The deadline for CAREER proposals has been extended. Proposals are strongly encouraged before the original deadline of July 27, 2020 but will be accepted until August 11, 2020.
Early Career Opportunities
NSF program directors will hold two informational webinars for EHR CAREER proposers to learn about specific issues related to the submission of a CAREER proposal to the EHR Directorate and to be able to ask questions. Webinars will take place May 26, 2020 at 2 pm EDT and June 2, 2020 at 10 am EDT.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_TYSLgWSyRauI1P8NEfftLg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The NSF CAREER Program Webinar will take place Wednesday, May 13, 2020, starting at 2:00pm ET. This webinar will provide information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development program (CAREER) solicitation NSF 20-525. It will include a briefing on the CAREER program and key solicitation requirements followed by a question and answer session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions before the webinar using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be taken during the webinar as well.
Register in advance for this webinar at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_64qt_7leSUqXLwr4oJrgRQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Several universities and organizations are hiring for postdoc, junior faculty, and non-academic positions in STEM education, including: Boston College; BSCS Science Learning; Edfinity; Northern Illinois University; University of California, Irvine; University of Texas at Austin; Utah State University; University of Washington; and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Spencer Foundation is accepting grant proposals for COVID-19 related research grants to support education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change. They are especially interested in supporting two primary categories of projects: 1) studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and 2) research projects that are working to reimagine educational opportunities and new forms of equitable education in these times. Note: PIs and Co-PIs on proposed projects must have their doctorate. Full proposal rolling deadlines: May 4, May 18, June 8.
AERA is seeking volunteers to serve as peer reviewers for the 2021 Annual Meeting. Graduate students and other early career researchers are invited to apply.
Registration for NSF Grants Conference in Minneapolis, MN, will open March 17, 2020 at 12:00pm EST. The conference is scheduled for May 18-19, 2020.
CADRE is inviting 5 postdoctoral researchers who work in the field of STEM education research to participate in the CADRE Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity. Selected postdocs will have the opportunity to network with other early career researchers, engage in informal mentoring with more experienced researchers, participate in capacity-building webinars on funding their research agenda, and attend the 2020 DRK-12 PI Meeting in Washington, D.C. During the PI meeting, postdocs will participate in topical sessions (see the 2018 PI Meeting agenda for examples of past sessions), network with and/or be mentored by current DRK-12 awardees (optional), and meet NSF program directors. CADRE will cover the expense of approved travel and lodging for each accepted postdoc (up to $1000 per postdoc). CADRE will also offer activities specifically designed for postdocs to learn about NSF proposal development (including a mock proposal review), explore career pathways, and network with other early career STEM education researchers.
Calendar of Activities
- April 2020: Introductory Webinar
Virtual Meeting | Postdocs introduce themselves and their research, learn about CADRE, and discuss expectations for the Postdoc Professional Growth Opportunity.
- May 2020: Applying for Grant Funding Webinar
Virtual Meeting | Postdocs join the CADRE Fellows and grant-funded researchers to discuss funding opportunities, how to fund your research agenda, and how proposal development varies with each funder.
- June 3-5, 2020: DRK-12 PI Meeting
In-Person Meeting | Postdocs attend the PI Meeting in Washington, D.C., network with awardees, and participate in sessions including a mock proposal review. Postdocs are expected to fully participate in all early career activities and events at the meeting and to contribute to knowledge sharing related to the PI Meeting through one of the following activities:
- Informally mentor a CADRE Fellow during or within a month of the PI Meeting (possible topics include looking for postdoc positions and dissertation writing);
- Write a blog offering their perspective on a PI Meeting session or theme for potential inclusion in the July CADRE Newsletter; or
- Live Tweet during the PI Meeting to disseminate knowledge and resources shared at the meeting with other STEM education stakeholders.
- June 2020: DRK-12 Proposal Development Webinar
Virtual Meeting | Postdocs and CADRE Fellows draw on their experience from the initial funding webinar and the mock proposal review to discuss the development of a DRK-12 project from conception to proposal writing with the principal investigator.
