Doctoral Research Support

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CONTACTING US

Main Office

Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education
School of Education
UW-Madison
Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall, Rm. 431
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/263.5970
Fax: 608/263.5970

Email: rpseinfo@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

Doctoral Research Support

Update, April 14, 2015: Due to budget constraints, doctoral research support funds are not available for the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years. 

Application Procedures

Applications received by April 30th of each year will be reviewed by the RPSE Doctoral Research Support Committee during the first week of May. Notification of awards will be made as soon as possible thereafter. Awards for actual expenses (up to $300 maximum) will be distributed once per year (after the April 30th deadline) as long as funds are available. Note: Priority will be given to students who have not accessed these funds before. In order to maintain fairness and accessibility of funds to all students, no student may receive a Doctoral Research Support Award two years in-a-row.

RP&SE Doctoral Research Support funds can be requested for either: 

  1. Presentation of findings at a professional conference
  2. Reimbursement for costs of conducting dissertation research.

In order for reimbursement to be made from the departmental budget, expenses must have occurred during the current academic year and must be accompanied by receipts and careful documentation. Applications should include the following information (i.e., a-h for the appropriate category) and should be submitted in person to John Loeffelholz in room 431B.


  1. Presentation of findings at a professional conference
    1. Name and Area (i.e., Rehabilitation Psychology or Special Education)
    2. Mailing Address and Email Address
    3. Last 4 digits of social security number
    4. Name of Advisor
    5. Name of conference, explanation of importance/significance of the conference to student’s degree 
    6. and professional development
    7. Location and dates of conference
    8. Title of presentation and names of any co-presenters
    9. Cost for travel, lodging, and conference registration
    10. Description of other sources of support for this activity (e.g., training grant, department scholarship)
  2. Reimbursement for costs of conducting dissertation research
    1. Name and Area (i.e., Rehabilitation Psychology or Special Education)
    2. Mailing Address and Email Address
    3. Last 4 digits of social security number
    4. Name of Advisor
    5. Title and brief description of dissertation research
    6. Date of dissertation proposal meeting/committee approval of proposal
    7. Research plan and proposed budget for the funds being requested (e.g., mailing, copying, purchase of materials)
    8. Timeline for use of funds
    9. Description of other sources of support for this activity (e.g., training grant, research grant, department scholarship)

Applications should be no more than four pages in length.
Questions about procedures and/or the distribution of funds should be directed to John Loeffelholz at 608/263-5860.

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