Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Research Grants

Deadline: June 16, 2014

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies seeks proposals from University of Washington graduate students for grants of $1,500-$2,500, for research about work, workers, and their organizations.
Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Proposals must indicate how the research is likely to generate important new information, interpretations, scholarly resources, and contributions to the applicant’s field.

For information on the grants, contact the Center for Labor Studies at pcls@u.washington.edu or visit http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-grants-individual.html

Who is eligible

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled the upcoming academic year (2014-2015)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Required Application Materials

  • A proposal which should not exceed 1000 words or 4 double-spaced, typed pages (12 pt. font)
  • A brief cover letter
  • A separate budget detailing how the requested funds would be spent and, if applicable, how this support would supplement other funds, fellowships, and grants
  • A brief letter of faculty support to accompany each application
  • Contact information, including email, mailing addresses, and phone number

Deadline for submission is Monday, June 16, 2014.

Please submit applications to:
Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington, Box 353530
pcls@u.washington.edu

 

Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Caring Labor
Up to $10,000 for Graduate Students, Deadline: June 16, 2014
Created in 2004 to honor Martha H. Duggan, who provided essential support to her husband and fellow labor movement activist Robert Duggan as he pursued his law degree, this fellowship recognizes the contributions of caring labor to society. It is awarded to a student in any field whose work focuses on labor. Priority is given to students who are studying caring labor; have provided caring labor themselves; or are assisting a partner or other family member as they pursue higher education.

Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship
Up to $5,500 for Graduate Students, Deadline: June 16, 2014
Established to memorialize Samuel Bassett, a Seattle labor lawyer whose career included defending the IWW, civil rights, civil liberties and other progressive causes. The scholarship is for students planning to pursue a career in labor relations.

Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship
$1,000 for Graduate Students, Deadline: June 16, 2014
Devoted to the encouragement of research in all aspects of the field of labor studies, the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) generously funds an annual $1,000 scholarship for students who are committed to pursing a profession in labor and/or labor management.

Best Graduate Paper in Labor Studies
$250 for Graduate Students, Deadline: June 16, 2014
Each year, the Bridges Center awards $250 to the best graduate paper written on a labor-related topic during the current academic year (2013-2014). Papers may focus on any dimension of United States or international labor, including class relations, social conditions, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, unions, and comparative labor relations.
For information on these awards, application processes, required application materials, and more, visit http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources.html

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