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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Preparing Master's Student Summer Fellowship Application

Download the full application instructions prior to filling out the online application form. Once you begin the online application, there is not the option to save your work and then return at a later time.

A letter of support from your Graduate Committee Chair is a requirement. This is the link to share with your committee chair so that they can submit their letter directly to the Graduate School: Letter of Support

The full instructions including the budget templates are available here:
Download Application Instructions

Summer Fellowship Application

General Information

The School of Graduate Studies and Research’s (SGSR) Faculty Development and Research Council (FDRC) has established a limited number of competitive research support awards for qualified graduate students of CWU. Please check the SGSR website ( for this year’s application deadlines. The application must be submitted by 12:00 am via the online submission form on the appropriate deadline dates.

If you applying for the both the $3,500 summer stipend fellowship AND  the research support award, please follow the instructions for the Graduate Students Research Support award that includes the buget and budget templates. Please do not apply for both awards separately, but do add to the budget a brief description of how the goods/services expenses align with the fellowship project. Only 1 letter of support from your Graduate Committee chair will be required. If you are not applying for the research support award, you will not be required to submit a budget.

Application Instructions

You are required to upload one scanned pdf in an online application submission form. Please have all of the application materials completed in advance prior to online submission. Once you begin the online application, there is no option to save your work and then return at a later time. Your application package (one PDF) should contain the following information:

1) Typed abstract or creative artistic statement of the project (cannot exceed 200 words).
2) Typed project description of eight pages or less (single sided, double spaced, 12 point font) that includes the following labeled sections:
a) Project goals and objectives
b) Relationship to previous research/knowledge or creative activity in the field (literature review) including relationship to your previous work
c) Significance of the research/project
d) Clear statement of methodology/research design or creative approach
e) Timeline of research/creative activity for successful completion of the project
f) Anticipated results or artistic achievement
g) Plans for dissemination - this should also include an assessment of the potential for the project to lead to external funding.
h) Cited literature or References (not included in 8-page limitation)


4) VITAE: attach curriculum vitae or resume (up to 2 pages; single sided) emphasizing appropriate research, scholarly, or artistic achievements.
5) If applicable, include letter of approval for human/animal subjects’ clearance and for standard operating procedures involving the handling of dangerous animals, equipment, or materials. If approval is pending, check the ‘pending’ option on the online submission form.
6) Documentation of your letter of support request that was sent to your chair.

Note: Attachments (unless they are documents included in the above appendix list) will not be accepted and will result in disqualification.



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