The National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor:

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation

Deadline:

5 PM Eastern Time, Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Summary:

Through the dissertation fellowship, the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and Spencer seek to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The NAEd and Spencer believe scholarly insight from many different disciplines can contribute to an understanding of education as a fundamental human endeavor and advance our ability to address significant current issues in education. Therefore, the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Although the dissertation topic must centrally concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Fellowships have been awarded to candidates in anthropology, architecture, art history, communications, economics, education, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, religion, and sociology. Eligibility is not restricted to these academic areas. Candidates should be interested in pursuing research on education once the doctorate is attained.

Eligibility:

Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the U.S. The fellowship is not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must confirm via the online application that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2018 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.

Available Funding:

Up to 35 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded. Recipients of the fellowships will receive $27,500 to support completion of the dissertation. This amount must be expended within a time limit of up to two years and in accordance with the work plan provided by the candidate.

Link to Full RFP:

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program Guidelines

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)- NSF 17-537

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017-BIO, CISE, EHR

Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 20, 2017-ENG

Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 21, 2017-GEO, MPS, SBE

Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter

Summary:

PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.

Eligibility:

A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 450 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $222,000,000

This annual amount is approximate, includes new and continuing increments, and is subject to availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) CFDA Number 84.374A

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Education

Deadline:

Deadline for Notice of Intent To Apply: June 30, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 15, 2016

Summary:

The purpose of the TIF program is to support, develop, and implement sustainable Performance-based Compensation Systems for teachers, principals, and other personnel in High-Need Schools, within the context of a local educational agency’s (LEA’s) overall Human Capital Management System, in order to increase Educator effectiveness and student achievement in those schools.

The TIF program is based on the premise, supported by 20 years of research, that effective teachers are the most critical in-school factor in improving student outcomes. Recent research suggests that principals and principal quality are also key, but often overlooked, in-school factors for improving student outcomes. Given the importance of ensuring that Educators are as effective as possible—especially for high-need students—the TIF program uses performance-based compensation and related supports for Educators to catalyze improvements in a district’s human capital management and in student outcomes

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: (a) LEAs, including charter schools that are LEAs. (b) States that apply with one or more LEAs. (c) Nonprofit organizations that apply in partnership with one or more LEAs or an LEA and State.

Available Funding:

Estimated Available Funds: $50,000,000–$70,000,000

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $10,000,000 for the first year of the project period

Estimated Number of Awards: 5–10

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-31/pdf/2016-12733.pdf

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions CFDA Number 84.305L

Sponsor:

Department of Education

Deadline:

Aug 04, 2016

Application Package Available: May 19, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 4, 2016.

Summary:

The Deputy Director for Policy and Research, Delegated the Duties of the Director, of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute’s FY 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Delegated Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

Available Funding:

$50,000-125,000

Project period: Up to 2 years

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05155.pdf

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy CFDA Number 84.305H

Sponsor:

Department of Education

Deadline:

Aug 04, 2016

Application Package Available: May 19, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 4, 2016.

Summary:

The Deputy Director for Policy and Research, Delegated the Duties of the Director, of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute’s FY 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Delegated Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

Available Funding:

$50,000-1,000,000

Project period: Up to 5 years

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05155.pdf

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Statistical and Research Methodology in Education CFDA Number 84.305D Grant

Sponsor:

Department of Education

Deadline:

Aug 04, 2016

Application Package Available: May 5, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 4, 2016.

Summary:

The Deputy Director for Policy and Research, Delegated the Duties of the Director, of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute’s FY 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Delegated Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

Available Funding:

$40,000-300,000

Project period: Up to 3 years

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05155.pdf

Institutes of Education Sciences (IES): Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences CFDA Number 84.305B Grant

Sponsor:

Department of Education

Deadline:

Aug 04, 2016

Application Package Available: May 19, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 4, 2016.

Summary:

The Deputy Director for Policy and Research, Delegated the Duties of the Director, of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute’s FY 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Delegated Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

Available Funding:

$50,000-270,000

Project period: Up to 5 years

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05155.pdf

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research CFDA Number 84.305A Grant

Sponsor:

Department of Education

Deadline:

Aug 04, 2016

Application Package Available: May 5, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 4, 2016.

Summary:

The Deputy Director for Policy and Research, Delegated the Duties of the Director, of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute’s FY 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Delegated Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute’s purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

The central purpose of the Institute’s research grant programs is to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

Available Funding:

$100,000-760,000

Project period: Up to 5 years

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-08/pdf/2016-05155.pdf

NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Deadline:

Applications due April 5, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern

Summary:

The NIST SSCD Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to support curriculum development for the undergraduate and/or graduate level. These cooperative agreements support the integration of standards and standardization information and content into seminars, courses, and learning resources for U.S. colleges and universities. The recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.

Funds can be used for the design, testing, and evaluation of specific innovations in teaching methods, curricula, course content and materials, courses or course modules, class assignments, and/or student projects. Funds can also help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in revising a course or course module, travel, and related expenses for guest lecturers, or other costs entailed with the integration of standards and standardization into the academic studies program. Standards curriculum activities in any area that support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and/or other related disciplines such as law, public policy, business, and/or multidisciplinary approaches will be considered. Activities involving the evaluation of the viability, necessity, or usefulness of a project are not within the scope of the NIST SSCD Cooperative Agreement Program and will not be funded.

Eligibility:

Accredited institutions of higher education located in the United States and its territories. In addition, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments located in the United States and its territories are eligible so long as they describe and demonstrate their proposed or existing relationship with an accredited institution of higher education that will incorporate the applicant’s project through a pilot or other program in the institution’s educational programs. Any eligible applicant may work individually or include proposed sub-awards or contracts with others in a project application, effectively forming a team or consortium.

Available Funding:

Approximately $300,000 may be available to fund projects in the $25,000 – $75,000 range per year with project performance periods of up to eighteen (18) months.

Link to Full RFP:

http://gsi.nist.gov/global/docs/Education%20Grants/2016FFO.pdf

Educational Opportunity Centers Program – 84.066A

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Education

Deadline:

Applications due by April 4, 2016

Summary:

The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.

Projects include: academic advice, personal counseling, and career workshops; information on postsecondary education opportunities and student financial assistance; help in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial aid; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions; media activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities; tutoring; mentoring; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.

Eligibility:

Who May Apply: Institutions of Higher Education, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program; secondary schools.

Participants must reside in the target area served by an Educational Opportunity Center. The students must be at least 19 years old and two-thirds of them must be potential first-generation college students and low-income persons. If the services of a Talent Search program are not available in the target area, persons under 19 may be served.

Available Funding:

Estimated Available Funds: $54,296,053.

For an applicant that is not currently receiving an EOC Program grant, the maximum award amount is $236,000.

For an applicant that is currently receiving an EOC Program grant, the maximum award amount is an amount equal to 103 percent of the applicant’s base award amount for FY 2015.

Estimated Number of Awards: 151.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioeoc/index.html