Award Guidelines

The culmination of doctoral education is dissertation research, often requiring funding to ensure successful completion.  Through the Sonderegger Research Center Dissertator Research Grants Program, funding is available for doctoral level research in the Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy.


The Dissertator Research Grant Program is designed to:

  1. Help promising dissertators pursue research in Health Services Research in Pharmacy that complements the mission of the SRC.
  2. Supplement students’ other dissertation funding efforts.
  3. Encourage students to further develop their grant proposal preparation skills.
Who may apply: Students in the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Graduate Program in Health Services Research in Pharmacy.
  1. The student is a dissertator and the student’s dissertation research proposal has been approved by her/his dissertation committee.
  2. The student has prepared an application for external funding, and if feasible, has submitted it to the potential funding source.
Application Process:  Students will submit a funding request to the Director of the SRC.  The request must include a copy of their external funding request and a detailed budget for the total proposal, along with a brief summary of the research activities to be supported by SRC and a budget for those activities.  The application for external funding, accompanying each request, must be prepared following the format required by the external funding agency (e.g., AHCPR, Kaiser Foundation, or other private agency).
Review Process:   When the Director of the SRC receives a funding request, it will then be forwarded to the Chair of the SRC Dissertator Award Selection Committee for consideration by its members.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the SRC Dissertator Award Selection Committee.  Students will be notified about funding decisions when the SRC Dissertator Award Selection Committee makes a determination.
Amount: Students are encouraged to be judicious in their budget requests.  A maximum of $3,500 will be awarded per dissertator.
Responsibility: Students are expected to acknowledge the funding that they receive in subsequent publications and presentations relevant to the supported research.