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Walden opportunities

The Don E. Ackerman Fellowship in Educational Leadership supports research that advances leadership in education through better understanding or practice. The Fellowship provides funding to support faculty or student research projects that contribute either theoretical or applied knowledge that may potentially change education at the Pre-K through 12 educational levels, in any educational field or educational position. The program is designed to encourage research conducted in the name of the university and contributing to the continuing improvement of teaching and learning through leadership. Fellowship funds are to be used to support the direct cost of research.

Ackerman Fellowship in Educational Leadership eligibility and applicant information

Past recipients of the Ackerman Fellowship in Educational Leadership

The Walden University Research Fellowship in Distance Education provides funding to support research endeavors that contribute both theoretical and applied knowledge to the growing field of distance education. This program is designed to encourage research conducted in the name of the university and to continuously improve the distance education programs at Walden University through research. Fellowship funds are to be used to support the direct cost of conducting research.

Research Fellowship in Distance Education eligibility and applicant information

Past recipients of the Fellowship in Distance Education

Walden realizes that the scholars and social change practitioners within the university community may be engaged in social change activities or have a desire to develop research and applied projects that directly relate to social change. The Research and Applications for Social Change Grant was established to enable members of the Walden community to make a significant and meaningful change in academic and social communities, both locally and globally.

The grant will be awarded to the applicants who submit outstanding proposals that reflect the university’s mission to foster social change through research and the education of scholar-practitioners as well as Walden’s determination to uniquely effect positive social change worldwide.

Social Change Grant eligibility and applicant information

Past recipients of the Social Change Grant.

Doctoral Research Grant

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Presentation honoraria

Graduate students and alumni who present refereed or peer-reviewed papers or posters at regional, national, or international meetings or publish papers in peer-reviewed journals based on work completed at Walden are eligible for a $300 honorarium. Graduate students and alumni can receive the honorarium only once per academic year (September 1–August 31).
The criteria and procedures for applying for the honorarium are as follows:

  • Following the presentation, the student/graduate must submit to the dean of his or her academic unit a hard copy of appropriate sections of the conference program showing the conference name and presentation title/abstract and date, and the name, title, and academic institutional affiliation of the presenter.
  • Walden must be the only academic institutional affiliation listed for the student/graduate receiving the honorarium.
  • The student/graduate must complete and submit Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. The form may be obtained from the academic unit’s administrative assistant.
  • For current students, the presentation/poster session must be based on work conducted as a Walden student. For alumni, the presentation/poster session must be based on the thesis, research project, or dissertation.
  • The presentation/poster session must be presented at a regional, national, or international meeting.
  • The presentation/poster session must have been refereed or peer-reviewed.
  • The student/graduate must personally make the presentation or accompany the poster session.

To apply for honoraria, students should submit all documentation to the administrative support team in their respective academic unit.