Advancing Employment Research
The program offers six 18-month training opportunities to graduates of professionally-oriented, disability-related doctoral programs to engage with coursework in graduate-level econometrics, a sequence of one-on-one mentorship sessions with a team of experienced disability and employment research mentors, and immersion in ongoing, federally-funded research projects.
Postdoctoral research associates prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications, develop grant proposals, and deliver scholarly presentations at national conferences.
In the short term, our program increases the number of highly qualified, interdisciplinary researchers, including researchers with disabilities. In the intermediate term, this generates more innovative strategies to improve disability and employment policies, programs, and practices. This will ultimately result in better employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities.
The UNH ARRT is funded by a $1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) under grant 90AREM000401.