This paid fellowship is a leadership program for current graduate-level and post-doctoral researchers of color in the fields of education, child development, learning sciences, psychology, digital media, and public policy. 826 serves almost 90% K-12th grade students of color. In alignment with 826’s mission and values to ensure that every student has equal access to the power and joy of writing, especially those that need it most, we extend our focus to supporting higher education students of color in fields that lack diverse representation with this research fellows program.

With this professional development opportunity, fellows will:

  • Conduct research on writing education practices and its impact on K-12 students and their communities
  • Publish research that responds to practical industry and practitioner needs
  • Expand the influence research has in government, education, philanthropy, and industry decision making
  • Develop new skills and perspectives that are critical to becoming a leader in the field of literacy and writing education

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