The Spencer Foundation's Dissertation Fellowship program provides training opportunities for education scholars and education journalists to develop new foundational knowledge and to participate in research that can support better policy-making, practice, and deeper engagement with the broader public.
The Dissertation Fellowship program is committed to supporting the research training of promising doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines, taking up research relevant to the improvement of education. Funded by Spencer, but administered through the National Academy of Education, the $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and productive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
The deadline for this competitive program is in the fall of each year. Applicaction guidelines can be found on the National Academy of Education website.