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NEW! Dean's Grant for Student Research and Research Dissertation Fellowship

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 TC. The number of grants given is dependent upon annual funding; in past years, between five and eight grants have been awarded. Matriculated TC students (M.A., M.S., Ed.M., or Doctoral) are eligible to apply for the grant.

A poster session will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4 – 5 pm 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 5 pm. No exceptions. All applications must be done online; no paper copies will be accepted. The application for the Dean’s Grant are available via the MyTC Portal under the Research tab. Once in the Research section, click "Student Grant Application." Click here for the direct link to the application. If not already logged into the MyTC Portal, you will need to log in and go to the Research tab.

Proposals should be concise and should include the following sections in the order that has been outlined below. There will be a 250 word limit in each section of electronic application which does not include transcript and CV. Although some portions of chapter one of your dissertation are appropriate, please follow the instructions below carefully rather than simply submitting the first chapter of your dissertation for your application.
  • Cover page
  • Abstract (one page or less, separate from the body of the proposal)
  • Problem or topic/rationale
  • Theoretical/Conceptual framework
  • 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 and detailed time schedule for planned work
  • Anticipated results and 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 information is also 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 Teachers College academic advisor (Applicant will need to submit name of faculty recommendation within application using the faculty member's UNI. Faculty will then receive an email to upload their letter separately.)

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Research Dissertation Fellowships
Fellowship recipients are awarded $6,000 to supplement academically related tuition, living, research, or travel expenses. Fellowships are available only to matriculated TC 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 March 7, 2014 at 5pm No exceptions. All applications must be done online; no paper copies will be accepted. The application for the Research Dissertation Grant are available via the MyTC Portal under the tab Research label Student Grant Application. Click here for the direct link to the Research tab. If not already logged into the MyTC Portal, you will need to log in and go to the Research tab.
 
Research Dissertation 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 paid to a student’s account in $3,000 installments. The first is paid in the fall and the second in the spring after the College’s drop/add end date. Awards are paid only to students who are registered in the semester for which the award of $3,000 is to be made.

Proposals should be concise and should include the following sections in the order that has been outlined below. There will be a 250 word limit in each section of electronic application which does not include transcript and CV. The Online Application must include:

  • Letter of support from TC faculty member (Applicant will need to submit name of faculty recommendation within application with the faculty member's UNI. The faculty member will then receive an email to upload their letter separately.)
  • Official TC transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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