|Grant Program:||Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences|
Dr. Meredith Larson
Dr. Corinne Alfeld
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: FY 2021 84.305B (PDF: 621 KB) CLOSED
Each training program selects a unique focus area that aligns with one or more topic areas and project types in NCERís primary Education Research Grant competition (CFDA 84.305A) or with NCERís Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (CFDA 84.305D) grant competition. Starting in FY 2020, IES has been focusing on particular education research content areas of high-interest due to growing need for research on particular populations or issues. For example, for the FY 2021 competition, IES highlighted the need for training in four areas: adult learners with low skills, career and technical education, education leadership, and English learners.
As part of their training, postdoctoral fellows receive hands-on training, professional development support, and funds to cover research, travel, stipend, and benefits. The typical fellowship lasts 2 years, with a range of 1 to 3 years.
Why Postdoctoral Training?
IES is specifically interested in ensuring that the next generation of researchers is prepared to conduct and use the type of work that IES funds. Thus, IES expects that fellows trained through this program will continue to work in the broad field of education research whether that be in academia, research firms, the private sphere (e.g., as curriculum developers), or the public sphere (e.g., as analysts for local, state, or federal agencies).
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