$25,000 Dissertation Fellowships Available
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has opened its application process for dissertation fellowships for research topics that "further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students."
The fellowship is intended to focus more scholarly attention on the population of students the Foundation serves in order to enable parents, policymakers, and practitioners to better support such students in achieving their full potential.
While their website is a bit misleading, I infer that these fellowships are for support after the doctoral student has defended their dissertation proposal (they wrote dissertation).
The deadline is February 3, 2012.
I can imagine a lot of dissertation research in the field of preservice teacher education and PK-12 technology integration that could align with the goals and visions of this foundation.