Mental Retardation/Disability/Aging & Other
A fellowship (stipend plus tuition and health insurance) is funded in part by Bill Beaven of Eidetik, Inc. (a specialty healthcare management company for the development and management of Intermediate Care Facilities – Mental Retardation (ICF-MR) and waiver programs). Applicants for this competitive fellowship with an interest in developmental disabilities or aging will be given special consideration. However, applicants who identify a different research interest will also be considered. See the endowment criteria below:

The Beaven-EIDETIK Doctoral Research Fellowship gives the first preference to UK doctoral students who are native Kentuckians who want to engage in research about developmental disabilities/mental retardation. Second preference is for native Kentuckians wanting to conduct research to further our knowledge base in human services. Third preference is given to native Kentuckians who wish to engage in research to further the knowledge base in social work practice or education. Fourth preference is given to non-Kentuckians who have a compelling research topic. The award may be mode for up to two semesters. Depending upon the number of fellowships awarded, the stipend amount may vary. A selection committee awards the fellowships after applicants submit applications explicating their research interests, methodology, and questions of interest.

It might be useful to review the areas where the College faculty are researching and writing and to contact individual faculty about their current research projects and the possibility of working with them. To see the faculty’s areas of research, browse our research section.

If you are applying for either of these fellowships, please indicate in your application materials (e.g., cover letter) which one. If you have identified a specific faculty member’s research as an area where you would like to work, please indicate the faculty member as well along with a brief description of how you might use the fellowship to further research in the area. These fellowships are for full-time students; part-time students do not qualify. The assumption is that you will work 20 hours a week in connection with the fellowship and will not be employed elsewhere.