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Program Announcement: Research Training Program in Special Education: Early Career Development and Mentoring CFDA 84.324B

Program Officer:
Dr. Kristen Rhoads
Kristen.Rhoads@ed.gov
(202) 219-0377

Purpose

The Institute established the Research Training Program in Special Education: Early Career Development and Mentoring competition to support new investigators in special education and early intervention as they develop their own line of independent research during their first years at institutions of higher education. The Early Career Development and Mentoring Program is intended to help new investigators obtain the methodological, content, and grant writing expertise needed to build a strong line of research that includes federal funding by providing protected time during which they can concentrate more intensively on developing their research skills and program of research. An important aspect of this program is the requirement that the research and training be guided closely by a scientist experienced in the study of infants, toddlers, children, or youth with or at risk for disabilities, and/or their families or teachers.