Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship for Doctoral Research
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awards a $20,000 fellowship annually to one or more doctoral students completing a dissertation on the human experience in crises caused by natural or other major disasters or, in a broader sense, stress and adversity. The fellowship is open to doctoral students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dissertations may be quantitative or qualitative in design. The award is unrestricted and there are no restrictions on other awards or employment the fellow may obtain. The fellow is not required to work as a condition of the award but must submit a copy of the completed dissertation and present his or her research to the Hogg Foundation. The application and selection process is competitive.
The fellowship was established in 1995 by the estate of Bernice Moore in memory of her husband, Dr. Harry E. Moore, a professor and sociologist at the university. Moore specialized in disaster studies, including tornadoes and hurricanes that affected the state of Texas.
- Eligibility criteria and application process
- News releases announcing fellows:
- June 5, 2013: Study of the ways lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Latin@s have experienced social harm in the late 20th and early 21st centuries
- June 18, 2012: Study the effects of mass residential relocations
- May 9, 2011: Studies of a low-income black community in post-Katrina New Orleans and Iraqi refugees resettling in Austin
- March 31, 2010: Study of death row inmates who waive their right to appeal
- May 11, 2009: Two studies of hurricane-related trauma