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Call for Nominations: David Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar

September 25th, 2017 by


The David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration & Policy, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Divisions A and L of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and SAGE Publications, brings emerging educational administration and policy scholars and noted researchers together for two days of presentations, generative discussion, and professional growth. The majority of Clark Scholars go on to become professors at major research institutions around the world.

This year’s seminar will be held at the beginning of this year’s AERA meeting in New York City, New York (tentatively scheduled for April 12-13, 2018).  Nominations for the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration & Policy are due Friday, November 3, 2017.


View the full Call for Nominations


Nominees should be outstanding doctoral students in PK-12 educational leadership and/or PK-12 education policy, seeking careers in research. Faculty mentors are drawn from Divisions A & L of AERA and UCEA and thus specialize primarily in policy, practices and leadership in PK-12 schools. Nominees must have substantially completed their courses and formulated a dissertation proposal. Students who have started or completed their dissertations are unlikely to gain as much from the seminar as students who are in the early stages of formulating their research. Nominations of students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Each university may nominate up to two students. Nominations must be accompanied by a student research proposal, and all materials will be submitted online via the UCEA website.

The nomination form can be found here and an overview of the Clark Seminar process and additional information can be found on the “David Clark Seminar” page of UCEA website.  Email met6d@virginia.edu with additional questions.


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