DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NIDRR: RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
DUE: FEB 25
The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to enable highly
qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of
individuals with disabilities.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible individuals must have training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific
research related to the solution of rehabilitation problems of individuals with disabilities. The program provides two
categories of Research Fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. (a) To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship,
an individual must have either advanced professional training or independent study experience in an area that
is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. In the most recent competitions for this program, Merit Fellowship
recipients had research experience at the doctoral level. (b) To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual
must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation
research and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications.
FUNDING: $505,000 for about seven fellowships. Project period is 12 months.