Special Education Research Grant Programs
NOTE: The Institute's National Center for Special Education Research will not hold research or research training competitions for FY 2014. Depending on availability of funds in FY 2014, the Director intends to use the FY 2013 grant slates (i.e., the list of grants judged to be outstanding or excellent by peer reviewers) for the Special Education Research Grant competitions to make new awards. The Director takes this action because significant numbers of high quality applications remain on the FY 2013 grant slates.
Researchers interested in the study of children, youth, and adults with disabilities may be eligible for funding under the NCER competitions. Research under the Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice and Policy competition (84.305H) may focus on students with disabilities or at risk of disability from prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education. Research under the Postsecondary and Adult Education topic of the Education Research Grants competition (84.305A) may focus on postsecondary students with disabilities in developmental and bridge programs as well as programs that lead to occupational certificates, associateís or bachelorís degrees, and students with disabilities in adult basic education, adult secondary education, adult English literacy programs, and GED preparation.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has established 11 long-term programs of research (topics) under its Special Education Research Grant Programs. The 11 topics are included under one Special Education Research Grants RFA. Each of these topics listed below links to a brief description of the topic.