Advancing High-Quality Research to Improve Education Policy and Practice

AERA and NAEd Joint Statement in Support of Anti-Racist Education

Fellowship Programs

The National Academy of Education awards two professional development fellowship programs in partnership with the Spencer Foundation. 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.

The deadline has passed for the 2023 application cycle. The portal will next open in August, with dissertation applications due October 5, 2023, and postdoctoral applications due November 15, 2023.

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.


Tribute to the Life of NAEd Member Mike Smith

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Smith on May 1, 2023. Please find below a lovely tribute to his life and career, written by Fritz Edelstein. Marshall S. [Mike] SmithSeptember 16, 1937- May 1, 2023 After a battle with cancer, Mike Smith passed...

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Upcoming Events

NAEd Annual Meeting & NAEd/Spencer Fall Fellows Retreat
November 1-3, 2023
Washington, DC

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