Registration Due Date: 05/31/21
Provider Organization: Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
About the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
The Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) is uniquely focused on seeing that research findings are put to practical use. The center consults with education leaders and its broad network of partners to ensure it is studying the most pressing issues. CEPR offers trainings for teachers, coaches, and the next generation of data leaders. Findings are presented as briefs, toolkits, and step-by-step guides.
About the Opportunity
The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is offering a one-year research fellowship at the postdoctoral level starting in the summer of 2021. The fellow will work at a US Federal Agency in Washington, DC, and engage in research projects related to the department’s focus.
Federal research leaders are working to realize the potential of previously untapped data collected across multiple federal agencies. To carry out the work of bringing together new data sets and tools and publishing novel insights, SDP will host the inaugural cohort of post-doctoral data fellows to work with federally collected education data and to connect those data across departments to generate new insights about the health, well-being, and achievement of students.
The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with Harvard faculty advisors focused on education policy research, such as Tom Kane and Chris Avery. Additionally, they will engage in ongoing research projects and will participate in the design of new studies utilizing federal data sets at a summer summit of faculty, fellows, and researchers that kicks off the fellowship program. Finally, fellows will have the opportunity to access Strategic Data Project training opportunities as desired.
Applications are due May 31, 2021.