The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies has two upcoming programs of interest to students and faculty at the University of Washington. We are currently accepting applications from UW graduate students for our 2021-2022 Graduate Labor Research Grants. In addition, on January 28 we are hosting a Labor Studies Virtual Social for people at the University of Washington interested in labor.

Labor Research Grants for UW Graduate Students

Apply by Monday, February 8, 2021 for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

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.

Deadline to apply is Monday, February 8, 2021. For more information about eligibility and application requiements, please visit

2021 Labor Studies Virtual Social

Thursday, January 28, 2021

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Pacific) – VIA ZOOM
Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Are you looking for a way to get connected to Labor Studies at the University of Washington? Interested in research funding or internships? Want to know more about courses you can take? Now is your chance!

Join us on Thursday, January 28 for our annual meet-and-greet dedicated to networking Labor Studies faculty and students at the University of Washington. Meet other people from departments across campus interested in Labor Studies, as well as labor activists from around the Seattle area.

There will also be fun activities, trivia, and door prizes! Don’t miss it!



Contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at or (206) 543-7946.

Labor Studies Social 2021