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Previous IES Research Funding Opportunities Webinars

The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) and the National Center for Education Research (NCER) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) periodically host a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities. Presentations and transcripts from the FY 16 funding opportunities webinars will be posted on this page as they become available.

For more information on the upcoming research funding opportunities webinars, browse here.

  • Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education and Special Education Interventions
    During this webinar, IES staff provided an overview of two new grant competitions focused on low-cost, short-duration evaluations. This webinar covered the general requirements related to student outcomes, education settings, interventions that can be studied, evaluation designs, partnerships between researchers and education agencies, and products to be disseminated. The application deadline for this competition is January 12, 2016.
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  • IES Reading, Writing, and Language Development Grant Writing Overview NEW
    During this webinar, IES staff provided a general overview of the Reading and Writing (NCER) and Reading, Writing, and Language Development (NCSER) grant topics and general strategies and suggestions for successful application writing.
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  • Funding Opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions
    During this workshop, IES staff provided in-depth information about the new Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training program (84.305B), which will establish up to 4 research training programs at Minority Serving Institutions (or their partners) that prepare upper-level undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and/or masters students to pursue doctoral study in the education sciences. IES staff also provided general information about the other funding opportunities in NCER and NCSER and the peer review process.
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  • NCSER Training Grant Webinar
    During this Training Grant Webinar, NCSER staff reviewed the three topics within CFDA 84.324B: postdoctoral training, early career, and single-case design.
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  • Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies (84.305E)
    During this webinar, IES staff provided information on applying for research grants within the Fiscal Year 2016 Evaluation of State Education Programs and Policies program (84.305E). The State Evaluation program supports the evaluation of fully-developed programs and policies implemented by State educational agencies to determine whether they produce a beneficial impact on student education outcomes. The application deadline for this competition is June 10th, 2015.
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  • Overview of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
    During this webinar, IES Staff provided an overview of the Research Practitioner Partnerships competition (84.305H). Topics included the general requirements for submission, eligible applicants, and the application process.
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  • Application Process
    During this Application Process webinar, IES staff provided information regarding the grant submission process. Topics focused on the application instructions, including: content and formatting requirements, registration and submission through Grants.gov, and application forms.
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  • IES Basic Overview
    During the IES Basic Overview Webinar, IES staff provided general information about the funding opportunities in NCER and NCSER, the IES goal structure, and the peer review process.
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  • IES Grant Writing Workshop
    During this Grant Writing Workshop, IES staff provided more in-depth information about requests for applications and the IES goal structure.
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  • Overview of the Research Networks Competition
    During this webinar, IES Staff provided an overview of NCER's new grant program, Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice (84.305N). Topics included program objectives, eligible applicants, and application requirements.
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  • NCSER Grant Writing for Research on Low Incidence Disabilities. Week 2 – Research Plan and Assembling Your Application
    During this webinar, IES Staff addressed tips for developing an appropriate research plan, assembling application materials for submission, and describing the peer review process.
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