AERA’s fellowship programs

These programs provide funding to help graduate students and early career scholars develop research skills and conduct studies in education and related fields. We encourage you to share information about these programs with strong candidates and others who can suggest potential applicants. Below are descriptions of AERA’s fellowship programs.

AERA-AIR (A2) Fellows Program
In collaboration with The American Institutes for Research (AIR), the AERA-AIR (A2) Fellows Program aims to build the talent pool of high skilled education researchers experienced in large scale studies in a major research organization. A2 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. More information is available at [ ]http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=698. The application deadline for the A2 Fellows Program is March 1, 2007.

AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement
In a joint initiative with Educational Testing Service (ETS), AERA offers the AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement. 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. More information is available at [ http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=702 ]http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=702. The application deadline for the AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement is also March 1, 2007.

Minority Fellowship Program in Education Research

AERA offers dissertation support through the Minority 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. Information about the Fellowship is available at [ ]http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=88. The application deadline for the Minority Fellowship Program is March 1, 2007.

AERA Grants Program
The [Marker][Marker]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. This year’s application deadlines are March 1, 2007 and September 5, 2007 (tentative date). More information is available at [ ]http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/.

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