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GRADUATE PROGRAM

External Awards and Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Application due November 6, 2008.

Information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF
Application Guide: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/grantsgovguide607.pdf

The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 900-1,600 graduate fellowships in this competition pending availability of funds. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

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NRSA Fellowships
http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
    Applications due: April 13, August 13, and December 13

    Information: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-106.html
    PDF Guide to Applying: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416-1.pdf
    Application: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/416/phs416.htm

    This omnibus NIH program is supported by NCI, NCCAM, NCRR, NEI, NHLBI, NHGRI, NIA, NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDCD, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIDA, NIEHS, NIGMS, NIMH, NINDS, NINR, and ODS. This program is intended to promote diversity in health-related research by supporting research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree; or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences.

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Ford Fellowships
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/

  • Ford Predoctoral Award
    Application due November 14, 2008.

    Information: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/fordpredoc.html
    Application: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/applyonline.html

    Predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Ford Dissertation Award
    Application due November 28, 2008.

    Information: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/forddiss.html
    Application: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/FORDfellowships/applyonline.html

    Dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

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APA Dissertation Award
Applications due September 15, 2009.

Information: http://www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The current program includes 30-40 grants of $1000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology. The dissertation research may be in any area of psychological research.

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APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award
Applications due September 15, 2009.

Information: http://www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association will administer on behalf of the American Psychological Foundation the ninth annual APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award. This is a single award in the amount of $2,000 for the dissertation research that indicates the most potential to contribute toward the development and improvement of mental illness services for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Applicants for the Husted Award must meet the same eligibility requirements as the Dissertation Research Awards. A panel of experts on the serious mental illnesses will select the awardee.
The dissertation must focus on mental illness services research. Relevant topics include those that foster the development of a more comprehensive, humane, and responsive system of mental health care; develop a protective and humane sequencing of interventions that prevents the deterioration, homelessness, and premature deaths of those with serious mental illness; develop effective methods of improving patient compliance with medication and treatment for those having impaired insight as a result of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder; demonstrate practical methods of improved identification, diversion, and treatment of persons with mental illness who, as a result of that illness, enter the criminal justice system; foster methods to improve training and social attitudes of professionals in the criminal justice system (attorneys, public defenders, judges) regarding the role of serious mental illness in the behaviors of mentally ill offenders; increase access to and utilization of appropriate services and supports for the most treatment-resistant and severely mentally ill persons.

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