The Graduate School is pleased to announce a competition for a fellowship for the 2024–25 academic year made possible through the generosity of the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA).
The UWRA Patricia Dougherty Fellowship in Aging is a one-quarter fellowship that supports graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the standard TA II level (currently $3,076/month), GAIP health insurance, and a waiver of state tuition for up to 18 credits (excluding U-PASS and international student fee) in the quarter when the student takes the fellowship. The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her department.
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 8, 2024, noon (Pacific Time)
At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree tuition program (fee-based programs are not eligible) and not in their last year of study. The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter. Students in fee-based programs are not eligible to apply.
- Academic/research statement (maximum of two double-spaced pages) describing the applicant’s academic/research interests in aging-related issues and concerns.
- Personal statement (maximum of two double-spaced pages) describing the applicant’s personal interests and background in aging-related issues and concerns—e.g. personal experience, community service, work experience or other involvement.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum of two-pages)
- Unofficial UW transcript showing graduate coursework (available as a PDF from MyUW). Undergraduate transcripts are not required but can be submitted if they show evidence of relevant coursework in aging studies.
- Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s faculty advisor, addressing the applicant’s academic and personal commitment to aging-related issues and concerns. The letter of recommendation should be submitted directly by the writer. Students will send out recommendation requests via the application in MyGrad.
- Demonstrated academic focus on aging-related concerns or issues as evidenced through the academic/research statement, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation.
- Personal commitment to aging-related concerns and issues as evidenced through the personal statement, letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, etc.
- Academic merit as evidenced through GPA, letter of recommendation, transcript, and curriculum vitae.
Contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards.