Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program
in Geriatric Social Work
Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation of New York
Administered by The Gerontological Society of America
James Lubben, DSW, MPH, Principal Investigator and National Program Director
104 Hartford Doctoral Fellows
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Note: The Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program will no longer be accepting applications. For more information, please see a letter from the John A Hartford Foundation explaining the strategic planning process for the GSWI.
About the Program:
Gerontological social work needs academic leaders. The service demands of older adults have already out-stripped the supply of social work practitioners, and the 65+ population will double over the next 25 years. The solution? Bring outstanding, talented, skilled people into the field to train more practitioners, research best practices, and set future directions. If you're one of these people, and you're on the verge of beginning your doctoral dissertation, the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program may be just what you need to take your career to the next level.
The program, a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative, provides substantial financial support and professional development enhancements, prepares you for a tenure track faculty position at a major university, and provides the opportunity to become a leader in an elite network of scholars. It offers:
- Grants of $25,000 a year for up to two years to students doing dissertations in gerontological or geriatric social work field.
- Supplemental academic career guidance and mentoring.
- Professional development through institutes held at annual meetings of The Gerontological Society of America and the Council on Social Work Education, as well as interactive webinars.
- Cohort building and peer networking among Hartford Doctoral Fellows, Hartford Faculty Scholars, leading gerontologists, and social work educators
2011 Application Materials
Please note that the materials below are from the 2011 application process. The Fellows Program will no longer be accepting applications. The final cohort (XI) chosen in 2011 is the last cohort funded under our current grant.
To view last year's materials, please see below:
For information about the Pre-Dissertation Award Program, a component of the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program, Click Here.
This webpage was last updated on
June 5, 2012