The University of Arizona announces funding for doctoral students who want to become professors in special education.
• Fellowships include:
o Full tuition
o An annual stipend of $30,000
o Funds for professional travel
• Our goal is to produce faculty skilled in evidence-based practice in their specialty area. Possible specializations include:
o Learning disabilities
o Bilingual/multicultural special education
o Deafness/hard of hearing
o Visual impairment and blindness
o Emotional and behavioral disorders
o Severe and multiple disabilities
o Positive behavioral support
• Doctoral students receive exceptional training through an apprenticeship model, engaging in the same activities that will be required when they become faculty
• A unique feature is a one-semester externship at another university with a leading scholar in the student’s specialization
• UA graduates are now faculty at universities and colleges across the country
•Learn more about the program and our application process at http://spedprof.arizona.edu
Scholars in the field of reading research are encouraged to submit applications for the 2010-2011 Jeanne S. Chall Research Grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide a stipend for a scholar to spend a period of time (usually from 2-8 weeks) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to conduct research utilizing the Jeanne S. Chall Collection on the Teaching of Reading housed in the Monroe C. Gutman Library’s Special Collections Department. Additionally, the researcher will have access to other extensive reading resources available in Special Collections, Gutman Library and elsewhere at Harvard University. The Chall Collection consists of books and other materials related to the history of reading research and the teaching of reading, spanning both the 19th and 20th centuries. Most of the materials are dated from the 1950s through 1980s and include reading textbooks, curriculum sets, and scholarly works.
The research should focus on beginning reading, reading instruction, reading difficulty, or other related topics in the field. Additionally, projects may be historical in nature, focus on textual analysis, or relate to the research and writing of Jeanne Chall. The award will support travel to and from Cambridge and other expenses (up to a total of $2500). Applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Please include a current resume and a project proposal not exceeding 500 words in length. The application deadline is May 14, 2010.
Send to Edward Copenhagen, Special Collections Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138; e-mail submission to: edward_copenhagen [at] harvard [dot] edu