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IES Research and Research Training Grant Programs: Important Dates and Deadlines

For FY 2016, there are three application deadlines. Please see the appropriate application deadline below.

Note: For FY 2016, the Institute did not compete the Special Education Research and Development Centers (84.324C).

Competitions with January 12, 2016 deadlines — Open For New Applications

Milestone Date Website
Letter of Intent Due November 12, 2015 https://iesreview.ed.gov/
Application Package Available November 12, 2015 http://www.grants.gov/
Application Due By 4:30:00 pm Washington DC time on January 12, 2016 http://www.grants.gov/
Applicants Notified By July 1, 2016 https://iesreview.ed.gov/
Possible Start Dates July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016

Competitions with August 20, 2015 deadlines — Closed For New Applications

  • Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (84.305B)
  • Research Training Programs in Special Education (84.324B)
  • Education Research and Development Center Program (84.305C)
Milestone Timeline for Applications with August 20, 2015 deadline Website
Letter of Intent Due May 21, 2015 https://iesreview.ed.gov/
Application Package Available May 21, 2015 http://www.grants.gov/
Application Due By 4:30:00 pm Washington DC time on August 20, 2015 http://www.grants.gov/
Applicants Notified By July 1, 2016 https://iesreview.ed.gov/
Possible Start Dates July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016

Competitions with August 6, 2015 deadlines — Closed For New Applications

  • Education Research Grants (84.305A)
  • Special Education Research Grants (84.324A)
  • Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (84.305D)
  • Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (84.305H)
  • Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice (84.305N)
Milestone Timeline for Applications with August 6, 2015 deadline Website
Letter of Intent Due May 21, 2015 https://iesreview.ed.gov/
Application Package Available May 21, 2015 http://www.grants.gov/
Application Due By 4:30:00 pm Washington DC time on August 6, 2015 http://www.grants.gov/
Applicants Notified By July 1, 2016 https://iesreview.ed.gov/
Possible Start Dates July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2016