Disability Determination Process (DPP) Small Grant Program

The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program is a one-year stipend program that allows graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research on improving disability determination processes. The program is directed by Policy Research, Inc. (PRI) of Delmar, NY, and is 100% funded through a $300,000 grant from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

This grant program awards stipends to graduate students to conduct research to improve the disability determination process for SSA’s two disability programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The application processes for SSI and SSDI are complex, and members of the public with health problems and economic hardships often find it difficult to navigate this process. PRI hopes to improve the efficiency and reduce the complexity of disability determination processes by facilitating innovative research through stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students and by allowing those students to access technical information on SSA disability program operations from disability experts. In exchange, PRI expects students to produce a thesis or written product by June 30, 2014

All application materials listed below must be received by 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Learn more about the program here: http://bit.ly/Wumoy4