Minority Fellowship Program in Educational Research
In 1991, the Council of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) established the AERA Minority Fellowship Program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies. AERA will award up to three doctoral fellowships every year. Each fellowship award is for 1 year, beginning July 1 or later, and is nonrenewable. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research conducted under faculty sponsorship in any accredited university in the United States. Fellows will receive a 1-year stipend of $12,000 and up to $1,000 in travel support to attend the AERA Annual Meeting. Fellowships may be supplemented by university or department awards and tuition waivers. Such supplements are encouraged.