About the Program
The Postsecondary CTE Fellows program is in its 3rd cohort. Our past Fellows are employed as faculty members, researchers, and leaders in postsecondary CTE. Each year, the program supports 10 Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows from institutions across the country who are graduate students (doctoral students in coursework and those entering the dissertation stage of research) and postdoctoral fellows proposing research that aligns with current issues related to the field of postsecondary CTE.
We welcome applicants from a variety of postsecondary institutions and academic disciplines, such as education, economics, sociology, and business. This is a hybrid program and relocation is not required to participate.
The Research Fellows programming is 1 year (August-August) and all qualifying Fellows will be provided support to participate in the required research training institutes, ECMC Foundation CTE Collaborative Convening, and to meet with their assigned research mentor. Additionally, Fellows will participate in research methods webinars during the year.
Preference will be given to research proposals that address postsecondary CTE in terms of improving student success or using CTE to address larger problems such as economic mobility. Our view of student success uses the pillars of learning, transfer, completion,
equity, and labor market outcomes. Projects can address one or more of these areas. Projects in other areas of postsecondary CTE are encouraged.
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As a Postsecondary CTE Research Fellow, you will receive research training, support to disseminate research, education on policy, mentoring and socialization into professional organizations. All this is designed to equip you with the network, tools, experience and skill set you need to improve student learning, equity and labor market outcomes related to postsecondary CTE.