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Social Work Spring/Summer 2010 Research Partnership Program - Due Monday, March 29, 2010

Posted: March 03, 2010

SOCIAL WORK- SPRING/SUMMER 2010
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

DUE: MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
SPONSORED BY THE RACKHAM SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

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 faculty in social work 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 the spring/summer term (4 months),

II. Eligibility
Students must be 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 for the Spring/Summer term is $2,000/month. The Rackham funds allocated to the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science cover half of the award to each student ($1,000/month). It is the responsibility of the social work faculty partner to secure the matching funding ($1,000/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 research.

V. Application Materials

The students who wish to apply must attach 1) the completed application form, 2) a short (1–2 pages) 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 School of Social Work, 3) attach a CV for both faculty partner and the student partner, and 4) the most recent student unofficial transcript.

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