Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 Graduate Scholars program at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 15.
The Buffett Institute is a four-campus, multidisciplinary research, practice, policy, and outreach center devoted to improving the development and learning of children from birth through age 8. The Institute works collaboratively with university partners, communities, agencies, schools and families to support high-quality systems and implement evidence-based practices designed to help children.
One example of this work is the Buffett Institute’s Graduate Scholars program, which awards one-year fellowships worth up to $25,000 to a maximum of three doctoral students each year. The program is designed to foster the growth of diverse, exceptional graduate students conducting research about young children and their families, with particular attention to children placed at risk as a consequence of poverty and social and environmental circumstances. The program seeks to support high-quality research from a variety of fields, including health, education, social work, music, art, psychology, the neurosciences and others.
Previous fellowship recipients from the University of Nebraska at Omaha include:
- Jon Cavanaugh, neuroscience and behavior program in the Department of Psychology
- Andrew Riquier, neuroscience and behavior program in the Department of Psychology
- Jordan Wickstrom, exercise science program in the Department of Biomechanics
Kate Gallagher, director of research and evaluation at the Buffett Institute, said multidisciplinary research and practice and new methodologies are encouraged.
“The Buffett Institute Graduate Scholars program allows us to collaborate with our University of Nebraska partners to support and learn from the cutting-edge research being carried out by graduate students at the NU campuses,” she said.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.