The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has announced its fiscal year (FY) 2014 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold five competitions: education research, education research training, education research and development centers, statistical and research methodology in education, and partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy. The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will not hold competitions in FY2014. The dates for application availability and deadline for application are indicated in the April 23, 2013, Federal Register [PDF] notice.
Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions, such as colleges and universities.
Although Congress has not yet enacted an appropriation for FY2014, the Institute is inviting applications for these competitions now so that it may give applicants adequate time to prepare their applications before the competitions take place. The Institute may announce additional topics later in 2013. The purpose of awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (a) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability and (b) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
Additional information is available in the Federal Register [PDF]. For questions, please contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.