The applications for the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship are now accepted. Eligible students should be PhD candidates at a graduate school within the USA. This year, there are 35 awards are available. Each of those valued up to $27,500 which is tenable for maximum one academic year. To apply, the application packet must received no later than October 15, 2017.
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
Value and Tenure
The winning fellows will receive $27,500 for one academic year.
Level and Area of Studies
Research program in any subject.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program is open to all eligible applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
- Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
- Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2016 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
- Applicants should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
- Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd/Spencer funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods; however, we do not fund the initialdevelopment 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.
- Fellows may not accept employment other than as described in the application, nor may they accept other awards without prior approval (including awards from NAEd or Spencer) that would provide duplicate benefits.
- Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.
There is no nationality restriction, however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.
The application must be submitted through the online system at the website and application link below.
October 15, 2017.