Conference Grants for education research

Posted by Spencer Foundation on November 21, 2016

Spencer Foundation Accepting Proposals for Conference Grants

The Spencer Foundation is accepting proposals for its Conference Grants program, which provides support to scholars for small research conferences and focused symposia.

The program works to bring together researchers whose substantive knowledge, theoretical insight, and methodological expertise can be assembled in ways that build on and advance best practices in education research. The foundation rotates the programs area of focus periodically to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on pressing educational challenges. Currently, it is seeking proposals from scholars with an interest in measuring educational quality and improvement.

The program will support conference proposals with budgets of up to $50,000.

Principal investigators and co-PIs applying for a conference grant must have earned a doctoral degree in an academic discipline or professional field, or demonstrate appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. In addition, the PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if a grant is awarded.

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and proposal submission instructions, see the Spencer Foundation website.


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