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Program Announcement: Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy CFDA 84.305H

Program Officer:
Dr. Allen Ruby
National Center for Education Research
Telephone: (202) 245-8145

Dr. Sarah Brasiel
National Center for Special Education Research
Telephone: (202) 245-6734

In this announcement, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications to its Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy grants program (Research Collaborations Program). The program is intended to support research that is carried out by research institutions and U.S. state and local education agencies working collaboratively on problems or issues that are a high priority for the education agencies. The research may focus on students within a wide range of education settings from prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education, and may focus on typically developing students and/or students with or at risk for disability. The goal of this research grant program is the improvement of education outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

For FY 19, the Institute will be competing two topics under the Research Collaborations Program:

  1. The Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research (Research Partnerships) topic supports partnerships composed of research institutions and state or local education agencies that have identified an education issue or problem of high priority for the education agency that has important implications for improving student education outcomes.

  2. The Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies (State/Local Evaluation) topic supports the evaluation of fully-developed programs and policies implemented by state and local education agencies to determine whether they produce a beneficial impact on student education outcomes relative to a counterfactual when they are implemented under routine conditions in authentic education settings.