UW Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies

Application deadline:   June 12, 2017

The Martha H. Duggan Fellowship, offered through the UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, may be awarded to any graduate student who has demonstrated academic merit in any field as long as her or his work has a focus on labor. Preference for the award shall be given to graduate students committed to researching or serving those who provided caring labor, or who themselves have provided caring labor or assisted partners or other family members in gaining advanced education.

The fellowship winner must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled at the UW for the upcoming Autumn Quarter. The fellowship has a value of $10,000 to be applied to tuition costs or provide support for living expenses, books, fees, and other educational expenses. The fellowship must be used within two years of receiving the award and while the student is still active at the University of Washington.

The Duggan fellow will be asked to assist the Bridges Chair in maintaining the focus on caring labor as a visible and ongoing part of the Center’s program. This might involve the identification and invitation of an important speaker in this field, or it may involve developing an activity (such as a conference or workshop) where scholars, practitioners, and/or activists who are concerned with caring labor can meet and exchange ideas. Additional funds may be available from the Bridges Center to be used by the Duggan fellow in these pursuits.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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UW Center for Labor Studies Research Grants

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2017

Graduate students at any campus of the University of Washington are eligible to apply for grants of $2,500-$5,000, for research about work, workers, and their organizations from The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. The primary purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses. A broad range of research-related expenses can be covered, including travel costs and living expenses while traveling. These grants are not generally intended to cover everyday living expenses, however, for applicants whose research does not require travel outside of the Puget Sound area, it may be appropriate to give a grant as a stipend to cover local living expenses.

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

Grant recipients will be requested to make a short presentation at the University of Washington of their research within two years of receiving the grant. Grants must be used within two years of receiving the grant, while the recipient is a student.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies

Application deadline:   June 13, 2016

The UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies offers the Martha H. Duggan Fellowship.

The fellowship shall be awarded to any graduate student who has demonstrated academic merit. Preference for the award shall be given to graduate students committed to researching or serving those who provided caring labor, or who themselves have provided caring labor or assisted partners or other family members in gaining advanced education.

The fellowship may be awarded to a student in any field as long as her or his work has a focus on labor.

The fellowship winner must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled at the UW for the upcoming Autumn Quarter. The fellowship has a value of $10,000 to be applied to tuition costs or provide support for living expenses, books, fees, and other educational expenses. Duggan fellows will consult with the Coordinator of the Bridges Center regarding the allocation of funds. The fellowship must be used within two years of receiving the award and while the student is still active at the University of Washington.

The Duggan fellow will be asked to assist the Bridges Chair in maintaining the focus on caring labor as a visible and ongoing part of the Center’s program. This might involve the identification and invitation of an important speaker in this field, or it may involve developing an activity (such as a conference or workshop) where scholars, practitioners, and/or activists who are concerned with caring labor can meet and exchange ideas. Additional funds may be available from the Bridges Center to be used by the Duggan fellow in these pursuits.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-duggan.html

Summer 2016+ RA Positions in the Center for Workforce Development

Application deadline:   May 16, 2016

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking two hourly graduate research assistants to assist in funded research and evaluation projects. The Center conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and racial/ethnic diversity in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CWD at http://www.engr.washington.edu/cwd

The position will start June 2016. The graduate research assistants will report to the Senior Research Associate. Duties include the following:

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include drafting human subjects applications, conducting literature reviews, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including interviews, focus groups, observations, and/or surveys;
  • Work collaboratively with CWD staff on related projects as needed;
  • Manage multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CWD;
  • Contribute to the development of survey instruments and analytic methods.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Comfort with a high degree of self-direction;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e. SPSS, Excel, and Microsoft Word);
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Experience using computer software to perform qualitative analyses and data management (i.e. NVivo 9);
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The positions are for Summer quarter of 2016, as hourly Graduate Research Assistants and include standard hourly summer pay per GRSA schedule. Upon satisfactory review, the positions may be extended for additional quarters, and would include standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission.

To apply

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by May 16 to:
Cara Margherio, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Center for Workforce Development
clm16 at uw dot edu

If you have questions or need more information, please email Cara Margherio.

UW Center for Labor Studies Research Grants

Application deadline:   February 15, 2016

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduates students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

Eligibility

  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active the upcoming academic year (2016-2017)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. 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.

