: If you have any questions about the grants and/or the application process, please contact Professor Sara Goering  (


Submit application materials to this dropbox:

CFP website:

Please see below for information regarding the Graduate Student Travel Grants through the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS).

I am pleased to announce a new round of funding to support graduate student travel to research conferences or training courses.   These grants will support student travel between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016; travel outside this period will be considered with justification. Additional details and application information are provided in the attached flyer.  Applications are due April 25, 2016.

Travel Award Flyer Spring 2016

Spring Quarter Travel Grants
Deadline April 22 (early consideration deadline March 28)
GPSS contributes funds to qualifying students’ travel expenses for conference participation in the US and abroad. Students must be presenting in some form in order to be eligible (presenting a paper or poster, chairing a session or panel, etc.)

Deadline for funding for a Spring application is April 22nd.  Summer applications open on 4/29 and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

More info:

Spring Quarter 2016 programming:

“Finding Graduate Funding,” Tuesday, April 12th, 12:30-1:30, Research Commons, Red C

The first in a two-day workshop series, this Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) event will introduce UW graduate students (current and admitted) to the graduate funding landscape. The workshop provides an overview of timelines, databases, and strategies for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and awards to support graduate education, research, and travel. No RSVP necessary. Attendance at the second workshop in the series — “Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding” — is recommended, but not required.

“Crafting a Strong Application for Graduate Funding,” Wednesday, April 13th, 12:30-1:30,

Research Commons, Red C The second in a two-day workshop series, this event will introduce UW graduate students to the components of a quality funding application and strategies for creating one. Moderated by the Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) Manager, the workshop will include presentations by representatives from the UW Libraries and Office of Fellowships, in addition to a panel discussion with current students and faculty. No RSVP necessary. Attendance at the first workshop in the series — “Finding Graduate Funding” — is recommended, but not required. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Core Programs.

Further details about these events are available via the Research Commons events calendar<>.


Rachel Wishkoski
Graduate Funding Information Service Manager

Mortar Board/Tolo Merit Scholarships – Due April 4th but requires letter of rec

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation is seeking qualified candidates to receive merit scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Foundation awards over $30,000 in total scholarships at UW each year. The program annually recognizes UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students (class status based on 2016-17) based on distinguished achievement in scholarship, leadership and service to the campus and community. Applicants are encouraged from all UW academic levels and from all fields of study, including those students who have not yet declared a major.  Membership in Mortar Board is NOT required. The Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation will award scholarships on an objective and non-discriminatory basis.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of the University of Washington, including branch campuses, throughout the 2016-2017  academic year.
  • If selected as a semifinalist, applicants must be available for a personal interview to be scheduled with the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee during spring quarter.
  • Applicants must not be related to a past or present director and/or employee of the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation.
  • An awarded scholarship can be used only for tuition and other eligible education expenses.

Details and application materials are available on the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards website.

Deadline for applications is April 4

For questions, please contact: Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee,

One of our MSW EDP students works for the Seattle Foundation, which is running a grant cycle for King County organizations that support low income youth and families that work on mental health, homelessness, chemical dependency, child abuse, and/or with non-native English speaking communities.  Grant funding ranges from $5,000-$20,000 and provides up to four one-time, one-year grants.

The RFP information is found here:

Deadline Feb. 8th at noon.

Graduate School fellowships that support current UW graduate students for one quarter of international study or research abroad.  Fee-based students not eligible due to funding sources.

International Research and Study Fellowships

funded by the Chester Fritz and Boeing International endowments


Website for more info:

Award Information

These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing international research or study. Successful applicants are awarded either a Chester Fritz Fellowship or a Boeing International Fellowship.

The fellowships are available to fund research and/or study periods of one quarter (three full months) abroad during the 2016-2017 year (autumn 2016 through summer 2017). These awards DO NOT support faculty-led UW study abroad programs. Read more

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) UW Chapter is excited to invite graduate students to compete for the 2016 National Clarion Case Competition.  This is an interdisciplinary healthcare case competition comprised of four-person student groups competing at the university and national level representing the University of Washington.  As a team member, you would address healthcare quality issues, with specific emphasis on the IHI’s Triple AIM goals (community health, fiscal sustainability, quality).  This is a unique opportunity to work intimately across disciplines to propose innovative and cost-effective solutions to the most timely health issues facing our healthcare system.  Participants will receive a patient scenario and setting that they analyze to identify areas for improvement.  Teams then create proposals for making these improvements at the patient, hospital and regional healthcare level.   For more information, please contact us by email.  The local competition will be held on February 29th, time to be determined.

The winning team at the National Competition will be awarded with the following Scholarship:

  • 1st place (shared award): $7,500
  • 2nd place (shared award): $5,000
  • 3rd place (shared award): $2,500


When: Friday, January 29, 2015, 12– 1 p.m.
Where: Student Union Building (HUB), Room 214

*Department of Global Health Fellowships*

Come learn about the Department of Global Health’s five funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences for graduate and professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington to help support fieldwork experience in global health.

• George Povey Social Justice and Activism in Global Health Fellowship
• Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
• Strengthening Caring Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship
• Stergachis Endowed Fellowship in International Exchange
• Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

These funding opportunities are administered by the Global Health Resource Center and provide assistance for costs associated with doing fieldwork outside of Seattle. Applications for each may be submitted via a Common Application and Catalyst Dropbox. Visit the Funding for Fieldwork page to learn more!

