Opportunity for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Study at the University of Illinois

The Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois is excited to announce a new doctoral/post-doctoral training program. The purpose of this program is to prepare doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to become leaders who understand and address the modern life-long experiences that families of individuals with disabilities face specific to Individualization, Mobility, Poverty, Adversity, Culture and Trauma (IMPACT).

Project Family IMPACT students and scholars will conduct methodologically rigorous research about and informed by families of individuals with disabilities across the life span, as well as prepare teachers and providers to forge strong relationships with families.

Unique Features of the Program

Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars will acquire competencies via: coursework, a seminar series and experiential learning including:

  • Internship with an agency that services families of individuals with disabilities
  • Traineeship involving research about families of individuals with disabilities.\
  • Teaching and supervision experiences with pre-service teachers.
    Funding

    To be eligible for Project Family IMPACT doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Full-time students funded through Project Family IMPACT will receive:

    • A competitive monthly stipend
    • Tuition waiver
    • Fee waiver of most university fees
    • Generous research and conference travel allowance
    For more information about Project Family IMPACT please contact:

    Amy Santos (rsantos@illinois.edu)
    Hedda Meadan (meadan@illinois.edu)
    Meghan Burke (meghanbm@illinois.edu)