NARST Accepting 2021 Jhumki Basu Scholar Applications

NARST Accepting 2021 Jhumki Basu Scholar Applications

NARST Equity and Ethics Committee

Application Deadline: Sunday November 1, 2020

NARST members are encouraged to apply for one of fifteen (15) Jhumki Basu Scholar Awards. The corresponding stipend is offered to help defray expenses to participate in the 2021 NARST Annual International Conference (April 7-April 10, Orlando, FL, USA). View the full announcement (see link below) for details. The application is available online and must be completed by Sunday November 1, 2020.

Purpose: As part of NARST’s mission to broaden and diversify membership, the NARST Equity and Ethics (E&E) Committee offers a Scholars Program for members from underrepresented groups within the United States (see Eligibility below). The stipend offered is to be used to support and to nurture promising young scholars (advanced doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) from underrepresented groups. It is more than a financial stipend – it is intended to intellectually support the development of these emergent scholars’ programs of research. To help scholars craft questions, strengthen their theoretical frameworks, and improve their research skills, Scholars are required to participate in the NARST E&E Committee sponsored pre-conference workshop. Scholars are also invited to participate in other NARST events and to contribute to science education research, scholarship, and leadership more broadly.

Awards: Fifteen (15) awards are offered to defray expenses to participate in the 2021 NARST Conference, as well as the NARST E&E Committee sponsored pre-conference workshop. Scholars will receive a stipend to be used for conference-related expenses.

Note: Awards are available to support NARST members who reside outside the US through the NARST International Committee.

Eligibility: An applicant should meet the following criteria:

  1. Member of NARST;
  2. Member of an underrepresented group, as defined by the charge of the Equity and Ethics Committee as follows: “The Equity and Ethics Committee is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Association on issues of equity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disabling conditions, sexual orientations, language and religion;” 
  3. Advanced-level doctoral student (must have completed their coursework, passed qualifying/comprehensive exams, and have begun working on their dissertation) or junior scholar within 6 years of completion of doctoral degree;
  4. Attends or works at a US university, non-profit, or organization that conducts educational research at the time of application; and
  5. Agrees to participate in the NARST E&E Committee sponsored pre-conference workshop.

We encourage you to review the Jhumki Basu Scholars Program Application Rubric prior to and while you are completing the application.

To apply for the 2021 Jhumki Basu Scholars Program, you must complete the application and email Dr. María González-Howard at mgonzalez-howard@austin.utexas.edu  to confirm your application by Sunday, November 1, 2020.