Jon Valant awarded Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

May 13, 2013

Jon Valant

Congratulations to Jon Valant for receiving the Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 2013-2014. Jon is a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy at Stanford University. He studies education policies and politics as they relate to K-12 achievement gaps. He is particularly interested in school choice in urban settings, both with respect to how families choose schools and how schools of choice serve their students.

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.