Ph.D. student Kemmerer wins doctoral fellowship from Grand Challenges for Social Work
The Grand Challenges for Social Work has selected VCU School of Social Work Ph.D. student and alum Aaron Kemmerer (B.A.’12/CHS; M.S.W.’20/SW) as one of 13 social work doctoral students to earn a national fellowship.
Kemmerer’s research falls under the “end homelessness” category, one of 13 Grand Challenges subject areas supported by the GCSW, which champions social progress through science.
Kemmerer’s research project is titled Transgender and Gender Expansive Southerners’ Experiences with Housing Instability.
GCSW will provide each graduate student a mentoring program and a $3,000 stipend to support research that better connects their dissertation or capstone project to the people and communities they are studying. The awards will increase the pipeline of social workers prepared to address the Grand Challenges.