Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Deadline: January 7, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (PST)

The Graduate School is  pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.   Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.”   The Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.

AWARD:  The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.

FIELDS:  Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences (as well as law, medicine, engineering, architecture).   The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.


  • Must be in an advanced degree program at the UW
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must have outstanding undergraduate record
  • Must show financial need
  • Must have received baccalaureate degree
  • Must conduct studies and research in the United States

Please note that financial need requirement will be determined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW.  Students will be considered only if they are showing in the UW Financial Aid system with need (any level).  If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so immediately if you wish to apply for this fellowship. Information is here: (yes, you can file now, even if you aren’t seeking aid for this year).  If the UW determines you don’t have need based on an initial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) determine whether you can refigure your need requirement, which is definitely possible through the Office of Student Financial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Liebmann fellowship. 

APPLICATIONS:   full application information and requirements at the website noted below.

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please go to: or contact The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards at or 206-543-7152