Fellows have the opportunity to work with a national team of investigators to develop their own program of research in family caregiving for persons living with a disability. The fellow will also work with a primary advisor to gain experience in one or more of the existing projects or faculty affiliate projects. This fellowship also provides a unique opportunity to work with health policy leaders to gain skills in generating health policy briefs related to family caregiving.
Researchers & Trainees
The Center provides funding for three graduate student researchers per year and a total of three postdoctoral trainees over the five-year grant period. Eligible graduate students and post-docs will come from diverse backgrounds and training (i.e., Schools of Nursing, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work, and Public Health). Fundamental training includes active participation in research methods and interdisciplinary professional training and exposure to professional development opportunities. Specifically, students and trainees will develop research skills through participation in quantitative and qualitative research methods, grant writing; collaboration with team mentors on research project management skills and effective stakeholder engagement strategies; attend seminars on family caregiving, disability studies, and health services and supports; and present research and facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue at formal and informal meetings. All pre- and post-doctoral fellows will be required to complete a research development plan and an annual progress evaluation with their designated project research mentor.