Doctoral Program Funding

George Mason University’s special education faculty received three grant awards from the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP). Faculty are recruiting up to 15 educators to complete full-time doctoral studies, preparing them for careers in higher education. Financial packages include annual stipends, full tuition coverage, travel for conferences, funding for research, and more.

For information on all three grants:

For specific information per grant, including email contact information and detail for a November 19 Information Session:

ASPIRE with Drs. Peggy King-Sears and Anya Evmenova
PRISE with Dr. Sarah Nagro in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia is for Leaders with Drs. Sheri Berkeley, Linda Mason, and Peggy Weiss in collaboration with the University of Virginia

Potential applicants must be accepted into GMU’s PhD program. The PhD application deadline is January 15, 2020.


University of Oregon – Doctoral Funding in Special Education opportunity:

Project I LEAD will prepare future Special Education faculty to conduct research and train future teachers.  For information on Project I LEAD (Innovative Leadership Education Advancing Diversity), click here – I LEAD.