Retirement and Disability Graduate Research Mentored Fellowship Program

The Retirement and Disability Graduate Research Mentored Fellowship is an interdisciplinary program providing support and mentored research opportunities for graduate students interested in retirement and disability research. Funded by the Social Security Administration through their Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) , it provides one-year fellowships for students who have completed coursework and are on track to completing a PhD degree in the next one to three years.

Madison offers an outstanding training environment for graduate students and a strong track-record of alumni achievement. Fellows will have access to mentors across disciplines including Sociology, Economics, Social Work, Business, Consumer Science, and other social sciences. Other UW centers, including the Center for Demography and Ecology, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Center for Demography of Health and Aging, also provide collaborative opportunities for students.