Three Students Selected for Graduate School Continuing Fellowships

The School of Social Work is proud to announce that three of our students in the Ph.D. program have been selected to receive University Continuing Fellowships.

Jodi Berger Cardoso:  Named/Endowed Graduate School Fellowship. Cardoso’s innovative research agenda arises from her commitment to develop more humane immigration policies, particularly as they affect “mixed-status” families. This under-researched population is made of non-citizen adults and U.S. citizen children, which comprise 16 percent of all children in the U.S. under the age of six.

Gerald (Jerry) Cochran:  Named/Endowed Graduate School Fellowship. Cochran’s research agenda is focused on bridging the gap that exists between health and behavioral health policy and practice.  He is currently leading a team of experts from the UT Austin College of Pharmacy and University Medical Center Brackenridge to design and implement a study to assess the possibility of brief interventions in pharmacies for prescription painkiller abuse.

Katherine (Kat) Montgomery:  Graduate School Continuing Fellowship. Montgomery’s research focus is on youth who are either considered delinquent or are at risk of becoming delinquent.  Her goal is to assist with disseminating effective practices for working with this population into the hands of those who desire to positively impact youth.

Continuing Fellowship awards are intended to support students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. For a graduate student to be considered for one of these fellowships, their graduate adviser must submit a nomination to the Graduate School. Faculty review committees evaluate the applications based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, strong personal statement, and letters of recommendation. All the major continuing fellowship awards include a stipend of $18,000 or more for nine months.