Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development Opportunities
Graduate Students

AERA typically offers opportunities for Graduate Students to be involved.

About the AERA Grants Program:
With funding from the National Science Foundation (
NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the AERA Grants Program, which provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF.

For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at The deadline to submit for AERA Dissertation and Research Grants is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

We also encourage graduate students conducting research on Catholic schools to participate in the Catholic Education SIG.  

Here are some ways graduate students can get involved with the Catholic Education SIG:

  • Join the SIG and contribute your ideas to moving the SIG forward
  • Apply for the Catholic Dissertation Award 
  • Volunteer to be a reviewer       
  • Consider publishing your research (click here)
Mentoring Opportunities