2017 Summer Fellowships in Disability Policy Research Opportunity!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our Fellowships offered!  Selected participants receive a stipend for their participation.  While these opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects.  We hope for strong participation from the MSI/HBCU communities.

Information can be found  HERE

Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

The 2017 summer fellowship program is an opportunity for graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines to learn about the current state of disability policy, pressing policy issues surrounding the employment of individuals with disabilities, and how to conduct high-quality research in these areas.  Specifically, this fellowship opportunity is for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (pre-dissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2017 at Mathematica Policy Research’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy.  This opportunity is funded under a cooperative agreement between Mathematica Policy Research and the Social Security Administration, via its Disability Research Consortium.

·         Summer Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,500 over the fellowship period.
·         The submission deadline is February 10, 2017.

Dissertation Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

The dissertation fellowship program provides financial support to outstanding doctoral students from diverse fields conducting high-quality research in areas of significance to disability policy.  Mathematica Policy Research is pleased to offer up to four such fellowships in 2017.  This fellowship is for students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy, and in contrast with the summer fellows program, dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution.  This opportunity is funded by a cooperative agreement between Mathematica and the Social Security Administration, through its Disability Research Consortium.

·         Each selected dissertation fellow will receive a stipend totaling $28,000.
·         The submission deadline is February 17, 2017.


White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities


Nominate yourself as an HBCU ALL-STAR!

It’s that time of year again! The 2017 HBCU All- Star application is now available! The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The Initiative will recognize undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement!

2017 Application deadline is May 12, 2017

Application and additional information
**All application materials must be submitted electronically as one PDF document to hbcuallstars@ed.gov  by Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Stoneleigh currently prioritizes Fellows whose work directly impacts policy and practice in Greater Philadelphia.  Given the deep connection between state policies and outcomes for children and youth in our region, the Foundation is also committed to projects focused on effecting change at the state level in Pennsylvania. More



Learning Today for Leadership Tomorrow

Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine

The Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy (UHSA) at Morehouse School of Medicine was created in response to the growing need for health care professionals in Georgia’s underserved urban and rural communities.

The program recruits current undergraduate students matriculating in the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). Through STEM courses and other interventions, the academy’s goal is to add to Georgia’s healthcare workforce while also diversifying that workforce in the state and nation.

Objectives are to improve students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, enhance standardized test preparation, and provide science-enriched coursework to foster new interest in medicine and health professions.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria by the application deadline:

  • Current enrollment at one of the AUCC institutions: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College or Spelman College.
  • Completion of 12-24 credit hours of post-secondary education at time of application submission.
  • Declared a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics with an expressed interest in health care or biomedical sciences.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be nominated by a current faculty member.

Applications will be available on October 17, 2016. Please direct all inquiries to UHSA.MSM@gmail.com or call (404) 756-5728.

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2nd annual Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED) Program 

Prospective junior and senior undergraduate students should submit their application to the Neuroscience Graduate Group by the January 15, 2016 deadline. Applications, transcripts, and letters may be mailed or emailed to Cristeta Rillera (cmrillera@ucdavis.edu). A committee of four faculty members and two graduate students will review all applications and invite ~30 students to attend the two-day event held on April 21-22, 2016. The UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Program will provide for travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and food.

Over the course of two days, attendees will be actively involved in lab tours, workshops, poster sessions and mini-lectures. They will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and current graduate students in our graduate program. The overall goal of this event is to educate the students about the doctoral degree, graduate school and the admissions process. The hallmark of this program is the essential skill-biulding workshops that will help attendees succeed in applying to competitive graduate programs. Workshops will include mock interviews, how to identify and apply to graduate programs, how to write a personal statement, and preparing for the Graduate Record Exam. Most importantly, we aim to establish and foster strong working relationships with attendees and the undergraduate institutions that serve them.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please visit our website at http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/grad/outreach/index.html or contact Cristeta Rillera (530.757.8845 orcmrillera@ucdavis.edu