- June/July 2020: Postdoc Debrief/Wrap-Up Webinar
Virtual Meeting | Postdocs discuss their experiences in the program. Postdocs are also expected to complete an evaluation survey.
- Be a postdoc at an academic institution (or hold a similar position at a non-academic education research organization).
- Be nominated by a PI or Co-PI of an active DRK-12 project. (Note: The PI or Co-PI does not have to be in attendance at the PI Meeting.)
- Have research experience in education and exhibit evidence of leadership.
- Demonstrate the desire and potential for advancing the field of STEM education.
- Have professional experience and career goals that contribute to broadening participation in STEM education.
- Have the capacity and commitment to fully engage in the activities outlined in the Calendar of Activities above.
CADRE aims to establish a cohort of 5 postdocs that represent diverse backgrounds, experience, interests, professional goals, institutions, and geographic regions. Special consideration will be given to applicants from awardees and institutions that have not previously had a CADRE Postdoc and who have not had similar professional development opportunities. Please note that we will accept only one postdoc nomination per PI/Co-PI.
Application materials include an application form, personal statement, CV or resume, and a letter of recommendation from the nominating DRK-12 PI or Co-PI. Applications are due by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, February 21, 2020.
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The deadline for CAREER proposals is July 27, 2020. Read the solicitation, which includes a description of the NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Learn more about the CAREER program.
Several universities are hiring for postdoc, junior faculty, and non-faculty positions in STEM education deparments, including: University of California, Irvine; Simon Fraser University; Drexel University; New York University; Southern Methodist University; University of Arizona; University of Connecticut; University of Georgia; University of Texas at Austin; University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Utah State University.
CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Fellows program! Learn more at: http://cadrek12.org/cadre-fellows.
As a Research + Practice Fellow, you will receive up to $2000 to attend the #InclusiveSciComm symposium. During the conference, as part of the fellowship, you will be teamed up with 2-3 other Fellows and meet as a group with a Collaboratory mentor to discuss your thoughts and experiences while attending the event. All researchers are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to doctoral students and early career scholars, particularly those from communities historically marginalized from STEM, on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, and dis/ability.
Applications due Monday, June 3, 2019.
This letter invites current NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group. Connecting researchers with complementary strengths and shared interests promotes scientific progress in solving some of the world's most vexing problems. This international research opportunity is mutually beneficial to the U.S. participants and the hosts through cooperative activities during research visits and establishing international research partnerships to enrich future research activities in the U.S. and Europe.
This letter invites current CAREER awardees to apply for research visits to any identified, appropriate European research group. Connecting researchers with complementary strengths and shared interests promotes scientific progress in solving some of the world's most vexing problems. This international research opportunity is mutually beneficial to the U.S. participants and their hosts through cooperative activities during research visits and establishing international research partnerships to enrich future research activities in the U.S. and Europe.
ECR’s Building Capacity for STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) solicitation supports projects that build individuals’ capacity to carry out high quality STEM education research that will enhance the nation’s STEM education enterprise and broaden the pool of researchers that can conduct fundamental research in STEM learning and learning environments, broadening participation in STEM fields, and STEM workforce development. Specifically, ECR: BCSER supports activities that enable early and mid-career researchers to acquire the requisite expertise and skills to conduct rigorous fundamental research in STEM education. ECR: BCSER seeks to fund research career development activities on topics that are relevant to qualitative and quantitative research methods and design, including the collection and analysis of new qualitative or quantitative data, secondary analyses using extant datasets, or meta-analyses. This career development may be accomplished through investigator-initiated projects or through professional development institutes that enable researchers to integrate methodological strategies with theoretical and practical substantive issues in STEM education. Early and mid-career faculty new to STEM education research, particularly underrepresented minority faculty and faculty at minority-serving and two-year institutions, are encouraged to submit proposals.
Researchers at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education are hiring a postdoctoral research associate for the Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej Mathematics Initiative.
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