Now accepting applications for the 2020-21 CADRE Fellows program!

CADRE is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Fellows program. 

The CADRE Fellows program provides professional growth opportunities for early career professionals in the field of STEM education research. Through a series of capacity-building activities, the program offers Fellows the opportunity to gain insight into what it takes to be successful and effective in this field, become more familiar with NSF practices, and network with DRK-12 awardees and other early career researchers from across the country. For more information about the Fellows program, please visit the CADRE Fellows webpage.

This year the program will be held virtually and run from October 2020 - June 2021. Fellows will work together to further develop their research agendas and professional goals while participating in activities focused on: career pathways, research use and dissemination, community building, and research funding.

Comments from previous Fellows on the experience include:

“Being a CADRE Fellow has bolstered my confidence in general and in my ability to be a funded STEM Ed researcher. I met so many helpful PIs who pointed me toward colleagues of theirs at the university where I accepted a faculty position.”

“I think that I feel more confident to approach other researchers and faculty members who have similar interests across different domains… and engage in dialogue with them. I think this will help my confidence in the long run.”

“I think the networking and ‘inside look’ at grant writing for NSF provides me with great advantages for my future career.”

“The whole experience definitely has helped and will continue to help me in building my career as a researcher and educator. I am very impressed by the experiences we were given and the connections with professionals in the field that were made available to us.”

“The biggest thing for me was building my identity as a STEM Ed Researcher, and learning different ways to communicate what is important to me within STEM education contexts. Networking with NSF colleagues was also incredibly invaluable – I feel like I am a part of a super special family now!”

PIs or Co-PIs on an active DRK-12 project are invited to recommend an early career STEM education researcher who could contribute to and benefit from this program. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have not had similar professional development opportunities, and are recommended by awardees and from institutions that have not previously had a CADRE Fellow. We will accept only one recommendation per PI/Co-PI per year. Learn more and apply on CADRE Fellows webpage. The application deadline is 5:00pm EST on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Early applications are encouraged.