Small Education Research Grants – Jun 4

Posted by Spencer Foundation on May 25, 2021

Spencer Foundation Invites Applications for Small Education Research Grants

The Spencer Foundation, the only national foundation focused exclusively on supporting education research, is 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 will be awarded to academically rigorous, intellectually ambitious, 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 career. Methodological diversity is welcomed in answering pressing questions, and the foundation is open to projects that use a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, qualitative, mixed-method, ethnographic, design-based, participatory, and historical. 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 discipline or professional field or have obtained appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. Applicants should be affiliated with a nonprofit organization as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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

Deadline: June 4, 2021

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