GSE will receive $1 million of the fund, which is apportioned according to the size of the student population served. The nine receiving grants under the new program are the education schools of:
University of California/Berkeley $1,000,000
University of California/Los Angeles 1,905,000
Columbia University 1,000,000
Harvard University 2,000,000
University of Michigan 1,200,000
Michigan State University 1,000,000
University of Pennsylvania 1,000,000
Stanford University 900,000
University of Wisconsin/Madison 1,200,000
A grant of $1,250,000 has been given to the American Educational Research Association to establish a complementary national fellowship competition for graduate students in educational research at other institutions. The Association will give some 24 fellowships beyond the nine recipient institutions, and with its own funds will also provide seminars and other activities to complement the research training that fellows receive at their own institutions.
The Spencer Foundation, established in 1971 from the estate of Lyle M. Spencer--who had founded Science Research Association--supports education-related projects ranging from how children learn to the economics of school finance.
"Improving education depends heavily upon developing new ideas that work," said the Foundation's President Graham. "We need a new generation of researchers who can undertake this formidable challenge."
Volume 43 Number 20
February 4, 1997
Return to Almanac's homepage.
Return to index for this issue.