Project EASE Offers Fully Funded Fellowships to Study Education Policy and Special Education at UF

The Education Policy Research Center in partnership with the University of Florida Literacy Institute is excited to announce a newly funded doctoral program that combines training in special education and education policy.  Led by Dr. Christopher Redding (PI) and Dr. Holly Lane (co-PI) and funded by the federal Department of Education, Project EASE is a Special Education Ph.D. program that sits at the crossroads of special education, education policy, and literacy instruction and intervention. Scholars will take a deep dive into special education policymaking, addressing pressing special education and literacy issues by leveraging myriad data and analytic tools to connect results to public policy and make sound recommendations for policy change.

Project EASE scholars will work closely with faculty from the UF Education Policy Research Center and the UF Literacy Institute to develop three areas of expertise:
1) Special education legal and policy knowledge
2) Rigorous research methods to study policies and practices within special education and literacy
3) Effective teacher development methods to disseminate special education and literacy policy knowledge and recommendations

Scholar Support:
Full tuition for 4 years
$33,500 per year for living expenses
$3,000 per year for conference travel
$1,000 per year for expenses (e.g., books)
$2,500 dissertation research support

Program begins Fall 2022
Application deadline is December 1, 2021 and the GRE is required
Interested applicants should reach out to Dr. Christopher Redding (