2014-01-10

Funding Available, Webinar Recording: AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship


The American Educational Research Association (AERA) with funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pleased to announce a dissertation fellowship program to support graduate students in education research to conduct secondary data analysis using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database. The AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program provides funding and professional development and training to dissertation stage graduate students who use the MET data to address research questions and examine issues that will contribute to knowledge about teaching and learning. The program supports high-quality science undertaken by the education research field through dissertation research on topics related to teaching and instruction, the effects of the classroom and school climate, student achievement, children and youth, and other educational issues. For further information, please view the webinar recording discussing the MET data and the fellowship program. 

The webinar: 
  • Provides a general overview of the structure and content of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database. 
  • Discusses the components of the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program. 
  • Includes a discussion on the quantitative assessment and qualitative video information in the database.
  • Highlights some of the key research questions and topics related to teaching and instruction, the effects of the classroom and school climate, student achievement, children and youth, and other educational issues that scholars are addressing with this robust database.

For more information about the AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program, please visit www.aera.net/MET.