Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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Mason to extend spring break, then move to virtual instruction. Find out what you need to know to be prepared. Visit Mason's Coronavirus Information page and read Dean Ginsberg’s letter to CEHD students.

Leadership Grants

The Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) supports doctoral and masters students by providing multiple pathways and delivery formats and by providing affordable access to programs. KIHd faculty at George Mason support doctoral and masters students with multiple opportunities for developing leadership skills in research, teaching, and service.

Click on the opportunities below and/or view our information session recording to learn more about leadership grants awarded to George Mason University for full-time Doctoral Study!


Project ASPIRE

Project ASPIRE: Advancing Special Education Pedagogy, Innovation, and Research toward Effective Interventions focuses on technology in teacher preparation and research for students with high-incidence disabilities. This program offers student support for tuition, fellowships, travel, and supplies with funding from a U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) grant.

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PRISE

Project PRISE: Policy and Research-Intensive Special Education focuses on linking research to policy to target the special education teacher shortage. This program offers student support for tuition, fellowships, travel, and supplies with funding from a U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) grant. Collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Virginia Is for Leaders

Virginia Is for Leaders: Development of Experts in Evidence-based Literacy Practices for Students with Disabilities focuses on the development of experts in evidence-based literacy practices for students with high-incidence disabilities. This program offers student support for tuition, fellowships, travel and supplies with funding from a U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) grant. Collaboration with the University of Virginia.

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