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Funding Opportunities

To complete and submit an FY 2025 application, you need to —

1. Review the IES Application Submission Guide
2. Review the Request for Applications for the relevant competition
3. Download and complete the Application Package for the relevant competition

IES Application Submission & Review

The IES Application Submission Guide provides information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov.

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Curious about what happens to your application after it is submitted to Grants.gov? Check out our new videos about the review process:

  • In After Submitting an IES Application, the IES Office of Science, which oversees the peer review of grant applications, describes what happens to your IES grant application after you submit it to Grants.gov.
  • In IES Peer Review Panel Discussions, the IES Office of Science invites you to take an inside look at a peer review panel meeting for grant applications submitted to NCER and NCSER.

FY 2025 Requests for Applications

The various Requests for Applications describe the substantive requirements for research and research training applications. IES will post the FY 2025 Requests for Applications on this page as they become available.

Education Research and Training Grant Programs —

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FY 2025 Grants.Gov Application Packages

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

Application Packages will be available on https://www.grants.gov/

To find the correct downloadable Application Package, you must first search by the ALN 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 competed by the National Center for Education Research. Use 84.324 for RFAs associated with Special Education Research competed by the National Center for Special Education Research. 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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For general inquires, contact the Institute of Education Sciences. For questions about specific FY 2025 funding opportunities, contact the National Center for Education Research or the National Center for Special Education Research. Virtual resources related to research funding opportunities are also available online.

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.