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 do not need to be U.S. citizens, however, must be a candidate for doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the U.S.
  • Fellowship is intended to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation, not the research portion.
  • Must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements.
  • Dissertation funding expended within a time limit of up to two years.

How to Apply

Apply online on the NaED/Spencer website.

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart