Apply Now for E4 Visiting Scholar Program

Apply Now for E4 Visiting Scholar Program

fall leaves on Northwestern's Evanston campusThe E4 Early Career Visiting Scholar Program is currently seeking four early career pre-tenure researchers to conduct K-12 education research at Northwestern University's Center for Education Efficacy, Excellence, and Equity (E4) during the 2023-24 academic year.

Learn more about the program and application process.

Housed at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), the E4 Center was created through an innovative partnership supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that links University researchers and Curriculum Associates, a leading provider of digital assessment and instructional materials, with several school districts. The visiting scholars will research a range of issues facing underrepresented students, including children of color, English language learners, or students whose families live in poverty. In addition to collaborating with faculty and graduate students at SESP, visiting scholars will connect with researchers across Northwestern.

About E4

E4 is part of the School of Education and Social Policy’s commitment to generate rigorous evidence to improve K-12 education. E4 aims to address the inequities built into education systems by leveraging the speed at which digital platforms generate high quality data. The partnership combines the expertise of an established education tech serving over 11 million students with one of the world’s leading institutions of education research and teaching, and several urban school districts.

SESP faculty, experts in economics, psychology, learning sciences, education, computer science, human development and more, shed light on student learning and achievement data to help solve challenges faced by educators. School district partners, meanwhile, work collaboratively with the E4 partners to develop a useful and relevant research agenda for the E4 Center.

This partnership works to close the gap between how education research is developed and then used by schools and districts, with a commitment to producing information that schools need and can use. 

De-identified student data include diagnostic results from assessments taken three times a year and lesson data across several literacy and math domains. So far, the following four interrelated research priorities have been identified: Interrupting Inequities, Exploring Broader Influences on Learning, Ensuring Success in Algebra, and Ensuring Success in Learning. 

For more info, including eligibility requirements, scholar commitments, and more, visit this page or download this flyer. Contact with questions.

By Lex Winter
Last Modified: 10/19/22