Education Research Grants – Jan 26

Posted by Spencer Foundation on December 14, 2021

Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Education Research Grants

The Spencer Foundation is inviting applications for its Research Grants on Education program, which provides support to education research projects with the potential to contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

The foundation supports work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. To that end, the program supports proposals with multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, and from scholars at various stages in their career.

Proposals may span a wide range of topics and disciplines that creatively investigate questions central to education, including anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, economics, history, and neuroscience. Researchers may incorporate data from multiple and varied sources spanning a sufficient length of time to achieve a depth of understanding and/or work closely with practitioners or community members over the project’s life. Research may employ many research methods and techniques, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed, ethnographic, design-based, participatory, and historical. Projects that thoughtfully consider their findings’ trajectories, implications, and potential impacts, including how the knowledge may be shared and utilized across the field, in practice, in policy making, and/or with the broader public, are encouraged. (The program is “field-initiated,” in which proposals are not requested in response to a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method.)

Through the program, projects with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 over one to five years will be considered.

Principal investigators and co-PIs must have a doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field or have obtained appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. Applicants should be affiliated with a college, university, school district, nonprofit research facility, or nonprofit cultural institution.

An Intent to Apply is due January 26, 2022, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by February 23, 2022.

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

Deadline: January 26, 2022 (Intent to Apply)

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