NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research. Since its inception in 1928, NARST has promoted research in science education and the communication of knowledge generated by the research. The ultimate goal of NARST is to help all learners achieve science literacy.
JRST Call for Editorial Board Members
The Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) is pleased to announce that is it seeking applications to fill 17 positions on its Editorial Board for three year terms from April 2018 through April 2021. The official journal of NARST, JRST publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners on issues of science teaching and learning and science education policy.
Engaging NARST members with the JRST Editorial Board is crucial to ensure the quality and rigor of the peer review process. NARST members interested in learning more or applying can view the full announcement for details. The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.
2018 Election is open through 5:00 pm EST on 3 February 2018
You may vote online by clicking on the following link: https://narst.org/elections2018/index.cfm.
NARST International Committee—Call for Proposals
The International Committee invites applications for the Linking Science Education Program (LSEP), an initiative designed to contribute to improvement of science education in countries interested in science education reform. The application deadline is February 20, 2018. View the full announcement and application.
Call for Applications for Classroom Teachers/Informal Educators Scholarships
The NARST Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) invites applications for Classroom Teachers/Informal Educators Scholarships. These scholarships financially support K-12 science teachers and informal science educators, who collaborate with NARST members on research projects, to participate in and present research papers at the NARST annual conference. Application Deadline: December 15, 2017. See the full announcement for details.
Apply for NARST International Committee PhD School Scholarships
The NARST International Committee is pleased to announce that it will offer two scholarships of up to $2,500 each for NARST doctoral student members to attend the 2018 European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) summer school. The ESERA Summer School takes place in Jyväskylä, Finland from Tuesday June 26, 2018 to and including Saturday June 30, 2018 with arrivals on Monday June 25, and departures on Sunday June 31.
Read the full announcement and complete the application on the NARST Web site. The application deadline is January 22, 2018.
2018 ESERA PhD Summer School Mentor Opportunity
The NARST International Committee is pleased to offer the opportunity for a NARST member to participate as a mentor at the 2018 ESERA PhD Summer School in Jyväskylä, Finland from Tuesday June 26, 2018 to and including Saturday June 30, 2018, with arrivals on Monday June 25 and departures on the Sunday June 31.
The selected NARST representative will serve as a coach for a group of doctoral students, give lectures or workshops on particular methodological issues, provide feedback on posters, and take part in the social programs. If you have been a NARST member for at least five years, are a full-time faculty member at your university, and have an interest in doctoral students' supervision, you are encouraged to apply! Funding includes on-site expenses (food and accommodation) and up to 500 EUR reimbursement for travel costs. Read the full announcement and complete the application on the NARST Web site. The application deadline is January 22, 2018.
LAST Call — WITH EXTENSION — Due November 30, 2017
2018 NARST Early Career Research Award
NARST members are encouraged to nominate an eligible and deserving early career member for the 2018 NARST Early Career Research Award. This award acknowledges contributions to science education through research by individuals during the seven years immediately following receipt of the doctoral degree. See the full Award announcement for details. Nomination materials are due November 30, 2017.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NARST Seeks Applicants for Executive Director
NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research, is currently accepting applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is a key management leader of NARST. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the administration and operations of the organization. The Executive Director is expected to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of all programs, operations, bylaws, and policies and procedures of NARST. Other key duties include fundraising, participating in strategic planning, and conducting outreach to other professional educational and scientific organizations. View the full announcement for details. Applications are due by January 1, 2018.
Call for NARST 2018 International Committee Scholarship Applications
The NARST International Committee is pleased to announce a number of scholarships ranging from $300 - $1,200 for international students and early-career faculty/researchers to attend the 2018 NARST Annual Conference. NARST members studying or employed outside the U.S. are encouraged to apply by December 5, 2017. Read the full announcement, review the evaluation criteria, and apply online.
NARST Accepting 2018 Jhumki Basu Scholar Applications
NARST members are encouraged to apply for one of 15 Jhumki Basu Scholar Awards. The $700 stipend is offered to help defray expenses to attend the 2018 NARST Annual International Conference (March 10 – 13, 2018, Atlanta, GA, USA). View the full announcement for details. The application is available online and must be completed by Thursday, November 30, 2017.
NARST Seeks Applicants for Board Liaison to NSTA
The NARST Research Committee invites applications for the NARST Liaison to NSTA position. The Liaison serves as an ex officio member of the NARST Board for a 3-year term and facilitates communication and collaborative efforts between the two organizations. Additional details regarding the duties and responsibilities, qualifications, application process, and review criteria may be found in the NARST Liaison to NSTA Position Description. Please e-mail Maria S. Rivera Maulucci, the Research Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Deborah Hanuscin, the current NARST Liaison to NSTA (email@example.com), regarding questions you may have about the position. Applications are due November 30th.
NARST Issues Statement on Promoting Humanity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Tolerance
NARST is a worldwide organization of professionals committed to the improvement of science teaching and learning through research. In pursuit of this mission, NARST is committed to equity, justice, diversity and inclusion. Click here to read the full statement.
Call for NARST Volunteers
NARST President-elect Gail Richmond invites all NARST members to volunteer their services to NARST. “I urge you to indicate your interest in participating on a committee via the link below. Broad and active member participation will allow NARST to continue to contribute significantly to our work and our lives.”
Volunteer Committee Assignment Request form
NARST Issues Call for Proposals for 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops
The NARST Research Committee invites submission of proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops during the 2018 Annual International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here for more details.
NARST 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
The NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Selection Committee invites all current NARST members, who have completed a dissertation within the 15 months prior to September 15, 2017, to submit an application for the 2018 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Submissions are to be sought from as wide a field of candidates as possible to be inclusive of gender, age and ethnicity, as well as research perspectives. Click here for complete application instructions. Application materials must be received no later than September 15, 2017. Questions regarding this award should be directed to Dr. Cory Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Message to the NARST Community
Please click here for a message to the NARST Community regarding the Executive Order restricting the travel of immigrant and nonimmigrant visitors to the United States. This message was approved by the 2016-17 NARST Board of Directors on 9 February 2017.