IES announces Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants Program

  • Letter of intent deadline: January 7, 2021
  • Agency deadline: February 25, 2021
  • Project start date: August 1-September 1, 2021

Through the Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grants Program, the National Center for Education Research (NECR) supports innovative or unconventional research that has the potential to lead to new scientific paradigms, novel and more effective approaches to education practice or policy, or transformative technologies that substantially increase learner outcomes.

Under this competition, NCER will only consider applications that demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in an area relevant to the Institute of Educational Sciences’ (IES) mission through innovative or unconventional research. The innovation may be technical, conceptual, or a combination of both. For this competition, IES defines major impact as an unusually broad and meaningful improvement in learner outcomes. Applicants will be able to request up to $3,000,000 for a project duration of up to three years. Please review the request for application guidelines for more information on this program.

Please contact the Office of Research and Graduate Education or a pre-award team member if you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity.