Doctoral Program Funding


Project ASPIRE

Special Education faculty at Temple University are excited to recruit a second cohort of students for their OSEP-funded project ASPIRE (Advancing Specialized Professionals Who Integrate Research Evidence). All ASPIRE scholars will be full-time students and begin their four-year Ph.D. program in Fall 2023.  The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022.  For more information, click ASPIRE, or contact Joseph Boyle at


This scholarship program for doctoral students is a partnership between the University of Oklahoma, University of Louisville, and the University of North Florida for those who are dedicated to special education, are interested in becoming an educational leader, and have a desire to support teachers in rural settings.  For more information on this program, click Project SPIDERS.


Collaboration among Education Departments at Baylor University, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas at San Antonio – to prepare doctoral scholars focused on developing expertise in evidence-based practices focused on academic language, assessment, and social, emotional, and behavioral support for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional learners.  For more information.