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.


What Are Potential Other Sources of Funding at GMU CEHD?

Click here to view PhD in Education and Human Development program funding opportunities

Presidential Scholar Award — One award is given to a new student in the fall semester with the highest GPA and GRE scores.

Graduate Research Assistantships — Ā  There are part time (10 hours/week) and full time (20 hours/week) appointments. Online application deadline is June 15 for the following academic year. https://cehd.gmu.edu/resources/student/ga-application

CEHD Fellowship Award —Eligibility requirements:

  • Students taking 9 credit hours
  • Students with 20 hour graduate assistantships who are taking 6 credits
  • Students taking EDUC 998 and 999 as long as they are taking the # of credits required by the program and have no coursework left to take.

Application must be submitted by June 15 for the following academic year. fellowship_application.pdf

Dissertation Completion Fellowship — Designed to help pay for expenses associated with gathering data and completing the dissertation. Students must have an approved proposal or plan to defend their proposal.

Dean's Scholarship
Each year, five highly qualified new doctoral students are identified for receiving a Dean's Scholarship. This four-year scholarship is intended for students who will be enrolled full-time as a student in the Ph.D. in Education program.