Small Research Grants on Education Program

The Spencer Foundation; Deadline - 23 February 2024

The Small Research Grants on Education Program from the Spencer Foundation supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. Eligible investigators may also request additional supplemental funds for a course release. Applications are accepted three times per year.

This 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. The goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. The organizers seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse. 

Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research are not eligible (e.g., program evaluations, professional development, curriculum development, scholarships, capital projects). Additionally, proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible. The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization or public/governmental institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit or public colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.

Applications Open: February 23, 2024
Full Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2024 (12:00 noon Central Time)

More information about the grant and how to apply you can find here.

[The description of the job position is based on the content of the Initiative's website.]



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