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Spencer Foundation: Research Grants on Education (small)

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: April 5, 2023
Category: Education, Research,
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The Small Research Grants on Education Program 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. We accept applications 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. Our 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. We seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse.

Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Small Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.

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Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Grant Amount: Grants have ranged from $25,000 to $790,000
Deadline: Stage-one proposals due April 1, 2023
Category: Children, Education,
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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.

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Carnegie Corporation of New York: Education

Grant Amount: Upper $1,250,000
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Education,
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American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be active participants in a robust democracy and to be successful in the global economy. Under this program, Carnegie has the following Focus Areas.

1. Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning. Improving systems of preparing, recruiting, and developing teachers and education leaders to serve the needs of diverse learners;

2. New Designs to Advance Learning. Developing whole-school models that provide more effective learning environments for diverse learners;

3. Public Understanding. Supporting research on strategies that can drive parent and family engagement in education;

4. Pathways to Postsecondary Success. Improving alignment in student learning expectations between K-12 and postsecondary education; improving postsecondary education

5. Integration, Learning, and Innovation. Advancing integrated approaches across the Corporation’s portfolios and the field that enable greater collaboration, coherence, and dynamism;

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