34 CFR 356.2 - Who is eligible for assistance under this program?
(a) Only individuals are eligible to be recipients of Fellowships.
(b) Any individual is eligible for assistance under this program who has training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to the solution of rehabilitation problems of individuals with disabilities.
(c) This program provides two categories of Fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships.
(1) To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications.
(2) The Secretary awards Merit Fellowships to individuals in earlier stages of their careers in research. To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must have either advanced professional training or experience in independent study in an area which is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation.
(d) An applicant for a fellowship under this program must be eligible under 34 CFR 75.60.