Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice and Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants offered by Department of Education

Through the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice grant program, National Center for Education Research (NCER) focuses resources and attention on specific education problems or issues that are a high priority for the Nation and establishes both a structure and process for researchers who are working on these issues to share ideas, build new knowledge, and strengthen their research and dissemination capacity.

The Transformative Research in the Education Sciences grant program, NCER intends to support innovative or unconventional research that has the potential to lead to new scientific paradigms, new and more effective approaches to education practice or policy, or transformative technologies that substantially increase learner outcomes.

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

The estimated funding for the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice competition is $1,000,000 to $3,800,000 and the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences competition $500,000 to $3,000,000.

Applications are available beginning December 17, 2020 and must be submitted by February 25, 2021. The full background, scope, and expectations regarding these opportunities can be found in the Federal Register. For additional information contact Julius C. Cotton or Meredith Larson.

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