Postdoctoral Fellowship in the USA in Educational Research from the NAEd

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the USA in Educational Research from the NAEd

The National Academy of Education

The National Academy of Education

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The National Academy of Education is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. These fellowships programs support 25 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. The fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. 

Fellowship Purpose:-

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members. 


  • Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019. Please note, if you defended your dissertation in 2019 but did not receive your diploma, or were not conferred, until 2020, then you will not be eligible to apply for the fellowship this year. 

  • Applicant should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education.

  • Proposed project must be an education research project. NAEd funds studies that examine the efficacy of curriculum and teaching methods, however, It does not fund the initial development of curriculum or instructional programs.

  • 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.

  • Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.

  • Concurrent funding for the proposed project is not permitted. You may not hold a grant from the Spencer Foundation at the same time as this fellowship.


  • The fellowship of $70,000 will be awarded to 25 scholars. Fellows may elect to take the fellowship full-time over one year or half-time over two years. 

  • This is a non- residential fellowship. Scholars may conduct their research at their home institution or at another research site that they have arranged. 

  • During their fellowship tenure, fellows are required to attend three professional development retreats hosted by the NAEd and to make a formal presentation of their research to the Academy. The NAEd provides additional travel funds for fellows to attend these meetings.

About The National Academy of Education:-

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization in the United States that advances high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Founded in 1965, the NAEd consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of scholarship related to education. The Academy undertakes research studies to address pressing educational issues and administers professional development  fellowship programs to enhance the preparation of the next generation of education scholars.

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