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ERIC Number: EJ804821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-30
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Fellowships Aim to Nurture Research Talent
Viadero, Debra
Education Week, v27 n44 p1, 14 Jul 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 getting the gift of time through fellowships aimed at nurturing young talent in the field. Since 2000, at least half a dozen such programs have sprung up, from the pre- to the postdoctoral level. The programs are increasingly seen as an important lever for improving the quality and quantity of studies in education. Whether the small explosion of fellowship programs at both the doctoral and postdoctoral levels in education is a fleeting phenomenon or a steady source for upgrading and expanding the field's research capacity remains to be seen. While new and existing programs are feeding hundreds of bright researchers into the pipeline now, some of those programs are winding down or have ended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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