Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) Fellowships will be awarded each year to graduate students working on a research project in a TIER-ED focused area. TIER-ED strongly encourages designing, developing, building, trialing, assessing, scaling, disseminating, and commercializing evidence-based, replicable, cutting-edge, and transformational technological tools, solutions, and platforms to support, enhance and create innovative learning environments and practices. The Fellows selection process is competitive and research projects are chosen by a committee of faculty members from disciplines within and outside of the College of Education. Applications are solicited each Spring for the academic year beginning the following Fall. The proposed research must be interdisciplinary and must have a strong and clearly defined technology focus, with implications for critical issues in education (e.g., learning, equity and access, etc.). The proposal must be submitted jointly by the student and at least two faculty co-advisors from different disciplines. The Co-Advisors must be TIER-ED affiliates, and can be from the same department, but must have different research foci, bring different expertise, etc. TIER-ED Fellows selected by the committee will receive $20,000 for one academic year (9 months) and that will also make the Fellow eligible for tuition waiver (unless in a self-supporting or cost-recovery program; prospective applicants can check with their respective departments). The fellowship comes with expectations that Fellows will regularly utilize the TIER-ED student/faculty workspace at the Children’s Research Center and participate in TIER-ED initiatives during the award year. TIER-ED Fellows will also present their research progress and processes at a TIER-ED community event or seminar in Spring semester.