education research grants – Aug 9

Posted by Spencer Foundation on July 5, 2022

Spencer Foundation invites applications for education research grants

The Spencer Foundation, the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research, is currently inviting applications for its Small Research Grants Program, which provides support for education research with the potential to contribute to the improvement of education broadly conceived.

Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 over five years will be awarded to academically rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research projects. The program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their careers. Methodological diversity is welcomed in answering pressing questions. The foundation is open to projects that use a wide range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, and historical research. The program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method.

To be eligible, principal investigators and co-PIs must have earned a doctorate in an academic or professional field or have obtained appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. Applicants should be affiliated with a nonprofit organization defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, such as a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or cultural institution.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Spencer Foundation website.

Deadline: August 9, 2022 12:00 p.m. noon CT

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