STEP 1: Individuals are encouraged to begin the application process as early as February 1, 2013 by providing initial contact information as the first step: name, email address, physical address, and institution affiliation. Providing this information assures that updates and deadline reminders will be sent to individuals via the email address provided. Providing contact information does not commit an individual to submit an application.
It is recommended that applicants write each section using word processing software and when finalized, cut and paste the text into the online application.
*Note: Applicants can save an application and return later to add and/or edit information until the application is finalized or the application system closes on March 21, 2013.
STEP 3: Submit the online application. When an application is successfully submitted a confirmation message will be sent to the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the final application and save the confirmation notice as receipt of a successful submission.
An application may be withdrawn at any time before a final funding decision is made. A request for withdrawal must be sent to NationalDataInstitute@airweb.org. Confirmation of the withdrawal request will be sent to the applicant.
Applications are reviewed by AIR and a panel of national experts. Selection notifications will be announced on April 18, 2013. The names and institutional affiliations of Fellowship recipients are part of the public record that is provided to NSF and NCES and listed on the AIR website.
Coordination of Travel to Institute
Detailed instructions for making travel arrangements will be provided to each selected Fellow.
Preparation for Institute
Electronic reading documents will be sent to Fellows in advance of the Institute. Fellows will need to devote the equivalent of one day to background reading and preparation prior to attending the Institute. Fellows will also be required to participate in an online survey prior to the Institute.