National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship


The National Academy of Education/Spencer (NAEd/Spencer) Dissertation Fellowship program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a candidate for a doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the U.S.
  • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements.
  • Be in the final analysis and writing stage of the dissertation.
  • Provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.

How to Apply

Apply online on the NAEd/Spencer website.

You must coordinate with UB's Sponsored Project Services (SPS) for this award. We recommend contacting your SPS Representative at least two weeks in advance of the deadline to complete any necessary submission procedures.