Ciara Ousley selected for ORED Research Development Fellows Program

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Ciara Ousley selected for ORED Research Development Fellows Program

21 Oct 2022    

Ciara Ousley, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been selected to participate in the 15th cohort of the Office of Research and Economic Development’s Research Development Fellows Program. Ousley is one of eleven University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty members selected through a competitive application process.

Ousley joined SECD as an assistant professor in August 2022. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral and a former special educator in the states of Ohio and Nebraska. She returned to Nebraska after completing her doctorate in special education at Pennsylvania State University in the spring of 2022.

RDFP is an eight-month program designed to provide full-time Nebraska faculty at the assistant-level rank the information and resources necessary to position themselves for success in securing external funding for their research, scholarship and creative activity. Fellows graduate from the program with an intentional plan for pursuing external funding and strategies that prepare them to write winning proposals. More than 250 fellows from across all university colleges have completed the program to date. 

This year’s program launched in late October and wraps in early May 2023. Applications for the 2023-24 cohort will be solicited in fall 2023. Visit the Research Development Fellows Program website for more details or contact Tisha Gilreath Mullen, director of proposal development, 402-472-2894.

College of Education and Human Sciences
Special Education and Communication Disorders