The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Lurie Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Lurie Institute, candidates will engage in interdisciplinary, intellectually rigorous research in a variety of areas related to the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of people with disabilities: a study examining pregnancy outcomes and experiences of women with disabilities, a research clearinghouse for parents with disabilities, an investigation into the health and wellbeing of children and adults with disabilities and their caregiving families, and a study of the sexual health and education among people with disabilities. Our postdoctorate fellowships are designed to prepare scholars to conduct high-quality, sound research for today's complex policy environment. Our postdoctoral fellows' trainings include immediate engagement in an existing research program, coupled with opportunities to hone their skills in preparing grant proposals, managing research projects, developing scholarly articles and presentations, and disseminating findings to advocates and policymakers. Furthermore, fellows will have the opportunity to develop their own independent research programs. Our postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). 

We are currently in the process of hiring two postdoctoral fellows; see link for more information.

Prospective candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, a writing sample and a one-page statement of intent. 

Candidates for the Lurie Institute postdoctoral fellowships must have completed their doctoral degrees in the past three years, and must have advanced statistical training. We particularly encourage applicants with doctoral degrees in disability studies, economics, public health, public policy, social work and sociology to apply. The fellowship includes a number of competitive benefits, including stipends, eligibility for membership in Brandeis University's health and dental insurance programs, and a travel fund to support the presentation of the fellow's scholarship at scientific conferences.

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