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Grants to USA, Canada, and International individual investigators for high-quality, innovative research to improve educational practice. Funding is intended for research projects that span the life course from early childhood to adult learning, as well as those that focus on contexts outside of school.
In this program, the Spencer Foundation envisions a large-minded conception of educational practice that encompasses formal and informal learning as well as the institutional, policy, and normative frameworks that influence and are influenced by learning and developmental processes. Moreover, the Foundation recognizes learning occurs across settings—from the classroom to the workplace and even onto the playing field—any of which may, in the right circumstance, provide the basis for rewarding study.
Scholars from all disciplines can submit proposals across a range of educational research topics. The Foundation anticipates that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, history, law, or neuroscience, amongst others. Moreover, the Foundation expects and welcomes methodological diversity in answering pressing questions. Thus, the Foundation is open to projects that utilize a wide array of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, archival research, to name a few.
The Foundation is open to projects that might incorporate data from multiple and varied sources, span a sufficient length of time as to achieve a depth of understanding, or work closely with practitioners or community members over the life of the project. Moreover, the Foundation welcomes proposals submitted by multidisciplinary and multigenerational teams who are positioned to both contribute to the project as well as contribute to the teaching and learning of fellow team members. Finally, projects funded under this program thoughtfully consider the trajectories of their project findings, implications and potential impacts, including how the knowledge may be shared and utilized across the field, in practice, in policy making, or with the broader public.
GrantWatch ID#: 158435
Up to 5
Up to $1,000,000
Projects range in duration from one to five years. If you believe your project may require more time, please email the Foundation to discuss any possible exceptions.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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If after reviewing the Program Statement you have a question about whether or not your project fits within the program, please email a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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