Call for Proposals: AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop


Now accepting applications
Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop. The workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice. Senior researchers and faculty from both academic institutions and applied research organizations (i.e., The American Institutes for Research, Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the Urban Institute) will introduce education research as a field and share their area of expertise and knowledge with the fellows. In addition to attending the workshop and participation in the poster session, fellows will attend pre-selected paper sessions and presentations during the 2020 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Fellows are required to participate in all Workshop events and the invited poster session to present their research during the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Dates: The Workshop activities will take place Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, during the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Award: The award includes annual meeting registration and two nights of lodging. The fellows and/or their home institutions are responsible for transportation costs to and from San Francisco. Most meals are part of the Workshop activities.

Eligibility: Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates may come from a broad range of fields across the arts and sciences. Candidates must:

  • Be students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college in good academic standing.
  • Be interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree that can lend itself to education research areas such as children and youth, school and schooling issues, higher education, education policy, student achievement, curriculum and instruction, education psychology, or education leadership.
  • Have current or ongoing research that can be presented in a poster session.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a non-U.S. citizen attending a school in the U.S.

Where to Apply: AERA will accept applications via the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop online application system.

Apply today

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Direct any questions about the fellowship program, eligibility requirements, or submission process to George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, at 202-238-3200 or


About AERA

AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA shares the products of scholarly research with peers, future educational researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public through its annual meeting, publications, and professional development activities.