Fellowship for postdoc in education

  1. AERA Research Grant
    • The Governing Board for the AERA Grants Program has established the following four strands of emphasis for proposals. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that:
      • develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues
      • include interdisciplinary teams with subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning
      • analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources
      • include the integration and analysis of more than one data set
  2. National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
  3. The American Association of University Women Educational Funding and Awards: International fellowships: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported


Useful Resources: On the Art of Writing Proposals: Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions

Postdoc life: programs for Postdoc and postdoc fellow vs. research associate

UVAs programs for Postdoc

It seems like UVA has several supporting programs for postdoc by The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. I searched for the orientation program and found they are providing the orientation monthly. For Fall 2015, it will be held in 9/24, 1015, and 12/10. Registration is required before attending the orientation (OT).

More information can be found here: http://postdoc.virginia.edu/ including useful resources for postdoc. (They also have a section for international postdoc.) I am planning to attend September OT, register to the listserv, and attending Postdoc Lunch and Learn series, if it will be hosted this coming Fall, 2015. Currently, there is only information for Fall 2014.

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate?

For me, it was useful to know the difference between postdoc fellow and postdoc research associate. According to the website, postdoc fellow is the one who is funded through external grant foundations, such as NSF or NIH. Postdoc research associate is the one who are affiliated with the university as employees. The source of funds can be the university or both university and external funding institution. As I am working on mainly for a NSF grant and probably for other grants as well, I am categorized as postdoctoral research associate.