The National Academy of Education awards two professional development fellowships: a dissertation fellowship program and a postdoctoral fellowship program. These programs seek to encourage a new generation of scholars to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education or to support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. Additionally, those selected participate in professional development retreats with National Academy of Education members, senior scholars, and other preeminent leaders in the field.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. 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. The application deadline is Nov. 1.