Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labors Studies awards thousands of dollars in research funding to University of Washington graduate students and faculty. Since 1992, the Center has awarded over one hundred grants, producing dozens of reports, books, articles, and more.


How to Apply for Funding

To apply for funding, please browse the research programs below, identify the grant(s) you are eligible for, and follow the instructions provided on the website for each specific grant.

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.


Labor Studies Research Grants

The Bridges Center currently maintains two research grant programs with annual funding cycles. For more information, including application instructions, click on the name of individual grants in the list below.

Grant Name Eligibility Amount Deadline

Graduate Student Labor Research Grants

Graduate students Up to $5,000 Monday, February 10, 2020

Washington State Labor Research Grant

Faculty (or graduate students with faculty sponsorship) Up to $13,000 Passed for the 2020-2021 academic year