The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is delighted to offer Research Grants to faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral level scholars. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Non U.S. citizens affiliated with a U.S. university or institution are also eligible to apply.
This research and training program is designed to advance knowledge and build research capacity in education and STEM education and learning.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
Grants are available to pursue research. The AERA Grants Program provides Research Grants to faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral level scholars.
Field of Study:
The Grants Program encourages proposals across the life span and contexts of education and learning of relevance to STEM policy and practice. The research may focus on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to such issues as student achievement in STEM, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence (pre-kindergarten through graduate school), early childhood education and development, postsecondary education, and the STEM workforce and transitions. Studies that examine issues of specific racial and ethnic groups, social classes, genders, or persons with disabilities are encouraged.
Awards for Research Grants are up to $25,000 for 1year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2year projects. In accordance with AERA’s agreement with the funding agencies, institutions may not charge indirect costs or overhead on these awards.
The funds can be used for research-related expenses such as course buyout, summer salary, travel to secure data enclaves or scholarly conferences, books, computer equipment, and other expenses directly related to conducting this research. As part of the proposal, applicants provide a budget that outlines anticipated research-related expenses.
In addition to the funding, grantees will be paired with a Governing Board member who will monitor grantees’ progress and potentially advise on their research.
- Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Non U.S. citizens affiliated with a U.S. university or institution are also eligible to apply.
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA.
Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral level scholars. Proposals are encouraged from the full range of education research fields and other fields and disciplines engaged in education-related research, including economics, political science, psychology, sociology, demography, statistics, public policy, and psychometrics. Applicants for this one-year or two-year, non-renewable award must have received their doctoral degree at the start of the award. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Non U.S. citizens affiliated with a U.S. university or institution are also eligible to apply. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers as well as women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Researchers who have previously received Research Grants through the AERA Grants Program (as a PI or CoPI) may not apply for a Research Grant. However, applicants who have received an AERA Dissertation Grant are eligible to apply for a Research Grant. Dissertation Grant recipients must complete the Dissertation Grant before applying for a Research Grant.
English Language Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Applying procedure Instructions:
How to Apply:
All applications for the AERA Grants Program must be completed using the AERA online application portal by 11:59pm Pacific time on October 17, 2018. An applicant may submit only one proposal to the AERA Grants Program for review at any one time. All applicants will be notified of their status no later than the end of December. Due to the large volume of applications received, the AERA Program is unable to provide individual feedback on unfunded proposals.
Scholarship Official Web Links:
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