Doctoral Funding Opportunities
Leadership for System-wide Inclusive Education
Applicants to the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education doctoral program for Fall 2023 admission may now apply for a doctoral concentration in Leadership for System-wide Inclusive Education (LSIE), a leadership project funded by the Office of Special Education Programs.
LSIE will prepare next generation special education researchers to take on the most pressing issues facing education:
- advancing equity for all;
- improving learning outcomes for each and every learner; and
- using cutting edge research techniques and practices to advance knowledge for practitioners, policy makers, and teacher educators.
Scholars admitted to the program will be fully funded through the OSEP leadership grant and will participate in joint learning with a doctoral cohort at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Students who receive funds under this grant will be responsible for working in the field of special education after graduation as university faculty researchers and teacher educators to improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
The University of Kansas and Arizona State University have partnered to prepare six doctoral scholars for future leadership roles in education. With the support from nationally recognized leaders in special education, EPIC scholars will engage in experiences to develop:
inquiry to promote equitable learning
outcomes for students with disabilities.
Prevention and intervention
intervention using evidence-based practices in
three-tiered models to meet learners’ academic,
behavioral and social-emotional needs.
learning and communication to a wide array of
Applications are due:
The four years of funding includes:
All tuition and fees
$34,000 living stipend per year
Health insurance stipend
Travel support (professional learning, networking and dissemination activities)
Technology and research support
Council for Exceptional Children membership
KU EPIC faculty contacts
Kathleen Lynne Lane
Kathleen N. Zimmerman
ASU EPIC faculty contacts