AERA-NSF Research Grants

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program seeks proposals for Research Grants. The AERA Grants Program provides Research Grants to faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral­level scholars. The program supports highly competitive studies using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data. The Grants Program encourages the use of 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. Click HERE to see more information.

NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education

The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program is the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) flagship program to support international collaboration across all NSF-supported disciplines.  PIRE aims to advance new research and education activities through international collaboration. Click HERE to see more information.


NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmosphere & Geospace Science (IUSE:GEOPAths) invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to education within the geosciences community through the formation of STEM Learning Ecosystems that engage students in the study of the Earth, its oceans, polar regions and atmosphere. The primary goal of the IUSE:GEOPAths funding opportunity is to increase the number of students pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees through the design and testing of novel approaches that engage students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging students from historically excluded groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority. Click HERE to see more information.

The Spencer Foundation Research Grants

The goal of the spencer foundation research grants to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. It values work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. The grant programs seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may also have a lasting impact on policy-making, practice, or educational discourse. The research grants fall into four major programs as follows: (1) Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education, (2) Research Grants on Education: Large, (3) Research Grants on Education: Small, and (4) Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative Research for Educational Change. Click HERE to see more information.

SEED Grant Programs

The purpose of the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program is to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based practices that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of educators.  These grants will allow eligible applicants to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models to be sustained and disseminated.  The SEED program also encourages the use of rigorous evidence in selecting and implementing interventions to support educators’ development across the continuum of their careers. Click HERE to see more information.