Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
08/29/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit and for-profit organizations, public and private agencies, and IHEs for research related to reading and math outcomes for schools in the country's education system. Applicants must leave several weeks to complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support replication research of interventions that have benefited education outcomes in one or more previous impact studies. Proposed replication studies will systematically vary at least one aspect of the prior impact study. The research will also investigate factors that may lead to and sustain successful implementation. In FY 2020, IES is focused on replicating interventions in reading and mathematics. Proposed research must be relevant to education in the United States and must address factors under the control of U.S. education systems.
In awarding these grants, the IES intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, (2) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through post-secondary and adult education, and (3) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, post-secondary, or adult education).
IES encourages researchers to work with education stakeholders to advance the relevance of their work and the accessibility and usability of their findings for the day-to-day work of educators and policymakers. In addition, IES expects researchers to disseminate their results to a wide range of audiences including policymakers, educators, researchers, and the public and to consider how successful interventions can be scaled up and/or commercialized.
Systematic Replication projects will result in more knowledge about what is likely to work for whom and under what conditions. Specifically, the projects should allow for the following:
- Identification of the types of settings and learners that are most likely to benefit from the intervention (and conversely where and with whom the intervention is less likely to produce benefits);
- Evidence regarding the impact of an IES-identified intervention on relevant education outcomes relative to a comparison condition using a research design that meets the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) design standards with or without reservations (https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc);
- Information on how study findings, including information on implementation and cost, contribute to the larger body of evidence on the intervention; and
- Information needed for the implementation of the intervention.
- If a beneficial impact is found, the identification of the factors needed for successful implementation and replication of the core components of the intervention; or
- If no beneficial impact is found, an examination of why the findings differed from those of prior evaluations of the intervention and an analysis of whether further research would be useful to revise the intervention and/or its implementation.
For recommendations regarding strong applications, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 186238
Maximum grant awards:
- Efficacy: $3,600,000
- Effectiveness: $4,000,000
Possible grant start dates: July 1 - September 1, 2020.
The maximum duration of an Efficacy or Effectiveness Replication is 5 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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