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To complete and submit an FY 2020 application, you need to review the IES Application Submission Guide, the Request for Applications for your competition, and download and complete the Application Package for the relevant competition.

FY 2020 Requests for Applications

The Requests for Applications describe the substantive requirements for research and research training applications. The IES Application Submission Guide provides information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov. The FY 2020 Requests for Applications and the IES Submission Guide will be posted on this page as they become available.

To complete and submit an FY 2020 application, you need to:

  • Review the IES Application Submission Guide (new),
  • Review the Request for Applications for the relevant competition, and
  • Download and complete the Application Package for the relevant competition.

IES Application Submission Guide

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Education Research and Training Programs —

Education Research Grants (FY 2020) – 84.305A
Application deadline | August 29, 2019

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Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (FY 2020) – 84.305B
Application deadline | August 29, 2019

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Education Research and Development Center Program (FY 2020) – 84.305C
Application deadline | September 26, 2019

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Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (FY 2020) – 84.305D
Application deadline | August 29, 2019

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Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replication (FY 2020) – 84.305R
Application deadline |  August 29, 2019

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Special Education Research and Training Programs —

Special Education Research Grants (FY 2020) – 84.324A
Application deadline | August 29, 2019

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Research Training Programs in Special Education (FY 2020) – 84.324B
Application deadline | August 29, 2019

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Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replication in Special Education (FY 2020) – 84.324R
Application deadline |  August 29, 2019

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FY 2020 Grants.Gov Application Packages

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

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 and Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences. 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.

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Need Help?

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For general inquires, contact the Institute of Education Sciences. For questions about specific FY 2020 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.