National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27, 500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and up to 35 fellowships will be awarded.
- The ONLINE APPLICATION is closed for the 2016 fellowship. The application submission cycle for 2017 will open in Aug/Sep of 2016. We look forward to your submission then.
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To Apply and Important Information/Links
Before submitting a proposal, applicants are encouraged to read . Applicants are also encouraged to seek feedback from respected colleagues prior to submission.
- Online application form
- Dissertation abstract
- Project description and work plan
- Graduate transcripts
- Two reference letters
- Personal statement
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