Doctoral Research Stipend Program

The purpose of this program is to support health policy and services research by offering a stipend to doctoral students who play an active role in the research of CHAS fellows, CHAS affiliates, and other CHAS-funded faculty members.

ABOUT

Stipend recipients will receive a total of $3,000 of financial support which will be distributed in three $1,000 increments, one increment per quarter in most cases.

NOTE: CHAS Doctoral research stipends are intended to support original health policy and services research that is supervised by a CHAS faculty member or CHAS-funded faculty member; stipends are not intended to support dissertation research.

ELIGIBILITY & EXPECTATIONS

  • Students must be actively enrolled, and in good academic standing with University and are expected to be in residence for the entire period of their stipend support.
  • Awardees must attend weekly Davis Lectures (Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm) and other relevant CHAS events.

APPLY

Please submit the following to: chas@crownschool.uchicago.edu

A two page double-spaced proposal describing

  1. the research question
  2. specific tasks you will be engaged on
  3. what products will result from your work

TIMELINE

Application Due

Recipients Announced

Stipend Start Date

Stipend End Date

May 31, 2021

July 2021

September 2021

June 2022

CURRENT STIPEND RECIPIENTS

Eunseok Jeong, MSW

Eunseok Jeong, MSW

Doctoral Student, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“How cultural humility perspective helps understand mental health service utilization among Asian Americans”

Lauren Peterson, MPH, MA

Lauren Peterson, MPH, MA

Doctoral Student, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“Differences in health care use and spending for Medicaid patients diagnosed with OUD by gender, race, ethnicity and outpatient setting”

Durrell Malik Washington Sr., MSW

Durrell Malik Washington Sr., MSW

PhD Student, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“Relationship between neighborhood characteristics (poverty level, family structure, collective efficacy), juvenile incarceration and physical and mental outcomes using Fragile Families data set”

Lauren Beard

Lauren Beard

PhD Student, Social Sciences Division

“From institutional care to family reunification in a post-Soviet country: Challenges and opportunities in restoring child-parent relationships.”

Frania Mendoza Lua, MSW

Frania Mendoza Lua, MSW

Doctoral Student, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“What is the relationship between social media-based punitive immigrant rhetoric, and related immigration policies, and Chicago Latinos’ decisions to reveal their immigration status during the Trump Administration?”

Melanie Nadon, MPA

Melanie Nadon, MPA

PhD Student, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“Federalism in Child Welfare: An analysis of generosity in foster care services in the US”

Caroline Kelly, AM

Caroline Kelly, AM

PhD Student, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

“How Medicaid funding impacts accessibility of mental health services within Chicago Public Schools.”