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Department of Education Funding

Deadlines
(LOI) Proposal
Project Types (Population), Funding Information (Years) and Goals

Institute of Education Sciences

 

Apr 9, 2012 (LOI)

June 21, 2012

 

 

Education Research Grants

Jul 19, 2012 (LOI)

Sep 20, 2012

Types (K-12): Targeted Partnerships: Implementation and Prototype; Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA): Sustainability/policies/state plans for STEM education, Technical assistance for evaluators of MSP projects; and STEM Education Resource Collaboratory (ERC).

Funding (2012-13):

  • Exploration - For an Exploration project that solely involves secondary data analysis or meta-analysis, the maximum duration of an Exploration award is 2 years. The maximum award for an Exploration project solely involving secondary data analysis or meta-analysis is $700,000 (total cost = direct + indirect costs). 
  • Development and Innovation – The development and piloting of an intervention may vary in time due to the complexity of the intervention, the length of its implementation period, and the time expected for its implementation to result in changed student outcomes. Your proposed length of project should reflect these factors. Typical awards last 3 years. If you are proposing to develop a lengthy intervention (e.g., a year-long curriculum) or an intervention that requires a long pilot study because it is expected to take additional time to affect students (e.g., a principal training program that is intended to improve instruction), you can request a 4-year award. Therefore, the maximum duration of a Development/Innovation project is 4 years.
  • Efficacy and Replication – Your proposed length of project should reflect the scope of work to be accomplished. The maximum duration of an Efficacy project or a Replication project is 4 years.Your budget should reflect the scope of the work to be done and will vary according to the type of intervention being evaluated. The maximum award for an Efficacy/Replication project is $3,500,000 (total costs = direct + indirect costs).
  • Effectiveness – Your proposed length of project should reflect the scope of work to be accomplished.The maximum duration of an Effectiveness project is 5 years. Your budget should reflect the scope of the work to be done and will vary according to the type of intervention being evaluated. The maximum award for an Effectiveness project is $5,000,000 (total costs = direct + indirect costs).
  • Measurement - Measurement grants may vary in time and cost due to the nature of the proposed work. For example, the development of a new assessment may require more time than refinement of an existing assessment or validation of an existing assessment. Projects using existing data may require less time than projects that require new data collection. Your proposed length of project should reflect the scope of work to be accomplished. The maximum duration of a Measurement project is 4 years. Development and validation costs vary according to the type of assessment proposed. Your budget should reflect the scope of the work to be done. The maximum award for a Measurement project is $1,600,000 (total cost = direct costs + indirect costs).

Topics:

  • Mathematics and Science Education - The Mathematics and Science Education (Math/Science) topic supports research on the improvement of mathematics and science knowledge and skills of students from kindergarten through high school. The long-term outcome of this research will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., curricula, programs, assessments) that are documented to be effective for improving or assessing mathematics and science learning and achievement.
  • Education Technology - The Education Technology topic supports research on education technology tools that are designed to provide or support instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or the sciences (including pre-reading, pre-writing, early mathematics, and early science), to improve study skills, or to provide professional development for teachers related to instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or the sciences. The long-term outcome of this research will be an array of education technology tools that have been documented to be effective for improving student reading, writing, mathematics, and science achievement.
  • Cognition and Student Learning - The Cognition and Student Learning (Cognition) topic supports research that applies recent advances in cognitive science to education practice. The long-term outcome of this research will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., instructional approaches, computer tutors) that are based on principles of learning and information processing gained from cognitive science and that have been documented to be efficacious for improving learning in education delivery settings from prekindergarten through high school and for vocational or adult basic education or developmental (remedial)/bridge programs for under-prepared college students.
  • For a full list see "Education Research Grants at left.

Research Goals: 

  • Exploration - Research supported under the Exploration goal identifies (1) malleable factors that are associated with education outcomes for students (student outcomes) and (2) factors and conditions that may mediate or moderate the relations between malleable factors and student outcomes. This identification is to be done through the analysis of data (collected by the project and/or using a secondary data set) or the meta-analysis of research studies.
  • Development and Innovation - Research supported under the Development and Innovation goal develops innovative education interventions and improves existing education interventions that are to produce beneficial impacts on student outcomes when implemented in authentic education delivery settings (e.g., classrooms, schools, districts). The Institute considers interventions to encompass curricula, instructional approaches, technology, education practices, programs, and policies.
  • Efficacy and Replication - Research supported under the Efficacy and Replication goal determines whether or not fully developed interventions produce a beneficial impact on student outcomes (and the practical importance of that impact) relative to a counterfactual when implemented in authentic education delivery settings. Interventions can be implemented under ideal conditions which may include use of greater implementation support or a more homogeneous sample than would be expected under routine practice.
  • Effectiveness - Research supported under the Effectiveness goal (previously called “Scale-up Evaluation”) determines whether or not fully developed interventions with prior evidence of efficacy produce a beneficial impact on education outcomes for students (student outcomes) relative to a counterfactual when they are implemented under routine practice in authentic education delivery settings. 
  • Measurement - Research supported under the Measurement goal supports (1) the development of new assessments or refinement of existing assessments and the validation of these assessments or (2) the validation of existing assessments for specific purposes, contexts, and populations. Under refinement, the Institute includes changing existing assessments or changing the delivery of existing assessments in order to increase efficiency, improve measurement, improve accessibility, or provide accommodation for test takers.

Apr 9, 2012 (LOI)

Jun 21, 2012

Institute of Education Sciences

Research on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education

Types (K-12): Research on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education

Funding (2012-13): The number of projects funded depends upon the number of high quality applications submitted. The Institute does not have plans to award a specific number of grants under this competition.The size of the award depends on the scope of the project. Please attend to the maximums set for project length (3 years) and budget ($900,000). If you request a project length longer than the maximum length or a budget higher than the maximum award, your application will be deemed non-responsive to the Request for Applications and will not be reviewed.

Goals: Through the grant program on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (Methods), the Institute supports research to advance education research methods and statistical analyses. The long-term outcome of this research program will be a wide range of methodological and statistical tools that will better enable education scientists to conduct rigorous education research.

Jul 19, 2012 (LOI)

Sep 20, 2012

Institute of Education Sciences

Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research

 

Types (K-12): Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research

Funding (2012-13): Research Partnership projects can last one to two years. The maximum length of the grant is two years, and the maximum amount of the award is $400,000 (total cost = direct costs + indirect costs).

Goals: The Institute has established the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research (Research Partnership) grant program (CFDA 84.305H) with the intention of funding partnerships composed of research institutions and State or local education agencies. These partnerships are to identify an education issue with important implications for improving student achievement that is of high priority for the education agency, carry out initial data analyses regarding the education issue, and develop a plan for further research on the issue culminating in an application to one of the Institute’s research grant programs. The Institute expects the grantee to provide the following at the end of a Research Partnership project:

  1. A description of the partnership as developed over the course of the grant.
  2. A description of the education issue addressed by the partnership.
  3. The results of the completed initial data analyses of administrative data.
  4. The results from any additional data collections and/or analyses.
  5. A fully developed application, ready for submission to one of the Institute's grant competitions, to support the partnership in carrying out further research on the issue.
  6. Recommendations for how the partnership could be maintained over the longer term.
  7. Lessons learned from developing the partnership that could be used by others in forming such partnerships.

Office of Post-Secondary Education

Types (Undergraduate): See OPE website for programs and available funding opportunities. 

April 19, 2012 (LOI)

June 8, 2012

Institute of Education Sciences

Math and Science

Education Technology

Statistic and Measurement

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ncer_progs.asp