The Foundation for Science and Disability (FSD) Student Award Program helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities. FSD has established a Science Graduate Student Grant Fund, which is available to fourth year undergraduates (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences) and graduate science students who have a disability. Awards of $1000 each are made to qualified college or university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering. An award could be given for assistive device or instrument, or as financial support to work with a professor on an individual research project, or as financial support to work with a professor on an individual research project or for some other special research need.
Since few grants and rehabilitation grants are given to disabled groups who wish to obtain a graduate degree in a field of science, FSD offers this award only to students who are entering or continuing a graduate Degree in one of the above fields. 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.
Program website: http://www.stemd.org/
Application deadline: December 1, 2018