AERA Dissertation and Research Grants

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AERA Dissertation and Research Grants

With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the AERA Grants Programs. Applicants for Dissertation and Research Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program or have received the doctoral degree. Non-U.S. citizens who are working /enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply.The goals of the program are: to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets.Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects or up to $35,000 for 2year projects.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) was founded in 1916. The AERA is a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must meet both grants criteria:

Dissertation Grants Competition

  • Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Non-US citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage.
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research Grant Competition

  • Applicants for Research Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
  • Non­-U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant.
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply for the AERA Grants Programs, the applicant may submit an online application through the given links:

Supporting Documents:

Dissertation Grants-the AERA Dissertation Grant Application includes the following components:

  • Applicant information
  • Research abstract: Enter the abstract of your proposed research project (250 words maximum).
  • Contribution to the field: Briefly describe the potential contributions this research will make to the field of education (200 words maximum).
  • Proposal: Enter the proposal title, the amount of funding requested, start and end dates of the project, the data set(s) used. Proposals must include the analysis of at least one nationally or internationally representative data set supported by NCES NSF, or other U.S. federal agency. The proposal must include the following 7 components in one PDF document.
  1. The proposal narrative
  2. The conceptual model(s)
  3. The statistical model(s)
  4. Variables list
  5. Reference list
  6. Budget
  7. Applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV). (2 pages maximum)
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation

Research Grants-The AERA Research Grant proposal includes the following components:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) information: PI enters a name, contact information, and background information.
  • Co-Principal Investigator(s) (Co-PI) information
  • Research abstract: Enter the abstract of your proposed research project (250 words maximum).
  • Contribution to the field: Briefly describe the potential contributions this research will make to the field of education (200 words maximum).
  • Proposal: Enter the proposal title, the amount of funding requested, start and end dates of the project, the data set(s) used. Proposals must include the analysis of at least one nationally or internationally representative data set supported by NCES, NSF, or other U.S. federal agency. The proposal must include the following 7 components in one PDF document.
  1. The proposal narrative
  2. The conceptual model(s)
  3. The statistical model(s)
  4. Variables list
  5. Reference list
  6. Budget
  7. Current other support
  • The curriculum vitae (CV) for PIs and Co­PIs. Each CV should be no longer than two pages.
  • Institutional endorsement (optional). If your institution requires that an institutional cover page or endorsement accompany this proposal, that document may be uploaded separately in PDF.

Submitting Details:

Letter(s) of recommendation may be sent electronically to the AERA Grants Program Manager at grantsprogram-at-aera.net

Or in hard copy in the mail to:

AERA Grants Program

1430 K Street NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20005

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Dissertation Grants-

  • Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects. Grants are not renewable. In accordance with AERA’s agreement with the funding agency, institutions may not charge indirect costs on these awards.
  • In addition to the dissertation grant award, grantees will participate in a 2-day conference in Washington, DC. The conference will provide unique professional development experiences for grantees, including highly qualified speakers on topics of education policy and career development, presentations of dissertation research by former grantees, and interaction with the Governing Board and federal agency staff. This conference is specifically for AERA grantees, and travel expenses will be paid by AERA.
  • Grantees will present their research at a poster session during the AERA Annual Meeting and will participate in a one­ day capstone workshop. Grantees must include travel funds (up to $1,000) in their grant budget to attend the AERA Annual Meeting held in Spring.

Research Grants-

  • Awards for Research Grants are up to $20,000 for 1­-year projects or up to $35,000 for 2-­year projects. In accordance with AERA’s agreement with the funding agencies, institutions may not charge indirect costs or overhead on these awards.

Application Deadline:

The AERA Dissertation and Research Grant applications are due on August 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Link for More Information:

http://www.aera.net/Professional-Opportunities-Funding/AERA-Funding-Opportunities/Grants-Program

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