National Academy of Education Invites Applications for Dissertation Fellowships

The National Academy of Education is inviting applications for its NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program.

The annual fellowship aims to strengthen research on education and learning by supporting early-career scholars from a wide range of fields. Each year, the program funds a small group of outstanding advanced doctoral candidates so that they can devote themselves full-time to the completion of their dissertation. 

Through the program, fellowships of $27,500 will be awarded to individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. In addition to the stipend, fellows participate in two professional development retreats, receive dissertation writing support, and opportunities designed to expand their networks, build research and career skills, and support their transition into professional roles.

(Note: the fellowship is not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation.)

This year, thirty-five fellowships will be awarded.

Applicants may be a doctoral candidate in any field as long as their dissertation topic centrally relates to education and shows promise of contributing to the understanding of the history, theory, or practice of education.

The program is open to candidates for a doctoral degree at any graduate institution in the United States. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply as long as they are a candidate for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States.

See the National Academy of Education website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously awarded fellows.

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Deadline: October 05, 2020