Deadline for the 2022-2023 Academic Year: Monday, February 7, 2022


The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduate students for grants of up to $5,000 for research about work, workers, and their organizations. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding for research expenses. A broad range of expenses can be covered, including travel costs and living expenses while traveling. These grants are generally not intended to cover everyday living expenses; however, for applicants whose research does not require travel outside of the Puget Sound area, it may be appropriate to give a grant as a stipend to cover local living expenses.

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. Proposals must indicate how the research is likely to generate important new information, interpretations, scholarly resources, and contributions to the applicant's discipline and field.

Grant recipients will be requested to make a short presentation of their research within two years of receiving the grant. Grants must be used within two years of receiving the grant, while the recipient is a student.


Who Should Apply

  • Any graduate student who is currently active and will be active the upcoming academic year (2022-2023)

  • Graduate students at all branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma)


Required Application Materials

  • 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. The letter should be emailed directly from the letter's author to the Bridges Center at by the application deadline.

  • Contact information, including email, mailing addresses, and phone number.


Deadline to Apply for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Apply by Monday, February 7, 2022. Applicants will be notified no later than the first day of spring quarter, Monday, March 28, 2022. Funds will be available immediately (some restrictions may apply).


Where to Send Applications

Please submit applications electronically to Andrew Hedden, Associate Director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, at .

Questions? Contact the Bridges Center at (206) 543-7946, or e-mail .