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Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program. Recruitment Webinar May 20, 2010. James Lubben, DSW, MPH Principal Investigator and National Director. Jim Lubben. National Director of Hartford Doctoral Fellows. Hartford Doctoral Fellowship:. Dissertation grants: $50,000 over 2 years

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    1. Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program Recruitment Webinar May 20, 2010 James Lubben, DSW, MPH Principal Investigator and National Director

    2. Jim Lubben National Director of Hartford Doctoral Fellows

    3. Hartford Doctoral Fellowship: • Dissertation grants: $50,000 over 2 years • Travel expenses to attend GSA & CSWE • Supplemental academic career guidance • Pre-conference workshops & periodic webinars to foster professional development • Cohort-building and peer networking NOTE: The Fellow’s university must provide a $20,000 match. Thus the estimated value of a Hartford Doctoral Fellowship is over $84,000!

    4. HDF Dissertation Grants:(Additional Details) • $25,000 per year for up to 2 years. • Maximum of $10,000 per year may be used for other dissertation research related expenses. • Stipend protects 50% of a Doctoral Fellow’s time • $10,000 match per year required from Fellow’s university.

    5. WA-2 ME MT VT ND MN-2 OR NH ID WI-3 MA- 4 SD NY-14 MI-13 RI WY CT IA-2 PA-4 NJ NE NV OH-1 DE IN IL-1 UT-1 AK MD- 7 WV CO CA-11 VA-1 KS-4 MO-6 KY- 2 NC-2 TN- 1 OK AZ SC-1 AR NM MS GA AL-4 HI TX-2 LA FL 53 Hartford Doctoral Fellows Come From 31 Universities: 88 Hartford Doctoral Fellows From 22 States and 35 Universities Top Universities for HDF Michigan (12) Maryland (7) UC Los Angeles (6) Columbia (5) Alabama (4) Kansas (4) UC Berkeley (4) Washington (MO) (4) Boston College (3) NYU (3) Wisconsin (3) NOTE: Pink indicates states without doctoral programs 18 Hartford Doctoral Fellows have become Hartford Faculty Scholars

    6. History of Applications to Hartford Doctoral Fellows

    7. Criteria Considered in Selection of Hartford Doctoral Fellows • Scholarly merits of the proposed dissertation • Significance of dissertation to improving the health and well being of older persons and their families • Feasibility of dissertation to be completed within 2 years • Qualifications of applicant to carry out proposed dissertation

    8. Criteria Considered in Selection of Hartford Doctoral Fellows (cont.) • Applicant’s commitment to and potential for a full-time social work faculty appointment  • Applicant’s commitment to geriatrics and gerontology • Capacity of applicant’s university for doctoral training in geriatric social work • Nature and extent of the institution’s support for applicant

    9. Characteristics of Successful HDF Dissertation Grant Applications • Purpose of study clearly stated • Relevant social-behavioral theory identified • Conceptual models explicitly described • Significance of study is evident • Research design reflects good science • Timeline is reasonable • Applicant is qualified to carry out proposal • University can properly support student • Shows promise to become a good teacher

    10. Application Procedure • Applicant must submit one original (unbound) paper application, as well as an entire application in (1) PDF file on a single compact disk (CD) to GSA. • Deadlines: • August 2, 2010 (selection cycle 2) • February 1, 2011 (selection cycle 1)

    11. Application Packet • Application Data Sheet • One-page statement of applicant’s short-term and long-term career plans • One-page summary of applicant’s teaching experience(e.g., teaching assistantships, guest lectures, faculty appointments, etc.) • Summary of the dissertation proposal (maximum 16 pages, single-spaced, minimum 12 pt. type size and 1 inch margins)

    12. Application Packet(continued) • Summary of the dissertation proposal including: • Title and abstract of the study: (1 page) • Purpose of the study (2 pages) • Theory and previous studies (3 pages) • Discuss relevant background studies including any preliminary research conducted by the applicant. (3 pages) • Significance of proposed study (2 pages) • Study design and methods: (5 pages) • Timeline for proposed study. (1 page) • References. (2 pages)

    13. Application Packet(continued) • Appendix. (up to 15 pages) • Description of applicant’s university doctoral program (1 page) • Applicant’s curriculum vita • Transcripts of all graduate coursework • Letter from chair of dissertation committee

    14. Application Packet(continued) • Letter from gerontological scholar (Not required if the dissertation chair is a gerontologist.) • Letter from social work scholar (Not required if student is in a social work program.) • Letter from chair of doctoral program • A university approved budget • Budget Narrative • Example of applicant’s scholarly work

    15. Selection Process • Phase I: At least two members of the National Program Committee review each application. • Phase II: Semi-finalists selected from Phase I are presented to the whole National Program Committee for additional review and discussion. • Hartford Doctoral Fellows selected. • Fellows notified by phone and letter.

    16. A Hartford Doctoral Fellowship “The Payoff”

    17. Hartford Doctoral Fellows Accomplishments of Cohorts I-VII