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 between $200 and $1000. Costs may include:

  • Conference fees and travel (for presenting or attending).
  • Research-related expenses including travel, supplies, etc. The research may be for a capstone, poster presentation, or other research undertaken as an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Internship support.

Experiential learning and research must have a focus on child well-being and include implications for child-related policy.

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 by the Schubert Center in publications such as our website and annual report. 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 and attach a 1-2 page proposal for research project or description of conference with budget (a detailed budget and explanation for all expenses must be included).

Submit one letter of recommendation from Case Western Reserve University faculty member—or research advisor if research project—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.