|Education Research and Development Centers
Dr. Christina Chhin
Dr. Wai-Ying Chow
Dr. Emily J. Doolittle
Dr. Jennifer Schellinger
Under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, IES 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 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. More information on existing IES R&D Centers is available here.
For FY2024, IES invites applications that address one of the following topics:
IES intends to fund four centers, each focused on one of the topics, subject to receiving applications of sufficient quality. The Education Research and Development Center for Improving Outcomes in Elementary Science Education will be supported in part with funding provided by the National Science Foundation