The Student Award Program of FSD helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities. FSD has established a Science Graduate Student Grant Fund, which is available to fourth year undergraduates (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences) and graduate science students who have a disability. Awards of $1000 each are made to support research projects of qualified university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.
A goal of the FOUNDATION for SCIENCE and DISABILITY is to increase opportunities in science for disabled students. To promote this goal, the FOUNDATION has established a Science Student Grant Fund, available to fourth year undergraduate (who have been accepted to graduate or professional school) and graduate students who have a disability. The students must be United States citizens. Awards of $1000 each will be made to college or university students for some special purpose in connection with a science project or thesis in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Engineering, or Computer Science. An award could be given for assistive device or instrument, or as financial support to work with a professor on an individual research project or for some other special research need.
Since few grants and rehabilitation grants are given to disabled groups who wish to obtain a graduate degree in the field of science, FSD offers this award only to students who are entering or continuing a graduate Degree in one of the above fields. As part of the application, the student is required to write an essay of about 250 words. The essay should include a description of professional goals and objectives, as well as the specific purpose for which the grant would be used. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members are required, including one from the faculty member who serves or will serve as the student's academic research advisor.
A completed application will include:
1) This form completely filled out.
2) A copy of your official college transcript(s).
3) A letter from your research or academic advisor in support of your request.
4) A second letter from another faculty member.
5) Proof of United States citizenship (passport, birth certificate, etc).