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Grants to USA Graduate Students for Research
Addressing Disabilities, Rehabilitation, and Employment

Small Grant Program

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Analyzing Relationships Between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRAW)

Conf. Date:

01/13/22

Deadline Date:

02/25/22 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of $10,000 to USA graduate students for research projects addressing disabilities, rehabilitation, and employment. Individuals from minority and historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Funding is intended to support independent research projects; in other words, the applicant's final paper must be able to stand on its own. However, this project may inform or become part of the research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.

The objective of the ARDRAW Small Grant Program is to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability by providing research stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students. ARDRAW focuses on research relevant to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) work incentives and employment support - specifically rehabilitation, work and the disability program. This program is administered by Policy Research, Inc., (PRI) in Albany, New York.

SSA has provided guidance on issues that might be fruitful areas for research. Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions and characteristics of SSA beneficiaries who return to work
  • SSA’s work incentive programs
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries and other individuals with impairments
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Other factors affecting return to work efforts for SSA beneficiaries and individuals with impairments

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200280

Estimated Size of Grant:

Students will receive a stipend of $10,000 for the program.

Term of Contract:

One year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2022) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, selected graduate student researchers must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or some other legal verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Students who are not eligible for the stipend award:
- Individuals on temporary or student visas
- Employees of SSA (including Disability Determination Services (DDS))
- Students receiving funds from another SSA source (such as the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium) at the time of applying for an ARDRAW stipend

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attend the informational webinar on January 13, 2022 at 2:00 pm (ET). The webinar is designed to provide an overview of a successful application. Potential applicants and their faculty mentors are strongly encouraged to attend.

The webinar is recorded and will be posted on the ARDRAW website. Please use the following link to register: https://prainc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkf–vrT8uHdCgJ3wA0jHdSxs3gUfTY_kj

Pre-Application Information:

Complete the online application by 5:00 pm (ET) on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Applicants will be notified of any missing pieces of their application by Monday, February 28, 2022 and will have until no later than Wednesday, March 3, 2022 to submit the pieces identified.

Award decisions are expected by Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Applicants may submit more than one proposal for consideration per year, but can receive only one stipend award per year.

View the informational webinar that was held on January 13, 2022: https://prainc.zoom.us/rec/share/Hez-Ai0g46k3quDsJz3y3ClZukT1OGCNnis7c8-YmjLYaPQtRd5JzDFSSG797ucc.PzDpZHbb-iqPcvzr

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://ardraw.policyresearchinc.org/apply-online/

Required references must be emailed separately to ARDRAW@policyresearchinc.org.

For more information contact ardraw@policyresearchinc.org.

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