Please continue to monitor this page for updates. 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. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities.
The AERA Grants Program provides advanced graduate students with research funding and professional development and training. The program supports highly competitive dissertation research using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data.
The aim of the program is to advance fundamental knowledge of relevance to STEM policy, foster significant science using education data, and build research capacity in education and learning. The Grants Funding for dissertation research in education encourages the use of major data sets from multiple and diverse sources.
It emphasizes the advanced statistical analysis of data sets from the U.
The program also supports studies using large-scale international data systems e. In addition, statewide longitudinal administrative data systems SLDS enhanced through federal grants are also eligible for consideration. The inclusion of federal or state administrative information that further expands the analytic capacity of the research is permissible.
The thrust of the analysis needs to be generalizable to a national, state, or population or a subgroup within the sample that the dataset represents.
The Grants Program is open to field-initiated research and welcomes proposals that: 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 schoolearly 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. Applicant Eligibility 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.
Applicants for this one-year, non-renewable award should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage, usually the last year of study.
Applicants may be U. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers as well as women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Data Set Eligibility The dissertation research project must include the analysis of large-scale data.
The data set can originate from one or multiple sources, including 1 federal data bases, 2 federally supported national studies, 3 international data sets supported by federal funds, or 4 statewide longitudinal administrative data systems SLDS enhanced through federal grants.
Although the emphasis is on large-scale education data sets and systems, other social science and health-related databases that can advance knowledge about education and learning are eligible for consideration.
Department of Labor, the U. Census Bureau, the National Institutes of Health, or other federal agencies. If international data sets are used, the study must include U. This federal investment has produced state-level data from pre-K to grade 12, through higher education, and into the workforce.
Many SLDS are available for analysis and can be used to address salient issues in education research or linked with other data sets. Data Set Access The data set s of interest must be available for analysis at the time of application.
Use of public or restricted-data files is permissible. Prior to receiving funding, students must provide documentation that they have permission to use the data for the research project. In many cases, graduate students will gain access to restricted files through a faculty member or senior scholar.
Data Sharing All data or data-related products produced under the AERA Grants Program must be shared and made available consonant with ethical standards for the conduct of research. Grantees are expected to place article-related data,  codebook or coding procedures, algorithms, code, and so forth in an accessible archive at the time of publication.
AERA provides guidance to facilitate the data sharing and archiving process. The funds can be used for research-related expenses such as tuition, living expenses, travel to secure data enclaves or scholarly conferences, books, computer equipment, and other expenses directly related to conducting this research.
As part of the proposal, applicants provide a budget that outlines anticipated research-related expenses.
AERA encourages cost sharing from universities in the form of tuition assistance, office space, university fees, and other expenses.
During this 2-day conference grantees will participate in seminar-type sessions on substantive, methodological, and professional issues. Also, they will have the opportunity to network and interact with the Grants Program Governing Board, senior scholars and researchers, other graduate students who use large-scale datasets in their research, and representatives from key federal agencies such as the National Center for Educational Statistics, the National Science Foundation, and the U.
The award will cover all travel and lodging expenses for grantees to participate in the conference. Each spring AERA holds its Annual Meeting which brings together over 15, researchers, scholars, and policy leaders to present their research, share knowledge, and build research capacity through over 2, substantive sessions.
The grantees will present their research in an invited poster session along with other graduate students who received dissertation support from AERA and other prestigious fellowship programs.Background of Doctoral Dissertation Grants.
Since , TIRF has supported students completing their doctoral research on topics related to the foundation’s priorities.
Each year, applicants who have been advanced to candidacy in legitimate PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs). The AERA Grants Program provides advanced graduate students with research funding and professional development and training.
The program supports highly competitive dissertation research using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data.
To encourage internal audit studies by doctoral candidates, The IIA Research Foundation supports an ongoing doctoral dissertation grant program.
This program provides funds to selected doctoral candidates interested in the field of internal auditing. Proposals will be considered for dissertations across a variety of disciplines that examine foundational, system-level, and applied research questions.
Accepted dissertation proposals may be awarded up to $5, in grant funding, with the possibility of renewal, as well as additional resources to expand doctoral candidates’ educational . Grants of up to $20, to USA doctoral candidates to support dissertation research on educational issues by analyzing data from large-scale national or international datasets.
Proposals must be quantitative in nature, demonstrate relevance to US education policy, and involve the analysis of. • Investigate federal funding sources. For most students, it might seem like a long shot, but your dissertation research might be a good fit to the research interests of an institute of the National Institutes of Health, which offers two grant programs for students.