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The Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Special Education Research has established long-term research portfolios under its Special Education Research Grants Program. This Program accepts applications once per year. Application deadlines are announced in the Federal Register and on the IES website. The general categories of research, or research portfolios, covered under this Program are listed below. For the FY 2024 RFA (CLOSED) , click here.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Competence
  • Systems, Policy, and Finance
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education, Career, and/or Independent Living
  • Cognition and Student Learning
  • Early Intervention and Early Learning
  • Educators and School-Based Service Providers
  • Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Reading, Writing, and Language