Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship for Doctoral Research
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Doctoral students at The
University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
1 p.m. CT
(applications must be submitted online)
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This RFP is now closed.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites students from The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a doctorate to submit a proposal for the Harry Estill and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship.
To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must be in the process of completing a dissertation on the human experience in crises, including those resulting from natural or other major disasters or, more broadly, stress and adversity. Candidates should have a primary research interest in the mental health impact of crises, stress and adversity. This fellowship reflects Dr. Harry Estill Moore’s concern for and sociological contributions to the study of the human experience in crisis.
The fellowship was established in 1995 by the estate of Bernice Moore in memory of her husband, Dr. Harry Estill Moore, a professor and sociologist at the university. Moore specialized in disaster studies, including tornadoes and hurricanes that affected the state of Texas.
The Moore Fellowship award is unrestricted. The fellow is not required to work as a condition of the award. However, upon completion of the dissertation, the fellow must submit a copy of the dissertation with an abstract and/ or summary. There are no restrictions on other awards or employment that the fellow may obtain.
To begin the online application, go here.
Respondents must have successfully defended their dissertation proposal by the time of their submission. Respondents must have a strong research background with a primary interest in the mental health impact of crises, stress and adversity. Only doctoral candidates in the nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work, sociology and other fields relevant to mental health programs at The University of Texas at Austin may apply. Dissertations may be quantitative or qualitative in design.
The fellow will receive a one-time unrestricted award of $20,000.
Respondents must submit the required materials online by 1 p.m. Central on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, to be eligible for review.
Online, respondents will enter their contact information, as well as the names and email addresses of the three individuals providing letters of reference (one of which must be the respondent’s dissertation committee chair or advisor). Respondents will also upload the following documents:
- Cover letter, which must include an explanation of the dissertation project’s fit with the fellowship’s focus on the human experience in crises (no page limit) .
- Summary of the dissertation’s rationale, research questions, and methods (maximum 10 double-spaced pages in 12-point font).
- Current curriculum vitae (no page limit).
- Timeline for the dissertation project’s completion (no page limit).
The three signed letters of reference must be emailed (Hogg-Grants@austin.utexas.edu) or faxed (512-471-9608) to the attention of the Moore Fellowship Committee by 1 p.m. Central on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
The foundation will announce the fellowship awardee(s) in April 2014. The fellowship year is June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015.
Review and Selection Process
Foundation staff will use a rating instrument to evaluate the merits of the proposals and select the fellow. The foundation may partner with an external reviewer to evaluate the proposals.
Factors that will be used to evaluate proposals for this RFP include:
- Match between the respondent’s dissertation project and the stated purpose of the fellowship.
- Demonstration of respondent’s strong research background with a primary interest in the mental health aspect of crises, stress and adversity.
- Research significance to the field of mental health and mental health in Texas. If research is being conducted outside of Texas, respondent should explain the significance to the people of Texas.
- Dissertation timeline.
- Match between the project and the Hogg Foundation's mission, vision and priorities.
With preference given to:
- Participation of recipients of mental health services and their families in the dissertation project design, planning and implementation
- Research with important implications for underserved communities in the area of mental health
- Research which focuses on natural, major or other disasters
Questions about the fellowship or submission process may be directed to: