Advancing High-Quality Research to Improve Education Policy and Practice

Founded in 1965, the National Academy of Education consists of U.S. members and international 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.

 International Education Assessments: Cautions, Conundrums, and Common Sense

Report Release and Panel Discussion

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
April 6, 2018 

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.

The Application Will Open on August 1, 2018!

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.

RECENT NEWS


Webinar on the NAEd/Spencer Fellowship Programs

On June 14, 2017, NAEd selection committee members, current and former fellows, and NAEd staff came together to present on the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs. With over 430 attendees, the panelists discussed a range of topics, including...

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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

2018 Fall Retreat/Annual Meeting
November 14-17, 2018
Washington, DC

2019 NAEd/Spencer
Spring Fellows Retreat

March 13-15, 2019
Washington, DC

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