National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and up to 35 fellowships will be awarded. Learn more: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/

International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)

For Nonprofit students

International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector. ISTR is an organization committed to building a global community of scholars and interested others dedicated to the creation, discussion, and advancement of knowledge pertaining to the Third Sector and its impact on human and planetary well-being and development internationally.  ISTR boasts an Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award that is presented biennially for a PhD dissertation completed or defended in the two calendar years preceding the award. This award, established in 2006 by an anonymous donor, is given once every two years at the biennial ISTR conference to the author of the best dissertation in the field of comparative study of civil society organizations, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism and related issues. Every effort is made to encourage broad representation of countries and regions.  The purpose of the award is to encourage young scholars to enter the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies throughout the world.  Information on this award can be found here:  http://www.istr.org/?DissertationISTR

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