Funding Opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences: Information for the Grants Administrator Elizabeth R. Albro, Ph.D. Acting Commissioner National.
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Funding Opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences: Information for the Grants Administrator Elizabeth R. Albro, Ph.D. Acting Commissioner National Center for Education Research
Legislative Mission of IES Describe the condition and progress of education in the United States Identify education practices that improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities Evaluate the effectiveness of Federal and other education programs
Organizational Structure Office of the Director National Board for Education Sciences National Center for Education Evaluation National Center for Education Statistics National Center for Education Research National Center for Special Ed Research
To Identify Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Researchers Begin at the IES website (http://ies.ed.gov)http://ies.ed.gov Sign up for the IES Newsletter Review FY 2012 Requests for Applications Funding Opportunities are announced inThe Federal Register Contact relevant program officers in the two Research Centers
Research and Research Training Grant Programs Education and Special Education Research Grant Programs Postdoctoral Research Training Grant Programs National Research and Development Centers Special Education R&D Centers Statistical and Research Methodology in Education Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies
How to Identify Appropriate Grant Programs Read the Request for Applications Check the announced topics Look at the abstracts of projects funded under a research topic –http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/projects/ –http://ies.ed.gov/ncser/projects/http://ies.ed.gov/ncser/projects/
Education Research Grant Program (84.305A) Special Education Research Grant Program (84.324A)
First, skim available Requests for Applications to: Review available topics; Review research goals and their methodological requirements; Program officers are associated with topics, and their contact information is included at the end of each RFA.
FY 2012 NCER Research Topics Reading and Writing Mathematics and Science Education Cognition and Student Learning Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning Education Technology Effective Teachers & Effective Teaching Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and Leadership Postsecondary and Adult Education Early Learning Programs and Policies English Learners
FY 2012 NCSER Research Topics Early Intervention and Early Learning in Special Education Reading, Writing, and Language Development Mathematics and Science Education Social and Behavioral Outcomes to Support Learning Transition Outcomes for Special Education Secondary Students Cognition and Student Learning in Special Education Professional Development for Teachers and Related Service Providers Special Education Policy, Finance, and Systems Autism Spectrum Disorders Technology for Special Education Families with Children with Disabilities
FY2012 Research Goals Exploration Development & Innovation Efficacy and Replication Scale-Up Evaluation Measurement
Exploration Explore education programs, practices, and malleable factors that are associated with better student learning and achievement outcomes Possible methodological approaches include: –Secondary analyses of longitudinal datasets –Small descriptive studies –Meta-analyses
Development and Innovation Develop new interventions (e.g., instructional practices, curricula, teacher professional development) Demonstrate the feasibility of the intervention for implementation in an authentic education delivery setting Collect pilot data on promise of intervention to achieve intended outcomes
Efficacy and Replication Test whether or not fully developed interventions are effective under specified conditions and with specific types of students. Studies using random assignment to intervention and comparison conditions are preferred where feasible. Efficacy follow-up studies
Scale-up Evaluation Test whether interventions are effective when implemented under typical conditions. As implemented by practitioners. Studies using randomized assignment to treatment and comparison conditions are preferred whenever they are feasible. Scale-up follow-up studies
Measurement Develop and validate assessments or other measurement tools
GoalTypical Range per Year (direct + indirect costs) Maximum (direct + indirect) Exploration Secondary data With primary data $100,000 - $300,000 $100,000 - $400,000 2 years, $700,000 4 years, $1,600,000 Development & Innovation $150,000 - $400,0003 years, $1,500,000 Efficacy & Replication Follow-up study $250,000 - $650,000 $150,000 - $300,000 4 years, $3,500,000 3 years, $1,200,000 Scale-up Evaluation Follow-up study $350,000 - $900,000 $250,000 - $400,000 5 years, $5,000,000 3 years, $1,500,000 Measurement$150,000 - $300,0004 years, $1,600,000
Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences (84.305B; 84.324B) For institutions to establish postdoctoral training programs to train researchers in the skills necessary to conduct the type of research that the Institute funds No more than 5 years in length
National Research and Development Centers (84.305C) Topics vary year by year Currently support 18 R&D Centers Competed two new R&D Centers during FY 2012
National R&D Centers in Special Education (84.324C) Topics vary year by year Currently support three R&D Centers Competed four new R&D Centers during FY 2012
Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (84.305D) Research projects intended to expand and improve the methodological and statistical tools available for education researchers
Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies (84.305E) Support for rigorous evaluations of education programs or policies that are implemented by state or local education agencies
ProgramTypical Range per Year (direct + indirect costs) Maximum (direct + indirect) 305B & 324B Postdoc Training Depends on # of Postdocs 5 years, $687,000 305C & 324C R&D Centers $1,000,000 - $2,000,0005 years, $10,000,000 305D Stats/Methods$40,000 - $300,0003 years, $1,000,000 305E State/Local$500,000 - $1,000,0005 years, $5,000,000 Other Grant Programs
Letters of Intent Due Dates Letters of Intent are important, but not required Encourage all researchers to submit Letters of Intent
Application Due Dates Applications are accepted twice a year. We anticipate for FY 2013 –June 2012 –September 2012 We do NOT accept late applications. The authorized representative pushes the final submit button.
Finding Application Packages FY 2013 Application Packages will be available on www.grants.govwww.grants.gov
Review Requirements for Each Application Request for Applications Grants.gov Application Submission Guide Application Package
Resources for Researchers Share the following links with faculty and researchers. Encourage everyone to review past webinars, and to participate in future webinars for the FY 2013 competitions.
Help Us Help You Read the Request for Applications carefully. Call or email IES program officers early in the process. IES program staff can review draft proposals, and provide feedback. Don’t be afraid to contact us!
http://ies.ed.gov/funding Elizabeth Albro firstname.lastname@example.org