The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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The Lurie Doctoral Fellowship is a three-year, full-time PhD program. Lurie Doctoral Fellows may focus their educational training in one of the four concentrations available to doctoral students at the Heller School: Health and Behavioral Health; Children, Youth, and Families; Assets and Inequalities; or Global Health and Development.

The goal of the fellowship is to equip Lurie Doctoral Fellows to conduct and disseminate disability research that informs policymakers, advocates and other constituents concerned about the disability service system.

In addition to completing the training requirements of their concentration, Lurie Doctoral Fellows participate in a monthly seminar series, which includes an array of activities and events to broaden and deepen Fellows' understandings of disability policy research. Lurie Doctoral Fellows also complete a mentored research project in each fellowship year. Projects may include those directed by a Heller faculty member or scholar, or those conducted by the fellow.

Stipends and Awards

Each traineeship includes tuition support and an annual stipend for the academic year as well as Brandeis University health insurance coverage.

Information and Application Procedures

Applicants interested in the Lurie Doctoral Fellowship program must be accepted for the full-time PhD program at the Heller School before they can be considered for a traineeship. There is no separate application process for the training grant. However, the Statement of Purpose from the admissions application may be used in the selection process and candidates are encouraged to discuss their interest in the training program in their statement. Inquiries regarding the PhD program should be directed to:

Admissions Office

We are not currently accepting applications for this Fellowship

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