Dean’s Grant for Student Research
Teachers College continues its tradition of supporting student research through the Dean’s Grant for Student Research program. Awards of up to $2,000 will be made to students who submit the strongest proposals for research that have educational implications for the field and for the academic program at Teachers College. The number of grants given is dependent upon annual funding; in past years, between five and eight grants have been awarded. Matriculated Teachers College students (M.A., M.S., Ed.M., or Doctoral) are eligible to apply for the grant.
All applicants are invited to present their research proposal at a Poster Session that will be held onWednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4 – 5pm in the Everett Lounge where you may present your research proposal. This session will be attended by members of the community and will be a time for you to share your ideas with student colleagues, administrators, and faculty.
Students may apply for grants of up to $2,000 for the research period ending prior to August 31, 2014. Students who have already been awarded this grant may not apply for another. Students who have already applied and not been awarded this grant may apply. Students may apply together under one proposal but the maximum budget remains at $2,000.
Completed applications must be received by Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5pm (no exceptions). More information regarding the application process will be sent out in late January.
Proposals should be concise, no more than ten double-spaced pages (not including cover page, abstract, bibliography and instruments), and should include the following sections in the order that has been outlined below. Proposals over ten pages will not be accepted and ask that the instructions below be followed carefully; please DO NOT simply submit chapter one of your dissertation instead of following the directions below.
· Cover page
· Abstract (one page or less, separate from the body of the proposal)
· Problem or topic/Rationale
· Detailed plan of work or research design, including research questions, instruments and measures to be used, subject selection, data collection and analysis
· Indication of academic progress to this point & detailed time schedule for planned work
· Anticipated results & implications for practice
· Proposed budget not to exceed $2,000 (funds may not be used for major equipment, tuition, to pay another student/researcher, to reimburse past expenses, or for travel expenses not specifically for the purpose of data collection)
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (required)
· Curriculum Vita
· Identification of other sources of funding for this project including a listing of other grant programs that the project proposal has been submitted to for funding.
· Recommendation from either your research sponsor or your Teachers College academic advisor.
Awards of $6,000 are provided to supplement academically related tuition, living, research, or travel expenses. Fellowships are available only to matriculated Teachers College doctoral students who are on track to receive dissertation proposal approval by May 31, 2014. Recipients of the fellowship may be asked to present their research.
Completed applications must be received by Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5pm (no exceptions). More information regarding the application process will be sent out in late January.
Dissertation Research Fellowship applicants pursue basic and applied research spanning diverse disciplines. This research should concentrate on advancing knowledge and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected research journals in the field of inquiry. The award of $6,000 is applied to a student’s account at Teachers College after the College’s drop/add period in two installments of $3,000 (one in the Fall and the other in the Spring) only to those Fellows who are registered in the semester in which the $3,000 is to be applied.
Applications must include 1) letter of support in a signed, sealed envelope from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work, 2) an official TC transcript and 3) curriculum vitae.
Proposals should be concise, no more than five double-spaced pages (not including cover page, abstract, bibliography and instruments), and should include the following sections in the order that has been outlined below.
· The social and intellectual significance of the research work
- · Explicit statement that gives evidence of clear conceptualization, and a grounding in theory and prior research experience
- · An integrated research framework, question, and methodology
- · Documentation of feasibility of completing the research study in a timely fashion;
- · Evidence
of research capability (e.g., combination of prior research experience,
coursework, field experience, training, mentoring)
- · A plan for dissemination and publication
- · References
Fall Hayek Fund for Future Scholars: Application Reimbursement up to $300|
Through the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars, students applying for fulltime PhD programs may receive up to $300 to offset application fees. Eligibility details: www.TheIHS.org/hayek-
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