The Brady Education Foundation aims to close the opportunity gaps between children living in under-resourced and/or underrepresented communities and other children.
The foundation invites proposals focused on evaluating programs with the potential to help close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income.
The primary goal of the proposal must concern the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children between birth and 18 from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (e.g., minoritized ethnic groups and low-income families). Secondary goals may also focus on one or more of the following: variations in program effects (i.e., test for moderation effects that inform whether effects are stronger for specific groups and/or under certain conditions than other groups or conditions), mechanisms through which effects occur (i.e., test for mediation effects that inform why the program is effective), and cost-benefit analyses of the costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine the net worth or use associated with the program.
The foundation will award support for up to two key personnel from the evaluation team and one practitioner or service provider from the program to attend one conference in the last (or only) year of the project, with an allowable cost of $1,500 per person. Projects may span up to three years.
Applicants must be principal investigators with a nonprofit as a home institution. Applicants at all career stages may apply.
Stage-one proposals are due April 1, 2023, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a stage-two proposal by August 1, 2023.