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Bureau of Educational Research
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The Bureau of Educational Research fulfills a broad mission of enriching the research culture for faculty and students in the College of Education by supporting interdepartmental or interdisciplinary collaboration; nurturing faculty research, especially for those who are at critical passages in their careers; and grant writing and liaisons with funding agencies.
To accomplish this mission, the Bureau works with faculty to secure research funding, including supporting grant proposal writing and proposal submissions, and also helps coordinate the placement of campus research projects in schools in collaboration with the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities.
New in August 2014
- There is new information for projects that need to start at the beginning of school in the local school districts. We have added a summer submission for you but you must be ready to go on day one. Click here for more information.
- The Bureau has compiled a list of frequently asked questions specific to the proposal submission process for the College of Education. Click here to review the document for baseline information on proposal development, proposal submission, and campus procedures.
ANTICIPATED FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is expected to soon release its FY2016 Research and Research Training Programs requests for applications (RFA). These RFAs will include specific funding opportunities offered by the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and/or the National Center for Special Ed Research (NCSER). The Bureau of Educational Research is closely monitoring the release of these RFAs and will notify the college community as soon as there is definitive information to share. If you are interested in subscribing to up-to-the-minute information released by IES directly, please sign up for the IES Newsflash alert service.
CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Lyle Spencer Research Awards – In the Spring of 2014, the Spencer Foundation introduced this ambitious new grant program designed to be the successor to Spencer Foundation’s long-standing field-initiated major grant program. According to the Spencer Foundation website, this program “aims to reinforce its commitment to intellectually ambitious research, oriented ultimately to improving the practice of education, and independent of any particular reform agendas or methodological strictures”. Research grants of up to $1M will be awarded. The first stage in applying for this opportunity is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), due July 9, 2015. Please contact the Bureau of Educational Research for assistance with this process. For complete details regarding this funding opportunity,click here.
NEWS: In August 2013, the Department of Education (ED) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) published the joint Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development This document provides the expectations of these two federal agencies “intended to: (1) help organize and guide NSF’s and ED’s respective decisions about investments in education research and (2) clarify for potential grantees and peer reviewers the justifications for and evidence expected from each type of study, as well as relevant aspects of research design that would contribute to high-quality evidence”. Researchers who intend to submit proposals for funding to these federal agencies are encouraged to review the document at:
NSF NEWS: In August of 2013, updates were made to Research.gov that will enhance reporting functionality for NSF awardees. Improvements include a “check report for completeness” link which allows easy cross checking prior to report submission, an accurate character check function, unlimited product and participant entry and updated publication features. Please visit the project report informational page for assistance with completing an NSF project report in Research.gov: NSF Project Report Informational Page
Navigating Grants.gov (in search of funding opportunities): Grants.gov has released a tutorial to assist potential proposal submitters with funding search information and systems navigation. Click here to access the tutorial.
To find out more about NIH and the NIH application process click here to access the “NIH Grants Process: The Big Picture (The Road to Funding)” resource.
Currently Funded Research Projects
Current and recently funded projects listed by department.
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