PhD Awards & Scholarships
The Donna Harrington Fellowship Award recognizes the outstanding leadership and mentorship of Donna Harrington. This award supports the development of additional excellence among UMSSW PhD students.
This fellowship was designed to honor Dr. Harrington’s commitment to social work scholarship. This award will benefit future generations of UMSSW PhD students while keeping alive Donna Harrington’s name and extraordinary accomplishments.
The Jeongseok Kong & Sunmi Jin Memorial PhD Endowment was created to provide grants for PhD students enrolled at the School to enhance their research agenda or skills. These grants help cover dissertation expenses, travel to educational conferences, or other education-related expenditures. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled at the School on F-1 student visas.
Dr. Kelly Hyde, PhD class of 2002, established the Susan J. Zuravin PhD Scholarship for a deserving PhD student in recognition of her professor and mentor, Dr. Zuravin.
The Nikki R. Wooten Dissertation Award for Research with Military, Veterans, and Vulnerable Populations The Nikki R. Wooten Dissertation Award for Research with Military, Veterans, and Vulnerable Populations (hereafter Wooten Dissertation Award) will provide a $1000 dissertation research award to doctoral candidates enrolled in the University of Maryland, School of Social Work Doctoral Program who are conducting dissertation research with military, veterans, or vulnerable populations. Research with military and veteran populations will be given preference and include any dissertation research involving military personnel, veterans, and their families as well as military social workers to improve the well-being of military personnel, veterans, and their families and/or advance military social work practice. Vulnerable populations will include the following populations: families living in poverty, families involved in the child welfare system, victims of trauma, substance abusers, uninsured/underinsured, and racial/ethnic minorities. Proposed research can utilize any research methodology (quantitative, qualitative, mixed, program evaluation) using primary or secondary data.
With a generous allocation of funding from the Dean’s office, we are excited to offer a new, competitive dissertation award, in the amount of up to $4,000, to support “Research to Advance a Grand Challenge for Social Work and Society.” PhD candidates are invited to apply for this award by describing how their dissertation study addresses one of the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work.
For more information on the Grand Challenges Initiative please visit:www.grandchallengesforsocialwork.org
PhD Candidates are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in support from a University of Maryland Social Work PhD Program Dissertation Grant – see http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/phd/phd-forms/ under Dissertation Funding for application instructions and more information on how the funds can be used.