Belfer-Aptman Scholars Award for Dissertation Research

Funding Source: 
The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & Treatment
Type of Funding: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
2 000
Number of Awards Available: 
Applicants must be students in an accredited doctoral dissertation program. Candidates may be from any academic discipline. Applicants must have their dissertation proposal approved by their dissertation committee prior to their application to The Melissa Institute.
Contact or More Information: 
The Melissa Institute Belfer-Aptman Dissertation Research Award Attn: Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. 6250 Sunset Drive Suite 204, Miami, Florida 33143 Phone: 786-662-5210 Fax: 786-662-5211 E-mail:

Applicants must include the following information in their submission:

  • Title of the proposed thesis
  • Brief 300 word abstract of proposed study
    a. Hypotheses to be tested and research design
    b. Description of subjects – number and how selected
    c. List of proposed measures
    d. Proposed data analyses
    e. Budget justification
    f. Proposed timeline for completion
  • A letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor.
  • No electronic submissions accepted.
  • A curriculum vitae, including any scientific publications and presentations with a brief description of your career plan.

Application deadline is April 1st of each year.
Annual selection is May 15th. Winners will be required to submit one copy of the full proposal and documentation of committee approval. 

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