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Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice, and Transformative Research in the Education Sciences

Cooperative Agreements to USA For-Profits, Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
for Research to Improve Access to Education and Academic Achievement

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Deadline Date:

02/25/21 11:59:59 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, agencies, school districts, and IHEs for research to improve access to education and academic achievement for all learners. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take upwards of several weeks to complete.

Purpose of Program: Through the National Center for Education Research (NCER), the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute's research grant programs are designed 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 learners.

The Institute's NCER is announcing two competitions—one competition in research networks and one competition in transformative research.

Through the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice grant program, 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. Under this competition, NCER will consider only applications that address one of the following topics: 

  • Adult Skills Network, which includes: Network Lead, Research Teams
  • Digital Learning Platforms Network, which includes: Network Lead, Platform Development Teams

Through 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. Under this competition, NCER will consider only applications that demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in an area relevant to the Institute's mission through innovative or unconventional research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193640

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards:
- For the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice competition (84.305N): $1,000,000 to $3,800,000.
- For the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences competition (84.305T): $500,000 to $3,000,000. The size of the awards will depend on the type and scope of the projects proposed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. These 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications Available: December 17, 2020

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 25, 2021, 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

To do business with the Department, and to submit your application electronically using Grants.gov, you must:
a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), the Government’s primary registrant database;
c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application

The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM.gov database. Thus, if you think you might want to apply for Federal financial assistance under a program administered by the Department, please allow sufficient time to obtain and register your DUNS number and TIN.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov (Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice): https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329853
View this opportunity on Grants.gov (Transformative Research in The Education Sciences): https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329854

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=329854&origin=vgo-apply

For further information, contact:

For the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice competition (84.305N): Meredith Larson.
Telephone: (202) 245-7037.
Email: Meredith.Larson@ed.gov.

For the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences competition (84.305T):
Erin Higgins.
Telephone: (202) 706-8509.
Email: Erin.Higgins@ed.gov.

Julius C Cotton, ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288
julius.cotton@ed.gov

GRANTS.GOV Applicant Support
1-800-518-4726
support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

84.305

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-112020-001 and ED-GRANTS-112020-002

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