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2015 Dissertation Grants

These awards are designed to extend the reach of dissertation research, allowing graduate students to obtain better training and make a greater contribution to their fields.

Details of this grant competition will vary depending on which NSF program you apply through. While exact amounts and allowable expenses vary from program to program, the DDRIG provides several thousand dollars to support the conduct of research, such as travel for field work and experimental equipment.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph. Plan to apply at least six months in advance of when you will need these funds, should you win. Let us keep you up to date about funding competitions and new GradFund resources! Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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We look forward to meeting with you! Effective May , we are using a new meeting booking system to manage GradFund appointments. What are they looking for? What does this fellowship include? The thrust of the analysis needs to be generalizable to a national, state, or population or a subgroup within the sample that the dataset represents. The Grants Program is open to field-initiated research and welcomes proposals that:.

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. Applicant Eligibility Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while analyzing data and writing the doctoral dissertation. 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, non-renewable award should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage, usually the last year of study.

Applicants may be U. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers as well as women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Data Set Eligibility The dissertation research project must include the analysis of large-scale data. The data set can originate from one or multiple sources, including 1 federal data bases, 2 federally supported national studies, 3 international data sets supported by federal funds, or 4 statewide longitudinal administrative data systems SLDS enhanced through federal grants.

Although the emphasis is on large-scale education data sets and systems, other social science and health-related databases that can advance knowledge about education and learning are eligible for consideration. Department of Labor, the U. Census Bureau, the National Institutes of Health, or other federal agencies.

If international data sets are used, the study must include U. This federal investment has produced state-level data from pre-K to grade 12, through higher education, and into the workforce. Many SLDS are available for analysis and can be used to address salient issues in education research or linked with other data sets.

Data Set Access The data set s of interest must be available for analysis at the time of application. Use of public or restricted-data files is permissible. Prior to receiving funding, students must provide documentation that they have permission to use the data for the research project. In many cases, graduate students will gain access to restricted files through a faculty member or senior scholar.

Data Sharing All data or data-related products produced under the AERA Grants Program must be shared and made available consonant with ethical standards for the conduct of research. Grantees are expected to place article-related data, [1] codebook or coding procedures, algorithms, code, and so forth in an accessible archive at the time of publication.

AERA provides guidance to facilitate the data sharing and archiving process. The funds can be used for research-related expenses such as tuition, living expenses, 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. AERA encourages cost sharing from universities in the form of tuition assistance, office space, university fees, and other expenses. During this 2-day conference grantees will participate in seminar-type sessions on substantive, methodological, and professional issues.

Also, they will have the opportunity to network and interact with the Grants Program Governing Board, senior scholars and researchers, other graduate students who use large-scale datasets in their research, and representatives from key federal agencies such as the National Center for Educational Statistics, the National Science Foundation, and the U. The award will cover all travel and lodging expenses for grantees to participate in the conference. Each spring AERA holds its Annual Meeting which brings together over 15, researchers, scholars, and policy leaders to present their research, share knowledge, and build research capacity through over 2, substantive sessions.

The grantees will present their research in an invited poster session along with other graduate students who received dissertation support from AERA and other prestigious fellowship programs.

Finally, grantees will participate in a Capstone conference directly after the Annual Meeting that will address issues such as building a research agenda, searching for a faculty appointment, and publishing research. Grantees must include travel and lodging expenses to the Annual Meeting in their budget.

Informational Webinar Applicants are encouraged to join an informational webinar to learn more about the AERA Grants Program and discuss the application process. This webinar will be live streamed on September 12, from 3: Project Dates AERA is flexible on research project start dates, depending on what is best for the applicant. The earliest date a grant may start is approximately three months following the application deadline. Alternatively, an award start date several months or more after that may be requested.

Funding Restrictions Dissertation Grantees may not accept concurrent grant or fellowship awards from another agency, foundation, institution or the like for the same dissertation project that is funded by the AERA Grants Program.

If the awardee is offered more than one major grant or fellowship for the same project for the same time period, in order to accept the AERA Grants Program Dissertation Grant, the other award s must be declined. Awardees may accept Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant appointments at their doctoral institutions and may have additional employment.

If the applicant is employed by a contractor of NCES, NSF, other federal agency, state agency, or other entity that provides the dataset proposed for the project, the dissertation research must not be considered part of the applicant's work responsibilities.

An additional letter from the applicant's employer is required as part of the application submission, stating that the dissertation project is separate from the applicant's job duties.

This letter must be sent electronically by the deadline to grantsprogram aera. Additionally, the review criteria include the following: What is already known on the issue?

How does the methodology relate specifically to the research question? Does the applicant know the data set?


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“The Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant program in the Division of Environmental Biology has come to an end,” NSF staff members wrote in DEBrief, the blog of the Division of Environmental Biology, after the announcement yesterday. “This decision was difficult, but the NSF and [the. SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI) Program Solicitation NSF Replaces Document(s).