Funding: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Graduate School is  pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.   Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.”   The Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.

AWARD:  The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.

FIELDS:  Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences (as well as law, medicine, engineering, architecture).   The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.


Must be in an advanced degree program at the UW

Must be U.S. citizen

Must have outstanding undergraduate record

Must show financial need

Must have received baccalaureate degree

Must conduct studies and research in the United States

Please note that financial need requirement will be determined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW.  We will only consider students showing in the UW Financial Aid system with need (any level).  If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so immediately if you wish to apply for this fellowship.  Information is here: (yes, you can file one now, even if you aren’t seeking aid for this year).  If the UW determines you don’t have need based on an initial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) determine whether you can refigure your need requirement, which is definitely possibly through the Office of Student Financial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Liebmann fellowship. 

APPLICATIONS:   full application information and requirements at the website noted below.

DEADLINE:    January 4, 2012, 5:00 p.m. (PST)

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please go to:    or contact us at or 206-543-7152

Funding: FLAS Fellowship

FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

 November 17, 3:30-4:30, Thomson 217 

 December 6, 3:30-4:30, Denny 217

FLAS awards pay tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend


The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS supports study of the following languages and their world regions: -Arabic -Bangla- Bulgarian -Burmese -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese


Undergraduate awardees must be at the intermediate or advanced language level and cannot apply to study French, German or Spanish.


Academic Year FLAS awards are primarily for use at the UW. Awardees must take at least 3 credits in the language of the award and 3 credits of area/international studies or the area or international aspects of professional fields of study each quarter while receiving a FLAS award.

Summer FLAS awards are for intensive foreign language study and can be used at UW, another U.S. institution, or abroad.

Application due January 17, 2012. Questions: email

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