March 16, 2021

The application for the 2021-22 Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship for Dissertation Writing is now open and is due on April 20, 2021 at 12 PM (noon) PST. 

FOR: the final stages of writing a Ph.D. dissertation that contributes to the lives of children with disabilities 

HOW MUCH: one quarter of UW state tuition and fees, GAIP insurance, and a stipend at the Predoctoral TA II rate (currently $2,814 per month).  

WHEN: The fellowship may be used in summer 2021, autumn 2021, winter 2022 or spring 2022. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the student. 

WHO CAN APPLY: students in any academic discipline who: 

  • will have achieved doctoral candidate status by April 2021;  
  • have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of spring quarter 2022 or sooner; 
  • are in a tuition-based graduate program (students in fee-based programs are not eligible); 
  • have not received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School. 

CRITERIA: significance of the dissertation research to supporting the lives of children with disabilities; student is both ready and in need of a full quarter to work on writing the dissertation 


Contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards: or 206.543.7152.