WERA Visiting Researcher Award 2020

The World Education Research Association is currently offering an opportunity to visit the IEA Research and Analysis (RandA) Unit in Hamburg, Germany, and the Diversity in Education Research Lab (DiVER) at University of Hamburg, the DIPF | Leibniz-Institute for Research and Information in Education, as well as one of their Member Associations, the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This award enables visiting researchers to develop their own research project while benefiting from the individual support of IEA, DiVER Hamburg and DIPF experts working in different fields related to international large-scale assessments, especially with a focus on diversity in education. Those interested in visiting at AERA will have the opportunity to work on a research policy topic (among those the visitor advances) and related programmatic activity of international scope and relevance. Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the applicants can request to complete their research visits during the first half of 2021 as well.

To qualify for the visitor award the applicant will need to: 

•    Work on a research project related to IEA- and/ or DiVER studies during their stay/ respectively on a research project which highly corresponds to DIPF’s activities. Since AERA’s scope of interest in research and science policy issues is quite broad, please send a brief email to  to determine if the topic is relevant to current AERA activities;
•     Obtain the necessary visa and arrange own travel to Germany or the U.S.;
•     Present proof of valid medical insurance coverage for the stay in Germany or the U.S.;
•     Be able to communicate fluently in English and/ or German, in English in the U.S.

Deadline: 1 May 2020

For more information about the award or how to apply please click here

For any questions please email