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FINAL UPDATE (June 2020):

All consortium spots for UH Mānoa have now been filled. To receive notifications on future grants/opportunities, please complete the “Request More Info” form on the PhD Education, Exceptionalities website.


Rolling Admissions: Grant applications will continue to be considered until all consortium spots have been filled. If you would like to be considered for submitting an application, please refer to the FAQ document and submit required materials. 

Come join the doctoral training consortium in early childhood intervention for infants and young children with high-intensity needs because of significant intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The University of Connecticut received a $6.5 million grant from the US Department of Education to develop a doctoral leadership program to train 28 future faculty across the country across 10 institutions. Both faculty and students will collaborate and work across all the consortia universities to form a network of experts who can be resources to other faculty, doctoral students, early childhood interventionists, and families of infants and young children with high-intensity learning needs.

Two University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) students will be admitted into the PhD in Education, Exceptionalities-Track cohort in Fall 2020 for this consortium opportunity. They will be the “fellows” in the consortium and must be full-time students who are not employed. Fellows will become graduate students (approx. $25,000/year), and will receive a full tuition waiver and funding to travel to the mainland for conferences and consortium activities.

Interested? Learn more at

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