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Program Announcement: Research Training Programs in Special Education CFDA 84.324B

Program Officer:
Katherine Taylor, Ph.D.
(202) 245-6716
Katherine.Taylor@ed.gov

In this announcement, the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) describes its Research Training Programs in Special Education (Training) funded through the National Center for Special Education Research. The training programs aim to prepare individuals to conduct rigorous and relevant special education and early intervention research that advances knowledge within the field and addresses issues important to education policymakers and practitioners. In FY 2018, grants will be made under three topics:

  • The Postdoctoral Research Training in Special Education and Early Intervention program funds programs at doctoral-granting institutions to further prepare researchers who have obtained their doctorate to become researchers capable of conducting high-quality, independent special education or early intervention research that advances knowledge within the field and addresses issues important to education leaders and practitioners.

  • The Early Career Development and Mentoring program provides support for an integrated research and career development plan for investigators in the early stages of their academic careers who have established an interest in special education research. The ultimate aim of this program is to help launch independent research careers focused on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with or at risk for disabilities. The award will provide support for research (including salary for protected time to conduct research) and career development that includes training under the guidance of an experienced mentor or mentors.

  • The Methods Training Using Sequential, Multiple Assignment, Randomized Trial (SMART) Designs for Adaptive Interventions in Education program provides support for the training of education researchers in methodology and data analysis skills related to using SMART designs as part of rigorous and relevant research on adaptive interventions focused on children with or at risk for disabilities.