Dr. Rebecca McGill-Wilkinson
Under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, the Institute supports national research and development centers (R&D Centers) that are intended to contribute significantly to the solution of education problems in the United States by engaging in research, development, evaluation, and national leadership activities aimed at improving the education system, and ultimately, student achievement. Each of the R&D Centers conducts a focused program of education research in its topic area. In addition, each Center conducts supplemental research within its broad topic area and provides national leadership in advancing evidence-based practice and policy within its topic area. For information on existing Institute centers, please see http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/RandD/.
Competitions for the National Research and Development Centers occur on an irregular basis. The Institute posts announcements of new competitions for the National Research and Development Centers in the Federal Register. Interested applicants are also encouraged to subscribe to IES Newsflash to receive information about future competitions. The Institute released its FY2012 Request for Applications for 84.305C Education Research and Development Centers on March 28, 2011.