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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Research Enhancement

Education Grants Announcements

  1. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families has two grants available. Please visit the webpages listed below for eligibility requirements and further information. Closing date for both applications is June 16, 2014.

    The first one is:

    Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
    Administration for Children and Families - OPRE — Department of Health and Human Services
    For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253868

    And the second one is:

    Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars
    Administration for Children and Families - OPRE — Department of Health and Human Services
    For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253869

  2. Fulbright Programs –Europe – Hungary – Education or Psychology All teaching will be in English. Grants are 4 to 9 months in duration. Grantees will teach undergraduate or graduate courses in one or more of the areas of specialization. They will also participate in curriculum and program development and offer consultations for students and staff, as requested. There are opportunities for collaborative research.

    Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: educational science, teacher training, curriculum development, early childhood education, development and care, art education of children with special needs, development, learning disabilities, special education, disability studies, speech pathology, speech therapy, special education of hearing impairment, special education of children with autism spectrum disorders, special education of children with behavior and emotional disorders, special education of children with chronic disease, integration/inclusion, models of intervention in social rehabilitation/reintegration, eye-tracking in typical/atypical cognitive development and cognitive disabilities, cognitive psychology, developmental science, neuroscience, child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry, epidemiology, education of children with chronic disease or behavior problems, family therapy, social rehabilitation, reintegration, social and political psychology.

    Deadline Aug 1

  3. Special Education

    Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Leadership Consortia in Sensory Disabilities and Disabilities Associated with Intensive Service Needs CFDA Number 84.325H

    The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

    Additional information about the consortia, the scholars, and program outcomes is located at the following Web sites: www.salus.edu/nclvi/ and www.salus.edu/nlcsd/

    Due 6/5/2014

  4. English Language Fellow & Specialist Program

    The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs/Dept of State sends highly qualified U.S. citizens in the area of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or a related field on programs at educational institutions in all regions of the world for time periods ranging from 10 days to 10 months. Through U.S. embassy-designed projects, Fellows and Specialists share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues. Projects are carried out with host-country ministries of education, universities, teacher-training institutions, NGOs, binational centers, and other English language teaching institutions. Participant activities support the integration of all U.S. Embassy program resources contributing to a country-wide English language strategy.

    Deadline May 30

  5. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention — Department of Justice

    OJJDP FY 14 Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Mentoring Children

    This demonstration program will support a practitioner-researcher partnership to develop and evaluate new mentoring practices to serve the needs of youth whose parents are incarcerated. Incarcerated parents and their children are a heterogeneous group, and associations between parental incarceration and developmental outcomes are complicated. However, research has shown that having an incarcerated parent can present individual and environmental risks for the child and increase the likelihood of negative outcomes. While mentoring has been shown to be an effective intervention for youth , more research is needed to understand how the unique needs of youth who have incarcerated parents are best supported through mentoring. Under this demonstration program, practitioners and researchers must partner to enhance existing mentoring programs to serve children of incarcerated parents and evaluate the new approach. (The program development/implementation and evaluation will be funded as two separate awards under the corresponding categories described below.) The mentoring model that applicants will develop and test should enhance their existing mentoring services, incorporate changes to each of the eight elements of mentoring practice noted below, and be implemented across multiple sites. The evaluation should be a rigorous, random assignment experimental design.

    Closing Date for Applications: May 27, 2014

  6. National Institute of Justice

    Research and Evaluation on trafficking in persons

    This solicitation seeks applications for funding for research and evaluation projects that will address the knowledge gaps related to trafficking in persons in the United States. NIJ is interested particularly in studies that develop methods that measure effectively the cost of trafficking in persons effectively. NIJ also is interested in evaluation studies of counter-trafficking programs and tools.

    Deadline June 2, 2014

  7. Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies

    The purpose of the program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:

    Innovation: inventing and improving next-generation genres (types) of learning technologies, identifying new means of using technology for fostering and assessing learning, and proposing new ways of integrating learning technologies with each other and into learning environments to foster and assess learning;

    Advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments: enhancing understanding of how people learn and how to better foster and assess learning, especially in technology-rich learning environments that offer new opportunities for learning and through data collection and computational modeling of learners and groups of learners that can be done only in such environments; and

    Promoting broad use and transferability of new genres: extracting lessons from experiences with these technologies that can inform design and use of new genres across disciplines, populations, and learning environments; advancing understanding of how to foster learning through effective use these new technologies and the environments they are integrated into.

