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UW Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline: 12 Noon (PST), February 1, 2016

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a competition for a fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year made possible through the generosity of the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA).

The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship supports graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.


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(s).

Application Process

Required application materials include:

  1. Cover sheet;
  2. Academic/research statement (not to exceed two typed, double-spaced pages) describing the applicant's academic/research interests in aging-related issues and concerns;
  3. 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;
  4. Curriculum vitae (2 page limit);
  5. 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;
  6. Letter of recommendation from the applicant's faculty advisor addressing the applicant's academic and personal commitment to aging-related issues and concerns.

Applicants must submit application materials online in the Catalyst Collect-It dropbox. The applicant him/herself should submit the first five items; letter of recommendation should only be submitted by the letter writer.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon (PST), February 1, 2016. No late materials will be accepted; applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted by the deadline.

Selection Criteria

  • 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.

Terms of Award

  • Award must be used during the 2016-17 year (summer 2016 through spring 2017).
  • Students must enroll for at least 10 credits during the quarter they receive the award (except in summer when it is two credits).
  • The award provide a stipend equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,378 month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits.
  • The number of awards will be determined by the caliber of the applications and the amount of funding available.
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the Office of Fellowships and Awards,, 543-7152.