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To complete and submit an FY 2019 application, you need to review the Request for Applications and download and complete the Application Package for the relevant competition.

FY 2019 Requests for Applications

The Requests for Applications describe the substantive requirements for research and research training applications, as well as provide information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov. Please note that Workspace is now the standard way for organizations to apply for federal grants in Grants.gov. To learn more about how to submit your IES application using Workspace, please check out the Grants.gov Workspace Overview. The FY 2019 Requests for Applications will be posted on this page as they become available.

Warning: As a reminder, your institution must be registered in SAM.gov and Grants.gov before you can submit an application to IES. Registration in SAM has changed — new this year, you must submit a notarized letter as part of the registration process (both new and renewals). Complete the registration process in SAM as soon as possible to ensure an on-time submission. Read more about these important changes in SAM registration here.

Education Research Programs —

Education Research Grants (FY 2019) – 84.305A CLOSED
Application deadline | August 23, 2018
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Education Research and Development Center Program (FY 2019) – 84.305C CLOSED
Application deadline | August 9, 2018

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Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (FY 2019) – 84.305D CLOSED
Application deadline | August 23, 2018

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Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy (FY 2019) – 84.305H CLOSED
Application deadline | August 23, 2018

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Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (FY 2019) – 84.305L OPEN
Application deadline |  March 7, 2019

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Special Education Research and Training Programs —

Special Education Research Grants (FY 2019) – 84.324A CLOSED
Application deadline | August 23, 2018

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Research Training Programs in Special Education (FY 2019) – 84.324B CLOSED
Application deadline | August 23, 2018

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Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (FY 2019) – 84.324L OPEN
Application deadline |  March 7, 2019

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Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice in Special Education (FY 2019) – 84.324N CLOSED
Application deadline | August 9, 2018

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FY 2019 Grants.Gov Application Packages

Application Packages provide all of the forms that you must complete and submit to apply for the funding opportunities listed on this page.

  • Application Packages for all competitions with August 9th and August 23rd deadlines will be available on https://www.grants.gov/ by June 21, 2018.
  • Applications Packages for the competitions with May 9, 2019 deadlines (84.305L and 84.24L) will be available by January 10, 2019.

To find the correct downloadable Application Package, you must first search by the CFDA number for your Request for Applications without the alpha suffix. Use 84.305 for RFAs associated with Education Research programs. Use 84.324 for RFAs associated with Special Education Research and Research Training in Special Education programs. The search will yield more than one package. Select the package for the competition and deadline to which you are applying. See the relevant Request for Applications for further details.

Warning: As a reminder, your institution must be registered in SAM.gov and Grants.gov before you can submit an application to IES. Registration in SAM has changed — new this year, you must submit a notarized letter as part of the registration process (both new and renewals). Complete the registration process in SAM as soon as possible to ensure an on-time submission. Read more about these important changes in SAM registration here.

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Need Help?

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For general inquires, contact the Institute of Education Sciences. For questions about specific FY 2019 funding opportunities, contact the National Center for Education Research or the National Center for Special Education Research. IES also offers a series of webinars related to research funding opportunities. For more information regarding webinar topics, browse here.

For assistance with downloading or submitting your application package through Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov customer support team at support@grants.gov, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or 1-800-518-4726.