IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program
Call for Applications
IDRA invites research applications for the IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program, which supports research to inform efforts to secure equitable funding of public schools across the country. The program was established by IDRA to honor the memory of IDRA founder, Dr. José Angel Cárdenas.
IDRA will select one or more fellows who will dedicate themselves to a period of intense study and writing in school finance. We will hold a symposium that includes the release of the fellow's program paper. The paper and findings will be published in the symposium proceedings and disseminated to the education research and policymaker community.
The José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow(s) will be selected for a defined period beginning in 2021. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $20,000 to include cost of release time. The awardees will spend the equivalent of one week at the IDRA office engaging in a structured program.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
  • a doctoral candidate or completed doctoral training by time of selection, or
  • an academic candidate reflecting scholarly experience in conducting school finance or related research, or
  • a practitioner with an equivalent level of academic/professional achievement.
Applications Due September 10, 2021
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The José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellows Program was established in 2013 by IDRA to honor the memory of IDRA founder, Dr. José Angel Cárdenas. The goal of the program is to engage the nation’s most promising researchers in investigating school finance solutions that secure equity and excellence for all public school students.
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