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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
EU policies promote mobility as a part of contemporary doctoral education. EU-funded doctoral candidates are expected to move country, establish international research networks; travel for workshops, conferences and research stays abroad; and collaborate across disciplines as well as work in other sectors during their doctoral training. As far as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Mobility
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Vaughan, Terry, III; Mendez, Maria; Berardi, Luciano – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
In 2011, DePaul University established the Arnold L. Mitchem Fellowship Program to support graduate school preparation for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented second-year students. The program aims to advance students' academic and career paths through an early research experience where students create literature reviews that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects, Disproportionate Representation
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, John; Solis, Rachel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe successful innovations in educational leadership preparation programs. Professors of educational leadership from across the nation nominated innovations of 12 programs. Based on review of descriptions of the innovations provided by nominees, further documentation on the innovations was…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Leadership Training, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Mendoza, Pilar; Villarreal, Pedro, III; Gunderson, Alee – Research in Higher Education, 2014
This study employs the 2007-2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and the National Research Center's survey data, "A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States," to investigate the (1) the effects of debt in relation to tuition and fees paid and (2) the effects of teaching assistantships,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Persistence, Debt (Financial)
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Gardiner-Walsh, Stephanie; Kemmery, Megan; Compton, Mary V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2014
Faculty Shortages in the study of low-incidence sensory disabilities (deafness, blindness, deaf-blindness) constitute personnel preparation challenges, as documented by a variety of organizations. To alleviate this deficit in the low-incidence sensory disability professoriat, the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) was…
Descriptors: Deafness, Incidence, Educational Research, Blindness
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Kyvik, Svein; Olsen, Terje Bruen – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This article examines changes in completion rates and time-to-degree in Norwegian doctoral training over the last 30 years. A steadily increasing share of doctoral candidates holding a fellowship have been awarded their doctoral degree within five years; from 30% of those admitted in 1980 to 60% of those admitted 25 years later. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Doctoral Degrees, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Rock, JoAnn Leah; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways in which universities use the "GRE"® General Test scores to award merit-based fellowships to first-year graduate students in doctoral programs. While GRE use in fellowship award decisions is a common practice, there is very little validity evidence to support its use in this context.…
Descriptors: Scores, Decision Making, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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Terry, Helen; Liller, Karen D. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe the Doctoral Student Leadership Institute, an initiative developed to hone the leadership skills of doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines. The components of the Institute and preliminary assessment measures with findings are discussed. We particularly were pleased with the outcomes of the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Leadership, Leadership Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Velez-Ibanez, Carlos; Szecsy, Elsie; Pena, Courtney – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2013
On October 18, 2003, one of the authors had the privilege of giving one of the keynote speeches to the Ford Foundation Fellows Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that was titled "The Making of a Ford Fellow: A Trek Towards Excellence in Applied Social Science," which explained that he managed to develop some of the ideas that led to the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Fellowships
Cooper, Kenneth J. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Jose Lopez is an assistant professor of physics at Saint Peter's College, a Catholic school in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he has been on the tenure track since receiving his Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005. Essential to the completion of his doctoral work was a fellowship from the state designed to increase faculty diversity…
Descriptors: Careers, Catholic Schools, Private Colleges, Diversity (Faculty)
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2008
For Kirsten Kainz, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $35,000 buys a lot of time. Time, that is, to pursue her own research passions, to hone methodological skills, and to learn from and collaborate with mentors or other scholars doing similar work. Kainz is among hundreds of education researchers across the country…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Researchers, Surveys, Postdoctoral Education