Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 Research Funding for Ph.D. Students
The College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship program. These competitive $20,000 fellowships will support outstanding doctoral students pursuing research-related careers in their discipline. In the current competition, we anticipate one to two fellowships will be awarded for academic year 2021-2022. Funds will be awarded July 1, 2021 and must be expended by June 30, 2022. The number of fellowships that will be awarded each year are contingent on funds available. Recipients may not receive the fellowship more than once. Application deadline is March 1, 2021.
The award is apportioned into two parts: $15,000 as a fellowship that will be distributed in student accounts in two parts (half in fall semester and half in spring semester). $5,000 is for use in supporting the fellow’s research, and these funds may be used to support the purchase of equipment directly necessary for the proposed project, documents, data, or other research materials for the completion of the research, as well as travel related to the research (either to collect data or to present at research conferences). The $5,000 research support will reside in an account in the fellow’s home department. Purchase of personal computers is not allowed.
If you have questions regarding this award and the application process, please contact Associate Dean Matt Hickey at email@example.com.
Details for Applying
Students currently enrolled in good standing in a College of Health and Human Sciences Ph.D. program who are not previous recipients of the Dean’s Fellowship are eligible. The College is committed to upholding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages all eligible Ph.D. students from any of the Ph.D. programs in the College to apply.
Dean’s Fellowship applications will be reviewed by an ad hoc review committee that includes members of the CHHS Research Committee. Reviews will be discussed in the CHHS Executive Council, and the final award decisions will be made by the Dean. It is expected that successful proposals will clearly and thoroughly articulate the:
- Significance and Innovation of the proposed work
- Coherent and achievable plan and milestones
- Fit with the primary mentor’s research program and expertise
- Degree to which this research will advance the priorities of the college mission
Applications are due by March 1. Please submit applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should not exceed 10 pages in length (not including cover page, references, and mentor letter of support). All sections must be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1” margins. Proposals that do not meet these formatting guidelines will not be reviewed.
Required Sections of the Application
Cover Page (1-page max):
Title of the proposal
Applicant Name and Email Address
Name of Degree Program and Year in Degree Program
Name of Department/School Name of Adviser(s)
Signatures from the Applicant, Adviser(s), and Department Chair/School Director
Description of Proposed Research (6-page max):
Provide a description of the proposed project, addressing the following points:
1. What are the specific aims of the project?
2. What is the significance and innovation of the proposed project?
3. How will you carry out the project? What are the methodologies you will use? Where will you conduct the project?
4. What are your qualifications for carrying out this project?
5. What are the outcomes you expect from this project?
6. What contribution will this research make toward the college’s priorities of promoting health and well-being of people, their communities, and the environments in which they live?
Plan for Supervision of the Proposed Research/Study: (2-page max):
1. The mentor or mentoring team with whom you will be working at CSU;
2. The contributions of each team member to both the design and the conduct of the proposed studies.
3. How the proposed studies fit within your mentor’s research program/expertise;
4. How the proposed studies fit within your progress toward your degree and your career goals.
Project Plan and Milestones (1-page max):
Provide a project plan and timeline for the year of funding. Include all anticipated major activities and key milestones.
Budget and Justification (1-page max):
Provide a line item budget and a brief justification of anticipated costs for your project (maximum of $5,000). University cost-accounting principles must be followed, so please work with your adviser and department head/director in developing your budget. A signature of the department head or school director indicates that a budget review has occurred.
References (2-page limit)
Mentor Letter of Support (2-page limit)
Awardees will be expected to participate in various research-related leadership efforts within the College, and contribute to a research mentorship culture for current and future fellows.
Find a PDF file of the application checklist.
2021-2022 Dean's Fellows
Patricia Grady (Occupational Therapy), Mentor: Anita Bundy, Sc.D. Improving Health, Well-being and Equity for Children with Sensory Integration Dysfunction through Assessment: Establishing Evidence for the Validity and Reliability of the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI).
Susan Mingils (Occupational Therapy), Mentors: Patti Davies, Ph.D., OTR/L, and Jaclyn Stephens, Ph.D., OTR/L. Is Moving to Music Good for Your Brain? Studying the Effects of Rhythmic Entrainment on Neural Integration and Efficiency with EEG.