Early Career Opportunities

New NSF Solicitation: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research | Open until June 7, 2019

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.


Postdoctoral Research Associate | Open until March 10, 2019

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.


Become a 2019 Research + Practice Fellow! | Open until June 3, 2019

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.


Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows | Open until June 21, 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.


Dear Colleague Letter: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF CAREER Awardees | Open until June 21, 2019

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.


IES What Works Clearninghouse Certified Reviewer | Ongoing

Become an IES What Works Clearninghouse Certified Reviewer through their online training program.


AERA Job Board | Ongoing

Postdoctoral and graduate fellowships now included on the AERA Job Board.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) | Ongoing

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM or in STEM education.


Institute for Broadening Participation's (IBP) Pathways to Science | Ongoing

Search the Institute for Broadening Participation's (IBP) Pathways to Science for potential graduate student programs and fellowships.


Minority Postdoc | Ongoing

This web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience features jobs, news, articles, resources, and events about jobs, career advice, professional development, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.


Postdoc Jobs | Ongoing

An online service dedicated to postdoc recruitment.


Find a Postdoc | Ongoing

A directory of PostDoc and PhD Jobs.


IES Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program | Ongoing

The IES Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program aims to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in the scientific community by providing an introduction to education research and scientific methods, meaningful opportunities to participate in education research studies, professional development, and mentoring that lead to doctoral study. Find funded programs that support Pathways Fellows.


Federal opportunities for graduate students | Ongoing

A gateway to browse through federal oportunities for graduate students.