Merit Switzer Research Fellowships for Doctoral Dissertation Research

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 29th, 2024
Close Date
June 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$225,000.00
Award Ceiling
$45,000.00
Award Floor
$40,000.00
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
HHS-2024-ACL-NIDILRR-SFGE-0072

Agency

Administration for Community Living (HHS-ACL)

Eligible Applicants

Individuals

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Administration for Community Living is offering Merit Switzer Research Fellowships for Doctoral Dissertation Research. This grant opportunity aims to support highly qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, in conducting research on rehabilitation, independent living, and other experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. The fellowship recipients must conduct original research focused on the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities in the areas of community living and participation, employment, or health and function. This particular Switzer Fellowship opportunity is specifically designed to support doctoral candidates as they conduct their dissertation research. The fellowship awards will have a 12-month project period, and NIDILRR plans to make five fellowship awards under this opportunity. Individuals are eligible to apply for these grants, and applicants must demonstrate their formal academic status as doctoral candidates. The estimated total program funding is $225,000, with an award ceiling of $45,000 and an award floor of $40,000. The estimated award date is September 1, 2024, and the estimated project start date is also September 1, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit the following link: https://www.acl.gov/grants/applying-grants.

Description

The purpose of the Switzer Research Fellowships program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on rehabilitation, independent living, and other experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research that is focused on the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities in one or more of NIDILRR’s three outcome domains: (1) community living and participation; (2) employment; or (3) health and function. The purpose of this particular Switzer Fellowship opportunity is to support doctoral candidates as they conduct their dissertation research. NIDILRR plans to make five fellowship awards under this opportunity. Applicants must demonstrate their formal academic status as doctoral candidates. Fellowship awards will have one 12-month project period.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant