Education Research
Education Research
Education Research Service Projects Special Call For Proposals

AERA's Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative is seeking proposals for projects focusing on the COVID-19 and systemic racism pandemics. The submission deadline is August 31, 11:59 pm PDT. Read the Special Call and Guidelines for Proposals

AERA Education Research

AERA pursues projects, initiatives,  and activities to advance the field of education research, promote cutting-edge lines of study, and deepen knowledge about education research as a discipline, profession, and field.

Key activities include:

  • The AERA-ICPSR PEERS Data Hub, created by AERA and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), is designed to be a collaborative space for diverse STEM education research communities to build and advance knowledge through sharing innovative ideas, methods, and tools. Read more
  • The AERA-NAEd Assessment of Education Research Doctorate Programs, a National Science Foundation-funded study of 569 education research doctorate programs in 96 participating U.S. institutions. The assessment will yield critical data and findings that can be used to establish benchmarks and quality criteria to advance and improve education research doctorate programs nationally. Read more
  • AERA’s Research Conferences Program, which awards grants for 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 to education research. Read more
  • AERA’s Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) program, which is designed to encourage education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to educational organizations, institutions, or other community groups that have identified and expressed a need for such assistance. 
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What is Education Research?

Education research is the scientific field of study that examines education and learning processes and the human attributes, interactions, organizations, and institutions that shape educational outcomes. Learn more

AERA-Spencer Study on the Impact of COVID-19

In April 2020, AERA and the Spencer Foundation announced that they are undertaking a study of the impact of COVID-19 on early career scholars and graduate students in education research—the most professionally vulnerable of the field. Read the news release

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