NCTE 2016-18 Cultivating New Voices Program

The NCTE Research Foundation’s Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (CNV) program is designed to provide two years of support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for early career scholars of color. The program aims to work with doctoral candidates and early career postsecondary faculty of color to cultivate the ability to draw from their own cultural and linguistic perspectives as they conceptualize, plan, conduct, write, and disseminate findings from their research. The program provides socialization into the research community and interaction with established scholars whose own work can be enriched by their engagement with new ideas and perspectives.

Applications are now due April 1.

Since 2000, CNV has supported nearly 100 scholars/fellows of color across seven different cohorts.  Participating fellows, working closely with an assigned mentor and other members of the cohort, investigate current issues in language, literacy, teacher education, English, and cultural studies. From large group conversations on refining theoretical frameworks and modes of inquiry to small group discussions on research questions and data analysis techniques, CNV participants encourage each other to pursue critically conscious research.

Over the years, fellows have successfully defended dissertations, have accepted tenure-track professorial positions and community organizing roles, have presented at numerous national and international conferences, have facilitated important professional development workshops, and, among other things, have received research, teaching, and service awards. Equally important is that CNV fellows have assumed major leadership roles within NCTE such as chairing research committees and serving on the Research Foundation and on the Executive Committee. Undoubtedly, CNV is an important program within NCTE, and we welcome applications from doctoral candidates and early career postsecondary faculty of color.

Graduate students and early career scholars of color are invited to apply.

Since 2002 this program of the Research Foundation has graduated nearly 100 scholars who have gone on to success both in NCTE and its constituent groups.  In the photo collage, find five members of the 2006-2008 cohort who now hold positions in NCTE:

Participants: Fellows are selected through a competitive proposal process. Anyone submitting a proposal must be, at the time of submission:

  1.  a member of NCTE
  2.  an individual who has advanced to doctoral candidacy or who has earned a

doctoral degree within the past two years

  1.  a member of an underrepresented group
  2.  a resident of the United States

Application Deadline: The deadline for completed proposal submissions (including all six required components) is April 1, 2016.  Recipients of CNV fellowships will be announced in June 2016.

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