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American Educational Research Association (AERA) Call For Proposals

Published November 7, 2014

About The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program

Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce a dissertation fellowship program to support graduate students in education research to conduct secondary data analysis using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database. The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program provides funding and professional development and training to dissertation stage graduate students who use the MET data to address research questions and examine issues that will contribute to knowledge about teaching and learning. The program supports high-quality science undertaken by the education research field through dissertation research on topics related to teaching and instruction, the effects of the classroom and school climate, student achievement, children and youth, and other educational issues. The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

Project dates
AERA is somewhat flexible on research project dates, depending on what is best for the applicant. The earliest date a grant may start is May, 2015.

Eligible graduate students for the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program will be at the dissertation stage in an accredited graduate program in education research or another social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, such as sociology, economics, psychology, or political science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be familiar with the principles and framework of the MET study and the instruments and methods used to collect the data.

Direct any questions about the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship, eligibility requirements, or submission process to or 202-238-3200.

Visit the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program website for Call for Proposals and online application.