Spencer Foundation: Conference Grants in Racial Equity in Education Research

This program provides support to scholars, practitioners, and policy makers interested in developing small research conferences or focused symposia budgets of up to $50,000 that explore critical issues in racial equity in education research. To that end, the program seeks proposals with the potential to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, or other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, and/or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help build on and advance racial equity in education research, practice, or policy.

Proposals are welcomed that aim to grow the current scope of research on racial equity, develop new knowledge through interdisciplinary scholarly engagement, or as a way to collaborate to increase the impact of educational research. Applicants are encouraged to carefully and innovatively think about the format and pedagogy of their proposed conference or convenings. The program is not restricted to traditional formats, so, for example, applicants might consider a series of smaller convenings that are in-person or online, or some combination of both.