The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), announce the AERA-AIR (A²) Fellows Program. This program aims to build the talent pool of highly skilled education researchers experienced in working on large-scale studies in major research environments. The A² Fellows program is designed to support early career scholars by providing intensive research and training opportunities to recent doctoral recipients in fields and disciplines related to the scientific study of education and education processes.
Up to three fellows are selected annually for a two-year, rotational position at AIR in Washington, DC. A² fellows will receive mentoring from a diverse group of highly recognized researchers and practitioners in a variety of substantive areas in education. Fellows will hone their skills in all aspects of the research process from proposal development through writing and presentations. Further, they will gain practical experience in how to secure funding for education research and technical assistance projects and will expand their professional contacts in order to prepare them for productive research careers in a range of employment contexts.
Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for this fellowship program. Candidates must have completed their PhD/EdD degrees within three years of beginning the fellowship. A primary aim of the A² fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals conducting advanced research or providing technical assistance.
Award and Tenure
Fellows will receive a $45,000–50,000 annual stipend and will be eligible for the AIR benefits package. The A² fellows award is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year by mutual agreement.
Application Procedures and Deadline
Please read the application instructions carefully before completing the application. The online portion of the application must be completed in one session. You will not be able to save your work and return to your submission. All information must be uploaded electronically by 11:59pm (EST) on the deadline. Late applications and supporting material will not be accepted.
- Instructions (PDF) Find in the attachment.
Further Scholarship Information