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NAEd/Spencer Fellowship Programs

The National Academy of Education awards two professional development fellowship programs. These programs seek to encourage a new generation of scholars to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education, or to support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. Additionally, those selected participate in professional development retreats with National Academy of Education members, senior scholars, and other preeminent leaders in the field.

  • Applications from all disciplines are encouraged provided they describe research related to education.
  • 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.
  • Fellowships must begin during the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information on a particular fellowship program, please follow the appropriate link below.

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program