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Beth Meyer-Arnold Research Fellowship


2012 Fellowship recipient Amanda Leggett, Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, is pictured with Beth Meyer-Arnold.

The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) announces the Beth Meyer-Arnold Research Fellowship for original graduate-level research in the area of adult day services. The award supports graduate students who are completing theses and dissertations in areas of interest to adult day services providers and consumers.

Successful applicants will receive mentoring and support from members of the NADSA Research Committee and will be expected to present their research at the annual NADSA conference. Additionally, fellows and their advisors will be featured on the NADSA website. An award of $5000 will be provided to recipients ($4000 upon selection and $1000 after NADSA receives a completed final report of their research findings).

Application materials:

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest in the award and how the objectives of the fellowship match your research area.
  2. Summary of your approved graduate level thesis or dissertation proposal. This should not exceed 10 pages (not including figures, tables, or references). Please include the following elements: purpose statement; literature review; significance; design and methods; and proposed timeline.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, including one from your thesis/dissertation advisor indicating that the proposal has been approved.

Please send your application materials electronically to by August 15, 2014. Winners will be informed by email by September 1, 2014 and introduced at the NADSA Conference October 9-11, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Winners will be expected to attend the 2015 conference to present on their research project.

We value the strength of diversity and inclusion and encourage qualified individuals with disabilities and individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to apply. For additional information, please contact Dr. Steve Zarit at