Foundation / Corporation
American Educational Research Association (AERA) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $35,000 to USA faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral-level scholars for educational research projects. Funding is intended to build research capacity and advance knowledge in education and STEM education learning. Funds may be used for research-related expenses such as course buyout, summer salary, travel to secure data enclaves or scholarly conferences, books, computer equipment, and other expenses directly related to conducting this research.
The Grant Program encourages the use of major data sets from multiple and diverse sources. It emphasizes the advanced statistical analysis of data sets from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other federal agencies. The program also supports studies using large-scale international data systems (e.g., PISA, PIRLS, or TIMMS) that benefit from U.S. federal government support. In addition, statewide longitudinal administrative data systems (SLDS) enhanced through federal grants are also eligible for consideration. The inclusion of federal or state administrative information that further expands the analytic capacity of the research is permissible. The thrust of the analysis needs to be generalizable to a national, state, or population or a subgroup within the sample that the dataset represents.
The Grants Program is open to field-initiated research and welcomes proposals that:
1. Develop or benefit from advanced statistical or innovative quantitative methods or measures;
2. Analyze more than one large-scale national or international federally funded data set, or more than one statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) or incorporate other data enhancements;
3. Integrate, link, or blend multiple large-scale data sources; or
4. Undertake replication research of major findings or major studies using large-scale, federally supported or enhanced data.
The Grants Program encourages proposals across the life span and contexts of education and learning of relevance to STEM policy and practice. The research may focus on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to such issues as student achievement in STEM, contextual factors in education, educational participation and persistence (pre-kindergarten through graduate school), early childhood education and development, postsecondary education, and the STEM workforce and transitions. Studies that examine issues of specific racial and ethnic groups, social classes, genders, or persons with disabilities are encouraged.
In addition to the funding, grantees will be paired with a Governing Board member who will monitor grantees’ progress and potentially advise on their research.
GrantWatch ID#: 181934
Awards for Research Grants are up to $25,000 for 1-year projects, or up to $35,000 for 2-year projects.
Research Grants support one-year and two-year projects.
AERA is flexible on research project start dates, depending on what is best for the applicant. The earliest date a grant may start is approximately three months following the application deadline. Alternatively, an award start date several months or more after that may be requested.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions, contact:
George L. Wimberly, Co-Principal Investigator
ERA Grants Program
American Educational Research Association
1430 K Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
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