April 4, 2024

We would appreciate your assistance in letting students know that the application for the 2024-25 Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship for Dissertation Writing is now open in MyGrad and is due on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 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 regular Predoctoral TA II rate (currently $3,0766 per month). 

WHEN: The fellowship may be used in summer 2024, autumn 2024, winter 2025 or spring 2025. 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 2024;
  • have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of spring quarter 2025 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.

2023 Gatzert Child Welfare Awardees


Contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards: gradappt@uw.edu or 206.543.7152.