The Graduate School
G-1 Communications Building
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770
UW Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging
Application Deadline: 12 Noon, Friday, February 6, 2015
The Graduate School is pleased to announce a competition for a fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year made possible through the generosity of the
University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA).
The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and
personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the standard PDTA 2 level (currently $2,131/month).
GAIP health insurance and a waiver of state-tuition for up to 18 credits (excluding U-PASS and international student fee) in the quarter
when the student takes the fellowship.
Students in fee-based programs are not eligible to apply. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in
consultation with his/her department.
At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition program (fee-based programs are not eligible)
and not in their last year of study.
The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.
Required application materials include:
- Cover sheet;
- Academic/research statement (not to exceed two typed, double-spaced pages) describing the applicant's academic/research interests in
aging-related issues and concerns;
- Personal statement (not to exceed two typed, double-spaced pages) describing the applicant's personal interests and background
in aging-related issues and concerns - e.g., personal experience, community service, work experience or other involvement;
- Curriculum vitae (2 page limit);
- Unofficial UW transcript showing graduate coursework ('printable PDF version' from MyUW). Undergraduate transcripts not required but can be submitted
if they show evidence of relevant coursework in aging studies;
- Letter of recommendation from the applicant's faculty advisor addressing the applicant's academic and personal commitment to aging-related issues and concerns.
Criteria for selection include:
- Demonstrated academic focus on aging-related concerns or issues as evidenced through the academic/research statement, curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation;
- Personal commitment to aging-related concerns and issues as evidenced through the personal statement, letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, etc.;
- Academic merit as evidenced through GPA, letter of recommendation, transcript, curriculum vitae.
Applicants must submit application materials online in the Catalyst Collect-It dropbox.
The applicant him/herself should submit the first five items; letters of recommendation should only be submitted by the letter writer.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon, Friday, February 6, 2015.
No late materials will be accepted; applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted by the deadline.
Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Office of Fellowships and Awards, email@example.com, 543-7152.