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Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship
2013-2014 NOMINATION DEADLINE: April 5, 2013, 12 noon (PDT)
The Gatzert Child Welfare fellowship was established in the 1930s by the Bailey and Babette Gatzert foundation for Child Welfare.
In accordance with the donor’s wishes, the funds are to be used to promote education for “the better care and treatment of children
suffering from defects, either physically or mentally.” The one-quarter fellowship will be awarded to support the writing of
a doctoral dissertation in the field of child development with special reference to children with disabilities.
Questions can be directed to the Fellowships and Awards Office at email@example.com or 206.543.7152.
- a student must have achieved doctoral candidate status by the time of nomination and
- must anticipate completion of the degree by the end of Summer Quarter 2014 or sooner.
- Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
Nominations should be submitted to the Catalyst Collect-It Box at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/megray/24717
Nominations are due no later than Noon, Friday, April 5, 2013.
Departments can nominate no more than two students.
Nominations materials should be submitted only by the department as one file per nominee in Portable Document Format (pdf), if possible.
(If not possible, separate files are acceptable.)
Nominations must include the following:
- A completed nomination sheet (found at http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/gatzert/gatzertform.doc
- A letter of nomination from the chair of the department. Information about the nominee’s current status and performance in the
program or comparison with other recent students would be useful. If you submit two nominees, please do not rank your nominees
- A statement from the candidate describing the dissertation project, including its title, relation to current literature, methodology and
goals, not to exceed four typed, double-spaced pages.
- Timeline of expected dissertation activities in 2013-14 and specifically during the planned fellowship quarter (not to exceed one page,
- A one-page statement from the dissertation adviser demonstrating his/her opinion
- of the significance of the research and
- the progress made to date, including the anticipated completion date.
- Where appropriate, the nature and importance of the nominee’s contribution to a team project should be included.
- The nominee's curriculum vitae, including names of publications.
- A copy of the student's current UW transcript. An unofficial copy is acceptable.
Awards will be announced in late April or early May.
Terms of Award
This is a one-quarter award. Students must enroll for at least 10 credits, and full-time state tuition (excluding U-PASS) will be covered for each award.
The award amount will be divided into 6 payments for the quarter selected, allowing us to provide Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP) for the fellow.
The award approximates the funding for a graduate teaching assistantship stipend at the standard PDTA II level, currently $1761 per month.
The number of awards will be determined by the caliber of the applications and the amount of funding available.
Funding must be used during the 2013-14 year (summer 2013 through spring 2014). Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
Eligible programs for the Graduate School Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship competition include:
- Center for Human Development and Disability
- Human Centered Design and Engineering
- Information School
- Medical Genetics
- Neurobiology and Behavior
- Nutritional Sciences
- Physiology and Biophysics
- Public Health Genetics
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Social Work
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Urban Design and Planning Group