The Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Award honors the memory of Mitchell Leaska who was Professor of English at the Steinhardt School for more than 40 years. This fund awards a $5,000 non-renewable stipend to help students in financial need complete their doctoral dissertations. Awards are available to students whose doctoral programs are in mathematics education, science education or doctoral programs in applied psychology (counseling, developmental, PSI), educational sociology, or social studies education.
To be eligible to participate in this program, you must:
- Be a doctoral student whose doctoral programs are in mathematics education, science education, applied psychology (counseling, developmental, PSI), educational sociology, or social studies education. If you are not enrolled in one of the above programs then you must provide additional justification as to why you feel your research is related to one of these fields.
- Have an approved dissertation proposal
- Not be the recipient of any other current dissertation support funding
- Complete the online application
- Provide the required supporting documents, listed below, as one rolling PDF to Steinhardt.Research@nyu.edu
- Two letters of support (these can either be sent seperately by your letter writer or included in your application packet)
- From your dissertation chair and
- From one other individual who is not a member of the dissertation committee but who is familiar with your work;
- Should not exceed 10 pages (minimum Arial 11 pt font, 1/2" margins, double spaced) excluding all pictures, graphs, and tables).
- The following sections must be included:
- Background & Significance
- Program Overview, Design, and Procedures
- October 6, 2016 for Fall award
- February 1, 2017 for Spring award
Award decisions will be made within 30 days after deadline and awards will be made shortly thereafter.
Dissertation Title: Searching for Equity: School Desegregation, Teaching, and Learning in Gentrifying Brooklyn.
Dissertation Title: Stratification into Higher Education by Race and Class and the Role of High Schools.
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
Dissertation Title: Mass Incarceration and the School Context: Educational Outcomes, School Climate, and Teacher Expectations.
L. Trenton Marsh
Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Title: Understanding how school-context and individual-level ideologies about success informs the everyday practices of teachers and administrators, and its implications on Black, working class students and their caregivers in a “no-excuses” charter school.
Dissertation Proposal: The Effects of Attentional Focus on Motor Training of the Upper Extremity Using Robotics with Individuals after Chronic Stroke.