WCER researchers: Apply to IES’s Education Research Grants program

Letters of intent (optional but encouraged) are due June 27; apply by Sept. 12

June 3, 2024   |   By WCER Communications

The National Center for Education Research released a funding announcement for the fiscal year 2025 grant competition in education research.

  • All application packages were available on May 30, 2024.
  • Letters of intent (optional but encouraged) are due June 27, 2024.
  • The application deadline is September 12, 2024.

Education Research Grants (84.305A): This program seeks to expand the understanding of what works for whom, in what context, and why to provide reliable information about how to improve education outcomes for learners at all levels, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education. Grants support the development and validation of assessments to support education research and practice; exploratory research to build conceptual frameworks and generate hypotheses to guide future applied research; the development and pilot testing of innovative programs, practices, and policies; and impact studies—initial efficacy, replication, and follow-up studies—to determine the benefits of programs, practices, and policies for learner education outcomes. This research program invites applications in 11 education topic areas:

More information about the IES research programs, application process, and deadlines are available on the IES Funding Opportunities web page. IES will announce additional competitions later in 2024.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation's leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation, statistics, and assessment.