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Program Announcement: Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences CFDA 84.305B

Program Officer:
Dr. Meredith Larson
Telephone: (202) 219-2025
Email: Meredith.Larson@ed.gov

In this announcement, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) describes its Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (Research Training) funded through the National Center for Education Research (NCER). The training programs aim to prepare individuals to conduct rigorous and relevant education research that advances knowledge within the field and addresses issues important to education policymakers and practitioners. Grants will be made under three topics:

  • The Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in the Education Sciences (Predoctoral Training Program) funds interdisciplinary programs at doctoral-granting institutions to train Ph.D. students to conduct rigorous and relevant education research that advances knowledge within the field of education sciences and addresses issues important to education leaders and practitioners.
  • The Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences (Postdoctoral Training Program) funds programs at doctoral-granting institutions to further prepare researchers who have obtained their Ph.D. to become researchers capable of conducting high-quality, independent education research that advances knowledge within the field of education sciences and addresses issues important to education leaders and practitioners.
  • Methods Training for Education Researchers (Methods Training) funds programs to help current education researchers maintain and upgrade their research and analysis skills in order to enable them to engage in rigorous and relevant education research.