NARST International Committee Scholarships

NARST International Committee Scholarships

ESERA Summer School 2020 - Doctoral Student Travel Award

NARST is an international association that promotes the improvement of science teaching and learning through research. Researchers from a wide range of career stages constitute the membership of the association. Doctoral students are a key part of the NARST community, representing future scholarship in science education and research.

As a part of its increased focus on international communication and collaboration, the NARST International Committee will be offering TWO doctoral students (up to 2,500USD each) to participate in the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) summer school. The summer school offers an exciting opportunity for students to work with mentors and colleagues from around the world on their research in science education and teaching.

The summer school will be jointly hosted by Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University and will be held June 24-July 4th, 2020 in Oxford, UK. More information on the summer school can be found on the ESERA Summer School 2020 website at


To apply for the NARST scholarship the following eligibility requirements apply:

  • NARST Membership: You or faculty members representing your respective institution have been NARST members for at least 2 years. Proof of membership is required upon application submission. Proof may be obtained by logging onto your membership information on the NARST website and sending a screenshot of your membership status.
  • PhD candidate: You must present proof that you are currently registered as a candidate in a recognized PhD or equivalent program at your institution.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required.

NOTE** One letter should be from your advisor and should provide detailed information about your need for travel funds. Your advisor should describe if you have any funds to support your travel - offered by university, grants or other sources. Funds are intended to support candidates with financial need.

Applications will be evaluated using the evaluation rubric. Please familiarize yourself with the attached rubric, which details the main criteria that will be used in the evaluation of the applications.


Two doctoral student scholarships (up to $2500 each) will be awarded this year. The applicant is expected to produce a budget for the expenses to be incurred, and the original receipts are required for reimbursement of expenses. The funds will be used towards travel, accommodation and registration purposes.

The total cost for the summer school including overnight accommodation in a shared double room with en-suite bathroom (private toilet), three meals, receptions, and social events are estimated to be 330EUR. Thus the scholarship would support travel and further expenses.

Application process:

The deadline for applications is December 18, 2019. Please send all the application materials to the International Coordinator Sonya Martin at

You can download the application form and additional information below.