Fulbright New Zealand and the Cognition Education Trust invite applications for the Fulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research. This award, valued at up to US$37,500, is for a New Zealand researcher or educator to pursue research in the US designed to have an impact on New Zealand student outcomes, for two to five months.
The award is available to applicants involved in one or more of the research, practice and policy contexts of early childhood education and primary/secondary schooling. Because effective teaching and learning is informed by a robust process of teacher inquiry, the Cognition Education Trust’s investment will be targeted to build teachers’ capacity to “know the impact of their teaching” to inform teaching and learning.
Recipients will use the award to:
a) establish key relationships with credible education researchers or research organisations in the US;
b) collect, collate, analyse and use data available in the US for a research project; and
c) publish and disseminate the research findings broadly for New Zealand educators and education researchers.
The award is available to established or emerging researchers. Independent application advisers are available to provide advice and guidance to applicants who are inexperienced at writing grant applications.
Past recipients of the Fulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research include:
Michael Harcourt, Social Sciences teacher and Specialist Classroom Teacher at Wellington High School
Michael researched culturally responsive history teaching and the role of ethnic identity in shaping students’ interpretation of the past at Hunter College, the City University of New York.
Enosa Auva’a, Principal, Mount Albert Primary School
Enosa researched ethnic minority leadership in American schools at the University of Hawai’I in Honolulu.
Applications for theFulbright-Cognition Scholar Award in Education Research close at 5:00pm on Thursday, 1 October 2015
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