Advancing High-Quality Research to Improve Education Policy and Practice

Founded in 1965, the National Academy of Education consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. The Academy undertakes research studies to address pressing issues in education and administers professional development programs to enhance the preparation of the next generation of education scholars.


Now Accepting Applications!

NAEd recently hosted a webinar for interested applicants.


Now Accepting Applications!

NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on September 21, 2017 at 1:00pm ET.

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Fellowship Programs

The National Academy of Education awards two professional development fellowship programs. These programs seek to encourage new generations of scholars to undertake and strengthen research relevant to the improvement of education and support early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. In addition, fellows participate in professional development retreats with National Academy of Education members, senior scholars, and other leaders in the field.

Research at the Academy

The National Academy of Education is dedicated to advancing high-quality education research for use in policy and practice. Learn more about our current initiatives and reports.


2017 NAEd/Spencer Fellowship Recipients Announced

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs. The 30 postdoctoral fellows — selected from a pool of roughly 300 applicants — will...

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Upcoming Events

2017 NAEd/Spencer Fall Fellows Retreat

November 8-9, 2017

Washington, DC

2017 NAEd Annual Meeting

November 10-11, 2017

Washington, DC

2018 NAEd/Spencer Spring Fellows Retreat

March 15-16, 2018

Washington, DC

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