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arrowOverview of IES Research and Research Training Grant Programs

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funds research that contributes to improved education outcomes for all learners, and particularly for those whose education prospects are hindered by inadequate education services and conditions associated with poverty, race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, disability, and family circumstance.

IES supports the following research and research training programs:

Education and Special Education Research Programs| Transformative Research in the Education Sciences| Research Training Programs| Statistical and Research Methodology in Education| Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy| National Research and Development Centers and Special Education Research and Development Centers| Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education and Special Education Policy and Practice| Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education and Special Education Interventions| Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replications| Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking| Research Grants Focused on NAEP Process Data for Learners with Disabilities| Research to Accelerate Pandemic Recovery in Special Education| Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education Agencies