The Graduate School
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International Research and Study Fellowships
funded by the Chester Fritz and Boeing International endowments
AWARD DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 12 noon (PST)
These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing international research or study.
These fellowships are available to fund research and/or study periods of one quarter (three full months) abroad during the 2014-15 year
(autumn 2014 through summer 2015).
These awards DO NOT support faculty-led UW study abroad programs.
The stipend will be equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc Teaching Associate II, currently $1,937 per month, and paid health insurance (GAIP).
During the quarter of their award, fellows are required to register for study abroad through the Office of International Programs and Exchanges.
The IPE fee is covered by the fellowship. Graduate students in fee-based programs are not eligible to apply.
No extra money is included for airfare.
Students apply for funding through this process and successful applicants are awarded either a Chester Fritz Fellowship
or a Boeing International Fellowship.
Criteria for selection are not limited to but include:
- explanation of the research and/or study that will be done on the fellowship;
- evidence of the relationship between the proposed study/research and the applicant's academic program;
- evidence of the necessity to go overseas to conduct the study/research and the relevance of the university or locale to the planned research
(including evidence of affiliation, if required or appropriate, to carry out the proposed project); and
- evidence of appropriate language competence.
Students who have already received a Graduate School Pembroke Award or a previous Graduate School Fritz or Boeing fellowship or
Western Europe Travel Grant are ineligible to receive an International Research and Study Fellowship.
*** Applicants are not required to affiliate with an institution, however, your application will be stronger if you have arranged an
affiliation that will provide you access and/or facilities to do your research or study or if you can show that you are in the process of
arranging such an affiliation.
- Successful applicants are expected to be in-country for the three months of the quarter in which they receive this
fellowship. [autumn: 9/16-12/15; winter: 12/16-3/15; spring: 3/16-6/15; summer: 6/16-9/15)
- Successful applicants may not receive funding or salary from another source comparable to the Fritz or Boeing Fellowship during the quarter
in which they receive this fellowship. One-time travel or research grant funding may be acceptable with prior approval from the Fellowships Office.
- If the research includes systematic collection of information about or from humans, the fellowship will not be disbursed
until the student has received either approval or exemption from the Human Subjects Division. Further information may be
found at http://www.washington.edu/research/hsd.
It may take several months to complete the Human Subjects process. Complying with Human Subjects Division review is the responsibility
of the student, in coordination with his/her faculty advisor and department chair.
- Travel to countries under US travel warnings may not be allowed while on this fellowship. Students can consult with the Office of
Fellowships and Awards for more information.
- Must be a currently enrolled student in a UW master's or doctoral tuition-based program at time of application and receipt of fellowship.
(Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.)
To be considered for these grants, ALL the following material must be received by the application deadline. No late materials will be accepted;
applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted by the deadline.
All materials should be sent directly to the Catalyst Collect-It box at:
It is preferred that the student's application (nos. 1-6 below) be submitted as one
pdf document, though separate documents will be accepted. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by faculty through Catalyst.
If a recommender is not at the UW (i.e., does not have a UW NetID), the letter can be sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover sheet
- Statement of purpose or outline of research project (not to exceed three pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, 1 inch margins, including footnotes).
If planning to study, include a description
of how the period of study at the partner institution or abroad will contribute to degree.
- Timeline (by week) of proposed research or study activities. (no more than one page, single spaced)
- If you are doing research and have an affiliation, please submit the affiliation documentation. (not required)
- Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial UW Transcript (pdf from MyUW)
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty, which should be submitted directly by the faculty member to the Catalyst Collect-It box
Letters should be saved with the student's name in the title.
Applications and recommendations should be submitted directly to the Catalyst Collect-It box at: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/collectit/dropbox/megray/29467.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2014; 12 noon PST. No late materials will be accepted; applications will
not be considered unless they are complete and submitted by the deadline.