Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellowship in Child Studies

The Schubert Center for Child Studies is now accepting applications for the Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellowship in Child Studies. This program supports undergraduate student experiential learning and research in the areas of childhood and adolescence.

Undergraduate students may apply for grants between $200-$1000.  Covered expenses for conference and research may include:

  • Conference fees and travel expenses (for presenting and attending)
  • Program fees for experiential learning opportunities
  • Research travel and lodging expenses
  • Program supplies for research projects
  • Stipends to be paid to research participants/interviewees
  • Printing costs for study-related materials
  • Purchase of data sets

Experiential learning and research must have a focus on child well-being and include implications for child-related policy.  Conferences or project proposals focused on equity and diversity are encouraged.

At the conclusion of the their travel or projects, students awarded the Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Fellowship in Child Studies will be required to provide a 1-2 page summary of their research or experience, which may be used in full or in part on our website, in our annual report and other Center publications. All projects must be completed and all funds spent prior to graduation.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All majors and minors are encouraged to apply.

To apply, complete the application form, which includes a description of the proposal and a detailed budget.  

Submit one letter of recommendation from Case Western Reserve University faculty member or research advisor to schubertcenter@case.edu.

Former Welter-Muzic Scholars have:

  • Presented at American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
  • Attended the Anthropology Child and Youth Interest Group Conference
  • Attended Mission Be Mindful Educator Training Conference

This program is made possible through a generous gift from alumni Christina Welter, MPH, DrPH (CWRU ‘98) and David Muzic, MD (CWRU ’97). Welter was a Mann Undergraduate Scholar in Anthropology and Pediatrics, a Mann Fellow (for research in Samoa) and an Eva L. Pancoast Award recipient (for research in Uganda). Welter and Muzic valued their undergraduate experiences and wish to provide similar opportunities for current undergraduate students.