    The intention of this program is to advance technologies that specifically focus on the experiences of learners; innovations that simply focus on making teaching easier will not be funded. Of particular interest are technological advances that (1) foster deep understanding of content coordinated with masterful learning of practices and skills; (2) draw in and encourage learning among populations not served well by current educational practices; and/or (3) provide new ways of assessing understanding, engagement, and capabilities of learners. This program does not support proposals that aim simply to implement and evaluate a particular software application or technology in support of a specific course.

    Awards will be made in three research categories, each focusing on a different stage of research and development: Exploration (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration (INT).

    Due Dates: various

  8. HRSA - R40 MCH Autism Intervention Research Program

    The Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Office of Epidemiology and Research is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 R40 MCH Autism Intervention Research Program. The purpose of this grant program is to support innovative applied and translational research to advance the evidence base on the effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). This announcement includes instructions for three (3) separate grant competitions:

    HRSA-14-037: R40 MCH Autism Intervention Research Program supports applied empirical research studies to advance the evidence base on the effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD) and to advance best practices for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder andother developmental disabilities at an earlier age.

    HRSA-14-125: R40 MCH Autism Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS) Program supports secondary data analyses to advance the evidence base on the effectiveness of interventions and to advance best practices for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities at an earlier age.

    HRSA-14-127: R40 MCH Autism Longitudinal Data Project supports the implementation and completion of research studies that examine longitudinal data on ASDs and other developmental disabilities to study risk factors of these conditions, the effects of various interventions, and trajectories of child development over the life course.

    NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable for the R40 MCH Autism Longitudinal Data Project.

    Deadline: May 12, 2014

  9. MCH Health Care Transitions Research Network (HCT-RN) for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support the creation of an interdisciplinary, multi-center research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure-building, with a focus on research designed to improve health care transitions and promote an optimal transition to adulthood among youth and young adults with ASD. The Network should include both adolescent and adult researchers across a range of disciplines reflecting attention to the health and development of the whole person. The work of this Network will complement the ongoing research and evaluation activities occurring both within the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) and in the research field broadly, and will have the following goals:

    (1) Develop a national research agenda designed to improve health care transitions and promote an optimal transition to adulthood among youth and young adults with ASD, including healthy physical, social, and vocational outcomes;

    (2) Identify cutting edge research priorities and use the national research agenda created by the Network to actively guide the Network’s implementation of research studies through both MCHB and external funding sources;

    (3) Establish transition care guidelines and conduct quality improvement projects to improve transition care;

    (4) Disseminate critical information and foster continued education activities on its research findings to inform researchers, professionals, policy makers, the public, and other stakeholders, including families with youth and young adults with ASD; and

    (5) Improve the nation’s capacity to conduct research on health care transitions among youth and young adults with ASD by: building relevant data infrastructure; improving analytic methods, including the need to develop new measures that focus on valued outcomes such as improvement in quality of life; examining the use of technology in transition; and fostering research and mentorship opportunities for new investigators through active communication, networking, and collaboration.

    NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.


    Applications: May 12, 2014


  10. NIH Psychosocial/Behavioral Interventions and Services Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (R34)

    The purpose is to facilitate exploratory research on psychosocial/behavioral treatments and innovative services research for autism spectrum disorders, including the development of instruments to evaluate the impact of interventions on core features of autism spectrum disorders, and comorbid symptomatology. It is intended to encourage research on: 1) the development and/or pilot testing of new or adapted interventions or instruments, 2) pilot testing novel interventions in preparation for larger efficacy trials, or 3) innovative services research directions that require preliminary testing or development, as well as to facilitate the program goal of enhancing autism research through the broad availability of data and resource infrastructure to further scientific advancement and public health benefits.

    R34 Deadlines: Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16


  11. Faculty Early Career Development Program CAREER

    Directorate for Education and Human Resources

    NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

    Deadline Jul 21


  12. NSF

    Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

    CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings? Successful proposals will include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

    Full Proposal Deadline(s): June 17, 2014 February 17, 2015 February 16, 2016


  13. Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII):

    Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) CFDA Number 84.351C

    The Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) program supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs in elementary and secondary education for music, dance, drama, media arts, or visual arts, including folk arts, for educators and other arts instructional staff of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in high-poverty schools. The purpose of this program is to strengthen standards-based arts education programs and to help ensure that all students meet challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards in the arts.

    Applications: May 19, 2014


  14. NASA


    The goal of the Educator Professional Development (EPD) Line of Business (LOB) is to provide high quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators capitalizing on NASA's unique assets and capabilities. To achieve this goal, NASA EPD seeks to consolidate historically diverse components into a focused effort to ensure operational efficiency while optimizing strategies, methods, and technologies that promote and foster educators' use of NASA-related content in their instructional activities. Pre-service, in-service, and informal educators working with grades K-20 and higher education faculty are considered customers and clients who derive benefits from EPD opportunities. Additionally, NASA Education intends to give particular attention to middle school educators, pre-service educators, and teachers new to the field in its EPD efforts.

