College of Liberal Arts

Sociology Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – Chelsea Smith, a doctoral student in sociology, was selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The fellowship is designed to develop a new generation of leaders capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

Fifteen fellows were selected nationally to receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research. They were selected by a panel of experts convened by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.  

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous peer-learning opportunities in order to build a strong, interdisciplinary network within the fellowship.  

The fellowships are funded through the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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