<i>AERA Highlights</i>

August 2012


AERA et al. Bring Science to Bear in Major Affirmative Action Case
The American Educational Research Association has filed an amicus brief as Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin comes before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

AERA Joins the Scholars at Risk Network
AERA, a founding member of the Human Rights Coalition led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has expanded its presence in the human rights arena. Read more

SAR Action Alerts: July 31, 2012; August 9, 2012

AAAS Human Rights Coalition Meets: Tierney and Levine Attend

The summer meeting of the Science and Human Rights Coalition, convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), focused on the connections between human rights and applications of science and engineering. Read more

AERA Member Li Cai Named 2012 Presidential Early Career Scientist
AERA member Li Cai, an associate professor of education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and codirector of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), has been honored as a Presidential Early Career Scientist for 2012. Read more

AERA Exhibits at NICHD 50th-Anniversary Event on Capitol Hill
Jacquelynne Eccles, research scientist and professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, represented AERA as she showcased her research at the 50th-anniversary exhibit of the Friends of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (FNICHD). Read more

Key Deadlines Approachin
Submission Deadline for AERA Dissertation and Research Grants Is September 19, 2012
The AERA Grants Program is accepting proposals for its two research initiatives. Read more
Submission Deadline for AERA Research Conferences September 13, 2012. Reminder

The American Educational Research Association invites proposals for conferences in education research. Read more

Call for AERA Award Nominations

Deadline for Outstanding Book Award: October 15, 2012 
Deadline for All Other AERA Awards: November 2, 2012

AERA’s Awards Program offers a prominent form of recognition for outstanding scholarship and service. Read more

Research Policy News

Education Research Funding Faces Severe Cuts as Sequestration Approaches
On January 2, 2013, if Congress is unable to pass legislation to reduce the deficit in accordance with the mandates in the Budget Control Act, automatic, across-the-board reductions to FY 2013 discretionary spending programs will occur. Read more

Congressional Leaders Agree to Six-Month Continuing Resolution for FY 2013
House and Senate leaders announced an agreement to start the new fiscal year on October 1, 2012, with a Continuing Resolution that would last six months. Read more

NCES Releases 2011 National Indian Education Study Report
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released the 2011 National Indian Education Study, highlighting the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in 12 states. Read more

Funding Opportunities

Arts Research Grant Opportunity From NEA
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has published guidelines for nonprofit organizations applying for funding through Research: ArtWorks. Read more

NSF SBE Directorate Solicits Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: October 29, 2012  

The NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program aims to enhance the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, promote interdisciplinary research, and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of its two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry, and government. Read more

NSF Offers International Research Experiences for Students
Deadline: August 21, 2012

The National Science Foundation seeks applications for its International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. Read more

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editor: Alicia Torres
Contributors: Lucy Cunningham, Heather Gregory, Alastair Hamilton, Sylvie Nguyen, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly