Dr. Corinne Alfeld
Telephone: (202) 245-8203
Dr. Wai-Ying Chow
Telephone: (202) 245-8198
In this announcement, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) invites applications to establish a new National Research and Development Center for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth. Researchers and practitioners have raised concerns about the practices used to identify gifted and talented students and the disproportionately low participation in these programs among individuals from some economic and racial/ethnic groups. In addition, the field knows little about how gifted and talented programs are implemented in schools, how long students participate and at what level of intensity, and whether these programs are effective in improving students' academic outcomes.
The Institute is launching this R&D Center to address these questions and concerns. Specifically, the Center will conduct a focused program of research that includes the following:
The Center will operate for five years, and the work will be divided into two phases. The first phase (Years 1 and 2) will be devoted to the exploratory study. In addition, the Center will develop a detailed evaluation plan for an impact evaluation of a program for gifted and talented students identified from the exploratory study. The Institute will review the evaluation plan and work with the Center to determine next steps for Phase Two.
The second phase (Years 3 through 5) will be devoted to conducting the impact evaluation and continuing the national leadership and outreach activities, including disseminating research findings to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, parents and other stakeholders.
Please note that the competition for this Center will take place in FY 2014 and has an earlier application deadline than the Institute's FY 2015 competitions.
|Letter of Intent Due||May 29, 2014||https://iesreview.ed.gov/|
|Application Package Available||May 29, 2014||http://www.grants.gov/|
|Application Due||By 4:30:00pm Washington DC time on July 22, 2014||http://www.grants.gov/|
|Applicants Notified||By September 15, 2014||https://iesreview.ed.gov/|
|Start Date||October 1, 2014|
The Request for Applications describe the substantive requirements for research applications, as well as provides information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov.
National Research and Development Center for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth (FY 2014) – 84.305C
Application deadline | July 22, 2014
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The Application Package provides all of the forms that you must complete and submit to apply for the funding opportunities listed on this page. The Application Package will be available on http://www.grants.gov/ by May 29, 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 this RFA. The search will yield more than one package. Select the package for the competition and deadline to which you are applying. Please note that there may also be an application package for the FY2015 84.305C Competition. You must submit your application for the FY 2014 competition using the FY 2014 84.305C package. See the relevant FY 2014 84.305C Request for Applications for further details.
For general inquires, contact the Institute of Education Sciences. For questions about this special FY 2014 funding opportunity, contact the National Center for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/about/contact-us.html, or 1-800-518-4726.