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Institute of Education Sciences (IES): National Center for Education Research (NCER): Research Education Research and Development Center Program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.305C
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Education Federal
03-07-2024 N/A No Match
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      84.305 -- Education Research, Development and Dissemination


    Note:Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

    For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Revised Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2022.

    Purpose of Program:In awarding the grants, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (2) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education).IES research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all learners.These interested individuals include parents, educators, learners, researchers, and policymakers.In carrying out its grant programs, IES provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

    Competition in This Notice:The IES National Center for Education Research (NCER) is announcing one competition: the education research and development center program.

    The Education Research and Development Center Program (ALN 84.305C).Under this competition, NCER will consider only applications that address one of the following topics:

    •Improving Rural Education.

    •Using Generative Artificial Intelligence to Augment Teaching and Learning in Classrooms.

    •K-12 Teacher Recruitment and Retention Policy.

    •Improving Outcomes in Elementary Science Education.

    IES intends to fund four centers, each focused on one of the topics, subject to receiving applications of sufficient quality. The Education Research and Development Center for Improving Outcomes in Elementary Science Education will be supported in part with funding provided by the National Science Foundation’s STEM Education Directorate.

    Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.305C.

    • IHE
    • Local Government
    • Non-Profit
    • Other
    • State Government
    • Tribal Government
    Additional Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

    Key Date(s)
    • November 27, 2023: Last Updated Date
    • November 27, 2023: Posted Date
    • March 07, 2024: Current Closing Date for Applications
    • March 07, 2024: Application Due Date
    • April 06, 2024: Application Archive Date
    Contact Information

    Julius C Cotton

    ED FIND Systems Admin. Phone 202-245-6288 Program Manager: Emily Doolittle, e-Mail:, Telephone: 202-987-0795; Wai-Ying Chow, e-Mail:, Telephone: 202-245-8198; Jennifer Schellinger, e-Mail:, Telephone: 202-987-0765; Christina Chhin, e-Mail:, Telephone: 202-245-7736


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