Block Funding – Travel and Research Funds

The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling has funds available for doctoral students for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. The funds are to be used for doctoral students to (a) travel to present their research at professional meetings or (b) support their dissertation research.

The funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and decisions on awards will be made by the Department’s Graduate Admissions and Standards Committee.

Requests for funds should be sent electronically to Dr. Melinda Ault at mjault@nulluky.edu, and must include the following information:


Application for those Requesting Travel Support

  1. Identifying information: name, department, degree program, and advisor.
  2. Purpose of travel.
  3. A travel budget with the specific dollar amount requested; this includes a total and a breakdown of expense items.
  4. For conference travel, include (a) complete name of conference, (b) an APA citation of the presentation, (c) location of the conference, (d) dates of the conference, and (e) documentation from the conference of acceptance of your paper.
  5. An e-mail of support from your advisor.

Application for those Requesting Research Support

  1. Identifying information: name, department, degree program, and advisor.
  2. Abstract of the proposed research including the need for the research, the research questions, a brief summary of the procedures to be used, and potential outcomes of the research.
  3. A budget including a rationale as to why the funds are needed, the total dollar amount requested, and an itemized budget of requested funds.
  4. An e-mail of support from your advisor.