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Social Work Sp/Su 2009 Research Partnership--Due April 15, 2009

Posted: March 26, 2009

This program funds spring/summer research for PhD students working with Social Work Faculty. Any PhD student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science who is in good standing can apply for this funding with a faculty member. The joint doctoral program will provide a 1:1 match with a faculty member's funds up to a total of $8000 for the summer.

I. Purpose

This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and social work faculty either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree. The program funds a limited number of doctoral students with research partnership funds annually for a the spring/summer term (4 months),

II. Eligibility

Students must be a student in good standing in the Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science at the time the application is submitted. Faculty partners are encouraged to arrange for appropriate matching funds prior to submitting an application.

III. Form of Support

The full award would for the Spring/Summer term is $2000/month. The Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science will cover half of the award to each student (up to $1000/month). It is the responsibility of the faculty partner to secure the matching funding (up to $1000/month) for the student partner. The awards will be administered by the Social Work Doctoral Office.

IV. Review Process

The director of the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science will review the applications. The proposals will be evaluated in terms of the student’s role in the project, the scholarly nature of the project, and the ways in which the partnership fosters the student’s integration into social work research.

V. Application Materials

The students who wish to apply must 1) complete the application form, 2) submit a short (no more than 2 page) proposal indicating the topic of the project; describing the background and nature of the partnership; defining the student’s and the faculty partner’s activities; and explaining the ways in which this partnership will foster the student’s integration into the social science department, 3) attach a CV for both faculty partner and the student partner, and 4) the most recent student unofficial transcript.


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