Spencer Foundation

COVID-19 Related Research Grants on Education – June 8

Posted on May 12, 2020

Spencer Foundation Invites Applications for COVID-19 Related Research Grants on Education

Founded in 1971, the Spencer Foundation is the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation has issued a Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle.

Under the call, grants of up to $50,000 over up to three years will be awarded in support of education research projects that contribute to an understanding of the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change. The foundation is especially interested in studies focused on understanding and disrupting the reproduction and deepening of educational inequality caused by the crisis, as well as research projects that are working to reimagine educational opportunities in these times.

The foundation is interested in proposals at all levels and in all settings of learning, including early childhood, higher education, and in schools, families, and communities, as well as studies that seek to understand the situated experiences of non-dominant groups, including English-language learners, immigrants, minoritized communities, Indigenous communities, students with disabilities, highly mobile and institutionalized youth (e.g., foster youth or those in youth prisons), and rural communities. The program will support proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, as well as from scholars at various stages in their careers.

The program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location.

To be eligible, PIs and co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. Applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit organization, including nonprofit colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.

See the Spencer Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: Rolling (until June 8)

Learn more and apply: https://www.spencer.org/grant_types/research-grants-on-education-covid-19-related-special-grant-cycle


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