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Policy Research Fellow

Date Posted May 1, 2018
Title Policy Research Fellow
University Envision More About This Institution...
Department Envision Research Institute More About This Department...
Application Deadline May 30, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Wichita, KS
    United States
  • Graduate Student
  • Public Policy & Administration
    Business Law
    Business Ethics


In a recent report published by the American Foundation for the Blind1, the U.S. Department of Commerce (2017) estimated people with vision loss (age range 16-64 years) had a 39% labor force participation rate, in contrast to the general working-age population with a 73% labor force participation rate.

The Envision Research Institute (ERI), in collaboration with the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), is pleased to announce the availability of a Policy & Employment Fellowship. This Fellowship is focused on critically examining and better understanding the impact of social trends, population and demographic shifts, and technological advancements for the blind and visually impaired (BVI) community, to help chart a course on national policy and workforce development for those with visual impairment.

Applicants must hold an advanced graduate and/or professional degree (e.g. MSc/MA/MPH/MHA, PhD, MD, OD, JD) in public policy, public health, public administration, social work, special education, disability studies, vocational rehabilitation, political science, health administration, population health management, law, or another relevant field.

The fellowship is up to two years in duration. Policy research is conducted at, and under the supervision of, ERI (Wichita, Kansas). The fellow will also receive guidance and mentorship from experts across the United States in the fields of population health, health care policy, law, and special education.

More information about our Policy and Employment Fellowship can be found at

If you would like to join Envision’s mission to be an advocate and a champion who sees ability where others see disability, please submit a cover letter and résumé/CV with 2-3 references to with the subject ‘Policy Fellowship’.

Submissions must be received by 12:00pm Central Standard Time on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Please email any program questions to

1 Sheffield, R. (2018). Research Navigator: Putting Data to Work – Reinforcing Labor Force Statistics (2018). American Foundation for the Blind.

  • Envision provides Equal Employment Opportunity to all people in every aspect of consideration for employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.

    Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status. You may direct questions or concerns to the Vice President of Human Resources (316) 440-1503, or the Director of Human Resources at (316) 435-7106. This policy has the support by Michael J. Monteferrante, the Chief Executive of our organization.

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Contact Information

  • Research Lab Manager
    Envision Research Institute
    Envision, Inc.
    610 N Main Street
    Wichita, KS 67203
  • 3164401527


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