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Call for Applications: AERA Minority Meta-Analysis Fellows


Deadline: 16 March 2020


With support from the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites applications from underrepresented minority researchers to become part of a cohort of minority scholars seeking to pursue meta-analyses in their education research. Selected fellows will participate in one of two courses offered by the professional development program at the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting. Joined by the editors of the Review of Educational Research and other meta-analytic experts, selected fellows will also meet as a cohort to discuss their research programs, appropriate methodologies, the potential for meta-analytic work, and publishing opportunities.

The first course, Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, will be offered on Thursday, April 16, 2020, and the second, Advanced Meta-Analysis, will be offered on Friday, April 17, 2020.

AERA aims to expand the number of underrepresented minority scholars with interests and expertise in undertaking meta-analysis as integral to their education research programs and to diversify the backgrounds of scholars serving as reviewers of manuscripts and research proposals.

Successful applicants will receive a course fee waiver and up to $700 to defray the cost of lodging (maximum 2 nights) and travel incurred as part of participating in the course and related activities at the Annual Meeting. Up to 10 awards will be given.


Applicants must be underrepresented minority scholars engaged in education research who are either advanced graduate students or early career scholars (up to 10 years from receipt of the doctoral degree).


Applications must include the following materials:

  • A letter overviewing the applicant’s current research areas of interest;
  • A list of the quantitative and qualitative coursework or other specialized training completed as part of graduate study or other professional development; and,
  • A 1-page summary vita summarizing current and recent professional positions, educational background, representative publications, and any relevant research funding.

Applicants should indicate which of the two courses they are interested in attending. See descriptions below.

Applications must be submitted electronically to by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Monday, March 16, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. In order for your application to be considered complete, all required materials must be received by the application deadline.

Successful applicants will be notified approximately one week after the application deadline.

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