National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships Program in USA


Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018/2019 in USA

Applicants are invited to apply at the National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships Program in USA , all applications must be submitted not later than  5pm Eastern Time on November 2, 2017. Hurry  and apply

The postdoctoral fellowship was established in 1986 by the NAEd with a grant from the Spencer Foundation. The fellowship program is intended to support early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. To that end, the NAEd seeks to fund proposals that promise to make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education and to advance the careers of the recipients.

Level: Postdoctoral Research Program

Field(s): Education

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Value:The fellowships of $70,000 are intended as salary replacement for one year and to cover other research expenses outlined in the proposal. Fellows must not receive other funding in support of their proposed research during the grant period. Fellows will also receive additional funds to attend required fellowship retreats and NAEd meetings.

Funded By: National Academy of Education


Have what it takes to avail National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship ?

  • ‣ Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2015. Please note, if you defended your dissertation in 2015, but did not receive your diploma, or were not conferred, until 2016, then you will not be eligible to apply for the fellowship this year. Do please consider applying next year however.
  • Applicant should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.
  • Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods, however, we do not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.
  • Applications will be judged on the applicant’s past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.
  • Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.
  • Non-US citizens are welcome to apply.
  • Concurrent funding for the proposed project is not permitted. You may not hold a grant from the Spencer Foundation at the same time as this fellowship.


Scholarship Application Method

Preparing the Application

All applications must be submitted through the NAEd online application. The NAEd will not accept any hard copy applications.

All materials must be received no later than 5 PM Eastern Time on November 2, 2017. Please account for time zone differences.

For any uploaded documents, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All applications must use 11 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with one- inch margins. Do not reduce your font size—reviewers must be able to read all documents.
  • All applications and documents must be submitted in English.
  • All uploaded documents must be in pdf format. (NAEd staff will not support any document conversion to pdf.)
  • Do not include cover letters, a table of contents, or any additional materials.

To Apply and Important Information/Links

Applicants are encouraged to read  “The Art of Writing Proposals”, Applicants are also encouraged to seek feedback from respected colleagues prior to submission.

Application Components:

  • Application form
  • Abstract of proposed research project
  • Project description
  • Career history
  • Example of past research relevant to education
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Reference letters

All materials must be received no later than 5 PM Eastern Time on November 2, 2017. Please account for time zone differences.

If you have questions or are unable to visit the online application, please contact us:
National Academy of Education, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; E-mail:

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: November 2nd

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