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Ph.D. Student Accomplishments

Rutgers School of Social Work Ph.D. students have many impressive accomplishments.

Our students are recipients of competitive funding awards for dissertation research including:

  • Soros Foundation Fellowship
  • Fulbright Award
  • American Cancer Society Fellowship
  • National Drug Institute Fellowship
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization
  • Boren Fellowship
  • Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being: Seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Our Ph.D. students regularly receive competitive Rutgers University awards including pre-dissertation study and travel and are selected to participate in the nationally recognized Rutgers Pre-doctoral Leadership Development Institute.

Our Ph.D. students work as funded research assistants with faculty from social work and across the university, and are authors on peer-reviewed publications generated from this research. We regularly fund upwards of 20 students per year to present their research at national conferences including the Society for Social Work and Research, American Public Health Association, and the Association for Public Policy and Management.

Many graduates are awarded post-doctoral positions including:

  • Institute for the Study of Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Behavioral Science Training Fellowship, National Development and Research Institute, National Drug Institute, New York
  • Congressional Fellowship, Washington DC
  • Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
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