NAEd/SPENCER DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS

SPONSORING AGENCY: The Spencer Foundation

ADMINISTERING AGENCY: National Academy of Education

PURPOSE: Through its Dissertation Fellowships, the Spencer Foundation seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

FIELDS: Any Field

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States; however, applicants need not be citizens of the United States. These fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or completion of doctoral course work, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2013, and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one- or two-year time frame. Although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline.

ANNUAL STIPEND: $25,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 5, 2012