    Deadline Jun 18, 2014


  15. Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Deadline 8/7/2014

    Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy CFDA Number 84.305H

    Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences CFDA Number 84.305B

    Statistical and Research Methodology in Education CFDA Number 84.305D08/07/2014

    Education Research and Development Center Program CFDA Number 84.305C

    Education Research CFDA Number 84.305A

    Special Education Research Training CFDA Number 84.324B

    Special Education Research CFDA Number 84.324A


  16. National Education Association Foundation

    NEA Foundation Grants Agency: National Education Association Foundation Next Deadline: Jun 01, 2014 Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject areas. Student Achievement Grants (up to $5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development--$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply.

    Annual deadlines: 2/1, 6/1 and 10/15.


  17. FIPSE First in the World (modeled after i-3 but for higher ed) to be announced ~4/28 (due 6/16/14)


    “…to support exemplary, locally developed projects that are models for innovative reform and improvement in postsecondary education. . . . the First in the World (FITW) initiative, which would apply the lessons of the successful K-12 Investing in Innovation (i3) program to the challenge of improving college completion, particularly for minority and low-income students. First in the World would provide “venture capital” to encourage innovative approaches to improving college completion, research support to build the evidence of effectiveness needed to identify successful strategies, and resources to scale up and disseminate strategies we already know are successful.…”

  18. Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

    The AISL program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pathways, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops, and (6) Science Learning+ Proposals.

    Full Proposal Deadline(s)

    Science Learning+ Planning Proposals: July 10

    AISL Proposals: November 14


  19. Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars

    The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. For further information about prior awards made to Child Care Research Scholars, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/ccr_scholars/index.html.

    Letter of Intent: May 15, 2014; March 25, 2015; March 25, 2016

    Application: June 16, 2014; April 27, 2015; April 25, 2016


  20. Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants

    The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, State, or Federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education practice. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting programs, Head Start, Early Head Start, and/or others. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an established partnership with their early care and education program partners that should be apparent throughout the research plan, from development and refinement of the research questions through the proposed data collection, interpretation, and dissemination.


    Letter of Intent: May 15, 2014; March 25, 2015; March 25, 2016

    Application: June 16, 2014; April 27, 2015; April 25,2016


  21. Department of Justice

    NIJ FY 14 Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe

    NIJ seeks proposals to develop knowledge about the effects of personnel, programs, and activities on school safety in the United States. Funds are available to local education agencies (LEAs), public charter schools that are recognized as an LEA and State educational agencies (SEAs). Applicants are expected to enter into an agreement to partner with highly qualified researchers and research organizations to test whether an intervention helps us understand what works in making schools safer. One example of a permissible intervention under this solicitation would be schools hiring school resource officers or mental health service providers. Applicants and their research partners have considerable discretion in determining the kinds of research and safety initiatives to test based on the most meaningful initiatives in their particular jurisdictions. However, NIJ is particularly interested in the impact on school safety of mental health services, public safety and preparedness (such as the use of school resource officers), and school climate and culture programs.

    Deadline: Jul. 10, 2014


  22. Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts R21

    Next Deadline: Jun 05, 2014

    Supports research to develop innovative measurement tools for community engaged research efforts, such as community-based participatory, community-based, and practice-based research, that are regarded as valid approaches to prevent disease and promote health. The goal is to develop valid and reliable tools that measure effective engagement when working with communities.

    Annual deadlines: Feb/June/Oct 16


  23. Subaru of America Foundation

    SOAF seeks partnerships that: engage youth and encourage their active participation in the learning experience, including (but not limited to) professional development for educators, programs that enhance math and science education, and literacy improvement and education; promote environmental stewardship and education for youth, including (but not limited to) school gardens and science exploration as it pertains to the environment; and benefit youth through grade 12.

    Deadlines Feb 15 (educational) and July 31 (environmental)


  24. Global Studies grant for Institutional Program Development

    The Global Studies Foundation (GSF) offers a grant for institutional program development, targeted at accredited secondary and postsecondary institutions in the United States. This award provides funds for educational institutions to internationalize their curriculum or instruction, to deepen the institutional process of globalization, and to expand the array of offerings and support that institutions can offer their faculty and students in this process, particularly through workshops, seminars, speakers, and other faculty development programs.

    Deadline Jul 1