2015-2016 Labor Research Grants for Graduate Students

The UW Center for Labor Studies is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate Research Grants. These awards are open to graduate students with a strong interest in labor, human rights, and social justice:

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduate 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.

  • Deadline to apply: Monday, February 15th, 2016
  • For more information: Visit the Bridges Center Website or contact program coordinator Andrew Hedden (hbcls@uw.edu) 206-543-7946

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. 


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


  • 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 address, and phone number
  • Grant recipients will be requested to make a short presentation at the UW of their research within 2 years of receiving the grant. Grants must be used within two years of receiving the grant, while the recipient is a student.

To Apply:

  • Submit applications electronically to Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator (hbcls@uw.edu).
  • Applicants will be notified with grant decisions no later than the start of spring quarter on March 28th, 2016.


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