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National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships in USA

National Academy of Education is offering up to thirty postdoctoral fellowships. These fellowships are open to international students (Non-U.S. and non-residential citizens) working in critical areas of education research.

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.

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The National Academy of Education advances high-quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice. Founded in 1965, the Academy consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

Brief Description

  • Course Level: These fellowships are available for pursuing the postdoctoral program in critical areas of education research.
  • Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in the field of education.
  • Award: includes
  • Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time.
  • The terms of the fellowship provide for no institutional support, i.e., overhead or indirect costs
  • Fellows take the equivalent of one year’s teaching leave during the fellowship term.
    Fellows will be included in professional development retreats with other fellows and NAEd members.
  • Up to thirty postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.
  • Selection will be made by a committee of NAEd members.
  • Nationality: International (Non-U.S. and non-residential citizens) students can apply for these fellowships.
  • The award can be taken in the USA

Eligibility

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

  • Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019. Please note, if you defended your dissertation in 2019 but did not receive your diploma, or were not conferred, until 2020, then you will not be eligible to apply for the fellowship this year. Do please consider applying next year however.
  • Applicant should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • The proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods, however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.
  • Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.
  • Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.
  • Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.
  • Concurrent funding for the proposed project is not permitted. Applicants may not hold a grant from the Spencer Foundation at the same time as this fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have received their Ph.D., EdD, or equivalent research degree

Postdoctoral Fellowships 

How to Apply

Applicants can apply through application components:

  • Application form
  • Abstract of the proposed research project
  • Project description
  • Career history
  • Example of past research relevant to education
  • Supporting Documents: The three letters of recommendation and all supporting material have the same deadline.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Reference letters
  • English Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Application Deadline: Open

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