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Spencer Foundation: Small Education Research Projects

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: December 6, 2023
Category: Education,
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The Spencer Foundation aims to investigate how broadly conceived education can be improved worldwide. The foundation believes research is integral to improving education, making education systems more equitable, and increasing learning opportunities across the lifespan.

The foundation invites applications for its Small Research Grants Program, which will support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less that are not longer than five years.

The program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their careers and anticipates that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that investigate questions central to education, including education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, economics, history, or neuroscience. Projects may utilize various research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, and historical research.

The foundation is open to projects that might incorporate data from multiple and varied sources, span a sufficient length of time to achieve a depth of understanding, or work closely with practitioners or community members over the project’s life.

To be eligible, principal investigators and Co-PIs must have earned a doctorate in an academic or professional field or demonstrate appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. PIs must be affiliated with a non-profit organization or public/governmental institution willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded.

Please contact Gwen Allouch if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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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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