For more information, visit the Bridges Center website at http://depts.washington.edu/hbcls

UW Center for Labor Studies Graduate Student Research Grants

Application deadline:   February 15, 2016

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduates students for grants of $2,500-$5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses.

Eligibility

  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active the upcoming academic year (2016-2017)
  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. 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.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://depts.washington.edu/hbcls

 

UW Center for Labor Studies Scholarships, Prizes, & Research Grants

Application deadlines:  Vary (May and June 2015)

In our ongoing efforts to support excellence in labor studies, The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at UW offers a wide variety of resources to students, faculty, and staff.

Scholarships and Prizes

UW Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies

Application deadline:   June 15, 2015

The Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies was created in 2004 to honor the memory of Martha H. Duggan, who died on July 24, 2003. Marty provided essential support to her husband, Robert Duggan, as he pursued his law degree. This fellowship acknowledges that Bob Duggan’s life work would have been impossible without the caring labor of his life partner. Marty and Bob were both staunch supporters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and associates of the great ILWU leader, Harry Bridges. After Harry’s death in 1990, they became founding supporters of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

The fellowship shall be awarded to any graduate student who has demonstrated academic merit. Preference for the award shall be given to graduate students committed to researching or serving those who provided caring labor, or who themselves have provided caring labor or assisted partners or other family members in gaining advanced education.

The fellowship may be awarded to a student in any field as long as her or his work has a focus on labor.

The fellowship winner must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled at the UW for the upcoming Autumn Quarter. The fellowship has a value of $10,000 to be applied to tuition costs or provide support for living expenses, books, fees, and other educational expenses. Duggan fellows will consult with the Coordinator of the Bridges Center regarding the allocation of funds. The fellowship must be used within two years of receiving the award and while the student is still active at the University of Washington.

The Duggan fellow will be asked to assist the Bridges Chair in maintaining the focus on caring labor as a visible and ongoing part of the Center’s program. This might involve the identification and invitation of an important speaker in this field, or it may involve developing an activity (such as a conference or workshop) where scholars, practitioners, and/or activists who are concerned with caring labor can meet and exchange ideas. Additional funds may be available from the Bridges Center to be used by the Duggan fellow in these pursuits.

Application Process

Graduate students may apply directly or be nominated by a faculty member.

Application Materials

  1. A brief written statement by the applicant (not exceeding 750 words) explaining her or his commitment to the study or practice of caring labor.
  2. A brief letter of faculty support.
  3. A copy of the student’s transcript.
  4. Include student’s contact information, including email, mailing addresses, and phone number.

Selection of the Duggan Fellowhip recipient will be made by the Standing Committee of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and presented at the Bridges Center’s annual awards celebration.

Send applications to:

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
Box 353530

Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies, 2013-2014

Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2013

$5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring into the University of Washington. The Domingo-Viernes Scholarship annually provides $5,500 in financial support to undergraduate students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. It is also available to University of Washington graduate students.

Founded through the efforts of the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37, this scholarship honors Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. Gene grew up on a farm in the Yakima Valley and began working in the Alaska salmon canneries at the young age of 16. Gene was a state wrestling champion and attended Central Washington State College on a full ride athletic scholarship. Silme graduated with honors from the University of Washington and went on to found the Seattle chapter of the Union of Democratic Filipinos. Together, they formed the Alaska Cannery Workers’ Association and fought the brutal working conditions and racist management of the industry.

Despite opposition from all sides, Gene and Silme founded the Rank and File Committee in 1977 to struggle for union democracy and fair working conditions. They were elected to the leadership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 37 in 1980, and worked hard to build links and solidarity with the people of the Philippines. Tragically, both were murdered on June 1, 1981. Corrupt former Local 37 President Tony Baruso and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos were later implicated in the assassination. Their memory lives on as inspiration to workers and students striving for justice.

Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year. Students also must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify.

Those who do not meet FAFSA requirement are highly encouraged to consider other scholarships offered by the Bridges Center.

Application Process
To apply, a student should verify that they have financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and prepare the following materials:

  • A brief written statement by the applicant explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor or to involvement with the labor movement and social justice.
  • A letter of support from a teacher or community member
  • Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone number

Please note in your application if you have applied to the University of Washington but have not yet received notice from the Admissions Office. If this is the case, you are eligible for the scholarship, but the award will be contingent on your admittance to the UW.

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

For more information:
http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-domingo-viernes.html