Welcome to the 2023 NAEd/Spencer Fellowship and Awardee Cohorts!

May 22, 2023

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Development Awards. These programs provide funding and professional development to early-career researchers whose projects address critical issues in the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education, at the national and international levels.

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship provides $70,000 to early-career scholars to focus on their research and attend professional development retreats. This year, the 25 postdoctoral fellows were selected from a pool of 195 applicants.

The 35 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellows — selected from a pool of 355 applicants — will receive $27,500 for a period of up to two years to complete their dissertations and also attend professional development retreats.

The Research Development Awardees have been chosen from the pool of 2023 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship semi-finalists. The award will provide these scholars with a research stipend and will fund them to attend the 2023 NAEd/Spencer Fall Fellows Retreat and Annual Meeting, the 2024 NAEd/Spencer Spring Fellows Retreat, and the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting.

According to NAEd President Dr. Carol Lee, “The NAEd/Spencer Fellowships represent an important investment in the future leaders in education research. In these times of uncertainty, the continued support of future leaders in education research is of paramount importance, and our fellows will play an important role in shaping that future. We face challenging questions around how research can inform new understandings of learning and development and the systems that support them.  I look forward to working with and supporting our fellows and awardees in the coming year.”

Please click on the links below for information on the recipients and their research:

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellows
NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows
NAEd/Spencer Research Development Awardees

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