Mathematica Policy Research: Disability Research Consortium

  • Training Grants
    • Dissertation Fellowship Awards
      • 2 per year at $20,000 each
      • Doctoral candidates with dissertation committees in place
    • Young Investigator Awards
      • 2 per year at $30,000 each
      • Doctoral scholars awarded their degrees in the past five years
  • Selection Process
    • Solicitation posted in Oct, applications due in Jan
    • Selection committee made up of staff from Mathematica, UIC, and SSA will use objective criteria that reflect DRC priorities
    • Awards announced in March, funding to begin in April (May for summer fellows)
    • Schedule for subsequent grant cycles can be accelerated
  • Activities
    • Mentoring/peer support, monthly updates to monitor progress
    • Virtual Learning Community to support existing scholars, attract new investigators, and raise field’s prominence
      • Podcasts, on-line interactive seminars, dissemination of research tools
    • Presentation of research findings at DRC conferences