ARDRAW Small Grant Announcement

Get funded for your graduate student research project!
Get funded for your graduate student research project!

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Get funded for your graduate student research project!


Reminder: Informational Webinar, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:00pm (ET)! Register here:

Applications for Research Stipends Due: March 2, 2017

For more information and to apply

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation and disability issues through the ARDRAW Small Grant Program.  The objective of the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability by providing research stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students. ARDRAW replaces the 5-year grant called the Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program, with a new focus on research relevant to SSA's work incentives and employment support - specifically rehabilitation, work and the disability program.
Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2017). Selected students will receive a stipend of $10,000 for the one-year program.

Informational Calls

We will be holding an informational conference call on February 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm (ET). Interested students and faculty mentors are invited to attend. We will provide a brief introduction to the program, review the elements of a successful application and answer any questions. 

Register here: 

February 8th:

View the Request for Applications (RFA):

Contact us at with any questions.