Welter-Muzic Continuing Research Fellowship

Student Researching

The Schuber Center for Child Studies invites students engaged in child-focused research and who wish to receive support to extend that experience to apply to the Welter-Muzic Continuing Research Fellowship. Sophomores and juniors in good academic standing will be considered for a grant of up to $1,500 to continue their research work and/or for conference travel. The selected students will continue to work in a research lab studying child or adolescent topics across various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, pediatric medicine, health and nutrition, environmental science, juvenile law, child policy, and others. The research mentor will ideally be a Schubert Associate. However, we will consider other dedicated mentors as long as their research focus is child-centered and they are committed to your continued research skill development.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Continued professional development focused on advanced research skills, development of resources and tools, practice with interview techniques and resume development.
  • Opportunity to extend your participation as part of a research team with faculty and graduate students.
  • A deeper exploration of a topic in child studies is to be determined by you and your mentor and the development of a presentation/paper for peers.


Students interested in applying for the Welter-Muzic Continuing Research Fellowship must submit an online application, send their most recent transcript to schubertcenter@case.edu, and complete an interview with Schubert Center staff. They are also required to submit a detailed budget describing how the funds will be spent, a letter of recommendation from their prospective mentor indicating their support of their continued work and commitment to their research activities, and a detailed description of the activities they will be involved in.


Recipient Schubert Associate Research Topic/Area
Aja Leatherwood Lauren CalandruccioAcoustic l analysis of the speech stimuli spoken by Spanish/English speakers while wearing a face covering