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Digital Technical Assistance

In addition to our prerecorded, on-demand webinars, IES is providing other ways for applicants to access digital Digital Technical Assistance.

Virtual Office Hours
Staff from the research centers will host hour-long drop-in virtual sessions to provide technical assistance around particular competitions or research project types or for general purposes. Applicants are encouraged to join in the discussion and ask questions. Below is a list of the current sessions and their topics. Please attend as many sessions as you would like.

Do I need to register? No. Simply use the call-in details below or follow the Microsoft Teams link. All office hours will use the same call-in details. The program officer leading the session will allow participants into the meeting from the "lobby" at the beginning.

What are the meeting details?
Note that all times are shown in Eastern Standard time. Be sure to convert the time if you are in a different time zone. We recommend you do not use video so that there is sufficient bandwidth. You may also simply phone in. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., TTY), please send an email to NCER.Commissioner@ed.gov with this request as soon as possible.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 202-991-0393 United States, Washington DC (Toll)
Conference ID: 915 412 787#

  Monday, June 22 Tuesday, June 23 Wednesday, June 24 Thursday, June 25
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET Competition fit: this will cover all NCER grant competitions and items such as applicant eligibility, general requirements, submission questions, and the IES review process. Efficacy/ Follow-Up and Replication: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of these types. Exploration projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type. Development projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type.
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Exploration projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type. Development projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type. Is 305A (Education Research Grants) right for me? This will address general questions about CFDA 84.305A Measurement projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type.


  Monday, June 29 Tuesday, June 30 Wednesday, July 1 Thursday, July 2
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET Development projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type. Exploration projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type. Measurement projects: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type.
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Competition fit: this will cover all NCER grant competitions and items such as applicant eligibility, general requirements, submission questions, and the IES review process. Systematic Replication: this will focus on the requirements for a 305R or 324R application Efficacy/Follow-Up: this will cover characteristics of high-quality projects of this type. Pathways to the Education Sciences: this will address common questions about this training program opportunity.