AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

Now accepting applications

Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop. The workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice. Senior researchers and faculty from both academic institutions and applied research organizations (i.e., The American Institutes for Research, Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the Urban Institute) will introduce education research as a field and share their area of expertise and knowledge with the fellows. In addition to attending the workshop and participation in the poster session, fellows will attend pre-selected paper sessions and presentations during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Fellows are required to participate in all Workshop events and the invited poster session during the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Dates: The Workshop activities will take place Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019 during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Award: Fellows will participate in the Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop during the AERA 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The award includes conference registration and two nights of lodging. The fellows and/or their home institutions are responsible for transportation costs to Toronto, Canada. Most meals are part of the Workshop activities.

Eligibility: Candidates may come from a broad range of fields across the arts and sciences. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be:

  • Students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college in good academic standing.
  • Interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree that can lend itself to education research areas such as children and youth, school and schooling issues, higher education, education policy, student achievement, curriculum and instruction, education psychology, or education leadership.
  • Have current or ongoing research that can be presented in a poster session.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents; non-U.S. citizens attending a school in the U.S.

Where to Apply: AERA will accept applications via the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop online application system.

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Direct any questions about the fellowship program, eligibility requirements, or submission process to George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, at 202-238-3200 or fellowships@aera.net.

About AERA

AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA shares the products of scholarly research with peers, future educational researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public through its annual meeting, publications, and professional development activities.