Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Upcoming Merit Scholarships

Check this page often for news about upcoming merit scholarships. Deadlines are usually posted at least a month in advance to give you plenty of time to prepare your application.

Harry Bridges Center for labor Studies: Washington State Labor Research Grant

  • Between $7,500-$13,000 available for this grant. The full amount is sufficient to cover the salary and benefits cost of a quarterly R.A. appointment.
  • Proposals must be from University of Washington faculty for policy-oriented research on aspects of labor directly relevant to policy makers in Washington State.
  • UW graduate students may also apply if their project is sponsored by a faculty member.
  • Deadline: June 23, 2014

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • Post-graduate opportunity, funded by the US Department of State, to spend a year abroad doing research, graduate studies, or teach English in over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Applicants must be US citizens in good health who will have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant. They must have a high level of academic or professional achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and a well-designed project proposal. Foreign language proficiency may be required.
  • To get started, attend one of the Fulbright events this spring and schedule an advising appointment to discuss your specific interests.
  • UW Application Deadline: September 10, 2014. National Deadline: October 14, 2014

Luce Scholars Program

  • Provides fully-funded year-long placements in Asia, including stipends, language training, and tailored work assignment, for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia.
  • Applicants must be US citizens under 30, in good health, who will have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant.
  • UW Application Deadline: September 10, 2014. National Deadline: November 1, 2014

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship

  • One-year, paid opportunity to work as a junior researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
  • Applicants must have excellent credentials and submit a thought paper on one of the Endowment’s focus areas, including current issues in the Middle East, Russia and Eurasia, China, the Indian subcontinent/South Asia, democratic change, international economics, non-proliferation and security affairs. Must be authorized to work in the US.
  • Nomination by UW Bothell required. UW Application Deadline: November, 2014


Other Resources

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