Graduate Funding Information Service

September 4, 2020

Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship for Dissertation Writing

IMPENDING Application Deadline: September 11, 2020, 12pm PST

The Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship awarded for the writing of a doctoral dissertation that contributes to the lives of children with disabilities. The Gatzert Fellowship includes one quarter of UW state tuition and fees, GAIP insurance, and a stipend at the Predoctoral TA II rate (currently $2,814 per month). The fellowship was established in the 1930s by the Bailey and Babette Gatzert Foundation for Child Welfare.

The fellowship may be used during the following quarters: winter 2021, spring 2021, summer 2021 or autumn 2021. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the student.

The purpose of the fellowship is to facilitate full-time work on writing the dissertation. During the tenure of the fellowship, service responsibilities such as teaching and research are typically suspended. Students must enroll in at least ten credits during the quarter in which they receive the fellowship (except for summer quarter when two credits are required).


Students in any academic discipline whose research focuses on supporting the lives of children with disabilities are eligible. In order to be considered for this fellowship, the applicant must:

  • Have achieved doctoral candidate status at the time of application;
  • Have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of spring quarter 2021 or sooner;
  • Be in a tuition-based program; students in fee-based programs are not eligible;
  • Not have received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School (e.g., GO-MAP, Presidential Dissertation, etc.)

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