A $1M grant through the Office of Special Education Programs within the U.S. Department of Education will fully fund education and training for doctoral students to address the shortage of higher education faculty in special education fields.
What emphasis areas under the Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program are eligible for funding under this grant?
Two emphasis areas are eligible for funding under this grant: Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education
How do I apply?
Apply online through the School of Graduate Studies.
Application fee waivers are available to students who demonstrate financial need, are first-generation students, identify as a member of a racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+, or other community or group historically underrepresented in our field, or have served or are serving as members of the U.S. military. Our overall goal as a department is to ensure the application fee is not a barrier of entry to our programs, so please reach out if it is. Fee waivers are confidential and are not disclosed to admissions committees.
Please contact our graduate coordinator, Makenzie Crossley, 435-797-3245, if you would like to be considered for an application fee waiver or if you have any further questions.
What are the admission deadlines
T application deadline is January 15, 2023.
Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required?
Is the program an on-campus or a distance program?
The program is on campus.
What does the grant cover, in regards to tuition and fees?
The grant covers the full cost of tuition, and also includes additional funds that can be used to cover the cost of required course books and supplies. Additional funding may be available to cover the cost of some student fees.
Is there funding available to support student research?
The grant includes funding for student research supplies (e.g., participant incentives, software, etc.).
Is there funding available to support student travel to conferences?
The grant includes funding to cover attendance and travel to approximately one academic conference per year per student.
What is the service obligation associated with receiving OSEP grant funding?
A condition of receiving the OSEP grant funding (as a scholarship) is that you must complete a service obligation to repay all or part of the costs. For each academic year scholars receive assistance, they must maintain full-time employment for the equivalent of two years, or repay the Federal government for the portion of assistance they received that has not been repaid through service.
How do scholars fulfill their service obligation?
Through eligible employment by providing indirect or direct service to students with disabilities. Scholars’ employers validate employment eligibility. Employment positions must meet the following criteria: Be a paid position that is not funded by any OSEP grant Must be direct or indirect service:
Direct : at least 51% of the infants, toddlers, and children with whom the individual provides services are receiving special education, related services, or early intervention services from the individual, or the individual spends at least 51% of their time providing such services to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and the children must be eligible to receive services under IDEA
Indirect: position involves supervision (e.g., principal, teaching at postsecondary level, research, policy, technical assistance, program development, admin) and the individual spends at least 51% of their time performing work related to the training for which a scholarship was received