AERA Announces Minority Dissertation Fellowship – Call for Proposals

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces its 2020–2021 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research competition for graduate students. This program provides 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. The application deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019.

Information about the program, eligibility requirements, and application instructions Here is a brief description.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research

Now accepting applications

Deadline: November 1, 2019

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

Award

Each fellowship award is for 1 year, beginning July 1, 2020 or later, and is nonrenewable. This fellowship program is intended as a write-up fellowship. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research conducted under faculty sponsorship in any accredited university in the United States. The AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research provides funding for up to $19,000 for a 1-year project and $1,000 reimbursement to attend the AERA Annual Meeting. Fellows are required to participate in a mentoring and career development workshop and present their research in an invited poster session during the 2021 AERA Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Eligibility

Eligible graduate students for the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research will be at the writing stage of their dissertation by the beginning of the fellowship. The dissertation study should focus on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Applicants can come from graduate programs and departments in education research, the humanities, or social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields, such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.

Fellows are required to provide proof of advancement to candidacy at the beginning of the award period. Applicants must work full-time on their dissertations and course requirements and should be in the writing stage of their dissertation. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders).

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Direct any questions about the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research, eligibility requirements, or submission process to fellowships@aera.net or 202-238-3200.