Federal Funding Opportunities for Early Career Researchers with Anjali J. Forber-Pratt

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April 12, 2024, from 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Amherst Room, 10th Floor of the Campus Center
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In this lunchtime workshop, Dr. Forber-Pratt is eager to connect with graduate students, postdocs and early-career faculty to share information about opportunities and approaches for securing federal funding for their research, and how the institute she directs, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, funds disability research and “expands society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities”. Dr. Forber-Pratt will discuss her own career trajectory with funded research and strategies to broaden participation in science. She hopes for an interactive session where participants bring research ideas and questions for discussion.

This lunch is one of two sessions ADVANCE has organized in mid-April with Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt


About Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D.
Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, Ph.D. is a disability activist, a two-time Paralympian, Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the Administration for Community Living. Dr. Forber-Pratt serves as the Chair of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research which exists to promote coordination and collaboration among federal departments and agencies conducting disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research programs. As a researcher, her primary area of work relates to disability identity development. As a wheelchair-user for over 35 years, Dr. Forber-Pratt is nationally and internationally recognized as a disability leader and mentor. She was a White House Champion of Change in 2013 and the American Psychological Association awarded her the 2020 Citizen Psychologist Award for Advancing Disability as a Human Rights and Social Justice Issue Award.

This workshop is co-sponsored by Office of Research and Engagement, Office of Professional Development, and the Institute for Social Science Research.