IES Opens FY 2018 Grant Competitions on Education Research

June 6, 2017

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, has issued a notice in the May 30, 2017, Federal Register [PDF] inviting applications for the Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs in the fiscal year (FY) 2018. Deadlines for submissions are listed in the notice.

The National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold several competitions related to education research; education research and development centers; partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy; and low-cost, short duration evaluation of education interventions.

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will also hold several competitions on special education research; research training programs in special education; low-cost, short duration evaluation of special education interventions; and research networks focused on critical problems of policy and practice in special education.


The purpose of awarding these grants is to provide national leadership by expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. The Institute’s research grant programs are designed to provide individuals with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. 


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