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International Research and Study Fellowships

funded by the Chester Fritz and Boeing International endowments


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 2016-17 year (autumn 2016 through summer 2017). These awards DO NOT support faculty-led UW study abroad programs.

Awardees will receive a stipend equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc Teaching Associate II, currently $2,378 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 to carry out the proposed project, if required or appropriate); 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 or animals, the fellowship will not be disbursed until the student has received either approval or exemption from the Human Subjects Division (http://www.washington.edu/research/hsd) or the Office of Animal Welfare (http://depts.washington.edu/oawhome). It may take several months to complete the process. Complying with Human Subjects Division or Animal Care 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.

  • Eligibility

    • Must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student in a UW master's or doctoral tuition-based program at time of application and receipt of fellowship. (On leave status is not considered enrolled.) (Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.)

    Application Checklist

    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.

    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 gradappt@uw.edu.

    1. Cover sheet
    2. Statement of purpose or outline of research project. (Statement cannot exceed three pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, 1 inch margins on all sides. Footnotes and references may be single spaced, but are included in the three-page limit. If planning to study, include a description of how the period of study at the partner institution or abroad will contribute to degree.
    3. Timeline (by week) of proposed research or study activities. (no more than one page, single spaced)
    4. If you are doing research and have an affiliation, please submit the affiliation documentation. (not required)
    5. Curriculum vitae
    6. Unofficial UW Transcript (pdf from MyUW)
    7. 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.

    Application Deadline:  February 8, 2016; 12 noon PST. No late materials will be accepted; applications will not be considered unless they are complete and submitted by the deadline.

    Questions can be sent to the Office of Fellowships and Awards.