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Taking Notes

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Shaffer Evaluation Group team has selected grant opportunities with our clients in mind

Deadline: July 22, 2024 (deadline to submit intent to apply: July 6, 2024) 
Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program

Funder: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Innovation and Early Learning Programs

Description: The Education and Innovation Research (EIR) program provides funding for entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for underserved and high-need students. The program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent education challenges and to support the expansion of those solutions to serve substantially more students. The central design element of the EIR program is its multitier structure that links the amount of funding an applicant may receive to the quality of the evidence supporting the efficacy of the proposed project, with the expectation that projects that build this evidence will advance through the program’s three grant tiers: Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion. All grant tiers include a requirement to rigorously evaluate the innovations implemented. Eligible applicants include: independent school districts, nonprofit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.

Deadline: July 29, 2024
Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success

Funder: U.S. Department of Education

 

Description: Student veterans often face unique challenges that can affect their academic success, including transitioning back to civilian life after a deployment, addressing service- connected disabilities, and returning to school at an older age. Veterans may also be juggling school and off-campus employment or experiencing financial challenges. The purpose of this program is to encourage institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students. Veteran-specific resource centers are beneficial for veterans because they can serve as a first-stop shop, support students with orienting on campus and with career transitions, and provide a safe place for students with similar backgrounds to connect with each other.

Deadline: August 5, 2024
Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program

Funder: U.S. Department of Education

 

Description: Access to essential basic needs can have a significant impact on postsecondary success, but numerous studies have found that, too often, college students experience basic needs insecurity. The Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs), or a consortia or system of such institutions, to advance systemic and sustainable solutions to student basic needs insecurity such as housing, food, childcare, transportation, and mental health care, through support programs that address the basic needs of students and to report on practices that improve outcomes for students.

Deadline: September 12, 2024
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): National Center for Education Research (NCER): Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grant Program

Funder: U.S. Department of Education

 

Description: In awarding research grants, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (2) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education). The IES research grant programs are designed to provide reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all learners. Through the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences program, IES seeks to support innovative research that has the potential to make dramatic advances towards solving seemingly intractable problems and challenges in the education field and/or to accelerate the pace of conducting education research to facilitate major breakthroughs.

 

For the FY 2025 competition, the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences grant program will focus on accelerating learning and reducing persistent education inequities by leveraging evidence-based principles from the learning sciences, coupled with advanced technology to create high-reward, scalable technology solutions. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education and non-profit, for-profit, public, or private entities; applications must include research, product development, and education agency partners.

Deadline (for all 4 grant programs): September 12, 2024
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Grants [4 Opportunities]

Funder: U.S. Department of Education

 

Description: The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is announcing 4 research competitions through two of its centers. The IES National Center for Education Research (NCER) is announcing 2 competitions in the following areas:

  • Education research & statistical and research methodology in education.

The IES National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) is announcing 2 competitions—one competition in each of the following areas:

  • Special education research & special education research training.

 

IES intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, (2) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (3) employment and wage outcomes, when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education). In awarding research training grant programs, IES aims to prepare individuals to conduct rigorous and relevant education and special education research that advances knowledge within the field and addresses issues important to education policymakers and practitioners.

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