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 post-secondary 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.
Since 2000, CNV has supported more than eighty 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 post-secondary faculty of color.
Fellows are selected through a competitive proposal process. Anyone submitting a proposal must meet specific requirements. They must be:
a. a member of NCTE
b. an individual who has advanced to doctoral candidacy or who has earned a doctoral degree within the past two years
c. must submit a prospectus
d. a member of an underrepresented group
e. reside in the United States
The deadline for completed proposal submissions was Monday, March 17, 2014. Recipients of CNV fellowships were announced in June 2014. An outline of all materials to be submitted is found in the Proposal Guidelines.
Proposals will only be accepted electronically. Fax and/or snail mail proposals will not be accepted. As you complete your proposals, please follow the instructions in the Proposal Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Searsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 800-369-6283800-369-6283 ext #3607. Thank you!