Foundation for Science and Disability Grant Program

Foundation for Science and Disability Grant Program

The Foundation for Science and Disability (FSD) is accepting an application for The Student Award Program. The fourth year undergraduate and graduate students, who have a disability, are eligible. The Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre-medical or dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities. Awards of $1000 each are made to qualified college or university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.

The Foundation for Science and Disability (FSD) was founded in 1975 as a non-profit organization to promote the integration of scientists with disabilities into all activities of the scientific community. Its mission is to promote the removal of barriers that hinder the success of students with disabilities in pursuit of scientific careers.

Eligibility:

  • Candidate must be graduate or professional students with disabilities (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences)
  • Candidate must have United States citizenship
  • FSD offers this award only to students who are entering or continuing a graduate Degree in one of the above fields (science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical or dental areas)

How to Apply:

Interested candidate must download application form through the given link:

https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/3559/fsdgrant.doc

Supporting Documents:

  • As part of the application, the student is required to write an essay of about 250 words
  • The essay should include a description of professional goals and objectives, as well as the specific purpose for which the grant would be used
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members are required, including one from the faculty member who serves or will serve as the student’s academic research advisor

Submitting Details:

The applicant must be postmarked or emailed to:

  • Mailed- Dr. Richard Mankin
    503 NW 89 ST
    Gainesville, FL 32607 1400
  • Emailed- Rmankin1-at-ufl.edu

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Awards of $1000 each are made to qualified college or university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is December 1, 2016.

Link for more Information:

http://www.stemd.org/

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