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Requests for Applications and Application Packages

To complete and submit an FY 2015 application, you need to review the Request for Applications and download and complete the Application Package for the relevant competition. Note: Information about how to prepare and submit electronic applications through Grants.gov is now included in the Request for Applications.

To complete and submit an application for the special FY 2014 National Research and Development Center for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth competition (84.305C), see the program announcement for the Request for Applications and application instructions.

FY 2015 Requests for Applications

The Requests for Applications describe the substantive requirements for research and research training applications, as well as provide information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov.

Research Programs

Education Research Grants (FY 2015) – 84.305A
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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Special Education Research Programs (FY 2015) – 84.324A
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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Education Research and Development Centers (FY 2015) – 84.305C
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (FY 2015) – 84.305D
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (FY 2015) – 84.305H
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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Research Training Programs

Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (FY 2015) – 84.305B
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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Research Training Program in Special Education: Early Career Development and Mentoring (FY 2015) – 84.324B
Application deadline | August 7, 2014
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FY 2015 Grants.Gov Application Packages

Application Packages provide all of the forms that you must complete and submit to apply for the funding opportunities listed on this page. Application Packages will be available on http://www.grants.gov/ by June 5, 2014.

To find the correct downloadable Application Package, you must first search by the CFDA number for your Request for Applications without the alpha suffix. Use 84.305 for RFAs associated with Education Research and Education Research Training Programs. Use 84.324 for RFAs associated with Special Education Research and Research Training in Special Education. The search will yield more than one package. Select the package for the competition and deadline to which you are applying. See the relevant Request for Applications for further details.

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Need Help?

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For general inquires, contact the Institute of Education Sciences. For questions about specific FY 2015 funding opportunities, contact the National Center for Education Research or the National Center for Special Education Research. IES also offers a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities. For more information regarding webinar topics and dates, as well as the registration process, browse here. To view slides from previous webinar sessions, browse here.

For assistance with downloading or submitting your application package through Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov customer support team at support@grants.gov, http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/about/contact-us.html, or 1-800-518-4726.

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