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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites proposals for conferences in education research. AERA supports research conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. Conferences may focus on conceptual, empirical, or methodological issues important to understanding the state of the knowledge and charting directions for future research. It is anticipated that research conferences will draw upon diverse disciplines and fields of inquiry where there is relevant scientific and scholarly expertise. The purpose of this program is to foster the accumulation of knowledge, to enhance dissemination, to encourage innovation, and to advance studies of the highest quality in education research. AERA’s Research Conferences Program awards grants of up to $35,000.
2017 William L. Boyd National Education Politics Workshop Registration Now Open.
The Politics of Education Association, the University Council for Educational Administration, Division L of AERA, and the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice invite graduate students and recent doctoral graduates to a special 2 1/2-hour workshop. The William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop, scheduled on the first afternoon of the AERA annual meeting, will give emerging scholars (students and pre-tenure faculty members) the opportunity to learn about current and promising research in the politics of education field and interact with leading politics of education scholars.
REGISTRATION SITE FOR MENTEES
When/Where: The workshop will take place on Thursday April 27th, 2017 from 3:30-6:00 pm at a location convenient to the AERA conference hotels.
Eligibility: Students with an interest in educational politics and currently enrolled in graduate schools in the U.S. or abroad are welcome to attend as are educational researchers who earned their doctoral degrees after March 1, 2016. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. Applicants whose research interests are not clearly tied to education politics will not be accepted. The opportunity to submit an application will end January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm or when we reach maximum capacity.
New Grant Opportunity!
Education Innovation and Research (EIR)
U.S. Department of Education
Applications are due April 13, 2017. Applications may be submitted by LEA’s, State Educational Agencies, the Bureau of Indian Education, and nonprofit organizations. 25% of the available funds will be used to support rural grantees.
For specific eligibility and program requirements and a complete description of program priorities, please read the applicable Notice Inviting Applications: Early Phase, Mid-Phase, and Expansion. For application forms and instructions, please consult the application packages at the EIR competition page.
Workshop for Prospective Applicants
EIR staff will hold two workshops in Washington, DC on Monday, January 30 for prospective applicants to the program. There will be two sessions (identical content): 9:30 am-12 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Registration is required.
EIR Seeks Peer Reviewers
If you are not interested in applying and you will not be participating in any submitted applications, you may be interested in serving as a peer reviewer of EIR applications. Please consult the call for peer reviewers.
For program information, including the notices inviting applications, workshop details, and instructions for applying to be a peer reviewer, please go to:
Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative
The Students at the Center initiative at Jobs for the Future is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind research collaborative that will build, define, apply, and share a robust evidence base for student-centered learning. The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative, with initial thought leadership of and support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, will begin this bold new initiative this spring and formally launch this fall with a core group of soon-to-be-selected scholars, school leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and funders, each known for their impact and influence, coming together to clarify and catalyze the field. Their charge: to work in partnership to investigate and evaluate what we know about student-centered learning both in and beyond today’s schools, and then leverage that knowledge to affect meaningful change at scale. Check it out here.
Call for Proposals on Evidence-Informed Practice: A Special Issue of Educational Research on the topic of evidence-informed practice (EiP) in education is being edited by Julie Nelson from the National Foundation for Educational Research and Carol Campbell, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. This special issue will address a variety of issues related to better understanding the meaning and application of EiP. Specifically, it will address the challenges associated with defining and measuring it, and will consider the relative effectiveness of different approaches to achieving and supporting the application of evidence in practice. Read the call here.
AERA Congressional Fellowship Opportunity
When: Apply by March 1, 2016!
AERA is currently accepting fellowship applications. The fellowship term will start on September 1, 2016 and end on August 31, 2017.
What: The American Educational Research Association is delighted to announce a new congressional fellowship opportunity for AERA members. This fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use education research, outside of the academic setting, to inform public policy while working on Capitol Hill.
The goals of the fellowship are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientiﬁc knowledge about education in the formation of public policy; (2) to educate the scientiﬁc community about the development of public policy; and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between education researchers and federal policymakers.
The fellowship pays a competitive salary.
Who: This fellowship is open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to education research. Researchers at all stages in their careers are encouraged to apply.
How: Following a two-week science policy orientation program, the AERA fellow will begin work as a resident scholar within a congressional office. AERA Congressional Fellows will benefit from on-going professional development and networking opportunities.
Read the Call for Applications
Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award
If you are a graduate of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. program in education and within the first eight years of your career as an educational scholar, if you can demonstrate a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change, and if you are an AERA member, you may self-apply for the Educational Change SIG 2016 Emerging Scholar Award. Please send complete application materials to Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu under the heading Emerging Scholar Award Application. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listerv, website, and social media. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG, during the 2016 AERA meeting in Washington, D.C.
Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Travel Award
If you are currently enrolled in an Ed.D or a Ph.D. program in education or if you obtained your Ed.D or Ph.D degree in education up to two years prior to March 2016, if you have conducted exemplary, original research on a topic related to educational change, and if your are an AERA member you may self-apply for the Educational Change SIG 2016 Graduate Student Travel Award Application.doc.
Please send complete application materials to Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu under the heading Graduate Student Travel Award Application. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listerv, website, and social media. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG, during the 2016 AERA meeting in Washington, D.C.
AERA Grant Opportunities
Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for Dissertation and Research Grants, with a deadline of Thursday, September 10, 2015. Entering its 25th year, the AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.
AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2015.
AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2015.
For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/. You may also contact George L. Wimberly, AERA-Grants Program Co-Principal Investigator, at email@example.com or (202) 238-3200.
AERA Centennial Education Research Compendium and Forum
In commemoration of its Centennial, AERA will launch special events, projects, and initiatives, including:
2016 Annual Meeting
"Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies"
Friday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In AERA's Centennial Year, the Annual Meeting will celebrate and reinvigorate the progressive aspirations that gave rise to our professional community in 1916: hope and determination that research can strengthen public education, society’s most democratic institution. To mark this remarkable moment, the 2016 Meeting will illuminate and enhance the role of education researchers as public scholars who contribute to public understanding, political debate, and professional practice in increasingly diverse democracies in the US and around the globe.
Welcome, New Ed Change SIG Officers!
The election results are in, and we are pleased to announce our Educational Change SIG officers for 2015-2018:
Helen Janc Malone, Chair
Corrie Stone-Johnson, Program Chair
Deidre LeFevre, Secretary Treasurer
Congratulations, Helen, Corrie, and Deidre!
We will be passing the baton officially at our Ed Change SIG Business meeting in Chicago (Friday, April 17, 6:15-8:15pm, Swissotel, Lucerne Level, Alpine II).
AERA 2015 Annual Meeting
The 2015 AERA Annual Meeting was held in Chicago, IL, April 16-20. This year’s Annual Meeting theme was “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis.” Take a look at our Educational Change SIG Program for AERA 2015.
Visit our meetings page for the latest Conference Calls for Proposals and Conferences.