In our efforts to strengthen the pipeline to education research, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces its 2012–2013 fellowship programs and funding opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career scholars. These programs provide mentoring and funding support to develop research skills and conduct studies in education related fields and topics. We are seeking your assistance in sharing this information and identifying potential candidates. Information about the programs and the upcoming application deadlines are available at www.aera.net/fellowships.htm. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Below are brief descriptions of the AERA research funding opportunities.
AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop
AERA invites applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop to be held at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (April 13-15). This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues. Applicants are sought who have potential and interest in pursuing careers as education researchers, faculty members, or other professionals who contribute to the research field. Application deadline: November 15, 2011.
Minority Fellowship Program in Education Research
AERA offers dissertation support through the Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting their conducting education research and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion of their doctoral studies. Application deadline: December 1, 2011.
AERA Grants Program
The AERA Grants Program provides dissertation support and small grants for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Science Foundation. Application deadline: December 9, 2011.
AERA-AIR Fellows Program
In collaboration with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the AERA-AIR Fellows Program aims to build the talent pool of high skilled education researchers experienced in large-scale studies in a major research organization. Fellows will receive mentoring from a diverse group of highly recognized researchers and practitioners in a variety of substantive areas in education. Fellows will hone their skills in all aspects of the research process from proposal development through writing and presentations. Up to three fellows are selected annually for a two-year, rotational position at AIR in Washington, DC. Application deadline: December 1, 2011.
AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research
In collaboration with Educational Testing Service (ETS), AERA offers the AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research. This fellowship is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience to recent doctoral degree recipients and to early career research scientists in areas such as educational measurement, assessment design, psychometrics, statistical analyses, large-scale evaluations, and other studies directed toward explaining student progress and achievement. Up to two fellows will be selected for this rotational research position at ETS's facilities in Princeton, NJ. Application deadline: December 1, 2011.
Visit http://www.aera.net/fellowships.htm for complete program descriptions and application information.
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