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  • The Broughton Graduate Fellowship was established by the late William G. Broughton of Schenectady, New York, in honor of his parents, Henry Primm Broughton and Jane Tinkham Broughton.

    The Broughton Graduate Fellowship is an award for advanced scholarly research by graduate students that may be part of their dissertation, thesis or final project for a graduate degree at Russell Sage College. Students in graduate programs from the Esteves School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Management are eligible and may apply as an individual or a team.

    The criteria for selection of Broughton Fellows are:

    • meritorious graduate research conducted by students
    • record of outstanding academic achievement
    • evidence of creative and innovative problem solving

    To be awarded, Fellows must maintain outstanding academic status and satisfactory progress in their graduate degree program. In addition, each Broughton Fellow is required to give a public lecture, at the Russell Sage Graduate Research Symposium or a similar venue. Broughton Fellows will be recognized at commencement by wearing a blue cord.

    How to Apply

    Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST


    Application Overview

    1. The Broughton Graduate Fellowship is open to current graduate students who are currently planning or engaging in research at Russell Sage College.
    2. A team of student researchers may submit a single application.
    3. Awards are made annually in the spring semester.
    4. Final application packets will be accepted by the specified due date via email to the Broughton Fellowship email account at [email protected].
    5. Please instruct those who are writing the recommendation to submit signed letters of recommendation to
    6. Unsigned recommendation letters will not be accepted and application considered incomplete.
    7. Student applicants are responsible for verifying that their submission is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Paper Details 

    1. Applications should be limited to a maximum of TEN PAGES. This does not include the: title page, reference page and resume. Be sure to use size 12 Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, single spaced, and proper APA citation format.
    2. Applications that exceed the TEN PAGE LIMIT; do not adhere to the Specific Details Outlined in the Instructions or are otherwise incomplete will NOT BE REVIEWED. The application should include the following elements:
      1. Title of Project and listing of all active researchers.
      2. Introduction including Primary Study Aim and Purpose of the Study
      3. Background including abbreviated Literature Review
      4. Research Methodology including: Study Methodology, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Study Limitations and Proposed Timeline for completion of your research.
      5. Proposed Budget and Justification (aligned with the proposed research methodology). Funds may be requested for: Small equipment purchases; Software used for data collection or analysis; Transcription services; Travel for data collection; Printing and postage of surveys; and other expenses directly related to data collection and analysis. No stipends will be considered.  Justification for each item in your budget must be clearly included.
      6. Students may apply for varying funding amounts up to a maximum of $2,500 per proposal. If selected, students may be only partially funded for their research. Please include any additional funding sources that you have either applied for or secured.
      7. Projected Dissemination Plan
      8. References
      9. All of the above application materials should be sent in one PDF document via email to [email protected].

    Student applicants are responsible for the content and quality of the submitted materials. Upon submission, student applicant(s) certify that the application reflects their own original work and includes formal approval for any external sources (i.e., measurement tools) integrated into the conduct of this study.

    Applicants are responsible for verifying that the contents of their applications are complete prior to final submission. Applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed or considered for a Broughton Graduate Fellowship award.

    If you have any questions, please contact Noel Nichols, Office Coordinator, School of Health Sciences, at [email protected].

    2020 Recipients

    • Shylah Addante, under the advisement of Joseph Dragone, PhD for her project in the Educational Leadership program, “Implementation of Behavioral Intervention Team Best Practices at Institutions of Higher Education in New York State”
    • Shelby Cull & Rachel Truax, under the advisement of Debra Collette, OTD, OTR/L, for their project in the Occupational Therapy program, “The Role of Occupational Therapy in Women’s Maternal Health”
    • Jennifer Grigoli, under the advisement of Kathleen A, Kelly, PhD, MPH, MS, FNP, for her project in the Doctor of Nursing Science program, “The Burden of Proof: The Lived Experiences of Nurses with Substance Use Disorders: Returning to Work following Alternative to Discipline Programs”
    • Angelina Parks, under the advisement of Alicia Harlow, PhD, for her project in the Counseling and Community Psychology program, “How Disclosing Trauma and Life Experiences Impacts Individual and Intimate Relationship Functioning”
    • April Prestipino, under the advisement of Joseph Dragone, PhD for her project in the Educational Leadership program, “Exploring the Role of Secondary Principal Leadership in Advancing the School Improvement Process”
    • Anne Young, under the advisement of Francesca Durand, PhD for her project in the Educational Leadership program, “Cultural Proficiency Initiatives in Suburban and Rural School Districts as a Result of ESSA”