National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships in the USA:

Applications are invited for the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships in the USA. This opportunity supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These fellowships are available to international students to pursue postdoctoral programs in critical areas of education research. International (Non-U.S. and non-residential citizens) students from all over the world are eligible and welcome to apply for these fellowships.

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  • Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working part-time.
  • Fellows will be included in professional development retreats with other fellows and NAEd members.

Documents Required:

  • Application form.
  • Abstract of the proposed research project.
  • Project description.
  • Career history.
  • Example of past research relevant to education.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Reference letters.
  • English Language Requirement: Applicants need to demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be Non-US citizens.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019. 
  • Applicants need to demonstrate a record of research experience in education.
  • Applicants’ proposed project must be an education research project.
  • Applications will be judged on applicants past research record, career trajectory in education research, and the quality of the project described in the application.
  • Individual applicants must make applications for the fellowship; group applications will not be accepted.
  • Concurrent funding for the proposed project is not permitted. Applicants may not hold a grant from the Spencer Foundation at the same time as this fellowship.

Application Deadline:


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Application Process:

Interested applicants should visit the official link below for more information and apply:

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