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Dissertation Grants Program in the U.S.: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 24, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on September 24, 2019
American Educational Research Association (AERA) logo
American Educational Research Association (AERA) logo

With support from the National Science Foundation, the AERA seeks to provide advanced graduate students with research funding and professional development and training.

The program
- aims to advance fundamental knowledge of relevance to STEM policy, foster significant science using education data, and build research capacity in education and learning;
- supports highly competitive dissertation research using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data.

1. advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage
2. U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program; Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a PhD program in the U.S.
3. proposals should:
a) be within the full range of education research fields and other fields/disciplines in education-related research (economics, political science, psychology, sociology, demography, statistics, public policy, psychometrics);
b) include the analysis of large-scale data.

Utilize This Offer

Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers as well as women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Grants: up to US$25,000 for 1 ­year projects.

Deadline: Sep 25, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Aug 25, 2019
Aug 25, 2019

Thank you, Ana!