Educational Testing Service Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement

This 1-year fellowship (renewable for a second year by mutual consent) is designed to provide talented minority scholars with an opportunity to carry out independent research under the mentorship of ETS senior researchers.

Deadline: January 1, 2015; January 1, 2016

Sponsor: Educational Testing Service

Description

The Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship is part of the postdoctoral fellowship program at ETS. Sylvia Taylor Johnson had a significant influence nationally on educational measurement and assessment through her research, extensive writings, and service to the educational community as an educator, editor, counselor, committee member, and collaborator. In honor of Dr. Johnson's important contributions to the field of education, ETS has established the Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement. The program aims to promote excellence, encourage original and significant research for early-career scholars, and provide talented minority scholars an opportunity to carry out independent research under the mentorship of ETS senior researchers. Studies focused on issues in the areas of measurement theory, validity, natural language processing and computational linguistics, cognitive psychology, learning theory, linguistics, speech recognition and processing, teaching and classroom research, and statistics are supported by this program. Studies concerning the education of minority students are especially encouraged. The stipend is set in relation to the compensation applicants receive at their home institution.

Eligibility

Candidates must have received their PhD or EdD within the past ten years, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Selection will be based on the scholar's record of accomplishment, proposed topic of research, commitment to education, and evidence of an independent body of scholarship that signals the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to educational measurement.

How to Apply

Application instructions available on the website http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.1488512ecfd5b8849a77b13bc3921509/?vgnextoid=444866bbe26ed010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgnextchannel=4685d635e06ed010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD OR e-mail ETS at internfellowships@ets.org or call 1-609-734-5543.