Foundation / Corporation
American Educational Research Association (AERA) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
09/25/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Grants of up to $25,000 to USA doctoral candidates for educational research related to STEM policy. Funding is intended to support professional development and dissertation research on STEM-related educational issues by analyzing information from large-scale national or international data.
- Award Component 1, $25,000 Stipend. AERA will award each grantee up to a $25,000 stipend to study education, teaching, learning, or other education research topics using one or multiple large-scale databases.
- Award Component 2, AERA Research Conference. Grantees will participate in an AERA research conference held in Washington, DC.
- Award Component 3, AERA Annual Meeting Capstone Research Institute. Each spring AERA holds its Annual Meeting which brings together over 15,000 researchers, scholars, and policy leaders to present their research, share knowledge, and build research capacity through over 2,000 substantive sessions. Grantees will take a data analysis or appropriate methods course while attending the AERA Annual Meeting.
For information about the three components of the program, see:
Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while analyzing data and writing the doctoral dissertation. Proposals are encouraged from the full range of education research fields and other fields and disciplines engaged in education-related research, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, demography, statistics, public policy, and psychometrics.
The Grants Program is open to field-initiated research and welcomes proposals that:
1. Develop or benefit from advanced statistical or innovative quantitative methods or measures;
2. Analyze more than one large-scale national or international federally funded data set, or more than one statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) or incorporate other data enhancements;
3. Integrate, link, or blend multiple large-scale data sources; or
4. Undertake replication research of major findings or major studies using large-scale, federally supported or enhanced data.
The Grants Program encourages proposals across the life span and contexts of education and learning of relevance to STEM policy and practice. The research may focus on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to such issues as student achievement in STEM, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence (pre-kindergarten through graduate school), early childhood education and development, postsecondary education, and the STEM workforce and transitions. Studies that examine issues of specific racial and ethnic groups, social classes, genders, or persons with disabilities are encouraged.
For additional requirements of the proposal, see: http://www.aera.net/Portals/38/docs/Professional%20Development%20Calls/Call%20for%20Dissertation%20Grant%20Proposals_AERA%20Grants%20Program_9-25-18%20Deadline_FINAL.pdf#page=2
GrantWatch ID#: 175917
Award Component 1: AERA will award each grantee up to a $25,000 stipend
Award Component 2: AERA Research Conference. The award will cover all travel and lodging expenses for grantees to participate in the conference.
Award Component 3: AERA Annual Meeting Capstone Research Institute. Grantees must include travel and lodging expenses to the Annual Meeting in their budget.
This is a one-year, non-renewable award.
AERA is flexible on research project start dates, depending on what is best for the applicant. The earliest date a grant may start is approximately three months following the application deadline. Alternatively, an award start date several months or more after that may be requested.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding the application or submission process, contact:
George L. Wimberly, Co-Principal Investigator
AERA Grants Program
1430 K Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
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