2023 Jhumki Basu Scholars Call for Applications
NARST Equity and Ethics Committee
Application Deadline: Sunday November 13, 2022 (11:59 PM PT)
NARST Accepting 2023 Jhumki Basu Scholar Applications
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 2023 NARST Annual International Conference (April 18- 21, 2023, Chicago, IL). View the full announcement for details. The application is available online here and must be completed by Sunday, November 13, 2022.
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 2023 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: International members (i.e., NARST members who reside/work/attend university, non-profit, or organization outside of the US) do not qualify and should apply for fellowships through the International Committee
Eligibility: An applicant should meet the following criteria:
- Member of NARST;
- 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;"
- Advanced-level doctoral student (must have completed their coursework and have begun working on their dissertation) or junior scholar within 6 years of completion of doctoral degree;
- Attends or works at a US university, non-profit, or organization that conducts educational research at the time of application; and
- Agrees to participate in the NARST E&E Committee sponsored pre-conference workshop.
- Agrees to attend NARST 2024 Annual Meeting and Present Relevant Research (i.e., poster at Basu Symposium).
We encourage you to review the Jhumki Basu Scholars Program Application Evaluation Criteria prior to and while you are completing the application.