Call for Proposals: Harlan Hahn Awards for Disability Studies

Submission/Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:00pm

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that there will be funds from the Harlan Hahn endowment available to the University of Washington community. Students, faculty, and staff from all three UW campuses are invited to submit a proposal for one of the two types of awards ($500–5000):

      I) Student Scholarship for UW undergraduate and graduate students

      II) Research Award for UW faculty and staff

The Harlan Hahn Awards Selection Committee will make the decision on the final recipients, who will be notified by May 30, 2014. The number and amount of the awards will depend on the quality and quantity of applications. It is anticipated that the awards will range between $500 and $5,000. The specific amount awarded will be dependent on the individual proposals.

I) Harlan Hahn Student Scholarship:

All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington may apply for the Scholarship. This is a merit-based monetary award for students who demonstrate promise in the field of Disability Studies. 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 taught as a graduate teaching assistant or scholarly work conducted as a graduate research assistant)
• Evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer or activist experiences, academic outreach) and/or disability studies scholarship.

Award funds may be used for
• Travel to disability studies related conferences as a participant or as a presenter
• Support for academic research projects in any area of disability studies (e.g. surveys, incentives for subjects, books)
• Development or support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support)
• Assistance with accessibility issues
• Other academic/activist goals pertaining to disability studies.

To apply, please submit all of the following:

  • A personal statement that includes a) a brief proposal for how the funds will be used; b) a statement about how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria; and c) a short description of the applicant’s disability studies related experience, research, and/or career goals
  • Name and contact information for one reference
  • Resume/CV
  • Academic transcript

Application deadline: Monday, May 19, 2014, 11pm. Materials should be submitted to Harlan Hahn Awards Selection Committee at https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jwoiak/31888.

Please note that • Recipients of the Scholarship are expected to provide a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as a short written summary of how the funds were spent • All activities must be completed by June 30, 2015 • Past performance under these awards will be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous award winner.

II) Harlan Hahn Research Grant:

All full-time and part-time University of Washington faculty and staff may apply for the Research Grant.

Award funds may be used for projects that include, but are not limited to • Pedagogical research in disability studies (including course development) • Travel and attendance at a disability studies related conference • Research and writing of a publishable article or manuscript on disability studies.

To apply, please submit both of the following:

  • A proposal (1-2 pages) that describes how the applicant will use the grant, including a brief personal statement of how this support will advance the applicant’s research and/or education in disability studies and the outcomes expected
  • A one-page budget.

Application deadline: Monday, May 19, 2014, 11pm. Materials should be submitted to the Harlan Hahn Awards Selection Committee at https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jwoiak/31888.

Please note that • Recipients of the Research Grant are expected to provide a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as a short written summary of how the grant funds were spent • All activities must be completed by June 30, 2015 • Past performance under these awards will be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous award winner.

Questions? Contact Joanne Woiak (jwoiak@uw.edu).

The University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist and political scientist. Learn more about the Harlan Hahn Fund.