[Itech] Fwd: AERA 2009 Fellowships program

Teresa Franklin franklit at ohio.edu
Wed Nov 12 10:27:46 EST 2008


A position that some of you may be interested in involving IT and ID.  There
is also some AERA information below that might be of interest as well for
funding dissertation research.

Dr. Franklin

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From: Joseph M. Scandura <scandura at scandura.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 7:59 PM
Subject: Fwd: AERA 2009 Fellowships program
To: AERA_SIG_TICL-ANNOUNCE at listserv.aera.net

Dear TICL Member,
I have been asked to circulate this announcement from AERA on their
fellowships program.  If interested, please feel free to follow through as
described below.

I also am happy to take this opportunity to announce the availability of a
position with Scandura.com.  I am seeking a talented, technical proficient
person with strong software skills interested in developing highly
interactive and configurable AuthorIT/TutorIT tutorials.

Please let me know at scandura at scandura.com if you or one of your students
would like more information.

Joseph M. Scandura, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Scandura.com & MERGE Research Institute
Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Research Professor, Drexel University

November 10, 2008

Dear Joseph Scandura:

I am writing to ask for your assistance in circulating information about the
AERA fellowship and grants programs. These programs provide funding to help
graduate students and early career scholars develop research skills and
conduct studies in education and related fields. Application deadlines for
the 2009 competitions are fast approaching and we are seeking the assistance
of AERA leadership in sharing this information and identifying potential

AERA supports postdoctoral fellowships in collaborations with American
Institutes for Research (AIR) and Educational Testing Service (ETS). These
postdoctoral fellowships are designed to advance the research skills and
knowledge of early career scholars. They target recent degree recipients who
are interested in pursuing a career in an applied research setting or other
non-academic organization. We encourage members of minority groups and women
to apply.

The AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program provides funding for
outstanding minority graduate students who are in the final stages of their
dissertation research. This program is targeted for members of racial and
ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g.,
African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans,
Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders).

The AERA Grants Program provides research funding for both dissertation and
postdoctoral scholars who conduct education research using large-scale data
sets provided by the National Center for Education Statistics or the
National Science Foundation. This is a long standing AERA program that has
supported, trained, and encouraged researchers from a variety of

We encourage you to share information about these programs with potential
candidates, AERA members, and other colleagues. Below are detailed
descriptions of the AERA research funding opportunities.

AERA-AIR (A2) Fellows Program

The AERA-AIR (A2) Fellows Program aims to build the talent pool of high
skilled education researchers experienced in large scale studies in a major
research organization. A2 fellows will receive mentoring from a diverse
group of highly recognized researchers and practitioners in a variety of
substantive areas in education. Fellows will hone their skills in all
aspects of the research process from proposal development through writing
and presentations. Up to three fellows are selected annually for a two year,
rotational position at AIR in Washington, DC. The application deadline is
December 15, 2008.

AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement

The AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement is designed to provide
learning opportunities and practical experience to recent doctoral degree
recipients and to early career research scientists in areas such as
educational measurement, assessment design, psychometrics, statistical
analyses, large-scale evaluations, and other studies directed toward
explaining student progress and achievement. Up to two fellows will be
selected for this rotational research position at ETS's facilities in
Princeton, NJ. The application deadline is December 15, 2008.

Minority Fellowship Program in Education Research

AERA offers dissertation support through the AERA Minority Dissertation
Fellowship in Education Research. This program offers doctoral fellowships
to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic
appointments at major research universities by supporting their conducting
education research and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion
of their doctoral studies. The application deadline is December 15, 2008.

AERA Grants Program

The AERA Grants Program provides dissertation support and small grants for
researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using
quantitative methods and data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by
the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Science
Foundation. Upcoming application deadlines are January 7, 2009, and March 6,

Further information on the fellowship and grants programs is available on
the AERA website (www.aera.net). Please feel free to contact me at
202-238-3200 or via e-mail at fellowships at aera.net with any questions. Thank
you in advance for sharing this information.


George L. Wimberly, Ph.D.

Director of Social Justice and Professional Development

An American Educational Research Association List

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listadmin at aera.net.

Dr. Teresa Franklin
Associate Professor
Instructional Technology
Educational Studies Dept.
313D McCracken Hall
College of Education
Ohio University
PH: 740-593-4561
Fax: 740-593-0477
franklit at ohio.edu
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