The fellowship application will be available beginning Monday, February 1, 2016 and will close Monday, March 14, 2016.

*Department of Global Health Graduate Certificates*

Come learn about the Department of Global Health’s graduate certificate programs. A graduate certificate is a linked series of graduate courses that constitute a coherent body of study. It is designed to enhance the education of matriculated graduate and professional students beyond the requirements for a graduate degree, or to provide continuing education to graduate non-matriculated (GNM) students. The Department of Global Health offers four certificates in the following fields:

• Global Health
• Program in HIV & STIs
• Global Injury & Violence Prevention
• Global Health of Women, Adolescents & Children

Visit the Department of Global Health Graduate Fellowships page to learn more!

For MSW Students, up to 6 credits of courses that are taken as electives for both programs may be double-counted for both the degree and the certificate.  For more information about how certificates work with the MSW program, please speak with Lin Murdock,

Scholarship search and application sessions:

Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop:

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities, experiences, jobs, honors, etc.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop

Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships

This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

Getting Great Recommendation Letters

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.  

Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y) for master’s students graduating with an MSW in 2017 (so graduating BASW students entering the Advanced Standing Program AND Students who are currently in their first year of the MSW program.)

Deadline will be in Spring, but you may want to review eligibility now.

The MFP-Y fellowship is designed to enhance the training of full-time, direct-practice focused, master’s social work students in the final year of study at a CSWE-accredited program (graduating between May-December 2017). The program is funded by SAMHSA and aims to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and transition-age youths.

Fellowship recipients receive a 1-year fellowship that includes specialized training on mental health issues related to the target population, professional development supports, and a monetary stipend (the 2015-2016 stipend amount is $6,500).

Looking for current final-year BSW students applying for the MSW Advanced Standing program and/or current first-year MSW students. Fellowship’s key requirements so that eligible students can be most competitive in the applicant pool:

  • Applicants must identify mental health service delivery to at-risk children, adolescents, and/or transition age youths (16–25) as their focus;
  • applicants must have completed/be enrolled in at least two advanced social work master’s courses, in one or more of the following categories: (a) mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery; (b) culturally competent evidence-based practices; or (c) services for children, adolescents, and/or transition-age youths;
  • during the fellowship period, applicants must be in an internship/placement setting that provides the opportunity to deliver behavioral health services to the target population; and
  • applicants must be committed to seeking employment in behavioral health with the target population immediately after graduation.

Complete eligibility information and application materials for 2016-2017 will be posted on the MFP-Y “How to Apply” webpage in spring 2016. In the meantime, students can refer to this page for eligibility criteria related to the 2015–2016 cycle, though these are subject to change.

The UW Center for Labor Studies is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate Research Grants. We have awards open to graduate students with a strong interest in labor, human rights, and social justice.

2015-2016 Labor Research Grants for 

Graduate Students

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduates students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

Deadline to apply

Monday, February 15, 2016


  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active the upcoming academic year (2016-2017)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website at, or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden at

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Dear University of Washington students,

Do you have a Big Idea? Come and learn about Amazon Catalyst! 

Amazon Catalyst is a new a program supported by, CoMotion and the Office of Research to fund bold, disruptive, solution-focused projects proposed by members of the UW community.  Grants will be awarded for projects that take place over a period of several months to up to two years, and will range from $10,000 to $100,000 each (yes, you read that right – we’re awarding up to $100,000 per project).  All you need is an idea for how to solve a big problem in the world, and the passion to make it a reality.  UW students, faculty and staff from *all* disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Want to learn more?  We will be hosting two information sessions for students who wish to learn about this exciting funding opportunity:

Thursday, January 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
CoMotion MakerSpace, Fluke Hall, Room 215

Tuesday, January 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Building, Room 303

After a quick introduction and Q&A, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with other students and Catalyst representatives. Food and refreshments will be provided.

To find out more about the Program, visit the Amazon Catalyst website at

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2016 12 noon (PST)

The University of Washington Retirement Association has endowed a fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

This fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $2,378/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state-tuition (except for U-PASS fee and international student fee).  The fellowship must be used in 2016-17 academic year.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition-based program and not in their last year of study.  (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.)  The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the quarter in which he/she takes the fellowship.

Please see our website at for further information.  Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

The selected recipient(s) will be invited to attend the UWRA luncheon in late April.  They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to The Graduate School, Office of Fellowships and Awards, or 206-685-4248.

Department of Global Health Fellowships Information Session

When: Friday, December 4, 2015, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: South Campus Center, Room 303

Come learn about the Department of Global Health’s five funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences for graduate and professional students, and medical residents at the University of Washington.

  • George Povey Social Justice and Activism in Global Health Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Strengthening Caring Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship in International Exchange
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship

These funding opportunities are administered by the Global Health Resource Center and provide assistance for costs associated with doing fieldwork outside of Seattle. Applications for each may be submitted via a Common Application and Catalyst Dropbox. Visit the Funding for Fieldwork page to learn more!

The application will be available beginning Monday, February 1, 2016 and will close Monday, March 14, 2016

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