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Flood of Applications Received for AACTE’s New Research Fellowship

The deadline to apply for AACTE’s new research fellowship was March 28, and we are ecstatic about the number of submissions we received! Nearly 80 research teams from a variety of member institutions submitted applications to study educator preparation pedagogy and/or educator workforce development.

The AACTE Research Fellowship for Educator Preparation is a new program established under the Innovation Exchange that aims to cultivate emerging scholars and support high-quality research in the area of educator preparation. Aligned with AACTE’s mission and strategic goals, the research fellowship will engage education scholars in collecting, documenting, and disseminating research on innovative educator preparation practices to fuel program improvement and influence policy decisions.

The fellowship will provide up to $30,000 over the 2014-2015 academic year to one or two research teams, each comprising at least one established research scholar and one early-career or emerging researcher in the field of educator preparation. Following review of applications by AACTE committee members, semifinalists should receive notifications by early June, and finalists will be notified by late June. The fellowship will commence in early August.

For more information about the research fellowship, visit the Innovation Exchange microsite. For any additional questions, contact Tim Finklea, associate director for professional issues, at tfinklea@aacte.org.

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Jessica Milton

Associate Director of Education Writing and Research, AACTE