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

Undergraduate students may apply for between $200 and $1000 to cover the costs associated with their research. Costs can include research-related travel, conference attendance, and research-related supplies. The research can be for a capstone, poster presentation, or other CWRU related projects.

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

At the conclusion of their project, students awarded the Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Child Studies will be required to provide a 1-2 page summary of their research and 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 are accepted on a rolling basis with recommended deadlines during the academic year: November 1(for spring fellowships) and March 1 (for summer and fall fellowships).

All majors and minors may apply, but preference will be given to Childhood Studies minors.

To apply, submit all of the documents below to Assistant Director, Samantha Hill, at

  • Welter-Muzic Research Fellowship Application
  • 1-2page proposal for research project (overview of project, including implications for child-related policy)
  • Budget for project
  • One letter of recommendation from CWRU research advisor who will oversee the project



*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.