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Call for Application for Jhumki Basu Scholars Program

NARST Equity and Ethics Committee
Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

The NARST Equity and Ethics (E&E) Committee offers a Scholars Program for members from underrepresented groups within the United States. The program is designed to support and to nurture promising young scholars 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 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.

Fifteen awards in the amount of $700 each are offered to defray expenses to attend the 2015 NARST Conference, as well as the Pre-conference Workshop offered by the NARST Equity and Ethics Committee. Scholars will receive a stipend to be used for conference-related expenses, which may include conference registration fee, air travel, lodging, and ground transportation.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Member of NARST
  2. Member of an underrepresented group, as defined by the charge of the NARST Equity and Ethics Committee mission
  3. Advanced-level doctoral student or junior scholar within 6 years of completion of doctoral degree
  4. Attends or works at a US university at the time of application, and
  5. Agrees to participate in the NARST Pre-conference Workshop offered by the Equity and Ethics Committee.

Applicants must apply through this website:

Applicants are also required to email E&E Chair Jerome Shaw for confirmation as well as have their advisor email a verification of PhD status. Applications are due electronically no later than December 15, 2015.

If you have questions, please contact: Committee Chair Jerome Shaw — Email:

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