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Support for Ph.D. Research on Aging and Public Policy

The Claude Pepper Center and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy invite applications for the 2016-2017 Claude and Mildred Pepper Dissertation Fellowship.

The award provides up to $24,000 to cover tuition (but not fees), health insurance (if applicable), and a bi-weekly stipend for two semesters. The recipient may not accept any other form of financial support with duty obligations, including employment outside of the university or teaching or research assistantships. The recipient must be enrolled full-time during the duration of the award (i.e., at least 9 hours in fall or spring; at least 6 hours in summer). Eligible applicants are doctoral candidates with plans to conduct dissertation research on a topic related to aging and public policy.

The fellowship recipient will provide a research presentation at the Pepper Center and, at the end of the award period, submit a report summarizing the work. Any publications and presentations resulting from this research should acknowledge the support provided by the Pepper Institute and Claude Pepper Center.

Applicants should submit the following materials:
1. dissertation prospectus and date defended
2. cover letter that includes a statement of how the research contributes to our understanding of the social aspects of aging and their policy implications
3. nomination letter from major professor

All materials should be sent by August 15, 2016 via email to , Director of Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy.