Submit your proposals & nominations for these UW Disability Studies Awards: 

March 6th Harlan Hahn Research Grants

May 1st Barbara Greenberg Distinguished Scholarship

May 1st Dennis Lang Student Award


Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund in Disability Studies

The Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for 2023-24. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or informed by the academic field of Disability Studies. Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.

Use of Harlan Hahn Funds

  • Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
  • Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
  • Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
  • Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Deadline and Notification

  • Applications are due March 6, 2023 by 11:59 pm.
  • The Harlan Hahn Grant Review Committee will notify the award recipients of its decisions by April 10, 2023.
  • Grants may commence June 1, 2023.
  • All grant-funded activities must be completed by June 30, 2024.

For more information, and to apply, visit:


Barbara Greenberg Distinguished Scholarship for Disability Studies

Applications are open for the 2023-2024 Barbara Greenberg Distinguished Scholarship!

The Barbara Greenberg Distinguished Scholarship was established to celebrate the life of Barbara Greenberg, who graduated from the University of Washington in 2011 with the first Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies. This scholarship provides monetary support to undergraduate students who are pursuing specialized coursework in Disability Studies.

Donors have a preference for students enrolled in the Disability Studies major or minor. Disabled students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship funds can be used to offset the cost of attending the UW, including tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.

Applications are due May 1st, 2023, before 11:59 pm.

Visit the following page for more information about the scholarship and how to apply: Barbara Greenberg Endowed Scholarship for Disability Studies | Disability Studies | College of Arts and Sciences - University of Washington


Dennis Lang Award in Disability Studies

Nominations are open for the Dennis Lang Award in Disability Studies.

This award honors Dennis Lang, a co-founder of the UW Disability Studies Program, for his dedication and service in the creation and growth of the UW Disability Studies community and program. It was established by the generous support of the University of Washington's Disability Studies community.

The Dennis Lang Award is a merit-based monetary award for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington who demonstrate promise in the field of Disability Studies. The award goes to students who embody Dennis' spirited commitment to and academic excellence in the field of Disability Studies.

Award amounts range from $200-500 depending upon the fund's performance and the number of individuals selected to receive the award.

Information about eligibility and the nomination process can be found here: Dennis Lang Award in Disability Studies | Disability Studies | College of Arts and Sciences - University of Washington.

Nominations are due May 1st, 2023.