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In our ongoing efforts to support excellence in labor studies, the Bridges Center awards an average of $100,000 or more a year to students and faculty at the University of Washington.

Annual scholarships and fellowships support students passionate about the study of labor and labor activism, while our Best Paper Prize honors quality scholarship on labor issues produced by students. When our students graduate, many go on to work in the labor movement, or continue on in the academy as teachers and scholars.

Labor Studies research grants support graduate students and faculty in advancing knowledge and paving the way for social change. Since 1992, the Bridges Center's grants have contributed to the publication of over 100 books and articles.



How to Apply for Funding

To apply for funding, please visit the website of the program you are interested in (scholarship, best paper prize, or research grant), identify the award and/or grants you are eligible for, and follow the instructions provided on the website for the specific program.

Questions? Contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at hbcls@uw.edu or (206) 543-7946. You may also visit the Bridges Center office on the UW Seattle campus in Smith Hall, room M266, located on the mezzanine level between the second and third floors.



Latest News

August 01, 2019

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars in research funding to University of Washington graduate students and faculty....

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July 01, 2019

The Bridges Center is proud to announce the recipients of our Graduate Labor Research Grants for 2019-2020.

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April 04, 2019

Union Summer is the paid ($16/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement.

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March 29, 2019

Each year, the Bridges Center awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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October 18, 2018
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 450,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an...
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September 14, 2018

The Bridges Center is proud to announce a new endowed fund for undergraduate students established by the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (PNLHA) in honor of the organization's 50th anniversary.

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August 23, 2018

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to University of Washington students. In 2018-2019,...

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August 10, 2018
A majority of the fellowship was contributed by ILWU Local 19. A ceremony honoring Jenkins and officially kicking off the fellowship was held Friday, Aug...
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