Project SURGE Info Session

Event Information

October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
UIC College of Education
1040 W. Harrison St. Room 3427
Chicago, IL 60607

Project SURGE (Special education Urban Research for Greater Equity) is a full-funded doctoral program which will begin at the University of Illinois at Chicago in January 2018. SURGE will graduate with a PhD in Special Education and a certificate in Educational Research Methodology (ERM). SURGE scholars will receive funding for full tuition and fees, as well as stipends for conference travel, books and materials, technology and software, and research. This interdisciplinary program focuses on special education policy, pedagogy, program design and research methodologies to develop and validate sustainable interventions for underrepresented populations of children and youth with disabilities in under-resourced schools, with specific attention to family and community contexts. SURGE scholars will also participate in writing groups led by faculty from the College of Education, research internships with our partner agencies including high-need LEA Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and seminars with national speakers about issues pertaining to urban special education and sustainable systems.  Learn more at and RSVP using the form below: